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by BigZ
Mon Feb 01, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hunt for "My" ultimate kite surfboard
Replies: 52
Views: 9738

Re: Hunt for "MY" ultimate kite surfboard

Why not ask a shaper ? the way retail prices are going custom boards are to be considered again. I am suggesting because it sounds like you know exactly the feeling you like, with reference to your golden Skillit. And yes you have tried other boards following the trend but keep coming back to this ...
by BigZ
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How small board for tall intermediate 220lbs/100kg rider
Replies: 10
Views: 1704

Re: How small board for tall intermediate 220lbs/100kg rider

I am not riding twin tips a lot of these days but when I do I love my 135x42. I am 192cm and 110kg. Hope it helps.
by BigZ
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best cities to live for year round kiteboarding
Replies: 53
Views: 12923

Re: Best cities to live for year round kiteboarding

I live in the Central California. Not on the coast but less than one hour drive to 4 kitesurfing spots - Pismo, Jalama, Santa Barbara, Ventura. From April to October one of these spots is always pumping so you can kite every day. Santa Barbara is foiling, the other spots are perfect for surfing with...
by BigZ
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Surfboard weight
Replies: 70
Views: 7512

Re: Surfboard weight

omg wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:15 am
I have several boards, and as I wrote my strapless freestyle board is 1” thick, and it has noticeably the best board feel from my boards. You are better connected to the water with thinner board. End of story. 8)
Until you get caught inside ...
by BigZ
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Surfboard weight
Replies: 70
Views: 7512

Re: Surfboard weight

What problem? Not saying we haven’t all been convinced by Matteo but how is the volume of your average, say 22-25 L board of detriment? I think the kite let’s you get away with a tiny board that most cannot otherwise paddle, so yeah a kite let’s you shed excess volume, but why is a thinner board an...
by BigZ
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Surfboard weight
Replies: 70
Views: 7512

Re: Surfboard weight

BIG NAMES!........all cater to the market.....and that is what they produce for.......the market........and it is hard to sell outside of the established norms......as with any sport.....just look how long it took for us to get the nose cut off of kitesurfboards.....oh, wait.....they still have lot...
by BigZ
Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Surfboard weight
Replies: 70
Views: 7512

Re: Surfboard weight

No. Obviously, you are looking for the authoritative source of information. Why don’t you ask an experienced shaper what the foil is and why it is one of the most important aspects of a surfboard design. And why even the most experienced shapers who both surf and kite surf - Buck Noe, Gabriel Loyd,...
by BigZ
Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Surfboard weight
Replies: 70
Views: 7512

Re: Surfboard weight

Matteo v, Do you actually think anybody reads your posts? No. Obviously, you are looking for the authoritative source of information. Why don’t you ask an experienced shaper what the foil is and why it is one of the most important aspects of a surfboard design. And why even the most experienced sha...
by BigZ
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Surfboard weight
Replies: 70
Views: 7512

Re: Surfboard weight

I know of a few guys who can tear up waves pretty well on a skimboard, but I'm not one of them and I very much prefer a board with "some" volume in the waves. Matteo, you should look up "surfboard foil" as it is considered a very basic concept in surfboard design. As for the skimboard.....Why is th...
by BigZ
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fastest 12m wave kite?
Replies: 26
Views: 3364

Re: Fastest 12m wave kite?

Despite being big and heavy, I gave up on wave kites bigger than 9m. I went with a bigger surfboard and/or foil for lighter winds. No matter how fast, working a 12m in waves is not fun.

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