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Postby newboard » Mon May 03, 2004 7:23 pm

Hi,
Did anyone try the FLX underground boards. Are they good. Any information on the boards will be great.
Ling 8) :?:

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Postby BlueSky » Mon May 03, 2004 8:23 pm

Did try the 132 and 122 this weekend.

Lightweight, playful, bit more spray than the good old wavetrays.

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Postby Westkite » Tue May 04, 2004 1:21 am

Bluesky,

"a bit more spray". do mean your throwing more water when you carve or are the tips catching and sending water into your face? were you in choppy conditions?

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Postby Kurt » Tue May 04, 2004 4:00 am

Had a quick go on the 132 the other day.
Very smooth ride. I have a 130x38 custom wavetray(04) and I
felt the flx was a fair bit heavier allthough the guy who gave me ride
(who used to work at Undergorund) said they weigh the same but it
certainly didn't feel that way. Nice graphics.

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Postby Ozone Kites AUS » Tue May 04, 2004 8:18 am

Kurt wrote:Had a quick go on the 132 the other day.
Very smooth ride. I have a 130x38 custom wavetray(04) and I
felt the flx was a fair bit heavier allthough the guy who gave me ride
(who used to work at Undergorund) said they weigh the same but it
certainly didn't feel that way. Nice graphics.
Hi Kurt
Is that you in the little pic you use for your avatar? You sure are throwing up a nice roost, are you on the WT?
Whats the name of the ex Underground inmate? They really need to improve security over there! :o

I don't sell food or gold off these scales but i just weighed a 130 pro carbon WT (2.9kg) and a FLX 1.32 (2.8kg)
Both boards were complete with fins, straps, handles, pads.

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Postby Kurt » Tue May 04, 2004 8:46 am

Yes that is on the wavetray in 13-15kts on the LF spectrum 15m at Brighton.
The guys name was Hugh from memory. I know the specs are on par
but it really did feel heavier in the flesh? Both boards were wet and I have Bump and jump adjustable footstraps and he had fixed straps with bone graphics on them. One thing I did notice - the flx had some arch support for your feet on the footpads - nice. I was hoping to get the big flx for my light wind board but not so sure now on the weight thing and also not much flat section in the rocker. Any suggestions?
A couple of guys up here seem to think the new mutants (mtx, firebird etc) are the way to go for light wind.
If I had my choice I would have a custom wavetray 142x40 with less rocker than the standard. Your thoughts Steve?
And any chance of getting the new Dakine Nitrous harness shorts NOW!!!

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Postby ling » Tue May 04, 2004 3:00 pm

I saw the picture at the underground website of the FLX. With the car standing on the board. That thing has a lot of flex. Do you think the flex is too much. how will this effect the ridding of this board. will you lose pop because of the flex ??? :?:

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Postby richierich » Tue May 04, 2004 3:51 pm

hey Ling,
Kick ass board. no there is not too much flex to ruin the upwind performance or ruin the amount of pop. the flex helps when landing at high speeds and it offers a great feel on waves if you don't like riding mutant style boards like myself. i ride the 132 good all around size. for the super light wind i would stay on my 138 fridge though the board ain't bad in the light stuff. the weight of the board feels nice. I don't think you really want a board that weighs 1 kg- the important thing is it is built strong and can handle a good flogging. have a look back through posts about 2months ago and there are plenty of opions on the board. rich

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Postby Live2KITE » Tue May 04, 2004 6:35 pm

We had a chance to test both the 132 and 122 FLX the past few days.
The boards have enough flex but NOT too much.
They feel really comfortable and smooth while riding chop.
They ride fast!
In the waves they were tons of fun.
Loading and pop before jumping was impressive.
They have round edges.
The new graphics are fun.
Would have preferred more texture on the top surface for grabs.
they come with the oversized handle which is perfect!

We are uploading more photos on our site of the 132. Feel free to check them out.

http://www.live2kite.com/product_info.p ... bab4bd1e16

The Underground plant production has been nearly 100% dedicated to FLX these days.

Send us a note if you have more questions:
info@live2kite.com
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Postby ryansurf1 » Tue May 04, 2004 8:49 pm

I am an experienced rider and have a full kite quiver and ride in a range of wind conditions, mostly open ocean, chop & waves in the 10-25 knot range. One board quiver of custom wavetray 147x40. I need a smaller board, at 82 kg what size and series do you recommend?


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