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Re: What do you think is the optimal board size for Airstyle ?

Postby lindseym » Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:01 pm

BernieTomic1 wrote:
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:15 pm
Would you guys say that the F-One Trax HRD with the F-One straps works well for board offs and airstyle?
Should I replace the standard handle? Should I add some kind of grab handle as seen in Jeremie Tronets Jesus walk video ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_TeNlkHMRY )?
Where do I get one of those on the european market?

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I tried the smaller Trax and was really impressed. I think it was a 135. It definitely was not too heavy. The edging and pop were fantastic and it truly does "ride above the water" as F-One pitches. Here's the board - http://www.f-onekites.com/Products/Twin ... -Lite-tech
Overall I think it would make a great Airstyle board but it was so light that it took some getting used to. Also, personally I don't like the footpads because I wear booties and they literally stick onto the footpads making board offs more difficult. This however may not be the case riding barefoot but I always ride with booties.

Definitely replace the standard with the one on the Airstyle site or make your own. I recently bought 2 of them and will never ride a board without one. As far as the rail grip, more and more i use it less and find the handle to be just as easy. This is especially the case if you get the taller handle. I used to use the grab rail for all board offs but I find the handle to be less torque on the wrist. If you do install one i recommend making one from an old flip flop. The best adhesive I have found is Gorilla Glue. Its the only one that has lasted.

keep use posted on what you end up getting.

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Re: What do you think is the optimal board size for Airstyle ?

Postby Toby » Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:02 pm

Good info , thx Lindsey

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Re: What do you think is the optimal board size for Airstyle ?

Postby BernieTomic1 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:46 pm

lindseym wrote:
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:01 pm
BernieTomic1 wrote:
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:15 pm
Would you guys say that the F-One Trax HRD with the F-One straps works well for board offs and airstyle?
Should I replace the standard handle? Should I add some kind of grab handle as seen in Jeremie Tronets Jesus walk video ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_TeNlkHMRY )?
Where do I get one of those on the european market?

phpBB [video]
I tried the smaller Trax and was really impressed. I think it was a 135. It definitely was not too heavy. The edging and pop were fantastic and it truly does "ride above the water" as F-One pitches. Here's the board - http://www.f-onekites.com/Products/Twin ... -Lite-tech
Overall I think it would make a great Airstyle board but it was so light that it took some getting used to. Also, personally I don't like the footpads because I wear booties and they literally stick onto the footpads making board offs more difficult. This however may not be the case riding barefoot but I always ride with booties.

Definitely replace the standard with the one on the Airstyle site or make your own. I recently bought 2 of them and will never ride a board without one. As far as the rail grip, more and more i use it less and find the handle to be just as easy. This is especially the case if you get the taller handle. I used to use the grab rail for all board offs but I find the handle to be less torque on the wrist. If you do install one i recommend making one from an old flip flop. The best adhesive I have found is Gorilla Glue. Its the only one that has lasted.

keep use posted on what you end up getting.
The 137 is maybe a bit big. I guess if I go for a new twintip, it will probably be a smaller one.
I am still looking at measuring the width and get Toby's handle.
Unfortunately, I hurt my shoulder, so there are no big jumps on the horizon right meaning no hurry.
I wrote to Jeremie in regard to his grab rail, which he makes from North binding pads, the ones graded hard or soft. He recommended neoprene glue.
Also, I was able to order the grab rails from Flysurfer. Have not received them yet though.


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