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what would you thinks is better for lowwind?

Postby timsyboy » Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:59 pm

In holland most peaple have a 16 12 and 8 and a normal twintip, but I just don;t like flying a 16, but like skimboards and surfboards (strapless) with a twelve

what would you give most low wind performance?
-strapless normal surfboard (oke not a long board! :P )
-drectional kiteboard
-or skimboard

Thanks

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Postby ethanknight » Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:30 am

I would actually say a really large twin tip. Reason being that even though those other boards may have a little more surface area, they are hard to switch directions on especially in low wind. A twin tip you just head back the other way without any trouble. I've tried my 6'9" Sky Pirate in ultra light wind vs my old 169 Litewave and found the low end very close and the twin tip just easier and more fun to ride in that light wind. But hey whatever you have fun on, its all good :thumb:
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Postby FredBGG » Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:31 am

How low is the wind you are talking about and how much do you weigh?

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Re: what would you thinks is better for lowwind?

Postby PAFF » Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:35 am

timsyboy wrote:In holland most peaple have a 16 12 and 8 and a normal twintip, but I just don;t like flying a 16, but like skimboards and surfboards (strapless) with a twelve

what would you give most low wind performance?
-strapless normal surfboard (oke not a long board! :P )
-drectional kiteboard
-or skimboard

Thanks
I use a Skimboard (Shinn) and a T3 14 as my light-wind fun.. Works wonders...

A 6.9 paddleboard are on my to get list, more for waves in moderate winds, than pure light wind..

I'm 90 kg..

Tried the DOOR.. But as much fun as taking a shit... Works great for cruising...

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Re: what would you thinks is better for lowwind?

Postby R a i n e r » Wed Apr 18, 2007 6:10 am

timsyboy wrote:In holland most peaple have a 16 12 and 8 and a normal twintip, but I just don;t like flying a 16, but like skimboards and surfboards (strapless) with a twelve

what would you give most low wind performance?
-strapless normal surfboard (oke not a long board! :P )
-drectional kiteboard
-or skimboard

Thanks
Like it or not:
When it comes to light wind kiting the Door outperforms all of them.

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Re: what would you thinks is better for lowwind?

Postby deltawake » Wed Apr 18, 2007 6:17 am

[/quote]
Like it or not:
When it comes to light wind kiting the Door outperforms all of them.[/quote]


True but if you want to do anything other than go back and forth they're no fun at all.
I'd rather be walking back up the beach and working on hard/scary tricks than suffer the boredom of more than a few tacks on a door. Skims and surfboards at least pose a bit of a challenge in light wind which keeps it fun.
Just my .02

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Re: what would you thinks is better for lowwind?

Postby Feng » Wed Apr 18, 2007 8:05 am

deltawake wrote: True but if you want to do anything other than go back and forth they're no fun at all.
I'd rather be walking back up the beach and working on hard/scary tricks than suffer the boredom of more than a few tacks on a door. Skims and surfboards at least pose a bit of a challenge in light wind which keeps it fun.
Just my .02
Well, I just spend last week end with my Door with Low Wind and waves. Passing the waves in low wing with the Door 64 was actually enough "bit of a challenge" to keep the scession interesting.

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Re: what would you thinks is better for lowwind?

Postby R a i n e r » Thu Apr 19, 2007 6:13 am

deltawake wrote:...I'd rather be walking back up the beach...
That's my personal NO GO!!! Image

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Postby timsyboy » Thu Apr 19, 2007 12:12 pm

I hate walking to,

and with a good twintip and 16 ou'll have enough power to kite wel,

but I don't like 16s and like the challenges of straples surfboard and skimboard,

so was wondering wich of the 2 is best actually, for early upwind drive,

and you tak much higer with a surf board then with a large twintip, so your almost as free as sailing, upwinders are getting easy

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Postby robertovillate » Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:58 pm

depending on your weight you should look at a Spleen 154 or 164 Door.

http://www.spleene.com

If you can't ride one of these in light wind then nobody else is riding...believe me.

Surf boards are fun too, a different type of ride. Not as versatile for most people though

Also, surfboards are very fragile, plus more dificult to transport.

A good option might also be the Spleene ZONE if you are interested in a surfboard shape/feel with the advantage of straps


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