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Re: Hadlow Freestyle MK2 - How do you think it will be?

Postby pwnd550 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:39 pm

pixelpedro wrote:I ride the 138 HadlowPro, and is an incredible board, you think of popping, and bam, you are up. Handles chop superb, very smooth, and minimal spray in the eyes. Very light, and good flex.

I have a contact in flexifoil, I asked him about a rumor I heard on the Ion line, and asked about the board, and here's what he replied:

"The new Hadlow boards are the same shape but they have been stiffened slightly through the middle of the board. Aaron and the guys found this to be better for loading up the board."

I honestly can't imagine them making this board any better.

Hope this helps, I'm thinking about getting the 134 in the new style, they never made the model I have (2011) in the smaller size.


Thanks! All I hear about those boards are only positive reviews! I have to get/try one sometime.

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Re: Hadlow Freestyle MK2 - How do you think it will be?

Postby pixelpedro » Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:12 am

pwnd550 wrote:Thanks! All I hear about those boards are only positive reviews! I have to get/try one sometime.


I used to ride Ion's and am a huge fan of the quality build, detail and performance of their kites. So I figured the board can't be that bad, the other thing was that I couldn't find either a bad review or a used one for sale, so I figure, man, either FF isn't selling these at all, or they're that freaking good.

Gotta tell you it was the latter. This board is sick, I promise you (and I swear I'm not affiliated at all with FF) but I promise you, you;ll love this board, I let a buddy of mine, he's far more advance rider than I am, and he got rid of all his boards and bough a Hadlow. I let this dude I met down in Key Largo try it, and he sent me an email asking me if I'd sell him mine, cause FF Usa was backordered.

The only thing is that you can't, or shouldn't do, is put boots on, the board has too much flex for boots, so it delaminates over time, I asked FF directly and the concurred on this.

Enjoy!

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Re: Hadlow Freestyle MK2 - How do you think it will be?

Postby pwnd550 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:58 am

pixelpedro wrote:
pwnd550 wrote:Thanks! All I hear about those boards are only positive reviews! I have to get/try one sometime.


I used to ride Ion's and am a huge fan of the quality build, detail and performance of their kites. So I figured the board can't be that bad, the other thing was that I couldn't find either a bad review or a used one for sale, so I figure, man, either FF isn't selling these at all, or they're that freaking good.

Gotta tell you it was the latter. This board is sick, I promise you (and I swear I'm not affiliated at all with FF) but I promise you, you;ll love this board, I let a buddy of mine, he's far more advance rider than I am, and he got rid of all his boards and bough a Hadlow. I let this dude I met down in Key Largo try it, and he sent me an email asking me if I'd sell him mine, cause FF Usa was backordered.

The only thing is that you can't, or shouldn't do, is put boots on, the board has too much flex for boots, so it delaminates over time, I asked FF directly and the concurred on this.

Enjoy!



Thanks for the info again :)
Yeah, sadly they don't sell Hadlow 2011 boards anymore, right?

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Re: Hadlow Freestyle MK2 - How do you think it will be?

Postby pixelpedro » Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:14 am

pwnd550 wrote:Thanks for the info again :)
Yeah, sadly they don't sell Hadlow 2011 boards anymore, right?

Nah I don't think so, maybe through the UK Store (AKA the international store) maybe they have a few left.

I like the new one, but I like my versions graphics better, is bolder, more in your face. But with a board this sick who cares what it looks like, it can be pink leopard print, with glitter, and I'd still get it.

Good luck!

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Re: Hadlow Freestyle MK2 - How do you think it will be?

Postby Random » Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:08 pm

So anyone tried the board? What's it like? How's the pop?

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Re: Hadlow Freestyle MK2 - How do you think it will be?

Postby skyte » Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:14 pm

I rode the 2011 board from the day it was released when I worked for Flexi, I just got the new version and yes it is a bit stiffer but this is a good thing. Amazing board (if you'll listen to my slightly biased opinion :) )

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Re: Hadlow Freestyle MK2 - How do you think it will be?

Postby Jdizzle » Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:37 pm

What width is the MK 2? Still 39cm?

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Re: Hadlow Freestyle MK2 - How do you think it will be?

Postby Random » Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:57 pm

any comments from 'independent' folks?

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Re: Hadlow Freestyle MK2 - How do you think it will be?

Postby endorphin » Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:23 pm

I'm indepependent. :bye:

Board is amazing, safes your knees, huge amount of pop, fast...

Those guys who tried mine loved it; All others didn't ride it so far.

i could sell 3 used 2011 models, everyone wants it... :o

Can't wait for the new one. :naughty:

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Re: Hadlow Freestyle MK2 - How do you think it will be?

Postby pixelpedro » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:20 pm

endorphin wrote:I'm indepependent. :bye:

Board is amazing, safes your knees, huge amount of pop, fast...

Those guys who tried mine loved it; All others didn't ride it so far.

i could sell 3 used 2011 models, everyone wants it... :o

Can't wait for the new one. :naughty:

+1 Board is incredible, I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE mine


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