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Balance Onieva Signature 2010 anyone tried it?

Postby Dub » Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:32 am

I'm looking to change my board and I was thinking if getting a Balance more then likely the Onieva Signature model.

Anyone tried them? I've been riding Underground FLX for years but I feel like a change. I've no way to demo a Balance so I was relying on others experience.

How do they perform up wind?
What’s the pop like?
Construction quality?

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Re: Balance Onieva Signature 2010 anyone tried it?

Postby speedyRider » Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:41 am

I own balance 133, 2008 model. 2009 is really the same board with different graphics. In my experience its the best board ive ever tried. Not too stiff, but great for freestyle. Excellent pop and planning speed. Construction quality is excellent too. If you buy it its a huge step in terms of performance and quality from your current board. I would get a different set of pads/footstraps, i had the B3 pads and footstraps with them and the board is simply perfect

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Re: Balance Onieva Signature 2010 anyone tried it?

Postby balance » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:46 pm

Hi!
Thaks for the good words! and the interest in our kiteboards.
Well just to point some questions, i have to say that the shape (outline rocker) of the 09 and 010, and probably the 011 models is almost identical. We have developed this rocker line fine tunning it to the limits, and we did the same for the outline.
We always make minor changes (milimetric) trying to get less or more of this or that trying our ideas.
Shape is directly developed by our team, and when they don´t want to change things... we listen. We do not base our company on marketing but we do in results and excellence in our products and shape (this is what we aim for)
The major change we are into is construction, this has been developed and improbed year after year and we believe we can push it more and more to get the best results. Different material and combinations are made each year and we spend a lot of time testing prototypes. I´m proud to say that untill this day 2010 boards have provide 0 failure. So I´m pretty confident we have a very reliable shape with an outstanding construction. High end boards, form shape performance to core materials.

Regards.

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Re: Balance Onieva Signature 2010 anyone tried it?

Postby pdkite » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:48 pm

ya i can testify to balance construction. i recently picked up the 09 135 from a buddy, and its been more than well used, over sliders, sand, everything. obviously scratched, but this boards not breaking anytime soon, and on the water feels like new.

can't wait to abuse it more this season! props to balance to listening to the riders, and not changing something that works

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Re: Balance Onieva Signature 2010 anyone tried it?

Postby ElliotDrury » Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:06 am

Try the Medysky 138 if you get a chance.. its gonna be sickk

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Re: Balance Onieva Signature 2010 anyone tried it?

Postby exkites » Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:18 am

Hi I'm using Onieva 135 for last 6 months, and my opinion they choose right name for company :) that board just perfectly balanced!! I'm working as a kite instructor so I get a chance to try allot of different boards in all conditions. what I can say about Balance: nice pop (not like Lunacy) but really good, board not to stiff perfectly handles chop water, together with LF Luxury pads landing are super soft and how the board holds edge it's just amazing! one bad thing about board: in really choppy water you get allot of spray in your face!! in general I would like to say BIG thanks for Balance team they did grate job!


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