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Question about kitesurf boards

Postby Dag88 » Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:42 am

So I was thinking id like to try out a surfboard style board and use it for lightwind days mostly on flat water i use a twintip now. does anyone have any suggestions of boards or types i should look into? also how does the sizing work on them im 5'6" 150lbs if anyone can help that would be great thanks for all the help.

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Re: Question about kitesurf boards

Postby mr moon » Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:09 am

Surfboards are for waves, for flat water I'd go for a race board or something similar... perhaps an Airush Sector or even a North Nugget.

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Re: Question about kitesurf boards

Postby tautologies » Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:00 am

Dag88 wrote:So I was thinking id like to try out a surfboard style board and use it for lightwind days mostly on flat water i use a twintip now. does anyone have any suggestions of boards or types i should look into? also how does the sizing work on them im 5'6" 150lbs if anyone can help that would be great thanks for all the help.
Hey it really depends on what you imagine using it for. I get light wind..but straps . or strapless?
If mostly flat will you be riding fast? Tricks eventually?

If you are looking for a light wind bord, I would say a general surfboard would be a Naish Skater. For light wind you might consider the bigger version, but personally I like the 5'4'' It will obviously not go as light as the 5'9'' but will work well for more varied riding..especially since you are not using it in waves.
The 5'4'' is great for general riding..and one you actually hit waves it is super fun. You can ride them with or without straps. I like to ride mine without.

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Re: Question about kitesurf boards

Postby Dag88 » Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:35 pm

I was thinking strapless and tricks at a point but also just a all around board to have fun and learn on I've never surfed or been on a surf bird either guess i should have mentioned that before lol thanks tho for the input

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Re: Question about kitesurf boards

Postby tautologies » Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:39 pm

Dag88 wrote:I was thinking strapless and tricks at a point but also just a all around board to have fun and learn on I've never surfed or been on a surf bird either guess i should have mentioned that before lol thanks tho for the input
yeah the skater is a killer board for that. Either size will work, but for your size I would say the smaller version is probably pretty good

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Re: Question about kitesurf boards

Postby Dag88 » Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:27 pm

So i was doing some research on the North Nugget and that seems to be the one for me anyone have one and have any input on it??

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Re: Question about kitesurf boards

Postby NYKiter » Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:40 pm

Its ugly?
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Re: Question about kitesurf boards

Postby Dag88 » Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:57 pm

haha ok well besides ugly? and any input on the Airush Slayer

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Re: Question about kitesurf boards

Postby RDM » Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:43 pm

Dag88 wrote:So I was thinking id like to try out a surfboard style board and use it for lightwind days mostly on flat water.

Scrub the big surfboard idea and get a skimboard Dag .... :thumb:

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Re: Question about kitesurf boards

Postby Thor SFBay » Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:23 pm

I have a Liquid Force Kitefish. It's pretty easy to learn on (start strapless) and makes a good lightwind board. It's only 5'3" but it's wide, so it floats my 190lbs just fine. It's also a lot cheaper than most of the kite surfboards too. I highly recommend it, especially if you aren't planning on hitting the surf anyway.


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