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What's the best twintip board for wave riding...?

Postby Birkbeck » Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:40 pm

What's the best twintip board for wave riding...? I'd also like to hear about any directional board recommendations for an intermediate rider...

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Re: What's the best twintip board for wave riding...?

Postby kazama-fury » Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:21 pm

Ocean rodeo mako?

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Re: What's the best twintip board for wave riding...?

Postby El Rudo » Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:36 pm

The Makos are in deed great fun in the waves, being quick and carvey and all, but wave riding to me would be something you'd do at a slower pace, with a surf board. I love my Mako 140 and I do take it out in the waves but most of the times I'm just way too fast, which makes my turns too big. I like screaming along in the waves just as much but I wouldn't call it wave riding!

I think one of the prerequisites for enjoying any serious wave is that you bring enough kite control to not dump your kite in the swell. Strong toe side riding is another one.
When you are wave curious but not ready for a true directional, there are some fun mutant boards out there, like the Mako King and some others of which fellow forum members are willingly going to tell you all about.
Enjoy!

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Re: What's the best twintip board for wave riding...?

Postby DocDeuce » Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:09 am

A surfboard...

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Re: What's the best twintip board for wave riding...?

Postby Westozzy » Sun Jun 23, 2013 1:06 am

Yes you will get the SB replies and ultimately they are correct. But that is not what you asked so I to will mention the mako. I have a 150 mako specifically for carving in the waves. Yesterday no swell, so was on my laluz and cruiser pro crazy fly. Today swell has arrived will be on the mako. The mako has one specific characteristic that really separates from other TTs. That is it likes being ridden flat. The concave on each side creates two really long rails, allows you to sit much higher on the waves face going down the line.

The king was especially good at this and it the best size for pure surfing if you must use a TT in the surf. The 150 is the smoothest carver out of the lot. The 140 is just really good fun, especially in high powered conditions.

But alas if you truly want then they are right a SB.

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Re: What's the best twintip board for wave riding...?

Postby dyyylan » Sun Jun 23, 2013 1:20 am

Twintip surfing is so underrated, it can be so fun, and you can do freestyle on your other tack if you feel like it without switching boards. I don't really care about surfing but riding waves is so fun, its nice to have a twintip that floats you enough that you can carve down the line without using too much kite power


For some reason I find that my freestyle board (Liquid Force Nova) works amazingly for this, the board only has a little bit of rocker and has quad concave, so it's very stable being ridden flat, and with not having a lot of rocker, it planes super super fast, so you can just cruise down the face of a wave with almost no power from your kite

I've tried a few other boards, not specifically for this purpose but when you ride in a spot like mine you end up surfing a few waves whether you want to or not. Those characteristics seem to be the best for what you want to do with it. Fast planing so it "floats" when on the wave, and stable while going from edge to edge or being ridden flat dropping in

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Re: What's the best twintip board for wave riding...?

Postby noel » Sun Jun 23, 2013 1:21 am

Westozzy wrote:Yes you will get the SB replies and ultimately they are correct. But that is not what you asked so I to will mention the mako. I have a 150 mako specifically for carving in the waves. Yesterday no swell, so was on my laluz and cruiser pro crazy fly. Today swell has arrived will be on the mako. The mako has one specific characteristic that really separates from other TTs. That is it likes being ridden flat. The concave on each side creates two really long rails, allows you to sit much higher on the waves face going down the line.

The king was especially good at this and it the best size for pure surfing if you must use a TT in the surf. The 150 is the smoothest carver out of the lot. The 140 is just really good fun, especially in high powered conditions.

But alas if you truly want then they are right a SB.


Actually it is what he asked for. Read the second sentence. Nothing feels as good as a surfboard in the right conditions. Although the Mako is an awesome twintip in the waves, it feels like you are riding a twintip. If that is what you want, listen to the posters above as they know what they are talking about. If a surfboard is what you want, get something with a quad fin setup as it works great in most conditions and will make learning to tack and jibe easier. Don't know what size or model as we don't know your weight. I am riding and loving my Airush Cypher 5'8".

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Re: What's the best twintip board for wave riding...?

Postby Westozzy » Sun Jun 23, 2013 3:01 am

Damn ya right. That's twice lately I've missed something! In the end also depends on what type of waves he has access to. If we had perfect waves in summer here is be on a SB but summer equals no swell here. Choppy crappy waves why would you bother with a SB unless you are moving into the strapless arial stuff which is just awesome to watch and big respect from me.

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Re: What's the best twintip board for wave riding...?

Postby Birkbeck » Sun Jun 23, 2013 3:48 am

Thanks for the replies so far!

A little bit more about me and my situation. I'm a 40-something ~175 lbs - Adv Intermediate rider. I live in Utah and don't get many days in the waves. So needless to stay...I'm pretty much a destination wave kiter. Since my surf experience is limited...every time I take a directional board out...I either stay on the outside or pretty much just run away from the waves. In a perfect world I would have more time on the water...but until then...I'm looking for a great TT to help me feel more comfortable while learning in the waves.

I already have my eye on that Ocean Rodeo Mako King...but keep the replies coming...

Thanks!

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Re: What's the best twintip board for wave riding...?

Postby sarc » Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:01 am

Mako or Shinn Dundee - for sure


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