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Bigger boards?

Postby biggins » Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:05 pm

With the advent of more depower for bows/hybrids/whatever, it seems like smaller boards are just not necessary anymore?

I used to ride a 130 quite frequently, and even a 119cm which was really small for me at over 200lbs. But now I find I use a 140+ board with quite a bit of width due to the new kites having so much depower. yes, I understand unhooked you still need to be able to hold an edge until airborne, but I find the bigger board gives more more time until I sink on transitions etc. and just provides a bigger range.

Anyone else gone to bigger boards since the "bows" have come out?


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Postby Toby » Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:11 pm

I went from a 122 to a 128 and now 129. Currently still C.
But whatever size I try, I can have fun with it. So maybe nowadays bigger boards are more advanced with thinner rails and flex tips, so it is not such a big difference to older bigger boards any more?

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Postby Experimental player » Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:21 pm

Yeh i would say bigger boards are the way to go.
It does seem to give more wind range and helps riding away from tricks.
The new north boards are pretty big if that means anything and I have heard of other crew stepping up the size of their boards.

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