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Looking for Pure Freeride board

Postby Magic19kiteboarding » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:11 pm

I am looking for a Kiteboard Similar to the Skywalker Dimitri Pro Rider 127 X 37.5 cm. If ever you come to Cabarete soon and have a FREEDRIDE board to suggest .. I would like to try it, could your personal board or if you represent a shop or brand. Board must be SUPER LIGHT WEIGHT, with a VERY NARROW STANCE max 130 cm and not wider then 40 cm. with SUPER SMALL FOOTSRAPS and COMFY FOOTPADS with a good grip. I never got to find a FREERIDE that I like as much as the Dimitri Pro Rider and I would like to find something similar. I have an other kiteboard for FREESTYLE. I am really looking for pure FREERIDE that carve well in waves and has great POP for jumps but stays FLEXIBLE preferably without rigid inserts and smooth ride in chop. Any suggestions ?

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Re: Looking for Pure Freeride board

Postby NorCalNomad » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:56 pm

"has great POP for jumps but stays FLEXIBLE preferably" Which do you want? Can't have both if you are actually truthful on what has pop. Anything with carbon though will offer better dampening performance.

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Re: Looking for Pure Freeride board

Postby rogue_kiteboarder » Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:57 am

Crazyfly Raptor LTD, best board I have ever ridden.

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Re: Looking for Pure Freeride board

Postby Da Yoda » Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:53 am

Magic19kiteboarding wrote:I am looking for a Kiteboard Similar to the Skywalker Dimitri Pro Rider 127 X 37.5 cm.
I am really looking for pure FREERIDE that carve well in waves and has great POP for jumps but stays FLEXIBLE preferably without rigid inserts and smooth ride in chop. Any suggestions ?
Incrementally over the last decade boards have gotten longer, especially dedicated freeride boards. With the exception of some women's specific models and some "crossover" models (all-around), almost every freeride board on the market starts around the 132cm length. With that said here are several models to consider...

Epic Spartan 129x39 Note that this is Dimitri's "freestyle" board, but his "freestyle" is not your typical freestyle of today, so this board may be very close to the Skywalker.
Shinn Monk Gold 129x39
Shinn Monkette gold 127x38 (women's)
Liquid Force Aloha 129x39 (women's)

Here are some 131cm boards that could also work for ya...
Airush Diamond 131x38 (women's)
Cabrinha Ace 131x38
Wainman Cruzer 131x39

That's about it, outside of going custom or finding NOS (new old stock) or used boards. Good luck with your search! :thumb:

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Re: Looking for Pure Freeride board

Postby jonnydiesel » Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:02 am

Have a look at the Nomad.

Have a 150 Wave twin tip. It is super light and out performs anything else, that have ridden.

Just try one, am sure, it will exceed your expectations. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

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Re: Looking for Pure Freeride board

Postby Da Yoda » Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:50 pm

Here are some more boards to consider:
Nobile T5 WMN 131x39
F-One Acid 127x37 & 130x39
Slingshot Super Grom 130x39.6

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Re: Looking for Pure Freeride board

Postby topshelfboards » Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:28 am

Get your hands on a Nobile NHP (you can get the wmn if you really want it in 131) or a Shinn Monk (again you can go with the Monkette for the tiny size)
Both of those boards are awesome and have great attributes and are super comfortable.

If you can find one locally or order one the Clash Reincarnation is also a joy in all conditions.

Good luck

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Re: Looking for Pure Freeride board

Postby ORSales » Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:46 pm

The Mako 135 needs to be in this conversation! :)

Mako boards are designed carve hard, suck up the choppy water and deliver amazing edge control for huge jumps. The Makos all feature a ton of rocker so the 135 feels like a 130 underfoot.

I encourage you to search "Mako" on this forum to see how many other riders out there love this board for pure freeride enjoyment. Please feel free to PM me if you want a demo.

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