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Jojo1
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Style: Kite race
Gear: Speed 3 19
Ozone Edge 2013 17
Royal proto 13
Dyno 2012 10
North race board
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Speed board

Postby Jojo1 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:01 pm

Hi all,
Not easy to find used or new speed board in Eu.
Im searching a speed board for open sea and also one for flat water.
Someone have something used and good for sale? New?

I must say that i have never tried kite speed board but i like speed on windsurf and now i would like to experience what means speed on kite specific equipment.

Now i use Ozone Edge 2013 in sizes 17,13,10,7 with race board.

Sugestions etc welcome.

Thanks in advance :thumb:

geof
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Kiting since: 2000
Local Beach: old man dam,
pincher creek
Favorite Beaches: event site
Style: race
Gear: cross bow
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Re: Speed board

Postby geof » Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:13 pm

Hi,

I would recomend mike's lab.
This guy makes boards for all the best guys.
I am sure you could get something similar to
what Rob Douglas(world record holder) has.

If you have a race board now try something smaller.
Like a slalom version of a race board.

Other's to check out would be Tema Vento.

Go for a custom board and talk to the designer about
where you ride,how you ride, what you are looking for in
a board ect. Pay the extra money and get something real special.
You will end up with fewer boards ,but with ones you want to keep forever.

The only draw back to going this route is the wait time.
You may have to wait 6 months to get a top board from a
top shaper.

Another thing to think about is the fins. The Shaper may have
an opinion about what fins to ride on this board. This will
also have some lead time to deal with aswell.

Disclosure: right now I am getting my regular custom directional that I
love to ride converted to hold the hydrafoil.

geof

Jojo1
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Posts: 48
Joined: Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:12 am
Kiting since: 0
Style: Kite race
Gear: Speed 3 19
Ozone Edge 2013 17
Royal proto 13
Dyno 2012 10
North race board
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Speed board

Postby Jojo1 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:11 pm

Hi Geof,
Thanks for reply.
Since i come from Formula windsurfing i know how important is to tune boar with right fins.Its crucial for best performance and fun.
Im not sure that i want hi wind slalom board.
I have good quality speed spot wery close to my home.Super flat water and some insane winds when Eol wants.
Im thinking about dedicated speed board, and how to get hands on new or used one,and posibly from someone from EU to shorten the waiting times.
Toys that is used for speed event in Luderitz.
Someone have something to offer?

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Peert
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Posts: 75
Joined: Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:38 am
Kiting since: 2012
Local Beach: Mirns, Lauwersoog, Workum, Zuidlaardermeer, SpotX
Style: Freeride
Gear: OR Prodigy 5m, Cypher 7 & Cypher 9, Naish Trip 10m, Pansh A15 12m.
Mako 140x40 & Mako King (165x45), Crazyfly Bulldozer, Mitu convertible 5.8 & TKF manta Hydrofoil
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Re: Speed board

Postby Peert » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:37 pm

I remembered seeing a second hand add long time ago.. And guess what.. Found it for you. It is still for sale... Don't know if it suits you, but check it out..

http://www.kitehigh.nl/2ehands/advertentie/6809

SalmonSlayer
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Re: Speed board

Postby SalmonSlayer » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:42 pm

Underground still sells a production speed board

http://epikoo.com/kiteboarding/gear/kiteboards/underground-speed-2013
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Jojo1
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Posts: 48
Joined: Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:12 am
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Style: Kite race
Gear: Speed 3 19
Ozone Edge 2013 17
Royal proto 13
Dyno 2012 10
North race board
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Speed board

Postby Jojo1 » Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:57 am

Thanks for sugestions,
Underground seems the board to go becose its twin tip oriented speed board so that means i dont need two boards to run starbord or port tack.
It seems a reasonable compromis board for beginer.
Now im waiting reply from Underground.
:thumb:

Momo_13
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Kiting since: 2002
Local Beach: Marseille, FR
Favorite Beaches: Marseille, FR
Style: Freeride, race, foil
Gear: Board : Ocean Rodeo Mako 150*35, Spotz 2013 foil , previously Cabrinha Raceboard 2011 183*59
Kite : North dyno 18 2011, Flysurfer Sonic 11, Speed3 12, Speed4 8, Genetrix Hydra 7 , previously Speed4 10
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Re: Speed board

Postby Momo_13 » Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:34 pm

Here is one, from one of the most used kite forum in french : http://www.flysurf.com/petites-annonces ... 232606.htm (it's not mine)

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davesails7
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Spotz2 w/Delta Board
Mako 130
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Re: Speed board

Postby davesails7 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:39 pm

I thought underground went out of business and became Axis? Is underground back?


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