Wanted to let all you big guys out there know about HanaCrew. At 6'5" and 250 lbs, to say the least I do not fall in the normal kiteboarder category and there is not many boards that work for me.
I have been looking for an alternative to my current board for a long time, I had seen the HanaCrews ad in kiteboarding magazines, did a little research on the web and talked to people who already had a board, every body had very good things to say. I called up HanaCrew to see what it was all about and talked to Dimitri Maramenides. He is the guy who does all the crazy air stunts you see in the magazines.
After a long talk about the boards Dimitri came up with the board best suited for my weight and hight the board is 4'7" long and 19" wide. Custom built for me, but at the same price as their regular boards in their line up.
The first think I noticed when I got me HC was how light the board was, when compare to my litewave 179. Also a perfect finish top and bottom and then on top of that those Volvo like bumper rails.
The board will get you going like nothing out there and it will not stop. it tracks upwind like it is on rails and it has that undescribable flow to it in the chop.
All I can say is I know now what that HC feeling is all about, they are talking about. Try one and you will never go back. The only regret I have about my HC is I should have got it long time ago.
Check out their web site http://www.hanacrew.com