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Re: Which boards have the raised edge for use on the park?

Postby edt » Wed May 24, 2017 7:41 pm

I think you can use any board you like. If you want a rounded rail on your kiteboard then get out the sander and round it off, then afterwards apply a thin layer of epoxy. However why? Why not use a wakeboard a the park? the simple reason is cost. You can get a used wakeboard for $25, or even a brand new pro model for $250. contrast that to a pro level kiteboard like the hadlow for $1,000 or the wakestyle north board like the gambler for $800. Even if you have a kiteboard that has that wake style bottom, it's still vastly more expensive than a wakeboard and it really sucks when you snap a kiteboard at the park. That said I do ride my kiteboard at the park, why because I want to no other reason. I would not buy a kiteboard specifically to ride in the park. I would only buy a kiteboard to kite with and then if you feel like it take it to the park a couple of times. it's so much cheaper to buy a wakeboard than a kiteboard. doesn't make any sense to ride a kiteboard at the park if you go there a lot. You don't want to be so worried about hurting your board that you stay off the terrain.

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Re: Which boards have the raised edge for use on the park?

Postby NorCalNomad » Wed May 24, 2017 8:28 pm

rynhardt wrote:
Wed May 24, 2017 7:06 pm
jeromeL wrote:
Wed May 24, 2017 6:59 pm
rynhardt wrote:
Wed May 24, 2017 6:53 pm


Sorry for going off topic, but I don't get why concave would help with upwind ability?
Concave helps to stiffen the board and it makes landings harder.
NorCalNomad said it, if you don't have fins concave and channels helps with edging and tracking upwind. You don't think so?
Channels yes, not as efficient as fins, but they do provide lift. Concave, not so much. It may provide like one degree more edging than a flat bottom. Nothing significant, in my opinion.
Yeah I meant channels as well. Meant to type "contours" as a catch all term.

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Re: Which boards have the raised edge for use on the park?

Postby jeromeL » Wed May 24, 2017 9:51 pm

rynhardt wrote:
Wed May 24, 2017 7:01 pm
jeromeL wrote:
Wed May 24, 2017 3:15 pm
Balser Boy wrote: Thanks a lot!

Just one questione more:

Also the Nobile 50fifty is suitable to kite and park?
About raised edge, in wakeboarding the boards have curved edge like you say, they help with sliders and such so you don't catch an edge ;)
Can you give an example of a board with a curved edge? I would be really interested in trying one, as I've caught more back edges than is healthy for me. Every time I land blind without digging an edge I thank my personal deity.
I don't think they are meant to make it easier to not catch an edge when landing blind, it's more for hitting feature in wakepark and not catch an edge on sliders.

It's just how round/sharp is the edge on the board. In wakeboarding it's pretty common to look at those in the specs, for kite board cross over doesn't look like that info is available...

By the way Saul Custom has a few boards with a grind base too.

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Re: Which boards have the raised edge for use on the park?

Postby edt » Wed May 24, 2017 9:58 pm

jeromeL wrote:
Wed May 24, 2017 9:51 pm

I don't think they are meant to make it easier to not catch an edge when landing blind, it's more for hitting feature in wakepark and not catch an edge on sliders.
catching an edge kiteboarding is not a big deal but in wakeboarding it can knock the wind out of you. I would not be surprised if they did round the rails with that in mind.

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Re: Which boards have the raised edge for use on the park?

Postby Ludmil » Wed May 24, 2017 11:47 pm

Balser Boy wrote:
Tue May 23, 2017 6:11 pm
Hi guys!

Just ask about the boards on the market that have raised edge to use on the park: sliders, kickers, fun box, rails, etc...

Cheers!
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Re: Which boards have the raised edge for use on the park?

Postby NorCalNomad » Thu May 25, 2017 12:06 am

edt wrote:
Wed May 24, 2017 9:58 pm

catching an edge kiteboarding is not a big deal but in wakeboarding it can knock the wind out of you. I would not be surprised if they did round the rails with that in mind.
Beg to differ on that, have had gnarly edge catches that have knocked the wind out of me, or had me seeing stars.


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