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Postby hebrew_hammer » Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:43 am

I am looking at buying a new board but don't know where to start. i'm 5'7 160lbs, a beginning rider but can go upwind both ways and transition. i currently ride a North defender 143x37 and just am not happy with the board. its feels too long and narrow, it is curved in at the ends which makes riding it kinda weird, but not that i know what i'm talking about. i have ridden a slingshot glide and a Dimitri pro and love the Dimitri pro. i was doing ollie 180's by the end of the session on the dimitri but on my North it just feels uncomfortable. i'm looking for a shorter and wider board, does anyone have a ny good recomendations with a review, ie low end, chop, pop (for the future when i learn to jump), ect. anything would be great.
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Postby tautologies » Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:59 am

I've written this a few times, but I;ve got a Naish Thorn 131 I really enjoy riding. It has quite good low end, it is very in chop, and super pop, I don't know but I think it is because of the gradual flex pattern on the board. I think it is probably the best pop I have felt.
I also prefer shorter wider boards, but not so wide that it affects the flex, and overall control especially in higher winds and chop.

Just figure out what quailities you want in a board...and then decide. If you can. try a lot of boards. I did.

If you want better control in chop, then consider the SOL. I have also had a few litewaves, which are nice. Same with the Undergrounds boards.

If you use the search function, You'll get a lot of info.

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Postby Tyrone Rabinowitz » Wed Apr 25, 2007 11:38 am

You say you like the Dimitri pro so stick with it. If you have a chance to demo more boards just keep trying different boards so you can make a decision for youself. :thumb:

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Postby R a i n e r » Thu Apr 26, 2007 1:43 pm

Don't buy anything, before you tested the RIP34 by http://www.spleene.com!
'Never rode such an amazingly perfect board!
Goes upwind early, absorbs chop ("Full suspension tips" They do work! :thumb: )
Turns perfectly!
My absolute favourite!

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Postby eldadgold » Thu Apr 26, 2007 6:56 pm

how is the pop of the RIP ?

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Postby AdrenalinDriven » Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:30 pm

Crazyfly Limited Pro model
125 x 41

insane :o

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Postby WindRyder » Thu Apr 26, 2007 9:55 pm

i second the crazyfly 125x41!! excellent board!!!!

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Postby ian c » Thu Apr 26, 2007 10:12 pm

Gotta know the local conditions you ride in most of the time. Open water/flat slicks? big chop, small chop, what is common wind strength you ride in?...

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Postby macca » Thu Apr 26, 2007 11:54 pm

Skywalker T-wave if you get waves as well, a great all round wave TT.

Love mine.

If its free style only, go with what you like.


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