On the Beach
Brand : Kiteloose
Model : WK 140
Length : 139 cm
Width : 39 cm
Weight : 2,6 kg
Technology used : Sandwich Epx
Scoop : A regular curve with a flat at the middle (rocker : 4 cm)
Hull : Flat
Rails : the rails are thin and scrap good, wake rails.
Equipment : Straps or hard boots , 4 thin fiberglass , furrowed pads Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ The equipment was not definitive when we tested it.
Design/Finish : Design and finish are quite basic on the model we tested but the first batch is pretty well coloured and well finished.
Specifications : Wake !
On the water
Accessibility/Adaptation : This wake is easy for those who are used to ride with small twin tips or wakes but is less comfortable with straps than with hard boots. However, it is a good way to get used to ride with a wake without fearing to get stuck to the board. Good point.
Glide Start : The 140 glides pretty quick but thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s all. With enough surface, it is good then.
Ride : It is good too ! The wake addicted will do not find it too speedÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ The others will !
Carving/ Catch : The catch is good as the board slices well the water, the rail Ã¢â‚¬ËœÃ¢â‚¬â„¢bitesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ good. It would be more efficient to have it hard booted to have more support on the heels.
Manoeuvrability : This wake is very manoeuvrable and light. Your feet wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t feel it, it is a real pleasure. For those who weight more, they might go wrong by releasing their supports.
General feeling descriptionÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
It is a good, easy and transformable wake, good for wake initiation and for experts use too. It is a light wake with good handiness.
The good points : A light sensation and manoeuvrability.
The Flysurf.com advice : It is a good way to try to fly with a wake or to change your straps for hardboots !
Users destination : It depends if you are a sport addict or notÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ Medium level for wakeboarders, advanced and expert for the others.
Conformity to the specifications : Well, it is a real wake, what can we say more !
Their advice in short words
Caro, 62 kg, 32 ans : "Manoeuvrable and light on feet"
Micka, 26 ans, 57 kg : "A good compromiseÃ¢â‚¬Â¦"
Yvan, 36 ans, 80 kg : "A good mix TT/wake, you will need strong condition for complete satisfaction !"
CÃƒÂ©dric, 20 ans, 78 kg : "Great pleasure ! A good quality/price mix"
Wind force : From 10 to 20 knots
Kites used : Wipika AirBlast 8.4 and 10.0, North Rhino 12.
Practicers size and level : From 57 to 80 kg, advanced to expert.
The board they use : Wake, TT140 and mini directional, TT 160.
To know more about the WK 140, http://www.loose.it
thx to flysurf.com for text and pictures