Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

Lightwave DV8

forum for kitesurfers


Litewave Dave
Frequent Poster
Posts: 263
Joined: Sun Mar 21, 2004 6:51 pm
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Northern California

Re: Lightwave DV8

Postby Litewave Dave » Tue May 08, 2012 9:07 pm

The DV8 is similar to the Kipuna, but different shape, materials, and a few other tweaks, like no fin boxes and a grab-rail with more vertical on inside so easier to grab....also the MSRP price is $200 less.

User avatar
oldkiter
Frequent Poster
Posts: 204
Joined: Sun Jun 12, 2005 1:46 am

Re: Lightwave DV8

Postby oldkiter » Thu May 10, 2012 1:11 am

Had a chance yesterday to try my new 6' DV8 - on-shore 12-16mph with 2-4' shorebreak - really enjoyed this first try with the board - very comfortable ride - still long way to go to gybe and tack properly but still will end up being my low wind and/or surf board - going toeside very easy - pointed much better than I had expected - able to use an 11m when always on a 14m - I weigh about 165# - previously briefly had first a "true" surf kiteboard (too slow, no upwind ability), then an early race model (terrible to turn, etc).

I'm not a rider for Litewave - I paid for board.

bartschy
Rare Poster
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:08 pm
Kiting since: 11
Local Beach: San diego
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Lightwave DV8

Postby bartschy » Thu May 10, 2012 9:45 pm

I got mine a few month ago and really enjoy the way it rides,
easy to handle and nice on the carving in waves etc.

Definitively recommend it to anybody.

Thanks

Marko

User avatar
windsuks
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 852
Joined: Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:13 pm
Kiting since: 0
Gear: Epic/Crazyfly/Ozone/Airush/Blankforce/Shinn/Dynabar
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: www.blastkiteboarding.co.uk
Contact:

Re: Lightwave DV8

Postby windsuks » Fri May 11, 2012 10:49 pm

Managed to demo the boards in Hatteras recently....loved the DV8

Image

mdmaui
Medium Poster
Posts: 198
Joined: Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:46 am
Kiting since: 5
Local Beach: Maui
Style: freeride
Gear: Globe
Brand Affiliation: Globe

Re: Lightwave DV8

Postby mdmaui » Thu May 24, 2012 6:36 am

Got the footstraps in place and the thing is a great surfboard. Loves to turn. Normally, I ride with my back foot out of the strap when riding upwind, etc, but the thing is magical. Just jam your feet in the straps and your are in almost perfect position to do just about anything. I prefer quads, but understand why people like to loosen the thing up on the wacks and it does it.....SICK. I've been beating the shit out of this thing on Maui chop blowing 40 and no damage yet. Maybe Dave can comment on the wood core. It is pretty bouyant for a board with a recessed deck too.?

adamj2281
Frequent Poster
Posts: 476
Joined: Thu Jun 19, 2008 1:21 am
Kiting since: 2009
Local Beach: Charleston, SC - Folly Beach
Favorite Beaches: Folly Beach, Sullivan's Island, Wrightsville Beach, Playa Avellanas, Barker's, GC, East End, St. Croix,VI
Style: Surf mostly, boost
Gear: Ocean Rodeo Razor 8/10m, Flite 14.5m
Ocean Rodeo Mako Duke
Nobile 2HD
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Charleston, SC

Re: Lightwave DV8

Postby adamj2281 » Fri May 25, 2012 2:06 pm

How has this board changed compared with the Litewave Quad Surf, which I'm still riding. It's really the only surfboard I've kited with, so I have nothing to compare too.

Litewave Dave
Frequent Poster
Posts: 263
Joined: Sun Mar 21, 2004 6:51 pm
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Northern California

Re: Lightwave DV8

Postby Litewave Dave » Sat May 26, 2012 8:46 pm

Compared to the quad-surf, the dv8 is more stable, wider in the nose and not as fast down-the-line on a big wave. It gets upwind better and works better in marginal conditions.

Here is a video from Thursday at Sherman Island, CA...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyIDi4eIYGg&list=UUl_hPklhGLSPtazkJDNZB_Q&index=1&feature=plcp

Litewave Dave
Frequent Poster
Posts: 263
Joined: Sun Mar 21, 2004 6:51 pm
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Northern California

Re: Lightwave DV8

Postby Litewave Dave » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:58 pm

Litewave DV8 was out of stock for about 1 week, but 2nd shipment just arrived....5'7" and 6'1".

We have a few factory blems for $599.

nal51511
Rare Poster
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:14 am
Kiting since: 5
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Lightwave DV8

Postby nal51511 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:05 pm

Since how DV8 doesn't have a lot of float like other kite surf boards and isn't very wide how is it in light wind?

Beachboy
Frequent Poster
Posts: 217
Joined: Fri May 09, 2003 2:50 am

Re: Lightwave DV8

Postby Beachboy » Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:01 pm

Love the great grab rail all the way around. Makes it soooo easy to handle both in the water and on the beach. :thumb:


Return to “Kitesurfing”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider], Do-it, Google [Bot], knotwindy and 16 guests