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 Post subject: Surf board with round nose
PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:41 pm 
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I am looking for kite surf boards with a round nose. An example is the Tomo MPH boards. These are only for surfing though. Are there examples of kite surfboards constructions with a round nose that can be used both strapped and strapless ?
I want to avoid the pointy noses for safety reasons. Having been hit in the head by a board a few time I can imagine what happens if the pointy nose hits the eye. Se http://www.mivision.com.au/exposing-the-danger/.
It also seems that the the sharp nose is mostly there for aesthetic reasons:
http://www.smh.com.au/national/eye-injuries-prompt-debate-on-design-of-surfboards-20111230-1pfj8.html

So it seems an unnecessary risk. So why are there such a lack of surf boards with round noses?

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Peter


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 Post subject: Re: Surf board with round nose
PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:12 pm 
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Easier to wear helmet and safety glasses. Found the Bollé Safety Tracker on eBay for 8€.


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 Post subject: Re: Surf board with round nose
PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:47 pm 
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Since you asked, Takoon has the new 2013 Nose Cruiser 6'0 in the 2013 Gamma Series :

http://shortlines.blogspirit.com/tag/takoon+nose+cruiser+2013

Scroll down just above the LOG kite to see the outline.

Not much info around as brand new, but it has a domed deck perfect for strapless, but comes with 2 straps too.
Thruster fins for max surf feel :thumb:

:D Peter


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 Post subject: Re: Surf board with round nose
PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:27 pm 
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Peter_Frank wrote:
Since you asked, Takoon has the new 2013 Nose Cruiser 6'0 in the 2013 Gamma Series :

http://shortlines.blogspirit.com/tag/takoon+nose+cruiser+2013

Scroll down just above the LOG kite to see the outline.

Not much info around as brand new, but it has a domed deck perfect for strapless, but comes with 2 straps too.
Thruster fins for max surf feel :thumb:

:D Peter


Thanks Peter. Looks interesting !


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 Post subject: Re: Surf board with round nose
PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:47 pm 
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I rode this f one board and it is amazing!!

http://en.f-onekites.com/#/Fone-Product ... e-5-10.htm


Mark


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 Post subject: Re: Surf board with round nose
PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 7:34 pm 
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Stretch TROW DIRECTIONAL:
http://www.stretchboards.com/boards/kiteboards/


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 Post subject: Re: Surf board with round nose
PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:44 pm 
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I rounded my board... had the nastiest point.

Took a paint can, pencil and scribed a nice half circle, took a jigsaw and rounded it, filled in with epoxy putty, sanded, painted and no more nasty point :lol:

Did the same thing with a couple of my windsurf boards.

That's drastic but I'm quite happy with the results.


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 Post subject: Re: Surf board with round nose
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:38 am 
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it is totally dumb that manufacturers make kite surfboards with noses that can fit in your eyesocket - especially as the boards are always flying around in the wind with popularity of strapless surfing/ freestyle. Plus a cut is off the water - a bruise - stay on the water....


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 Post subject: Re: Surf board with round nose
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:46 am 
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NSI makes pads with strap inserts so you can use any surfboard with or without straps. Although you can get rounded nose boards, they will be surfboards and not as durable except for maybe Lib Tech or FireWire.


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 Post subject: Re: Surf board with round nose
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:41 am 
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Here's some kite surfboards with round tips...
http://axiskiteboarding.com/?p=343
http://www.undergroundkiteboards.com/product/kipuna/
I have the original FreeWave (now Kipuna) from UG. My version has a pointy tip, but that hasn't bothered me.
Axis's NewWave is designed by the same guy who designed the Kipuna. Not sure if there's any differences between the two boards other than more size options from UG. I did hear Axis is coming out with more sizes next year. ;-)


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