*


All times are UTC + 1 hour



Post new topic Reply to topic
 [ 17 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: T5 replacement upgrade: Shinn Monk '13 vs NHP '13
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:15 pm 
Offline
Rare Poster

Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:56 am
Posts: 14
Hello.

I've just broken my old good T5 that I've been riding since my 1st day 3 years ago. Was very happy with it and found it very comfortable for my knees, although lacked some of the edge when launching a jump (or it's just a lame excuse for lacking skill :))...

So what's now? I'm intermediate (60 days on the water but freakishly commited), not really into freestyle for time coming but doing back/front rolls, simple transitions, trying to go big air, planning to go unhooked for some basic stuff, but generally hooked-in for some time coming. Love to go hard upwind (quite often overpowered, so using this as a way of holding down my overpowered kite).

Conditions: rarely on flat... Mostly Fuerteventura and choppy Baltic sea whereabouts.

Which board is better for me and for my further progress and still nice for my knees? Or maybe should I look into something else? I have this problem that it is impossible for me to demo any of these boards :(

Maybe I shoudn't write this but visually I prefer NHP much much more and already have good experience with their pads and straps (but plan to throw the KISS thing away) :)

I'm 178 cm, 79 kg. T5 had length 134x41, thinking about 134x42 NHP or 134x42 Monk... Correct size?

What's your opinion?


Last edited by przemj on Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:38 pm, edited 2 times in total.

{ SHARE_ON_FACEBOOK } { SHARE_ON_TWITTER } { SHARE_ON_ORKUT } { SHARE_ON_DIGG } { SHARE_ON_MYSPACE } { SHARE_ON_DELICIOUS }
Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: T5 replacement upgrade: Shinn Monk '13 vs NHP '13
PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:27 pm 
Offline
Rare Poster

Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:56 am
Posts: 14
Well... To my astonishement I discovered that both boards are manufactured in Nobile's factory.

I can have NHP 15-20% cheaper that Monk, the question still unanswered is: which board would be better for my stuff? I cannot afford bad choice due to a limited pocket depth... And cannot demo any of these :(

Any advice?


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: T5 replacement upgrade: Shinn Monk '13 vs NHP '13
PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:05 pm 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 17, 2008 3:44 pm
Posts: 1113
Location: DownUnder/Brazil cumbuco-oceanview.com
przemj wrote:
Hello.

I've just broken my all good T5 that I've been riding since my 1st day 3 years ago. Was very happy with it and found it very comfortable for my knees, although lacked some of the edge when launching a jump (or it's just a lame excuse for lacking skill :))...

So what's now? I'm intermediate (60 days on the water but freakishly commited), not really into freestyle for time coming but doing back/front rolls, simple transitions, trying to go big air, planning to go unhooked for some basic stuff, but generally hooked-in for some time coming. Love to go hard upwind (quite often overpowered, so using this as a way of holding down my overpowered kite).

Conditions: rarely on flat... Mostly Fuerteventura and choppy Baltic sea whereabouts.

Which board is better for me and for my further progress and still nice for my knees? Or maybe should I look into something else? I have this problem that it is impossible for me to demo any of these boards :(

Maybe I shoudn't write this but visually I prefer NHP much much more and already have good experience with their pads and straps (but plan to throw the KISS thing away) :)

I'm 178 cm, 79 kg. T5 had length 134x41, thinking about 134x42 NHP or 134x42 Monk... Correct size?

What's your opinion?


132x41 Monk!
:wink:


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: T5 replacement upgrade: Shinn Monk '13 vs NHP '13
PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:26 pm 
Offline
Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:18 am
Posts: 341
Location: Quebec
przemj wrote:
Hello.

I've just broken my all good T5 that I've been riding since my 1st day 3 years ago. Was very happy with it and found it very comfortable for my knees, although lacked some of the edge when launching a jump (or it's just a lame excuse for lacking skill :))...

So what's now? I'm intermediate (60 days on the water but freakishly commited), not really into freestyle for time coming but doing back/front rolls, simple transitions, trying to go big air, planning to go unhooked for some basic stuff, but generally hooked-in for some time coming. Love to go hard upwind (quite often overpowered, so using this as a way of holding down my overpowered kite).

Conditions: rarely on flat... Mostly Fuerteventura and choppy Baltic sea whereabouts.

