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nikalaitzian Very Frequent Poster
Joined: Tue May 01, 2007 1:11 pm
Kiting since: 2001
Style: waves,big air,megaloops,hydrofoil
Gear: Epic kites,g-force boards,cohete surfboards
Brand Affiliation: Epic Kites
You can use ANY board, for a downwinder
If you want to win, you are probably best off with a board that glides well, meaning a medium raceboard with smaller fins.
Can go deeper thus better VMG.
If very very choppy/waves and difficult conditions, a light wind waveboard, strapped, can also be good.
A TT no problem either, if not lightwind, but your stance is a bit awkward with one leg bent, but if you change tack often, you dont get sore/tired.
A foilboard can also be used, because it causes the least stress because of no bumps nor kitepull - but I dont know if slower than a raceboard on a downwind tack ?
At least not as easy for most....
If you are going on a deep downwinder, same tack - I would stay away from the twintip because of the odd stance and cramps can occur
thanks P.i have a north race board LTD 2010(small with small fins)i m gonna kick thei asses
waynepjh Very Frequent Poster
Joined: Sun Jun 26, 2005 5:17 pm
Kiting since: 1999
Gear: Ozone edges and c4
Brand Affiliation: Ozone team rider
Location: jackson WY
I would get a few long bike rides if you can. Do a lot of riding off the seat. This will give you some good resistance to lactic acid. "sportlegs" might be a good suplement to take for this race. Have fun sounds awesome!
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