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 Post subject: Advice on a split board, Nobile or FS
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:16 am 
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Preping for a month long trip to Sri Lanka in January and looking to buy a split board to take with. I don't think the smaller size is worth the $ since you can easily take a 140 with you without being charged but the larger one has my interest for LW days and my GF that is starting out. Also wouldn't be too bad for traveling since we'll be touring the island on motorcycles. Anyways, anyone have any experience with either? Impressions? How about the non-split versions the FlyDoor and Flying Carpet? I use Flysurfer kites so would like to stay with the same brand but if the Carpet has any advantages I would get that instead. Thanks

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 Post subject: Re: Advice on a split board, Nobile or FS
PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:49 am 
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I dont believe any one has them yet as they are just becoming available, we have an order in with Nobile and should be recieving them in a week. We will be testing them and will report back :) Nobile also has a split surf board which should be interesting to try.


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 Post subject: Re: Advice on a split board, Nobile or FS
PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:59 pm 
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Sounds like you are keen to save some money. I'd go for RL's two part. Much cheaper. Not such a fancy construction but absolutely does the job.


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 Post subject: Re: Advice on a split board, Nobile or FS
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:10 pm 
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i am using the woodboard split, and i am very happy with it. i can recommand it everyone who needs the advantage of a small packsice!,


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 Post subject: Re: Advice on a split board, Nobile or FS
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:48 pm 
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I'm really just looking between the flysurfer or nobile. Was hoping someone had hands on experience with the solid board counterparts and their opinion on which is best. Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Advice on a split board, Nobile or FS
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:21 pm 
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Hey Jason, you sure do get around Bro!

Look, the FS is made in the Nobile factory. Nobile saw that FS were selling a ton of their "doors" and as a result brought out their Flying Carpet.
I'm not sure who came up with the details on the split on the boards but it will have been engineered by the Nobile guys.

Bottom line is choose whichever one you'll get the best dealer service from in your travels around.

Oh, ... and come back to SA, we have some waves with your name on them :D


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 Post subject: Re: Advice on a split board, Nobile or FS
PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:22 am 
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Hi, I own a Flying Carpet and I'm very happy with it but, IMO; it's not a real beginner board, it's a lightwind weapon for . A beginner will for sure enjoy the big size but he will also suffer the "squared" shape, the sharp corners and the overall pression the Carpet applies on his/her legs.


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 Post subject: Re: Advice on a split board, Nobile or FS
PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:18 pm 
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merl wrote:
Sounds like you are keen to save some money. I'd go for RL's two part. Much cheaper. Not such a fancy construction but absolutely does the job.


What is an RL?


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 Post subject: Re: Advice on a split board, Nobile or FS
PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:54 pm 
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S.A. wrote:
Hey Jason, you sure do get around Bro!

Look, the FS is made in the Nobile factory. Nobile saw that FS were selling a ton of their "doors" and as a result brought out their Flying Carpet.
I'm not sure who came up with the details on the split on the boards but it will have been engineered by the Nobile guys.

Bottom line is choose whichever one you'll get the best dealer service from in your travels around.

Oh, ... and come back to SA, we have some waves with your name on them :D


Hey Shaun, how goes it. Would love to visit Durban again but doesn't look like that's gonna be in the cards anytime soon.

I'm wondering which system is gonna work between between the two splits. Looks like nobile's is gonna be a little bit heavier and might get jammed with sand but the FS ones I see they always have a little bit difficulty getting the second peg in.

Most likely I will go Flysurfer just to stick with the same brand and that 5th fin sounds helpful. Still waiting on some reviews on either.

=Jason-


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 Post subject: Re: Advice on a split board, Nobile or FS
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:18 am 
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loco4viento wrote:
merl wrote:
Sounds like you are keen to save some money. I'd go for RL's two part. Much cheaper. Not such a fancy construction but absolutely does the job.


What is an RL?


RL split board 569eu
http://www.rlboards.com/kiteboards/2-p-c-2-pieces-concept-board/
available via http://kitesyndikat24.de/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=32&Itemid=123

Interesting Split model from woodboard.at Austria at 700eu
http://www.woodboard.at/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=18&category_id=18&option=com_virtuemart&lang=en
available via http://www.surfinsel.at/Woodboard:.:156.html?language=de

Then still the Newind.it, and Nomad


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