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Choppy water and powered up--> Board size ???

Postby Crash » Wed Jun 18, 2003 10:25 pm

Hello, till now I'm kiteboarding on an Underground DT151, but in powered up situations it becomes very difficult to control the board. (My weight: 63kg)

What size of board can you advice me for powered up conditions in choppy water? Length?, width?, very concave or not? a lot of rocker?
And what about the fins?

Thanks for any advice!

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Postby alex-z » Thu Jun 19, 2003 7:16 am

go for 1.37 - 140 length
35 - 37 width

It will be OK

kite size : 12 and 16 (with good depower like MACHII)

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Postby Huwin69 » Thu Jun 19, 2003 8:15 am

Try a smaller one because you´re light weight like me.
130 x 34 will be enough.
140 x 34.5 also very good.

Check the new Cabrinha 2004 soon. Rat Lab 130 or 140.-

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Re: Board advice

Postby Peter_Frank » Thu Jun 19, 2003 8:33 am

Huwin69 wrote:Try a smaller one because you´re light weight like me.
130 x 34 will be enough.
140 x 34.5 also very good.

Check the new Cabrinha 2004 soon. Rat Lab 130 or 140.-

Best Regards.

Hugo.
Why are the 2004 boards coming now ???

Its still only the first half of 2003 !!!

The windsurfing business was/is ALMOST as crazy, but not this much...

I dont like that kind of marketing, no matter how good the product is :x

This goes for many kite brands :o

Why not call it a 2003 board then, which it is ? :roll:

Go buy the new 2010 boards - they are waaaay ahead (6 years...) of the pack !

No, really, I have absolutely nothing against brands that launches new or similar but improved products in the middle of the season here.
Far better than waiting ½ year, and users have to get used to this way of evolution of better equipment.
It is not a competition for the users - it is a service.

But dont call it "next years model" :!:

And as the big brands are having world wide market share anyway - there IS NO KITESEASON overall...

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Postby doc » Thu Jun 19, 2003 9:56 am

to bloody right

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Re: Choppy water and powered up--> Board size ???

Postby Ozone Kites AUS » Sat Jun 21, 2003 6:37 am

Crash wrote:Hello, till now I'm kiteboarding on an Underground DT151, but in powered up situations it becomes very difficult to control the board. (My weight: 63kg)

What size of board can you advice me for powered up conditions in choppy water? Length?, width?, very concave or not? a lot of rocker?
And what about the fins?

Thanks for any advice!
You should try the soon to be re released 2020 Underground Wave trays, these boards are 17 years ahaead of the competition, and the new factory will be fireproof.
Seriously, if you like Underground boards you should try one of the smaller wave trays, or even the classic Fridge Door 1.38M.

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Postby kiteboarder@pacbell.net » Sun Jun 22, 2003 2:59 am

Maybe one of the new RobertoRicciDesigns.com "human size" boards, which are all 140cm, but come in widths varying from 34 to 44cm (they may have different rocker, flex, outline, & concave too, but I haven't got around to measuring them yet). There's a chart on their website to select the width based on your weight, wind, & skill.


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