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Jyoder
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Pocket board width

Postby Jyoder » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:36 am

What's the smallest pocket board you've enjoyed? I have a diy blank I'm getting ready to glass but I'm thinking it might be too small, specifically too narrow at 40x15 inches. (100x38cm). Anyone ride one this small?

BWD
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Re: Pocket board width

Postby BWD » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:49 am

If you weigh more than 70kg/150 lbs or so, 19-20 inches would be a lot easier to waterstart and accelerate with less kite power. I wouldn't enjoy that width (or length) due to both my meager skills, and ~82kg.


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