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Xenon Rayo Vs. CrazyFly Raptor Pro

Postby ilanos10 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:25 pm

Hi,

I'm looking to buy:
Xenon Rayo 2013 130X40
or
CrazyFly Raptor 2013 132X41

I weigh 67 Kg and I'm an intermediate level surfer who wants to start performing tricks.
I can go upwind easily and perform small jumps (2-3 meters high).

Which do you think is more suitable for me?

Thanks!

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Re: Xenon Rayo Vs. CrazyFly Raptor Pro

Postby Westozzy » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:45 am

add the laluz in there.

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Re: Xenon Rayo Vs. CrazyFly Raptor Pro

Postby stridgey10 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:40 pm

Also lookin for feedback on rayo and laluz for an all round freeride 80% freestyle 20% shred machine?? Also any news on new release dates for 2014 xenon boards?

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Re: Xenon Rayo Vs. CrazyFly Raptor Pro

Postby Westozzy » Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:09 am

Well I had a 2013 laluz and rayo in my hands. And I was shocked as to how much flex was in the rayo the apparent freestyle specific board of the two. Is that right? Because for freestyle I'd be on the laluz given the flex characteristics. Both me and the shop owner were surprised.

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Re: Xenon Rayo Vs. CrazyFly Raptor Pro

Postby stridgey10 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:33 pm

So would you not reccomend the Rayo then (too soft???). Any more good or bad points regarding the rayo??

May just go for the laluz then, dont think ive ever rea anythng negative about it.....

what is you riding style/level?

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Re: Xenon Rayo Vs. CrazyFly Raptor Pro

Postby fernmanus » Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:40 pm

I have a 2012 132 Laluz and a 138 Rayo. I use the Rayo for light and inconsistent wind. It is a very forgiving board, but I agree with Westozzy that the Laluz is a better bet for freestyle riding/jumping. The Laluz is an awesome board, you can not go wrong buying it.

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Re: Xenon Rayo Vs. CrazyFly Raptor Pro

Postby stridgey10 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:45 pm

Laluz it is then, do you know where I can get a good price on a 2013 or should I wait for 2014 release? Any news on 2014 boards?

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Re: Xenon Rayo Vs. CrazyFly Raptor Pro

Postby kitesurfari » Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:12 pm

I'm not sure where you are located, but we have some of the 2013 LaLuz 138s arriving next week for closeout. We've ridden it all season, and love the board!

http://kiteboarding.kitesurfari.com/pro ... aluz&cat=1

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Re: Xenon Rayo Vs. CrazyFly Raptor Pro

Postby ben newman » Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:21 am

Go for LaLuz :!: It is a shredding machine but also very soft and comfortable for freeriding.
Can't wait for the 2014 Xenon boards to hit the market.

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Re: Xenon Rayo Vs. CrazyFly Raptor Pro

Postby stridgey10 » Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:25 pm

Cheers guys, looking for a 135 I think......does anyone know when the 2014 boards will be unveiled and go on sale????


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