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jimdan
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Opinions about kite board

Postby jimdan » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:29 pm

hello to all
i am 1.75 height and 75 kg and i am in to freeride and freestyle, can any suggest what board can i go to.......any opinions about north select , TS , jamie or slingshot crisis, asylum?
thanks

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Re: Opinions about kite board

Postby Westozzy » Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:31 am

Freeride include waves? Chop or real good flat water? How far down the freestyle rabbit hole do you go?

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Re: Opinions about kite board

Postby jimdan » Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:18 pm

chop conditions, flat conditions not often, about freestyle not very high, i will say intermidiate level and bellow ......so any suggestions about a board and dimensions

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Re: Opinions about kite board

Postby Westozzy » Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:56 pm

Laluz, 135 by 41. 2013 if you want a little more comfort. 2014 for a stiffer ride but holds much more speed and load. Want some freestyle ability at an intermediate level in chop that's ya board.

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Re: Opinions about kite board

Postby bigwave » Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:14 pm

Do some research on the Nobile NHP. An excellent product. The click and go fin,binding and handle is excellent when traveling. In our shop, the 134 x 42 is the best selling model.
I have rode the 2 Slingshot boards you have mentioned. The Crisis is their entry level board offering solid performance at a great price point. The Asylum is a more freestyle board with a good rocker line with a flat section to enhance the upwind performance. The Slingshot pads are very comfortable and have a large adjustment for boots or barefoot.
There are so many choices and impossible to ride all. I don't really go on and on about TT's, they IMO are all very similar except for a noted few(Ocean Rodeo Mako, Shinn Speedball etc). That said, the Nobile NHP ticks all the boxes. Speed,pop,upwind and smooth. Great light components. You will not regret buying that board.

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Re: Opinions about kite board

Postby jimdan » Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:20 pm

thanks i will check them out .....
cheers :thumb:


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