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Re: [Beginner] Looking for a new twintip for Kiteboard and cable park

Postby edt » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:41 pm

Wake riding and kite riding are entirely different wake you go straight kite you constantly edge. the same board feels vastly different so it doesn't dial you in. what does transfer over are the unhooked tricks

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Re: [Beginner] Looking for a new twintip for Kiteboard and cable park

Postby TheJoe » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:04 pm

Tony in FL wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:20 pm
I am a long time cable park rider and got into kiteboarding late last year. I have looked into getting a crossover board that I can use in both places. I am thinking about getting the Slingshot Refraction Pro. It is a kiteboard with a grind base that can be used a both the cable park and kiteboarding.
I have it and it is not that great at the cable. It's really fast which I can handle but the flex pattern is not what I like. The tips don't flex enough and it has too much flex between the boots for my taste.

To the original best to get a cable board for the park and a kite board for kite. If you stick to all wood core boards they will last for ever.

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Re: [Beginner] Looking for a new twintip for Kiteboard and cable park

Postby rynhardt » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:08 pm

edt wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:41 pm
Wake riding and kite riding are entirely different wake you go straight kite you constantly edge. the same board feels vastly different so it doesn't dial you in. what does transfer over are the unhooked tricks
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For basic board skills like just actually staying on the board, edging, turning, switching stance (180s) and ollies, the cable will certainly give you a good transferable base.
Anything more advanced requires different techniques for cable vs kiting.

I can really recommend getting a wakeskate to build the basics. It will also teach you much better technique than riding in bindings because you have to be much more subtle.
And, wakeskates are dirt cheap!

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Re: [Beginner] Looking for a new twintip for Kiteboard and cable park

Postby Tony in FL » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:07 pm

TheJoe wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:04 pm

I have it and it is not that great at the cable. It's really fast which I can handle but the flex pattern is not what I like. The tips don't flex enough and it has too much flex between the boots for my taste.

To the original best to get a cable board for the park and a kite board for kite. If you stick to all wood core boards they will last for ever.
Good to know - thanks for the heads up Joe! Curious as to what kind of boots you use with the Refraction when kiteboarding?

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Re: [Beginner] Looking for a new twintip for Kiteboard and cable park

Postby TheJoe » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:46 am

Tony in FL wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:07 pm
TheJoe wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:04 pm

I have it and it is not that great at the cable. It's really fast which I can handle but the flex pattern is not what I like. The tips don't flex enough and it has too much flex between the boots for my taste.

To the original best to get a cable board for the park and a kite board for kite. If you stick to all wood core boards they will last for ever.
Good to know - thanks for the heads up Joe! Curious as to what kind of boots you use with the Refraction when kiteboarding?
I wear Hyperlite Systems for both wake and kite. When I get new bindings I take the old ones and put them on my Refraction and the new ones go on the wake board.

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Re: [Beginner] Looking for a new twintip for Kiteboard and cable park

Postby Slappysan » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:14 am

pebbles wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:04 am
Tona Pop
The Tona Pop is one of the few boards that do well in both disciplines, even if it's not idea at the park it's still a great kiteboard.

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Re: [Beginner] Looking for a new twintip for Kiteboard and cable park

Postby pixelpedro » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:07 am

pebbles wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:04 am
Tona Pop
+1 on the Pop, the Tona Flow seemed to work even nicer @ the cable IMO. IDK about the flow but first-hand experience with the pop it is nearly indestructible.


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