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SaltWaterDog
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Re: What’s the best board you have ever tried?

Postby SaltWaterDog » Tue May 08, 2018 9:25 am

Jukka wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 8:33 am
SaltWaterDog wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 11:07 pm
Straps are a big deal for me and part of the Carved/Core draw are the ultra straps. The snowboard ratchet feature that some manufacturers incorporate seems a small gimmick type thing, but boy does it improve your sessions. Amazed that it isn’t already a standard because it puts velcro to shame.
Yeah, this is a good point.
Unfortunately Carved Ultra straps are with 6,5" insert spacing and will not fit for example Crazyfly LTD board with 6.75" spacing. This combo would have been nice...

How do you use the Ultra straps, is it just handy adjustment? Or do you put your feet in and tighten them after that with the ratchet?
The spread differences is a pain in the ass.

With the ratchet setup you can adjust while riding. Losening or tightening while on the board might seem like a small difference but the convenience of not stoping and starting is so nice. Normally I will head out with loosened straps and depending on the conditions, I reach down and adjust a couple of times as I’m going. Never going back to velcro.

Barryg101
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Re: What’s the best board you have ever tried?

Postby Barryg101 » Tue May 08, 2018 12:13 pm

Shinn Ultrasonic !!

Absolute beauty of a board pop is so good and also enough flex to not smash your knees after big jumps..

Owned a Gonzales before that but it felt too floppy on the water and a bit sluggish !

duncan1981
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Re: What’s the best board you have ever tried?

Postby duncan1981 » Tue May 08, 2018 11:57 pm

Shinn Monk, been on then 5 years

OffshoreApparel
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Re: What’s the best board you have ever tried?

Postby OffshoreApparel » Wed May 09, 2018 10:54 pm

1st North Textreme Carbon
2nd Carved Imperator
3rd Core Fusion 3

grigorib
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Re: What’s the best board you have ever tried?

Postby grigorib » Wed May 09, 2018 11:00 pm

Twintip - Spleene RIP 37 (137x42cm)
Door - Flysurfer Door XL 170x50cm
Foil - Slingshot Dwarfcraft 42"
Surfboard - ...nah, can't comment...

my precious...

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hajvar
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Re: What’s the best board you have ever tried?

Postby hajvar » Wed May 09, 2018 11:28 pm

Shinn Monk, Ronson and ADHD!
Tona Flow for wakestyle and crossover cable park riding... The built of the Tona Flow is bombproof.

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vol
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Re: What’s the best board you have ever tried?

Postby vol » Sat May 12, 2018 8:46 am

Saul custom Standard 2.0 will change your mind about the boards 🤙💪
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patelis
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Re: What’s the best board you have ever tried?

Postby patelis » Sat May 12, 2018 11:37 am

Flysurfer Door XL 170x50cm
Because is nice to be alone inside and every body else out to the beach watching you kiting !!!

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Re: What’s the best board you have ever tried?

Postby james » Sat May 12, 2018 10:35 pm

2007 Naish thorn137
2011 slingshot celaritas 5’8

Since then the 6 Temavento foil or directional boards I have had/still got.

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Re: What’s the best board you have ever tried?

Postby jonysan » Sat May 12, 2018 10:51 pm

2007/8 NAISH 5'4 Quad fin directional, still own it, Solid , slightly heavy, big fins, goes upwind like it's on a mission. gunny and fast.


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