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 Post subject: Re: Lightwave DV8
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 9:07 pm 
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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.


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 Post subject: Re: Lightwave DV8
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 1:11 am 
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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.


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 Post subject: Re: Lightwave DV8
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 9:45 pm 
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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


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 Post subject: Re: Lightwave DV8
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 10:49 pm 
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Managed to demo the boards in Hatteras recently....loved the DV8

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 Post subject: Re: Lightwave DV8
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 6:36 am 
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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.?


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 Post subject: Re: Lightwave DV8
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 2:06 pm 
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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.


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 Post subject: Re: Lightwave DV8
PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 8:46 pm 
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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


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 Post subject: Re: Lightwave DV8
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:58 pm 
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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.


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 Post subject: Re: Lightwave DV8
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:05 pm 
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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?


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 Post subject: Re: Lightwave DV8
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:01 pm 
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Love the great grab rail all the way around. Makes it soooo easy to handle both in the water and on the beach. :thumb:


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