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Re: What’s the best board you have ever tried?

Postby SaltWaterDog » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:01 am

NorCalNomad wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:02 am
SaltWaterDog wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:36 pm
Imperator 6. Just sucks that it’s black. Expensive to lose.
Know what isn't expensive, and not black... spray paint or sign vinyl
I don’t own one but if I had to shell out 1300 bucks for a board it certainly wouldn’t be for one that I’d have to spray paint or plaster stickers all over. But thank you for the wise words.

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Re: What’s the best board you have ever tried?

Postby SalmonSlayer » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:24 pm

I have a BroKite 135 Hybrid. It is a carbon fiber board that is just fun to ride. Nice turns and a smooth ride. I have no interest in looking further.

http://brokite.com/

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Re: What’s the best board you have ever tried?

Postby gibsonandpickett » Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:23 am

Crazyfly raptor pro limited. You wont regret it

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Re: What’s the best board you have ever tried?

Postby Nem0 » Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:25 am

Beardytello wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:58 am
For me, Spleene monster door.

Primarily because I'm a big nice person, but it's made the biggest change to my riding, I'm one year in, I was struggling getting upwind or riding consistently, tried big kites (up to a 17m), broke my leg trying too hard to get out in conditions that weren't suitable for a beginner...etc...

2 sessions on this board in moderate wind on a 9m kite and it's like I've been riding for years! I'm even practicing sliding turns and jumps! So stoked.

Sorry just want to talk to everyone about my fucking massive board that I love! (but doesn't fit in a board bag..)
100% agree! :thumb:
Especially the carbon pro series! :heartface:
The little weight is unbelievable! :naughty:
https://www.spleene-kiteboarding.com/wp ... velopment/

The smallest
https://www.spleene-kiteboarding.com/wp ... kiteboard/

The biggest
https://www.spleene-kiteboarding.com/wp ... kiteboard/

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Re: What’s the best board you have ever tried?

Postby Jukka » Mon May 07, 2018 10:52 pm

Made a quick listing of how many times different boards where mentioned being the best in this thread (might have some errors).
Anyway, seems that Raptor LTD is a favourite of many kiters :thumb: .

7 CrazyFly Raptor LTD
3 Carved imperator
3 Custom made
2 Axis limited
2 Spleene monster door
2 Shinn Monk
2 Brokite Hybrid
2 north nugget
2 Shinn Bronq
2 Ocean Rodeo Mako
1 Teamseries
1 Nobile TS
1 Liuwe Shotgun
1 Xenon Laluz
1 NHP carbon
1 Nobile Fifty/50
1 Brunotti Youri Pro
1 Nomad Carbon CCS
1 Tona POP
1 Naish Stubbie
1 Fanatic joyrider
1 Delta Hydrofoil custom race foil
1 Tomo
1 Alkita
1 FCS Performer

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Re: What’s the best board you have ever tried?

Postby SaltWaterDog » Mon May 07, 2018 11:07 pm

Jukka wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 10:52 pm
Made a quick listing of how many times different boards where mentioned being the best in this thread (might have some errors).
Anyway, seems that Raptor LTD is a favourite of many kiters :thumb: .

7 CrazyFly Raptor LTD
3 Carved imperator
3 Custom made
2 Axis limited
2 Spleene monster door
2 Shinn Monk
2 Brokite Hybrid
2 north nugget
2 Shinn Bronq
2 Ocean Rodeo Mako
1 Teamseries
1 Nobile TS
1 Liuwe Shotgun
1 Xenon Laluz
1 NHP carbon
1 Nobile Fifty/50
1 Brunotti Youri Pro
1 Nomad Carbon CCS
1 Tona POP
1 Naish Stubbie
1 Fanatic joyrider
1 Delta Hydrofoil custom race foil
1 Tomo
1 Alkita
1 FCS Performer
Nice little stat effort! I’m in Denmark and surprised that I hardly ever see CrazyFly (a European brand if I’m not mistaken?) around these parts. Raptor is a full €400(!!!) cheaper than the Imperator from what I know and I’ve never come across one here. Shame. I’ll keep my eyes open for one with all these positive reviews.

Straps are a big deal for me and part of the Carved/Core draw are the ultra straps. The snowboard ratchet feature that some manufacturers incorporate seems a small gimmick type thing, but boy does it improve your sessions. Amazed that it isn’t already a standard because it puts velcro to shame.

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Re: What’s the best board you have ever tried?

Postby that_kite_couple » Mon May 07, 2018 11:50 pm

Lieuwe shotgun.. Hands down nothing compares to it

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Re: What’s the best board you have ever tried?

Postby Lambertsen » Tue May 08, 2018 7:46 am

Best board I've tried so far is the Naish Monarch 2018!

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Re: What’s the best board you have ever tried?

Postby Jukka » Tue May 08, 2018 8:33 am

SaltWaterDog wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 11:07 pm
Straps are a big deal for me and part of the Carved/Core draw are the ultra straps. The snowboard ratchet feature that some manufacturers incorporate seems a small gimmick type thing, but boy does it improve your sessions. Amazed that it isn’t already a standard because it puts velcro to shame.
Yeah, this is a good point.
Unfortunately Carved Ultra straps are with 6,5" insert spacing and will not fit for example Crazyfly LTD board with 6.75" spacing. This combo would have been nice...

How do you use the Ultra straps, is it just handy adjustment? Or do you put your feet in and tighten them after that with the ratchet?

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Re: What’s the best board you have ever tried?

Postby SolarSet » Tue May 08, 2018 8:49 am

Tried maybe 5-7 boards and found always something wrong with them, then followed advice from local shop and bought Nobile NHP and loved the board ever since! Wonder if split version is similar to regular or some drawbacks?


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