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rleshem
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Brokite Hybrid or Pop

Postby rleshem » Thu Jul 09, 2015 5:44 pm

Hi,

I am currently riding an underground 132FLX which I like alot but I wanted to get a slightly bigger board. I was thinking of the Brokite given all the good reviews online.

I mostly ride in chopy conditions and like to boost, backroll etc. No unhooked yet but would like to progress to it.
Upwind is very important as I sometimes kite in very strong currents.

Which board would be better the Hybrid or the Pop?

Thanks

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Re: Brokite Hybrid or Pop

Postby Pemba » Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:51 am

I haven't tried (or even seen) either of them but like you I'm interested in both. They do have seriously good reviews. I'm sure they would both be fine for what you describe but I expect the hybrid to be a bit more allround, better in chop, and the pop to be better for unhooking. But why not send them an email as well, unless you already have ?

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Re: Brokite Hybrid or Pop

Postby greatlakeaddiction » Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:40 am

Never rode one, but several locals here in west Michigan own them and swear by them.

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Re: Brokite Hybrid or Pop

Postby jwoodunlv » Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:17 pm

I have a hybrid 135 and would highly recommend it. The construction really smooths out the chop allowing you to ride with more speed. As far as the comparison between the pop and hybrid they are pretty similar but the hybrid turns better and will be better in the chop. You also mentioned current and needing a bigger board. I think you will be happy with the 135 for that. It's not much bigger than what you have but it's 43cm wide so it's got some girth and will get you going much earlier. What I noticed most the first time I rode a bro was the weight. They are extremely light and ride like a much smaller board.

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Re: Brokite Hybrid or Pop

Postby jpkiter » Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:11 pm

Give Jerry a call....I have a few times when i had some questions about their boards...he'll be able to point you in the right direction. Super nice guy to chat with :thumb:

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Re: Brokite Hybrid or Pop

Postby POACHER » Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:15 pm

I rode the Hybrid in Corpus this spring for a few days. It's a great board. Like Jwood said, it's insanely light. It rode great through chop, popped really well and was considerably faster than my NHP. It also went up wind better.
Never rode the Pop so can't comment....

Jerry makes great boards. You can't go wrong.

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Re: Brokite Hybrid or Pop

Postby rleshem » Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:35 pm

Thanks All!
Spoke to Jerry and ordered the Hybrid 135.

Looking forward to riding it!

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Re: Brokite Hybrid or Pop

Postby jwoodunlv » Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:26 pm

Sweet!!! I'm sure you will like it. Post a review here once you get to ride it!!! Curious to see what other kiters think of them.

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Re: Brokite Hybrid or Pop

Postby Bossstyle » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:09 pm

How was it?

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Re: Brokite Hybrid or Pop

Postby rleshem » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:52 am

Great board! Light and stiff with lots of rocker so really fun and smooth on large chop/ waves. Landings are super nice. Carving is awesome. Good durability so far as well. Upwind is not as good as flat boards but not an issue at all.

Love the board and recommended it to others who enjoyed it as well.


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