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Female kiter looking for board, suggestions please

Postby chixwithtrix » Fri May 04, 2007 8:43 pm

I’m looking for a beginner-ish-intermediate board that I can progress on, and I'm 140lbs and 5’8â€Â

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Postby Tweaky » Fri May 04, 2007 9:18 pm

Hi C - IMHO If you are just starting off then I would go for something over 125. Bigger boards (130) are more confidence building because you can ride in light (confidence inspiring) winds and still hold down power if you need to. A board closer to 130 (+- 2cm) x39 wide would be about right in my opinion. I would go used with an 06 or 05. I've ridden the SX and some of the older models were too stiff. Try before you buy if you can because it only takes a second to know whether you love a board or not. Hope that helps? Tweaky

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Postby KP » Fri May 04, 2007 10:37 pm

Just got the Spleene 134 Rip and that board is Magic!...Can get it out in very light winds AND still rides great at the top end...This would be a board for all winds for you....I'm 175lbs and 5'11".....and if I can get it going in low winds this board would be a perfect learning platform for you......only problem is finding a used one!...just my 2 cents........

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Postby chixwithtrix » Fri May 04, 2007 11:24 pm

Tweaky wrote:Hi C - IMHO If you are just starting off then I would go for something over 125....
I already have a board around 150cm, and am looking for a second board...hence beginner-ish to intermediate. I have a 5 kite quiver and only one board and I'd like the smaller board for higher winds too, but definitely good advice about try before you buy. Unfortunately I live in a place where there aren't a lot of kiters. :-?

I doubt I'll be able to find a used Spleene as I haven't seen any in all of the classifieds....but thanks for the suggestions so far!

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Postby BJkitesurf » Sat May 05, 2007 12:55 am

My wife ( 145 lbs) enjoys riding on Nobile 555 120x 36... I feel all the boards that you think of buying are a bit big for your weight

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Postby Casey C » Sat May 05, 2007 1:00 am

My wife is 5'5" about 130lbs and a lower intermediate kiter and has the Skywalker Dimitri Pro 127 and loves it. What ever board you get make sure you get a newer modle. The designs have come a long way in the last year or two.
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Postby Klaus (c:E » Sat May 05, 2007 1:23 am

Hai,

depends on the size of Your feet to some extent so as a girl You don´t want to have a too wide board.
You´re looking for a used board so some more slender models would be

f-one sk8 2004 137*33 or 138*35 cm
f-one sk8 2005 129*37 cm
f-one sk8 2006 133

Maybe You can find a Takoon Vegas or Takoon Herve Boure Pro Model.

Sea You: Klaus (c:E

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Postby DBKITER » Sat May 05, 2007 3:59 am

I am you're same weight, and have owned: Jaime pro medium 05' + 06' + 07'.
The 07' is supierior for jumping because of the asymetrical heelside concave, and the new
footstrap/pad design.Jumping is so effortless I just turn board into wind, and send kite,
with no need for a big leg effort, (unless you want to go REALLY big!).

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Postby chixwithtrix » Sat May 05, 2007 5:41 am

BJkitesurf wrote:My wife ( 145 lbs) enjoys riding on Nobile 555 120x 36... I feel all the boards that you think of buying are a bit big for your weight
Even for my skill range you think that a lot of the boards I listed are a bit too big? What level of kiter is your wife?

Thanks again for the suggestions so far

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Postby Tweaky » Sat May 05, 2007 8:38 am

C, Okay so your not starting out and you already have a 150. But you won't want to ride that much, so effectively your next board will be a one board quiver. Buy with that in mind.


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