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Best Lightwind board?

Postby Laxen » Tue Jan 18, 2005 12:24 pm

Which one should I buy?

Im 85 kg and own a 19m kite from eh. Today I have a 179 stongboard (european). Way to heavy and big but it get´s me going in 8mph.

So what do you think?

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Postby psapsa » Wed Jan 19, 2005 11:54 am

Unfortynately this short & very wide consept (133 x 46) is unfamiliar to me, but I know that F-one fifty-one and mine own built 155 x 45 board works both well with 80-10 kg riders with 17-20 m2 kites. With boards/kites (F-one+100 kg+20 m2 North R4 or 80kg+155 x 45 + 17 m2 skoop2) above the wind range is 5-8 m/s - tested.

Are you looking board for for marginal light wind conditions ? If yes then the Gaastra board would be good.

Buy also set of big fins ( abt. 7-8 cm) and another set of smaller fins (4-5 cm) ! by changing the fins the board behavior changes quickly !

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Postby Wetstuff » Wed Jan 19, 2005 8:31 pm

Lax: I'm your weight, and S___Bro; you should stop while you're ahead! I well doubt that you're going anywhere in under 8kts short of waxing up a real, surfer's Longboard. A knot or two less and that 19 is starting to fall out of the sky - not to mention; not going back up wet; blimp or not.

I would spend the $$ in the other direction - but then I don't follow anyone's advice either, so have at it. ...and let us know your results.


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Postby tille » Fri Mar 18, 2005 9:37 am

For a light wind board i use Litewave freestyle 145. This boards get me going and keep hight in very little wind. Its a fairly big board with a with of 43 cm.

Chech out ...Light wind gear test

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Postby sq225917 » Fri Mar 18, 2005 4:00 pm

best float 135 x 44cm, light and big, planes up early and takes a lot of wind at the high end for such a big board.

fat blokes can fly has one and he's heavy....100kg+

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Postby fat blokes can fly » Sat Mar 19, 2005 2:18 pm

SQ's right I love my new board and for me being heavy its the best board I've come across since my old north robo, but i believe the float points further upwind and rails harder including gets me going earlier! It also has a double concave which contributes to all these factors!

Its just common sense kiteboarding buy a bigger board which is a half the price of a big kite and utilize your smaller kites. My float seriously rocks with my nemi 14m + lots of fun due to turning speed, i use the 14 when i could also be on my 20's. Bizarre i know but its fun!!!

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Postby smokey » Sat Mar 19, 2005 4:15 pm

hey i use a 16 co2 and a 130*37 custom rogue wave, I'm 75kg and that gets me going isn about 10mph working the kite. Size, weight, wind speed, water conditions, just let Lee know what your looking for and He'll build you a custom for less than the price of a prodution thats garenteed for life.

I think its worth checking out he's got the best custormer service going and and backs up his work 100% not like most companies out there.


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