the 08 boards only have a wood center stripe with 100 cm in length and 8 cm in width inserted into the PVC-core. That gives a more reactive feeling when you ride the board in choppy conditions, without having all the well known disadvantages of full wood cores.
Although the 08 boards nearly have the same outline as the 07 boards, the new 3D-Shape makes them "smaller". This is the review of all riders which have tested the boards so far. Everybody told us that the 08 boards are more agile. You can ride with more comfort and more control. Sailing upwind has never been easier.
With your weight you donÂ´t have to use huge kites to have fun if you choose a Door.