On 2002-10-26 11:37, SENDIT! wrote:
I was out riding tonight, winds blowing 13 or so. Kind of light. I have a 16 X2 and ride a 6' Hanacrew Doublevision. I weigh 210 lbs. Now, all that's out of the way. I am a pretty proficient kiter (been beating the hell out of myself for 2 1/2 years) and normally stay well upwind and love jumping. I had to fight to only go a little ways downwind. Upon arriving back to the launch area (where everyone else had given up too), I saw someone with a 148 Underground Smorgasboard. I borrowed it from him and took it out for a spin. I was amazed. I was able to plane out and go upwind immediately. Not only was I able to scream along just fine, I could jump as well. And the board felt extremely light. Was I just suffering from some sort of exertion induced delusion, or are those boards really as good as I've heard (and now think I've seen)? I would be curious to hear how well this board handles higher wind. Would it be too loose at 20 or does it really matter. Thanks in advance for the info!
P.S. I posted so long, I almost feel like Johnny at TBKS!
I rode the SB all summer. I called it my secret weapon. It really does add 2-3 knots of power to a kite. I loved the board. It worked good in waves too, as long as they weren't real big. When our big wave season hit this fall, I finally sold it and had a wave tray built the same size.
Whenever the wind was light, guys would ask to use the shop demo SB. It was red and we nicknamed it, the big red donkey. One local rider started making his own board and decided to call his company the big donkey. People around here fell in love with the red donkey.
You should buy the SB. Adrian at Underground is a big guy like you, that's why the board is so sweet.
I'm 184 lbs and rode it up to 18-20 mph, then my legs would tire out. It would hold the edge in more wind, but if I stayed on the board, my legs would be burned out in 2 hours.
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