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.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!
G'day, I am not sure if they will be stocked in shops or not, sceen as though they're a "specialised" board. Mine is due in a couple of weeks - so they're already making them to order.On 2002-10-29 04:07, SENDIT! wrote:
Any idea when this "magic carpet" is coming out? I'd sure like to get rid of my 7'8" Jimmy Lewis directional. I never really learned to jibe it and I would prefer something not so huge. People really get a chuckle to see me doing backloops with it, but I'd prefer not to break my ankles if I land it wrong! It's great for light wind, but maybe underground can solve this one too! It sure would be easier to ride 2 underground boards instead of a Hanacrew twin and a monster directional. Talk about having to adjust styles!
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