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Re: Looking for light wind board

Postby strokes » Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:44 pm

Kober1974 wrote:strokes.... what size is you Flip ? I have Glider 164 and Z-series 136 that let me use same kite when conditions change rapidly ... Before that my board set was 147 and 154 and that was way too small difference ....


I have 134x40.5cm. Think that also with 147 or 154 board difference will be noticeable.

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Re: Looking for light wind board

Postby Ted B » Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:07 pm

Me 6'2" 190 lbs. I typically USE the Flyradical XL this board is a supreme litewind board that is super fun to ride when the wind picks up.. I can do all the same tricks as on My Flyrad M.

For extra litewind I use the Fly Door L and XL.. These are the best built and funnest litewind boards that I have ever ridden.. They have such a funability about using them.. I even hit ralley to blind and a 313 on the XL check them out at www.flysurfer.com

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Re: Looking for light wind board

Postby pch » Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:56 pm

strokes wrote:Hi there! I'm also looking for light wind board. Actually not quite looking - already know that i will buy Aboards Glider, I have their Flip board and i totally satisfied with quality and performance Aboards provides. So decided to stick with already checked values.
The question is only about size. I'm 178cm, 75kg. Which size would fit for me better? 147x45 or 154x48 ?


considering that your everyday board is 134cm and weight 75kg, 147cm glider will be OK for you. there is no need to carry larger board with you if smaller size can do almost the same. have tried both sizes and also 147cm Glider works very well in light wind.

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Re: Looking for light wind board

Postby hudstur » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:46 pm

LITEWAVE WING 153 X 46, all the way man, an unbelievable machine, almost like it has a motor on it.

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Re: Looking for light wind board

Postby pdg345 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:57 am

Board has been received and was put on use 2 times already. So far no regrets about my choice. Glider is doing exactly what I was expecting from light wind board and even more. Early planning is absolutely guaranteed plus i can get some fun with jumps as well. And those pads are really good as well, very comfortable.

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Re: Looking for light wind board

Postby Paula » Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:23 pm

Looking for light wind board as well. When wind is low, mine 133cm board is not capable to let me kite when others are on the water. :(
Looked through this topic and see that many are recommending race boards over usual twintip. Sorry for my lack of competence, but could someone explain me main differences between them?
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Re: Looking for light wind board

Postby KYLakeKiter » Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:38 pm

The Spleene Barndoor (159) is a serious tractor in low winds. It is definitely not an exciting ride, but you can get that thing on plane when the kite (16M) will barely fly. I have a strong wakeboarding background, but my buddy who was learning at the same time had almost no board experience. The Spleene got him riding when nothing else worked.

I have been on this board in serious chop and while you have to be very careful keeping the front tip up, it allows me to stay upwind with a bigger kite in the chop. I know most people say short fat boards are better for upwind pull, but I personally have found that in heavy chop, this big fat monster can't be beat.

All this being said, I am switching to directional myself for a more exciting light wind ride, but the Spleene is a really good utility board to get you out there, or to help you friends who might be having trouble riding.

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Re: Looking for light wind board

Postby Dimitri M » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:45 pm

If you prefer to stick with a Twin Tip light wind board Mr.pdg345, then my suggestion will be to go with any of these light wind board people have been mentioning, they all do their job in light wind. But if you want to be able to have fun and not just go back and forth you should try the OXYGEN board. The OXYGEN board is 135x47cm wide so it planes in very light wind but what makes this board so special is the lightness of the board plus the way the tips are shaped and also the 2 sets of fins it comes with, so you can choose from 4cm fins to 5cm fins depending your skills. The tips of the OXYGEN board makes it load like a 41cm wide board so you can pop and land better then any light wind board in the market. But you can still plane in 7 to 10 knots. Plus the 4cm fins makes it more alive in the water then any other light wind boards.

But again if you are on a budget, go with a used surf board. You can find one from $75 to $175.
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Re: Looking for light wind board

Postby bsideindy » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:58 pm

Aggression SuperPhatty 137 is magic in light winds. Don't go for a door they are boring.

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Re: Looking for light wind board

Postby xray » Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:02 pm

At least try the North Nugget, talking about fun with a very usefull highend as well. Try it strapless and have fun on both flat water as well as small to medium sized waves. It goes upwind like crazy as well..


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