Actually I suggested to him the north freerace board. I love directionals too! Although is not the best in terms of lowind is definitely one of the most enjoyable (free)race boards.SupaEZ wrote:Hello Juaorpo! I have owned flysurfer flydoors 165x46 and 170x50 with my speed 3 21.Then got tired of them and sold them.I ride 95% in the ocean. Their hourglass shape is really no fun in waves and chop.When i bougth my North Spike i went for the shorter lenght 153 (same width 46.5) i weigh 75kg and it was almost just as efficient to reach low end and upwind angle but so MUCH more FUN to turn/slash around in the ocean.I used mostly with 21M but on occasion on 12M Rebel 2011.Got to say that finally i sold the Spike and bought the North Freerace twin fin 3 straps directional (164x47.5). Now that is the board that suits me best.Tracks upwind like a door / just enough float to jibe easily / accelerates fast / jumps real high and slashes small waves on a dime.I have tried it with my 10M Rebel in 13 knots with no problem keeping upwind.I would not have had fun on a 10M in that wind with either Spike/Spleene/etc. But that's just me. SupaEZ
comments like this really should be ignored. What mr. tybam doesn't realize is that big kites really do turn slower.TYBAM wrote:big flat board are for fat kooks. get a biiger kite, 8-20kts is 14-16m wind , not 10m. At that weight you shouldnt need a 10m until at least 22knts. tell your friend to sell his 10m and get a bigger kite, he will have alot more fun in those winds.
Big flat boards ARE for fat kooks... cos with the extra weight, you can actually handle the board I have a lot of fun on my Flydoor XLs - foot-outs are easier cos there's more board to grabTYBAM wrote:big flat board are for fat kooks. get a biiger kite, 8-20kts is 14-16m wind , not 10m. At that weight you shouldnt need a 10m until at least 22knts. tell your friend to sell his 10m and get a bigger kite, he will have alot more fun in those winds.
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