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matth
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Re: What’s the best board you have ever tried?

Postby matth » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:25 pm

I've been on the Shinn train for several years. Great boards and construction IMO. I ride in a lot of choppy water and the Monk is just freakishly smooth and easy on my knees. I usually get bored quick and want something new, but i just can not see moving on from this ride for a while. I just Picked up a King Gee for those low wind sessions, hopefully i will be just as happy.

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Re: What’s the best board you have ever tried?

Postby pj sofine » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:28 pm

Liked my underground flx's broke them all though.Been on crazy fly raptor pro ltd for last 5 years or so,136 and 140 cm,great boards for me.

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Re: What’s the best board you have ever tried?

Postby ThickAir » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:49 pm

matth wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:25 pm
I've been on the Shinn train for several years. Great boards and construction IMO. I ride in a lot of choppy water and the Monk is just freakishly smooth and easy on my knees. I usually get bored quick and want something new, but i just can not see moving on from this ride for a while. I just Picked up a King Gee for those low wind sessions, hopefully i will be just as happy.
Yup, nothing I've tried even approaches the Monk. I just ordered my 4th one! Tried the Ronson last year, but not for me.

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Re: What’s the best board you have ever tried?

Postby downunder » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:08 pm

Monk is quite flexy board.

Yes, sure, Ive got 50yo bad knees, but did not like Monk at all.

Gel pads on Monk I like tho...

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Re: What’s the best board you have ever tried?

Postby Windigo1 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:09 pm

Axis Limited and for light wind Axis Ultra both high end carbon fibre with big channels. Super smooth in the chop, insane pop, goes upwind like a rocket, lightweight construction, great pads flawless in every way.

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Re: What’s the best board you have ever tried?

Postby that_kite_couple » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:35 pm

Lieuwe boards are amazing and strong as hell all handmade. I ride the shotgun and have never found a board that compares to it

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Re: What’s the best board you have ever tried?

Postby rogue_kiteboarder » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:41 pm

Crazyfly Raptor LTD is hands down the best board for me. And I would argue it is one of the best for everyone.

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Re: What’s the best board you have ever tried?

Postby Pemba » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:54 pm

rogue_kiteboarder wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:41 pm
Crazyfly Raptor LTD is hands down the best board for me. And I would argue it is one of the best for everyone.
You might well be right. A very good board.

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Re: What’s the best board you have ever tried?

Postby Kitemanmuc » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:44 pm

that_kite_couple wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:35 pm
Lieuwe boards are amazing and strong as hell all handmade. I ride the shotgun and have never found a board that compares to it
I’ve heard really good things as well!

As anyone tried an imperator to compare?

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Re: What’s the best board you have ever tried?

Postby bazzamac » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:57 am

Love my Shinn King Gee for those light wind days and my Brokite Hybrid - Custom made for me. Tried quite a few boards but these excel in both their disciplines.


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