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aprok
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Postby aprok » Wed May 04, 2005 6:12 am

First of all, I want to let you all know that I am in no way affiliated with OZKiteboards and paid almost full price for it - I got it on eBay.
The board is truly amazing - the rail is so thin and the board does not have much float so it lets you dig that edge really deep in the water --> great upwindability (this is similar to sailboats with keels that are capable of going upwind at a sharp angle).
Last time I was out on LBI with my friend and it took him 6 tacks (is that the right term?) to get to the same spot where it took me 2 and he is a more advanced rider.
The board I have is 137 (or 134) by 39 and I can kill the speed even when overpowered very easily because the board sinks so gracefully when edged. I notice that I really need one board as in light winds I can change the angle and make it float more.
The only problem is that the board tends to delaminate but can easily be fixed with marine epoxy and I actually just treated the edge all around as a preventative measure.
Last edited by aprok on Mon Jan 30, 2006 5:32 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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They do not honor the warranty

Postby aprok » Wed May 18, 2005 2:22 pm

They moved to South Africa and do not respond to warranty claims. Do not buy these boards.

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oz kiteboards

Postby rocketbooster » Sun May 22, 2005 5:22 am

Dude,

this guy is my friend. He is in the middle of a move. He does not have his computer hooked up at this time. Try in 1 week.

Cheers :thumb:

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Postby rocketbooster » Sun May 22, 2005 5:23 am

ANd he did not move to South Africa ! :thumb:

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Postby aprok » Mon Jan 30, 2006 5:34 pm

rocketbooster wrote:ANd he did not move to South Africa ! :thumb:


He did not respond to my emails but when I asked my friend to email him pretending to be a potential buyer, he was pretty quick to respond.


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