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eenzwemvijver
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Boardschmiede 135 x 40 , Shinn Bronq 2017, North x ride 2017 , SU2 pro series 2015
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Re: Lieuwe boards

Postby eenzwemvijver » Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:31 pm

tried a shotgun side by side with a boardschmiede and the boardschmiede is much better imo !

iriejohn
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Re: Lieuwe boards

Postby iriejohn » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:01 pm

The nice man delivered my Lieuwe Shotgun yesterday and my Entity (NTT) straps fitted perfectly with exactly the stance and duck that I like. :thumb:

Because I mostly kite on a sand beach, to stop the straps abrading the deck with trapped sand I cut a pair of 1mm neoprene sheets to fit between the pads and the deck.

All that's needed now is wind ...

andylc
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Lieuwe Shotgun 132
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Re: Lieuwe boards

Postby andylc » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:40 pm

Not that I don’t approve of a little home-made ingenuity but if sand is going to abrade the deck surely it’ll do so by getting underneath whatever is there, whether it’s the pads themselves or your extra layer of neoprene...??
Excellent choice of board and straps though...have you got the latest NTTs with the new Velcro-free attachment? Massive improvement imho...
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iriejohn
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Re: Lieuwe boards

Postby iriejohn » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:55 pm

andylc wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:40 pm
Not that I don’t approve of a little home-made ingenuity if sand is going to a rare the deck surely it’ll do so by getting underneath whatever is there, whether it’s the pads themselves or your extra layer of neoprene...??
I figure that because neoprene is relatively soft fine sand will get embedded into it rather than being ground between the hard undershell of the pads and the hard deck of the board.
Excellent choice of board and straps though...have you got the latest NTTs with the new Velcro-free attachment? Massive improvement imho...
Nope. When I saw the latest style I even bought a spare set of 2017 NTT's because I much prefer them over the new Velcro-free adjustment NTTs.
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andylc
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Local Beach: Exmouth
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Lieuwe Shotgun 132
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Re: Lieuwe boards

Postby andylc » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:58 pm

Interesting I really like the new design and I can easily make sure both of the straps have exactly the same setting / size, plus it never slips or unexpectedly opens, admittedly a rare issue with the last ones. Plus the blue looks nice with a red Lieuwe...


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