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Nobile 555 (135*40) vs. Shinn (133*42)

Postby Jeeens » Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:57 am

Cant decide if I should go for the 555 135*40 or the Shinn 133*42

I have search the forums and I can’t find any reviews, which actually help me make my choice.
I’m 92kg, 183cm, 1½ years experience and ride in chop, small waves (1-1,5m) but also silk flat water.
I want a one quiver board which is easy planning and performs well in al conditions but it is very important the board it works well in chop without bouncing too much.
My first choice was to go for the Shinn 133*42, but I have my doubts, because can’t I find any info if the Shinn is a board for the advance rider or also for the average free rider (only looking for fun and comfort).

I’m planning to demo the 2 boards, when it reaches the distributor in Denmark but I would like to hear some feedback in the meantime.

I’m only interested in these 2 boards, so please comment

Thanks in advance

/Jens

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Re: Nobile 555 (135*40) vs. Shinn (133*42)

Postby flaps10 » Fri Apr 20, 2007 10:25 pm

Jeeens wrote:Cant decide if I should go for the 555 135*40 or the Shinn 133*42

I have search the forums and I can’t find any reviews, which actually help me make my choice.
I’m 92kg, 183cm, 1½ years experience and ride in chop, small waves (1-1,5m) but also silk flat water.
I want a one quiver board which is easy planning and performs well in al conditions but it is very important the board it works well in chop without bouncing too much.
My first choice was to go for the Shinn 133*42, but I have my doubts, because can’t I find any info if the Shinn is a board for the advance rider or also for the average free rider (only looking for fun and comfort).

I’m planning to demo the 2 boards, when it reaches the distributor in Denmark but I would like to hear some feedback in the meantime.

I’m only interested in these 2 boards, so please comment

Thanks in advance

/Jens
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Postby BJkitesurf » Fri Apr 20, 2007 10:59 pm

both are very good... :thumb:

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Postby Dwight » Fri Apr 20, 2007 11:09 pm

Big difference in stance width between these models.

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Postby alpower » Fri Apr 20, 2007 11:33 pm

You have basically described me in terms of height, weight and years kiting, I might be a little more aggressive but am only out there to have fun (and not get hurt) as well. I haven't ridden the 555 but I can't say enough about the Shinn. I would say it is exactly what you are looking for. It is very easy to ride, very forgiving and lots of fun. It planes quickly, goes through the lulls well and is easy to control when overpowered. It's also great for both jumping and landing. It took me a little while to get used to the tracking as it locks in more than I was used to. My only complaint is that when under powered in waves you will get a lot of face shots. My light wind board is a SS Glide and I'm not sure I even need it anymore. I borrowed the board from a local dealer for a trip, and then called him with my visa number when I got home.

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Postby j1finnn1 » Fri Apr 20, 2007 11:56 pm

I ride the 130x40 shinn, and I'm getting pretty sappy over this board. Rode a couple of other 07 boards last weekend and I'm glad to say mine was my fave. I don't think it's too unreachable in terms of performance, although the fins are a little big.

This means the board doesn't break loose as easily when you want it to, and you get some spray when underpowered as the previous poster pointed out, but I think the spray's similar to other boards, especially to ones with wide tips.

I'd like to try 5 cm fins, but I love the ride. Very smooth, great on toe turns, and pop seems good. Goes upwind very easily. I'm all over this board, and don't see myself switching anytime soon. You can also use the fin profilers to reduce spray in the face, but I think the added rocker lets the tail wash out sooner than I'd like. (Personal Preference), So I ride without. I weigh 78 kilo.

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Postby Rimbo » Sat Apr 21, 2007 7:36 am

Not to make your choise any harder, but I had a hard time choosing between the 555 130 or 555 135! Finally I chose the 130 and it seems to be spot on. Very early planing also, that was my last issue between the two.

So maybe the 130 is also a good choise...

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Postby Jeeens » Sat Apr 21, 2007 10:43 am

I demoed the shin up against the recoil and I ended up buying the the new Recoil 133x40 from LF which i thinks performs much better. It actually have better low end on the recoil and it also handle chop better then the shinn. I f****** love that board.

But thanks anyway

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Postby Bradders » Sat Apr 21, 2007 12:09 pm

Rimbo how much do you weigh ?
I had the same choice between the 555 130 or 135
and went for the 130 (I'm 90 kg)
It's nice when powered up at my weight but not good for light winds.
I've got a 666 Ext for the light stuff.

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Postby Rimbo » Sat Apr 21, 2007 1:26 pm

I weigh 70kg in the nude, so around 75 with complete gear (kinda cold here).

Believe it or not, I can stay upwind with my 9 Boxer SLE at 15 knots pretty easily!

I ride flat choppy water, usually gusty... For the stuff under 15 knots I have my lovely Spleene Door64, nothin' beats that in light wind. Can stay upwind on the 9 at 11-12 knots.


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