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mike dubs
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Feedback on HB surfkite Lafayette 5'10 wanted

Postby mike dubs » Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:23 pm

guys,

Like the look of this from Herve Boure, been out a year or so now.

anyone ridden in/got good feedback on it?

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Re: Feedback on HB surfkite Lafayette 5'10 wanted

Postby omg » Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:50 am

yes, I am interested on the HB boards overall, so any feedback would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

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Re: Feedback on HB surfkite Lafayette 5'10 wanted

Postby tony montana » Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:49 am

Me three,got sum great strapless vids on their web,TONY

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Re: Feedback on HB surfkite Lafayette 5'10 wanted

Postby mike dubs » Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:49 pm

come on Frenchies, let's have the scoop.

This ros beouf wants one!

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Re: Feedback on HB surfkite Lafayette 5'10 wanted

Postby Phil » Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:21 pm

mike dubs wrote:come on Frenchies, let's have the scoop.
This ros beouf wants one!
mike

Here is a few links to earlier discussions about the HB Surfkite (in french :cool2: )

http://forum.flysurf.com/parlons-matos/ ... =LAFAYETTE

http://forum.flysurf.com/parlons-matos/ ... hilit=SURF

Love mine ! :heartface: :heartface:
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Re: Feedback on HB surfkite Lafayette 5'10 wanted

Postby mike dubs » Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:10 pm

Thanks Phil,

I translated that. It seems good, might have to invest>

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Re: Feedback on HB surfkite Lafayette 5'10 wanted

Postby omg » Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:14 pm

Phil (and others as well), how is the weight of the board? Is it really light? The website says around 3kg, but you never know...

Can you compare it to other boards like the Firewire Vanguard weight wise and also waveriding wise, please? thanks!

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Re: Feedback on HB surfkite Lafayette 5'10 wanted

Postby Phil » Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:14 pm

omg wrote:Phil (and others as well), how is the weight of the board? Is it really light? The website says around 3kg, but you never know...

My Lafayette 5'10 weight 3,6kg with pads and fins

omg wrote:Can you compare it to other boards like the Firewire Vanguard weight wise and also waveriding wise, please? thanks!

For me the Vanguard is in a class of its own. Freaking fast in the wave but extremely agile and maneuvrable at the same time.
I am looking forward to adding a Vanguard in my quiver for the small conditions, keeping the Lafayette for the upper range in wind and waves.
By the way, weigth wise we will know only when the Vanguard will show up in a kite version. :cool2:

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Re: Feedback on HB surfkite Lafayette 5'10 wanted

Postby mike dubs » Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:31 pm

Phil,

what's the HB like in chop and is it nice and flexible?

Also been keen to see that vanguard come out in kite version, what size have you used? and what's your weight/

cheers

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Re: Feedback on HB surfkite Lafayette 5'10 wanted

Postby Phil » Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:24 pm

mike dubs wrote:Phil,
what's the HB like in chop and is it nice and flexible?

The HB is very comfortable in chop, thanks to the construction providing the right amount of flex, coupled with a single concave bottom shape.
Check the HB technical info
http://hb-surfkite.com/technical.php?page=technical

mike dubs wrote:Also been keen to see that vanguard come out in kite version, what size have you used? and what's your weight

Check this earlier thread :cool2:
viewtopic.php?p=794234#p794234

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