Tom, I hope you don't mind my posting this message. If you could let everone know what you weigh, and add any other thoughts, that would be great.
There's pictures of some of the boards I have built posted at:
Hey Trent, I've had the board out a few times, and I love it. Went out
to North Skyway yesterday and it was onshore and 7 knots. There was a
guy out on a 21M kite (machine?) and a surf board. He wasn't able to
get up wind at all....only hold ground. Then, I watched 3 more people
go out with kites from 15M - 18M with surfboard, and "big"
failed. Some never got out at all. When the wind was about 7.5 knots,
I put up my 18M nemesis and took the Anomaly. One quick sine and I was
cruising...and not just cruising but hauling butt. Was able to
gradually get up wind, and was doing better than most of the other
experienced) riders. I do not attribute this to skill, but the board.
When the wind got to about 10 knots, I dropped down to my 13M and
on the big board. This time I could easily go upwind of anyone heading
in my direction, or out run anyone coming from behind. Riding on the
board is almost too easy. Was able to do some pops off the waves and a
few small jumps (just learning to jump). Board feels great. When
changing directions it practically floats... feels like its doing the
I love it. Thanks again.
http://gallery.kiteforum.com/gallery/vi ... me=albup46
If you want one, just e-mail me, prices are starting at just $230 (complete board, you pay shipping) for now, that's what Tom's board cost. As soon as I get some retailers interested in selling my boards the price will be going up 40%, so that the retailers can get their cut.