Which board is better for me and for my further progress and still nice for my knees? Or maybe should I look into something else? I have this problem that it is impossible for me to demo any of these boards :(

Maybe I shoudn't write this but visually I prefer NHP much much more and already have good experience with their pads and straps (but plan to throw the KISS thing away) :)

I'm 178 cm, 79 kg. T5 had length 134x41, thinking about 134x42 NHP or 134x42 Monk... Correct size?

What's your opinion?

Easy...

Monk Forever all the way. I was on an NHP for 2 years prior to my Monk. I also had a quick try on a raptor LTD but it didn't fit my need.

It is exactly what you need, a board that you can ride as hard as you want. you wont ever lose your edge no matter how hard you try. The best part is that it is even smoother than the nhp. Don't get me wrong the NHP is a great board and yes it probably has a better look. But in terms of performance the Monk forever is a step ahead. You can really load it for some nice big air.

I weigh 165 and I ride on a 132X41. At your weight I would go for the 134X42.


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: T5 replacement upgrade: Shinn Monk '13 vs NHP '13
PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:08 pm 
Offline
Medium Poster

Joined: Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:29 pm
Posts: 133
What do you want from your board? My experience between these 3 boards. 134 Shinn monk forever. Better top speed /overpowered, and smooth. Shinn Dundee 133 ( overlooked as the monk came first, got great reviews so is really popular) I ended up with Dundee, better in waves, a bit more suspension/ control over chop( we get a lot of that!) for your knees, at the expense of full on top end speed. It holds crap loads of power like the monk ! Shinn street 137 if you want a firmer board for pop/wakestyle. Not my cup of tea. The newer footstraps, 2013, have a bit more padding lower down which earlier straps suffered from a bit. The footpads are unbelievably comfy on the Shinns. I got last years Dundee with this years straps. Sorted. Get the board that suits what you do, rather than someone else's choice. Get a demo of dundee and monk and try on SAME day. BTW I am 95kg, and prefer the 42w rather than the recommended 44w for my weight.


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: T5 replacement upgrade: Shinn Monk '13 vs NHP '13
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:14 pm 
Offline
Medium Poster

Joined: Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:13 am
Posts: 166
Agree with previous poster

132 X 41 Monk :thumb:

I (72 kg) am at a similar level to you ride in chop and love the 130 X 40 Monk for high wind riding.


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: T5 replacement upgrade: Shinn Monk '13 vs NHP '13
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:02 pm 
Offline
Medium Poster

Joined: Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:16 pm
Posts: 56
NHP/Monk almost the same shape/board, foot beds are different
NHP resale value is better and looks a lot better than the other one
15/20% cheaper ? Go for it !
Can you tell us more about the factory location? I bet it’s a snowboard factory in Austria


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: T5 replacement upgrade: Shinn Monk '13 vs NHP '13
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:06 pm 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 17, 2008 3:44 pm
Posts: 1113
Location: DownUnder/Brazil cumbuco-oceanview.com
irwe wrote:
Agree with previous poster

132 X 41 Monk :thumb:

I (72 kg) am at a similar level to you ride in chop and love the 130 X 40 Monk for high wind riding.


Yup...I'm 68Kg and on the 130x40 too and I wished I would be able to get hold of a 2011 Monk 128x39 which would fit me perfectly.

Here is the Shinn board's size charts. But of course more inexperienced kiters need a larger board in the beginning.
http://www.shinnworld.com/#!whatssizedoineed/cptk

Cheers
Caesar 8)


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: T5 replacement upgrade: Shinn Monk '13 vs NHP '13
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:08 pm 
Offline
Medium Poster

Joined: Fri Aug 04, 2006 3:45 am
Posts: 186
Location: Canada
I am your size and weight and I use the 134x42 Shinn Monk Forever. I like that size because the low end is great and yet I can handle it in high winds with my 6m kite. I think if you are getting one board, 134 is the size. If you could get two, then I would go with a smaller Monk and something like a Dundee.

K


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: T5 replacement upgrade: Shinn Monk '13 vs NHP '13
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:03 pm 
Offline
Medium Poster

Joined: Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:29 pm
Posts: 133
ktflyer381 wrote:
I am your size and weight and I use the 134x42 Shinn Monk Forever. I like that size because the low end is great and yet I can handle it in high winds with my 6m kite. I think if you are getting one board, 134 is the size. If you could get two, then I would go with a smaller Monk and something like a Dundee.

K



KT, I would say get a small monk and speedball if you were going for 2 boards


Top
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic
 [ 17 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC + 1 hour


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], jespin4845, RedStar, UnderWindPower, windfreak74 and 25 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group