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Re: Lovin my TT in the waves.

Postby SupaEZ » Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:46 pm

Beauty is on the inside
That's what ugly people say!

Lovin to ride TT in the waves
That's what good looking people who cant' jibe easily strapped surfboard say!

Lovin to do TT downwinders in the waves
Now that gives me a headache to see that :nono: :nono: :nono:

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Re: Lovin my TT in the waves.

Postby OceanAdventures » Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:25 pm

In the florida panhandle the waves are small and inconsistent. I have an old 07 Prodigy 158. Its long and not to wide, i carve on waves with that all the time, its my favorite board in the surf. They don't make boards with those dimensions anymore, or i don't know of any.

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Re: Lovin my TT in the waves.

Postby plummet » Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:46 pm

Well i don't have a desire to ride my TT like a surfboard. i ride it a TT. I don't need to have the surfboard feel in the waves, i never was a surfer. Was out at my local beach break the other day. The surf board kiters would catch a wave in ride down the line then and ride way out the back to get back upwind. I stayed right in the impact zone boosting off wave lips and some times landing on the next wave and catching back in. I was getting 4-6 waves to the surfboarder kiters 1.

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Re: Lovin my TT in the waves.

Postby mo'wind » Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:52 pm

I ride strapless and strapped, but seen a guy in Michigan RIP on a TT in the waves. Thinking its more skill than what you choose to ride. Corey was killin it strapped with handle passes, don't limit yourself with what is "cool"... windsurfing was cool once. ( still is if you know where and who to watch)

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Re: Lovin my TT in the waves.

Postby tr3v » Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:05 pm

plummet wrote:Well i don't have a desire to ride my TT like a surfboard. i ride it a TT. I don't need to have the surfboard feel in the waves, i never was a surfer.
Given up learning to jibe already? :jump: How much for your surfboard?

Horses for courses. I am going to try wakestyle on my surfboard :lol:

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Re: Lovin my TT in the waves.

Postby Peter_Frank » Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:18 pm

mo'wind wrote:I ride strapless and strapped, but seen a guy in Michigan RIP on a TT in the waves. Thinking its more skill than what you choose to ride. Corey was killin it strapped with handle passes, don't limit yourself with what is "cool"... windsurfing was cool once. ( still is if you know where and who to watch)
Exactly :thumb:

I have seen the most amazing awesome down the line waveriding in big clean waves on TT's now and then on international good wave spots.
These guys were killing it bigtime - and the very best hardcore waveboard waveriders did not "look" better.

Eventhough - does it matter how it looks ? But thats another issue...

My point is - that as mo'wind says - it is all about skill and how you ride, not the gear :rollgrin:


If I go out and there are almost no waves, just ancle snappers - and start out on a TT - then I have fun doing freestyle for maybe 20min half an hour - but then I always end up doing lay down bottom turns and hitting the small but steep waves hard in the cutback - an ENOURMOUS spray, and it just feels good 8)

Not "riding" the wave no, but does not matter - in these conditions it is still great and much more fun than freestyle that becomes boring very fast.

What happens next, is that I go and take a strapless or strapped waveboard, and go out doing the same in the small waves - just feeling even better and having more "glide" and fun with small aerials and really enjoying it out there :thumb:

In (not almost flat) waves I am never out on my TT (as why would I), but I see absolutely no reason not to ride good waves on a TT down the line, if you for some reason dont have or want a waveboard.

Its all in your mind ! (and skill) :naughty:

:D Peter

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Re: Lovin my TT in the waves.

Postby plummet » Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:52 pm

tr3v wrote:
plummet wrote:Well i don't have a desire to ride my TT like a surfboard. i ride it a TT. I don't need to have the surfboard feel in the waves, i never was a surfer.
Given up learning to jibe already? :jump: How much for your surfboard?

Horses for courses. I am going to try wakestyle on my surfboard :lol:
Nope just loving the TT. keeping the surfboard. there will be surfboard love at some point.

Strap some boots on your surfboard that would be funny.

On a side note i'm finding the surfboard inconvenient in the car. I've usually got work gear and kids seats etc. easy to sneak a TT in sideways with a kite or 2. the surfboard not so. so it can only be taken to the beach about 50% of the time.

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Re: Lovin my TT in the waves.

Postby henningsurf » Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:30 pm

Wavekiting on TT boards can get even more "surf feeling", when you are able to adjust your stance.
Shifting between your stance to parallel feet makes it easier to keep the "nose up".

Check out these babies, they have just been upgraded for the use on TT boards - and now finally with decent heel pads. Most foot straps will fit onto the system.
Parts TT set.jpg
TT pads released.jpg
More info at a some videos at http://www.sportsgear-solutions.com/

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Re: Lovin my TT in the waves.

Postby SupaEZ » Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:40 pm

plummet wrote:Well i don't have a desire to ride my TT like a surfboard. i ride it a TT. I don't need to have the surfboard feel in the waves, i never was a surfer. Was out at my local beach break the other day. The surf board kiters would catch a wave in ride down the line then and ride way out the back to get back upwind. I stayed right in the impact zone boosting off wave lips and some times landing on the next wave and catching back in. I was getting 4-6 waves to the surfboarder kiters 1.
UNBELIEVABLE
YOUR LOCAL BEACH BREAK NEEDS BETTER STRAPPED KITESURFERS
IF I RODE YOUR SPOT I WOULD MATCH YOUR 6 WAVES JIBING AND TOESIDING EASILY

YOUR REASON FOR LIKING "TT" IN WAVES WAS JUST DENIED
PRACTICE YOUR JIBES
STOP KITEBOARDING AND TWINTIPPING

WAVES ONLY LIKE SURFBOARDS
I HOPE YOU TAKE A NEW "DIRECTION" IN YOUR LIFE :thumb:

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Re: Lovin my TT in the waves.

Postby 530N52 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:34 pm

Dial in your wave riding skills on both TT and surfboards.

Can you guess which board you will want to use to ride waves?


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