edt wrote:Despite what you might have heard the contact is not a recoil clone the kaos was supposed to ride most like a recoil but both the recoil and kaos and contact are gone now and you won't find an exact match anymore. 134 is too big, get 130. If you aren't riding until you get to maui you can always buy it there.
If you are looking for a board similar to the kaos, you will be looking at this year's Element
, or last year's Nova. They are very similar, just minor refinement and a name change
Excellent boards for cruising and freestyle, they have a ton of pop and ride super fast so you get a lot of low end.
The Kaos was nothing like the Recoil or recoil Comps, completely different outline, base
shape and much more flex. The Contact was the closest with just a little more flex than the Recoils. The Nova was the direct replacement of the Kaos and was similar, the Element is a completely different board all together, it is far stiffer than the Kaos and has much deeper base channels, its super responsive, fast and produces huge pop. It is a bit like a DLX with a flat rocker line.
Over recent years my personal twin tip boards have been a 134 Recoil and Recoil comp, 138 Influence with boots then 137 Contact and now a 137 Influence
, I am 65kg.
It all depends what you want to do, if you just want to go boosting then a small board is good as you can hold down lots of power but for everything else it is not efficient enough or stable on landings.