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Help! Which surfboard, LFRawson 5'11'' or NorthRF 6'0'' ?

Postby Ulah » Thu Jun 05, 2008 12:01 pm

Hi guys,

I will buy a new surfboard, but I havent the final decision...

I would like to hear from you which is the best choice for me. I have a surf background, weight about 83kg and 190cm tall. Ride mostly on side on conditions, between 13 and 30knots, with wave size around 3ft and 8ft.

Tkx

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Re: Help! Which surfboard, LFRawson 5'11'' or NorthRF 6'0'' ?

Postby Neptune » Thu Jun 05, 2008 3:21 pm

I can't comment on the North but I have tested the LF Rawson 5'10" quad - see my independent review under "Surfboard recommendations (Surfingwithkites)??????"

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Re: Help! Which surfboard, LFRawson 5'11'' or NorthRF 6'0'' ?

Postby manhattankiter » Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:54 pm

I have the LF Rawson 6'1 thruster... love it... not sure about its durability but i use strapless all the time.. I'm guessing the north will be stronger... but it seems the rawson is more geared for waveriding..

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Re: Help! Which surfboard, LFRawson 5'11'' or NorthRF 6'0'' ?

Postby fearlu » Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:01 am

Geared more toward wave-riding? Ummm... doubt it. The RF is the sickest wave board I've ever ridden and excels in higher winds and large surf. Best wave-tool I've ever had. I also hear good things about the Rawson, but to say the RF is not geared toward wave-riding is misinformation at best.

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Re: Help! Which surfboard, LFRawson 5'11'' or NorthRF 6'0'' ?

Postby STORMBIRD » Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:44 am

just get an actual surfboard and ride it strapless. Wave specific kite-surfboards are a joke and they will give you bad style......I have rarely seen somebody make a strapped surfboard look good......get something that you can paddle-out on. :argue: :cool2:

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Re: Help! Which surfboard, LFRawson 5'11'' or NorthRF 6'0'' ?

Postby Galeltic » Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:13 pm

northsurfboard dont have reinforecement wood in middle board also at baja good kiter broke twice
LF rawson has it and impossible to break so rawson is well know name at hawaii

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Re: Help! Which surfboard, LFRawson 5'11'' or NorthRF 6'0'' ?

Postby swell » Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:02 pm

Galeltic wrote:northsurfboard dont have reinforecement wood in middle board also at baja good kiter broke twice
LF rawson has it and impossible to break so rawson is well know name at hawaii
Yes man, if you wanna jump with you board, get a twintip, not a surfboard. I used RF 07 srapless and and strapped, in small and heavy surf, and it's still not broken... :jump:

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Re: Help! Which surfboard, LFRawson 5'11'' or NorthRF 6'0'' ?

Postby Galeltic » Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:47 pm

swell wrote:
Galeltic wrote:northsurfboard dont have reinforecement wood in middle board also at baja good kiter broke twice
LF rawson has it and impossible to break so rawson is well know name at hawaii
Yes man, if you wanna jump with you board, get a twintip, not a surfboard. I used RF 07 srapless and and strapped, in small and heavy surf, and it's still not broken... :jump:
Many thanks , dude so u are real surfkiter / keep good stoking !

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Re: Help! Which surfboard, LFRawson 5'11'' or NorthRF 6'0'' ?

Postby josesr » Sat Jun 07, 2008 12:46 am

I have a Slingshot SRT 5'11, which is a good size. I also tried the North RF, but did not like it, it felt more like a windsurfboard than a surfboard, especially in the turns.

The LF Rawson, is also an Epoxy board and the tail is more a surf style tail.
If your background is surfing, I would recommend you the LF surfboard.

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Re: Help! Which surfboard, LFRawson 5'11'' or NorthRF 6'0'' ?

Postby Ulah » Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:43 pm

Hi guys,

Thank you all. Nice opinions. :thumb:

Iill order a rawson soon...

Tkx :bye:


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