Could you give a breakdown of sizing? They're long boards, I guess because of the rocker.
I'm 185 lbs. (84 kg.) I'm not looking for a lightwind board, but also don't need a board that I can only ride at the top end of my kites.
what size would be good for me with straps?
what about with boots?
I am 185lbs and rode a 12m RPM and 12m Dice in the windgraph pictured with the 140 Flow (from noon~6pm). I was mostly overpowered during this time. I ride it with Hyperlite systems (Process Boot model). I should also mention that we have a considerable current that aids us upwind (hood river).
I agree with you that it's frustrating to get a 140 sized board that you want for powered riding and find that it is more like a light-wind board. I think that a reason for this are differences in rocker and the width. I could be using the wrong terminology but this board has more tip to tail taper than say the slingshot vision, which I find to be a pretty large board even though it is in this size range.
As a blanket statement I would say that the 140 Flow compares to your standard 138cm boards that other manufacturers are putting out for freestyle riding.
The 140 Flow is a safe bet for booted and strapped riding for you at your weight. This is assuming you aren't frequently finding yourself riding overpowered, in which case the 136 would be more ideal.
Again I have to add the disclaimer that it's very difficult to comment on/recommend sizes since the upwind current in the columbia river is so significant. It's been a long time since i've felt what it was like having to struggle to make upwind ground.