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 Post subject: Kid-sized Kiteboards?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:10 pm 
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My daughter has expressed an interest in the sport and wants me to teach her this summer, but I'm wondering how do I go about finding a kiteboard for a kid? 10yo. What have you guys been doing with your kids? The stance would have to be narrower and the board smaller I would assume.. as well as the foot pads. Any advice or where I should look, thanks.

Unless we go directly to strapless.. but I don't think that's a good idea.


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 Post subject: Re: Kid-sized Kiteboards?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:16 am 
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Go custom. There are plenty of shapers out there that could make a twin for you. You could try talking directly with may be Slingshot since they make their boards here in the U.S. and not in a factory around the world. There is all so BroKite in Corpus Cristi they hand make all their boards so it would be easy for them to make a smaller board.


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 Post subject: Re: Kid-sized Kiteboards?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:43 am 
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Take a look at the Epic board specially made for kids :

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More info : http://www.epickites.com/products/kids_tt.php


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 Post subject: Re: Kid-sized Kiteboards?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:47 am 
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Ah Seb already shows you the board i wanted to point out. ofcourse more brands have special kids boards. i believe North has one too.


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 Post subject: Re: Kid-sized Kiteboards?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:33 pm 
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Liquid Force Influence Mini from Kite-Paddle-Surf in Bellingham, WA:

http://www.kitepaddlesurf.com/2012-Liquid-Force-Influence-Mini-126-cm-Kids-Kiteboard-199-2128060.htm

and the Grom strap kit:

http://www.kitepaddlesurf.com/searchquick-submit.sc?keywords=Grom

$280 has got to be the best deal around that I've seen for a new kids board with pads and straps. I've bought from Andy many times (despite the fact that I live on the completely opposite side of the country) and the prices and service are top notch.

I bought my 12yo daughter a used board from Real last year and then still had to get pads and straps and ended up spending not much less than that for a board that I had to fix up a bit. Wish I could have gotten this deal then.

Chris


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 Post subject: Re: Kid-sized Kiteboards?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:05 pm 
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Some great leads thank you very much everyone!


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 Post subject: Re: Kid-sized Kiteboards?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:17 pm 
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That epic board is quite pricey compared to others that I'm finding of the same spec (e.g. 199.99), I guess it's the model year difference. The board is going to get lost (or non retrievable) anyways so older model year will do fine.


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 Post subject: Re: Kid-sized Kiteboards?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:39 am 
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Another option: http://www.kitezombies.com/gear/best-kb ... ure-v2.htm


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 Post subject: Re: Kid-sized Kiteboards?
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 12:18 am 
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Agree the epic prices are ridiculous. can you pls. share the cheaper priced alternatives you've found?
thanks

MG


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That epic board is quite pricey compared to others that I'm finding of the same spec (e.g. 199.99), I guess it's the model year difference. The board is going to get lost (or non retrievable) anyways so older model year will do fine.


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 Post subject: Re: Kid-sized Kiteboards?
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 1:23 am 
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Get in touch with dimitri even if you don't go with his sons epic board he may be able to give you some advise that will help with your choices.


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