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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2003 11:08 pm 
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Does know where I might pickup a demo or used WT in the 157 to 147 range.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2003 11:32 pm 
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Dog,
I think I know the guy to talk to here where we are. He's currently getting my new Magic Carpet here in a few days. I'll ask him to see if he's got any WT's lying around. What about a SB? They're great, too. Especially for our local conditions. Where have you been going out since the winds have been Kona? Hawaii Kai has been awesome!

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On 2003-01-20 23:32, SENDIT! wrote:
Dog,
I think I know the guy to talk to here where we are. He's currently getting my new Magic Carpet here in a few days. I'll ask him to see if he's got any WT's lying around. What about a SB? They're great, too. Especially for our local conditions. Where have you been going out since the winds have been Kona? Hawaii Kai has been awesome!

SENDIT!


Dude, let me know what you think of the MC when you get it. Did you get the pro carbon version?

Interested to hear what you think of it sceen as how I so highly recommended it I hope your not disapointed!

I love mine - I have dropped ~ 10kg since I got mine - only weigh about 92 know but I still love it...

Callum


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Cal, I weigh in at 85Kg would you recommend a 157WT or a custom 147 41cm wide. This board would need to work in 8kts to 20kts wind. Kite 12M, 17M, 20M


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On 2003-01-21 05:48, doghouse wrote:
Cal, I weigh in at 85Kg would you recommend a 157WT or a custom 147 41cm wide. This board would need to work in 8kts to 20kts wind. Kite 12M, 17M, 20M


Hmm, I wouldn't recomend a 157 WT, reason being that when a board gets longer area is further away from your back foot giving the area more leverage making the ride more physical... if ya get what I mean?

Do you ride in flat water? then a smorgas board could be tops for you.
If you ride in slightly choppy water or waves then a 147x41 or maybe even 40 could be the go.

I take it you have another higher wind board to go with this? if so go for a 147x41

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I have a WT 157 Demo, but I am located in Switzerland, so it might be kind of complicated...


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Cal,
I'm eagerly awaiting the MC. You were a big part of the decision, but I also was convinced by riding a SB. I just couldn't believe how good the board was. I'm riding a loaner SB from the guy who's getting the MC and I've become totally addicted to it. The only thing I haven't liked is when I first started riding it, I constantly got spray in the face. It seems to have mostly been alleviated by putting more pressure on the back foot. I got the procarbon model and even got something new! They can make a slight indention under the handle so your hand fits better. Also, they are doing something similar for the edges so you can get a better grip for board-off tricks. Not that I can do them yet, but someday! :grin:
I'll post my own review when I get it!

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Cal,
i am alos looking for a cheap 147WT OR FD can you help??
i am in Sydney
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Angelo


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2003 11:41 pm 
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Cal,
i am alos looking for a cheap 147WT OR FD can you help??
i am in Sydney
thanks
Angelo


Hi Angelo,

Check out the second hand page of http://www.kitepower.com.au - it's in the news section of the site - or direct link:

http://www.kitepower.com.au/news/specials_coogee.htm

There is a 142 on there and a FD - the FD has wake mounts, but if you don't want bindings you could just get one of those plate thingys with straps on it.

I would also ring kitepowers sans souci store and talk tot hem to see what they have got...

Also, http://www.australiankiteboardingschool ... d_gear.htm

Has a 147 and an FD - the FD looks cheap actually..

Hope this helps!

Callum


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