KYLakeKiter wrote:I am surprised no one has mention a Shinn yet. If you want a board you will be happy with all the way through your progression, look at a Dundee or a Monk. Most people on the forum who ride them have nothing but good things to say.
As for size, that is all about wind range. For me (180 lbs), if the kite is on the high end of its wind range, I ride my Luigi 130 x 39. On the low end still trying to boost, I go up to an Airush switch 142 x 42. The small board helps me hold down a lot of power, and the bigger board gets me going with less power.
I came from a wakeboard background too, so when you get comfortable with the kite, throw on your favorite wakeboard and go for it. You will have a blast. Just make sure you don't have to get back upwind because the rocker of your wakeboard probably won't get you there. I do love a good downwinder on my Hyperlite Drive 139 though.
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