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Re: 2008 Nobile foot pads

Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 4:41 am
by The Jess-Man
I bought the 132 and 135 666. The 135 is not bad for spray in the face but not great either. The 132 is horrible. Any kind of speed in the chop and suddenly I find myself riding blind while still facing forward.

Pads are horrible as well. Easy to put on the board but that's where the good part ends. The pads are small and the arch support cuts the blood flow off in my feet. Makes them hurt. I'm also trading the Nobile Pads out for Hover pads.

For the money I paid for these boards I'm really disappointed. Not good in chop at all. Flat water is awesome though. But I can't ride flat water all the time. Will never buy Nobile again. Sorry I fell for the hype.


Re: 2008 Nobile foot pads

Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 1:44 pm
by DSZ
Pretty well known that the 666 is a flatwater dream but not great in chop for the reasons mentioned above. 555 is a better choice, mine never sprays me. Pads don't bother my feet but Ithere is lots of room for improvement in terms of keeping your feet in place.

Re: 2008 Nobile foot pads

Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 3:07 pm
by kytsrf
Just had the 666 '08 129 ; one fast board, great flex, was good in chop
but not in small ocean swells as a race board, not enough rocker of course.
(Jeremy Lund won Jupiter to Lauderdale race on '08 Jaime 134 - the contrast)

Now have 555, both the 125 and the 128, both boards now with slingshot pads
that have toe 'squidgies', the change in level that gives toe grip.

Dariusz Rosiak - Nobile owner, was at our beach 3 days ago.
After demo'ing the 12M 666 kite, I showed him the Slingshot pads and told
him companies like Underground, and now North, as well as Slingshot, have pads with toe grip.
Requested he please follow suit, as Nobile pads are a weak generic, and most people replace them.

Thank you, Dariusz, for the great demo at our beach!

Re: 2008 Nobile foot pads

Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 1:13 am
by Plastimo
What did you think of the 12M 666 kite?

Re: 2008 Nobile ?

Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 8:25 am
by Yoo
Ok guys, firts of all sory for my english..
I've just saled my 666 (2007) for too much spray, slipery pads.. I can't ride it only in falt water of course!
Now I don't know what to buy :?:
Shinn 130x39?
Naish Thorn same size?
Nobile 555 is too soft I believe

Thanks for the answers


Re: 2008 Nobile foot pads

Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 2:28 pm
by IWB2
Note: the 2008 pads are nicely tweaked from the 2007 pads.

2008 pads - slightly thicker (provides more padding)
- foot pad material is softer and of a different material/texture than the 2007 pads.