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Re: Need board recommendation for chop and waves, medium wind...

Postby Bstevs » Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:54 pm

If you want a good board for chop the airush protoy slices through it like butter.

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Re: Need board recommendation for chop and waves, medium wind...

Postby dcole5 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:58 pm

Mako 140x40
Eats chops, fun in waves and on flat water rips it up.
A perfect one board really

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Re: Need board recommendation for chop and waves, medium wind...

Postby Kirok » Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:51 pm

I have not ridden Lightwaves products but I have the Mako Classic (150X 34) and the Mako Wide (150X 40). My vote is for your conditions is the Mako Wide, either the 150 cm or the 140 cm. Hard to find used ones since they are new and kick ass in small waves and chop!

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dcole5 wrote:Mako 140x40
Eats chops, fun in waves and on flat water rips it up.
A perfect one board really

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Re: Need board recommendation for chop and waves, medium wind...

Postby sall » Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:39 pm

amazing on chop - Xenon boards

for intermediate kiters - RAYO (the blue one) www.xenonboards.com

check the review:

www.iksurfmag.com/issue15 pages 57-58

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Re: Need board recommendation for chop and waves, medium wind...

Postby Kirok » Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:20 pm

I have not tried the Xenon board either... True that isurfmag mentions in passing in their reviews of the Xenon boards that they can handle some chop. If you look in the same issue, the previous board review is of the Mako 140 X 40. Isurfmag spends two paragraphs explaining why the Mako board excels in chop.

I am not a pusher, just a happy Mako owner.
sall wrote:amazing on chop - Xenon boards

for intermediate kiters - RAYO (the blue one) www.xenonboards.com

check the review:

www.iksurfmag.com/issue15 pages 57-58

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Re: Need board recommendation for chop and waves, medium wind...

Postby John B. » Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:09 am

I agree with the Mako 140, I just got mine a couple of months ago and it takes a bit of time to adjust to a different riding style but once you get used to it is magic, especially in chop and in waves.

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Re: Need board recommendation for chop and waves, medium wind...

Postby alden » Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:04 am

Slingshot Fuse Mutant Directional that can also be ridden like a TT for quick chicken turns. I bought one and after one day it is my favorite board for nasty chop. First experience out of the box it was both faster and smoother through chop that was punishing me on my other board.

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Re: Need board recommendation for chop and waves, medium wind...

Postby five » Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:46 am

John B. wrote:I agree with the Mako 140, I just got mine a couple of months ago and it takes a bit of time to adjust to a different riding style but once you get used to it is magic, especially in chop and in waves.
I agree with the others...the Mako 140 is great in heavy chop and doubles as a great wave twin tip.

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Re: Need board recommendation for chop and waves, medium wind...

Postby esg » Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:15 am

Don't get an 09' Naish Thorn. The thing is pretty brutal and unforgiving in the chop. It's got really good pop and has launched me into orbit, but sometimes I wonder whether it's worth the sacrifice of having such an uncomfortable ride.

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Re: Need board recommendation for chop and waves, medium wind...

Postby schmoe » Mon Jul 20, 2009 1:09 pm

If you are a trickster, FLX. If you are a freerider, one of the makos.


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