Out of all the ideas I am most tempted by the underworld swt! I wish it was be a bit wider but at least its way stiffer than the speedball. Otherwise have tried a wider stance board(I have a Xennon Laluz, 65cm stance), but I'd still love a shorter board. Thanks guys for all the ideas!
The EPIC Oxygen is 135x47.5cm. It's a great stiff light wind board. Not much rocker. It sounds as if you are looking for one board quiver. It's not too likely that you'll find one that's great in all conditions
I am loving the juice. I was about to despair when she found me:) I don't want to have a one board quiver. What I want is a favorite board that will let me jump 20 feet up, will be easy for early planing, stiff for pop and fast for big airs. I thing the juice is it! And the best thing about the width is that it'll let me get back to shore if the wind drops! Thank you guys! I will let you know if it actually does all of those things when I get it.
MACTNKA wrote:Hey everybody, I am eager to find out if my new theory holds, there it goes. According to most of the seasoned kiteboarders on the forum, shorter kiteboard allows you to hold more power for bigger jumps. Also according to you wider stiffer boards, or bigger general area(length by width), with less rocker are better for lighter winds. Do you guys know of such board perfect for all conditions, short and wide or do I have to build it myself? Thanks for the input!
No...the reason riders can hold more wind and power has more to do with width than length. Shorter boards are usually narrower, so you can hold a crap load of wind, hence better jumping. Take the same short board and add a bunch of width and it won't hold nearly as well. I tried the epic short/wide board years ago and it was good in light winds, but got overpowered quickly in medium/strong winds.
A board that is too wide means your heels are further from the edge and harder to hold power.
If you are looking for a lighter wind board that also jumps like a short board, you'll have to give up one or the other.