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 Post subject: Current Competitive Race Boards
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:27 pm 
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What are the current competitive race boards (production models)? After running a couple of races this weekend there is a new push to get some course racing going down here on the Gulf Coast. Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Current Competitive Race Boards
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:33 pm 
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For boards:

http://internationalkiteboarding.org/images/documents/etc/registered%20boards.pdf


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http://internationalkiteboarding.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4540&Itemid=281


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 Post subject: Re: Current Competitive Race Boards
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:44 pm 
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i am buying one of the production mikes lab lab70 boards through chip wasson. he has 20 or so coming in the next couple of weeks with another shipment a few months later.

he can be contacted at chip.wasson@gmail.com

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 Post subject: Re: Current Competitive Race Boards
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:13 pm 
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shawn13 wrote:


I dont understand this list - why are some of them in bold typing ?

Can not see any systematically cause for this - so would like to know ?

:D Peter


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 Post subject: Re: Current Competitive Race Boards
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:51 pm 
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Peter_Frank wrote:
shawn13 wrote:


I dont understand this list - why are some of them in bold typing ?

Can not see any systematically cause for this - so would like to know ?

:D Peter


Looks to me that they are new additions to the list. The next column shows the year and only 2013 boards are Bolded.


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 Post subject: Re: Current Competitive Race Boards
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:36 pm 
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When you say competitive..do you mean IKA competition boards or just good boards?

I have a Naish raceboard...the board is super easy to ride, and the new board has a lot more nose rocker which makes it great for the monster chop I am often riding in. It is not on the IKA list, but our local races here don't really care either way...which I guess holds for most local races...here any board goes.

One note when you decide for a board make sure you take a closer look at the fins. They matter a lot.


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 Post subject: Re: Current Competitive Race Boards
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:39 pm 
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In my opinion,

1# Mikes lab or Temavento
2# Aguera or CF6


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 Post subject: Re: Current Competitive Race Boards
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:05 am 
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It is literally impossible to make a honest ranking - firstly no one has compared all the 2013 boards (bolded on IKA list) using same fins and same kites.
Secondly - all top riders are biased, they prefer one or another style of riding or feeling of the board.

My personal experience is that the board needs to be forgiving enough to let you finish the course without crashing. A fraction of knot in top speed doesn't count if you crash or have difficulties riding in the right position.
Another important point is - you need to trust your gear so there will be no excuses from giving 100% of what you can give.
From what I see at the Africans right now - all the other characterics are not that important. The top guys would be still top on any 2013 board.

My personal choice is N+1's FOKA http://nplus1.pl/products/8-foka-13.html for it's huge rocker (no crashing on downwinds) and construction that guarantees durability.
But remember - I am also biased.


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 Post subject: Re: Current Competitive Race Boards
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:14 am 
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Adam S wrote:
It is literally impossible to make a honest ranking - firstly no one has compared all the 2013 boards (bolded on IKA list) using same fins and same kites.
Secondly - all top riders are biased, they prefer one or another style of riding or feeling of the board.

My personal experience is that the board needs to be forgiving enough to let you finish the course without crashing. A fraction of knot in top speed doesn't count if you crash or have difficulties riding in the right position.
Another important point is - you need to trust your gear so there will be no excuses from giving 100% of what you can give.
From what I see at the Africans right now - all the other characterics are not that important. The top guys would be still top on any 2013 board.

My personal choice is N+1's FOKA http://nplus1.pl/products/8-foka-13.html for it's huge rocker (no crashing on downwinds) and construction that guarantees durability.
But remember - I am also biased.


I agree. Well I have not ridden the board you mention....but the other stuff :)


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 Post subject: Re: Current Competitive Race Boards
PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:38 am 
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Nils Stolzlechner - shaper & founder of NJS designs now works for Gaastra and his newest model is the Gasstra Jet!

he just made it on the podium (in his class) at the african championships with the JET board and JET kites!


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