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Onthewater860
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Board size for #2.

Postby Onthewater860 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:35 pm

I've got a board now that's served me well but thinking of getting another.
Maybe a smaller one for more powered up days?
I've got a 140x43 lower rocker board.
I'm thinking 137x 41 or 134x40. Med rockered
Ss crisis board.
Suggestions. Thoughts?

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Re: Board size for #2.

Postby Onthewater860 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:35 pm

Forgot. 200lbs. Intermediateish ability

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Re: Board size for #2.

Postby Toby » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:52 am

Small boards make a difference.
You can hold much more power.
If your goal is to jump, a small board will help to edge harder and send you higher.
I have the same weight and ride 128x38...but I fly an 18 sqm kite...so I need that small.

If you have any chance to test boards, do it and see if you feel better with a smaller board or not.

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Re: Board size for #2.

Postby IBaKiteboarder » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:44 pm

I weigh quite a bit less at 165lbs, but my two boards are the 146x43.5 Misfit and the 136x40.5 Misfit. That 10cm length and 3cm width difference makes a big difference in feel and performance. The small board just feels so nimble and fun compared to the bigger one. I think that size difference is just about right for my kite range 9-15. That said, I can see where an even smaller board would be good for those days when I'm maxed out on the 9m. So based on my limited experience I'd suggest nothing less than a 3cm width difference would be what you want... the 134x40. I am thinking the length difference isn't quite as important.
EDIT: my disclaimer is that I'm no expert like Toby, so take my advice just as my observations. Also, as I'm still an intermediate as well, I tend to ride a little bit less powered so I like a board that has a little more lift to it (working on riding powered up more though). This vid is on my 136 Misfit and 9m Rally... maybe could have even flown the 12m... https://youtu.be/cpemGheuqsA

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Re: Board size for #2.

Postby deniska » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:42 pm

you do #2 with your board on? Jesus! :o :lol:

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Re: Board size for #2.

Postby john a » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:02 pm

I am a sucker for gear, and would never have one board.
There is a lot of personal taste, riding style and so on, but for me I have one bigger board with boots and one smaller with straps. Like to have that combo and the opportunity. And fun to mix up straps and boots. More variation. For that I wouldn't´t choose to boards that is too close in size but a few cm between, so if it was me I would have taken the smallest one along with the 140. But test and see what you like if you can. I have also have bin breaking so many boards (several of brands and models) over the years so have to have backup boards. Nice in that way too.


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