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Postby Mikael » Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:58 pm

Anyone out there riding a Zap skim board for light wind kiting?
I'm looking at maybe getting the Wedge Large. I'm 170lb.
Any advices, inputs or suggestions from anyone who knows something about those boards would be appreciated

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Postby kiteboarder1020 » Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:32 pm

hell yes they do!!
that is how i learned to kite took only one lesson
leaned to kite with a trainer kite with a large wedge very fun board!!!

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Postby randal » Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:13 pm

Just from my reading about skimboarding, zap's tend to be the skims little kids tend to ride. The Victoria Ultravac is reasonably priced and might be a bit more durable.
(http://www.victoriaskimboards.com)

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Postby Chunky » Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:19 pm

Some pix of my main man Richie Stenning (of Kitepower Sydney) riding Zap - He da Zap Man!
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Postby Beachbum1236 » Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:21 am

DUDE Zap all the way. but dont get a wedge. they are unreliable. get a Zap pro, a little more expensive, but they are worth it. I have a pro and it is sooooo sick. Huge range with it, i have the medium zap pro.

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^ pics of me on it, super huge spray behind the boat ^_^

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Postby Mikael » Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:56 am

hey Chunky. Do you know what model is your main man riding? the pro or the wedge? Nice HUGE pics by the way.

BeachBum, what do you mean by unreliable? Quality/Strength not consistant?

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Postby Beachbum1236 » Tue Mar 28, 2006 2:28 am

BeachBum, what do you mean by unreliable? Quality/Strength not consistant?
they tend to become bendy and aren't as solid as the pro, the pro has a bit more volume. same quality pretty much, just quite a bit softer than the pro. I had a wedge before my pro and I broke it in 2 places when i was skimming and kiting. My pro has held up like a rock, even after i ran over a rock towing behind the boat :lol: . But if your only looking to go short term and dont wanna pay the extra, i would say the wedge as ok. But if your looking for a few years life outta the board then get the pro. *I've been skimming for about 6 years* and I had a, fish 46, bunch of small ones, a wedge and a pro. pro has held up the best out of all of them. Zap's are very reliable boards and ROCK!!! hope this helps :thumb:

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Postby Chunky » Tue Mar 28, 2006 8:05 am

Hey Mikael, they're not HUGE they're CHUNKY!!! :bye:

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Postby Cirrus » Tue Mar 28, 2006 4:54 pm

I couldn't see the pics - they were too small on my 18 foot screen.

Would you mind making them a bit bigger? :lol:

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Postby MikeDobell » Tue Mar 28, 2006 7:54 pm

I've only ever ridden ply skims, i started making them when i was 12...

apart from weight are there any major performance benifits to these foam/glass rides? just curious. Md.


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