Toby wrote:I still ride my Flyboard Radical S 128x38.
I have 93 kg.
The smaller the board, the more powered your kite can be.
Important for me is also the weight. The smaller, the lighter most of the times, but that will be a disadvantage for e.g. Kick flips. The wind will take it away.
Important are also big straps. I see many riders with problems getting back into the straps.
Once I show them how huge mine are, they make them bigger and then land the boardoffs easier.
Toby wrote:It is the 2012 Radical S.
Since I don' test a lot of boards, I cannot really compare.
The board does what I need, that is important.
Not sure if it goes better upwind than others etc.
Important for me are:
- the straps (I need them huge and soft in the inside for twisting my foot to have the grip)
- the edging (so I can hold the power of the kite)
- the weight (too light and too heavy are bad for kick flips)
- the size (too big makes it less movable, e.g. Passes, full tail spins etc)
And since I am happy with my current board, I don't want to change, since my kite, board and me are one unit now so I can keep doing my tricks and invent even new ones.
I might be a bad example for the industry...but in the last 1.5 years I bought 5 kites and 3 boards!
Toby wrote:Yes, all the same!
Current condition after I bough 4 new ones and 1 used:
1x pretty much dead
Boards all good.
I think if there is one time a perfect big kite, it can be a seller for many years.
No need to improve every year!
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