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Re: Looking for jumping board that's easy on the knees

Postby C Johnson » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:00 am

Haha thanks broken man

Btw most of what I said should be taken lightly. I'm sure the monk is decent at free riding I just like to mix things up to confuse the pimps. I love me some good pimp fights

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Re: Looking for jumping board that's easy on the knees

Postby L0KI » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:09 am

Have you had the Tona long?
Very interesting board.
I like everything about what they are doing.

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Re: Looking for jumping board that's easy on the knees

Postby C Johnson » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:31 am

Not long. About 2 months now. I've been trying to break it. The base is amazing. I've been impressed with just about every aspect of it. Including upwind and lightwind

It's a bit heavy but I actually like the weight. Seems to help bust through chop.

DC boardz and Ronix had a baby and its called pop

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Re: Looking for jumping board that's easy on the knees

Postby L0KI » Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:32 am

I have a Joke 138 coming, should be fun.
Kind of going over to the darkside...sort of.

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Re: Looking for jumping board that's easy on the knees

Postby plummet » Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:46 am

the simple answer is to fly your kite right at the top end of its range. you will be powered and grinning and you will have ample power for a soft landing!....

i've thought about it a getting a new board is only putting a bandaid on an axe wound. the technique and or kite needs to change.

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Re: Looking for jumping board that's easy on the knees

Postby jumarcil » Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:25 pm

all I see is a guy riding the worst board for jumping so I think that in his case a new board might be exactly what the doctor ordered.

Quick story; last spring I sold my NHP for those superb Raptor Pro LTD; Our local reseller had received these boards and they told me that it was the best in the chop. Pretty good board but my older NHP was better. Anyway, I sold my Raptor and after reading so much Hype abouth those shinn boards, I bought a supershinn. Been riding this board for the last 3 months. So far best TT I've ever owned. It is true that we don't see a lot of these boards on our spot but it is getting more and more popular.

The NHP was also a really good chop eater and even though it didn't have as much pop it was my favorite board for quite a while. Best thing is to try as much as you can; there are so many good boards on the market.

Technique will only get you so far, I dont think that all that R&D is being spent for nothing. My friend who was riding a 5 years old Underground couldn't believe how the newest boards performed so good compared to his "top of the line" 5 years board.

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Re: Looking for jumping board that's easy on the knees

Postby Caesar » Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:36 pm

jumarcil wrote:Quick story; last spring I sold my NHP for those superb Raptor Pro LTD; Our local reseller had received these boards and they told me that it was the best in the chop. Pretty good board but my older NHP was better. Anyway, I sold my Raptor and after reading so much Hype abouth those shinn boards, I bought a supershinn. Been riding this board for the last 3 months. So far best TT I've ever owned. It is true that we don't see a lot of these boards on our spot but it is getting more and more popular.


You better don't tell this bloke more about Shinn boards or you will be just another pimp. :wink:

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PS: The designer of the previous NHP boards was...Mark Shinn.

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Re: Looking for jumping board that's easy on the knees

Postby letsgoflyakite » Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:05 pm

tswierkocki wrote:I haven't ridden a TT in 4 or 5 years but one of the biggest changes for TT's for me was introduction of the double concave bottom.

I remember reading a article that Underground thought the double concave parted the water when you landed.
-Tom


:rollgrin: :rollgrin: :rollgrin: Your kidding me right ?

So MOSES used an underground board for his little trick. I get it now.....

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Re: Looking for jumping board that's easy on the knees

Postby ed257 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:49 am

Did somebody already say Monk???

I am 56, my knees bother me too - but I still like to boost. I just got a monk. I also have a mako (140) but no longer need it.

The other day I was boosting big (by my standards) all day long on my Epic 10 LTD and my new Monk. I could not believe it, but after kiting all day my knees felt fine. Normally they are sore and achy even the next day or so. I did not take any ibuprofen, aspirin or even glucosamine sulfate.

There really is something magical about the monk. I does everything really well and really comfortably.

Just my opinion.

E

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Re: Looking for jumping board that's easy on the knees

Postby Kamikuza » Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:09 am

ed257 wrote:The other day I was boosting big (by my standards) all day long on my Epic 10 LTD and my new Monk. I could not believe it, but after kiting all day my knees felt fine. Normally they are sore and achy even the next day or so. I did not take any ibuprofen, aspirin or even glucosamine sulfate.
E

What kind of pain and where in your knees?

I've had sore knees on and off - assumed it was from slamming - then had it again for a few days last month... worried it might have been the fault of riding my big TT, then had a day riding my smaller TT and had the same pain... thought about it for a while - the pain was noticeable when I wobbled from side to side, with feet in place.

Decided that perhaps it was because I was setting up the jumps by driving the board upwind by pushing my feet forward, like I was trying to tail slide on a rail.

Next session, I concentrated on keeping my stance neutral, leaning back against the kite and letting the board carve and my weight do the work.

No more sore knees! :thumb:


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