I have ridden the Glide also. The board is insane!
I took it out on my 05' 17m Fuel, pulley bar, and it was blowing between 9 and 13mph. I am a 210 lb guy. Normally I don't go out in anything below 14 becuase it is no fun for me on my small board, a 128.
With the first stroke of the kite, I was up and planing, after that I just parked the kite and upwind I went. Within two tacks of about 500ft, I was easily 200ft upwind. Just set your edge a little and upwind you go, no having to move the kite at all.
I started to try a few jumps. It was definitely different at first. Sending the kite and jumping was not to bad, the board has a lot of area, so you have to dig the rail in before you pop off of the water. I then attempted a few back and front rolls. Once again it took a few attempts but I got it down. The board has no concave and super small fins, there is almost no resistance to the water. I think this is what was throwing my timing off on the jumps was having almost no resistance to the water. Once I figured out that I had to load my rail deeper, the tricks came easily.
Lastly, at the end of the session the wind picked up to about 16-18mph. I started to get over powered. The Glide is not a fast board, it is a cruiser, even in the stronger wind. I never really got going amazingly fast on this board, but cruised along and had fun for 3 hours when other people were struggling to stay upwind. I even outlasted a guy on a 20m kite and a 6ft surfboard.
This is close to being one of the best lightwind boards out there. Slingshot has done a awesome job with this one. I imagine the Glide and a SS Machine 20.5, and I could have probably stayed upwind in 6-10, even at my weight.
If you are looking for a light wind board, go for the Glide, you can't beat it.
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