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What's the difference between a beginner, intermediate, and advanced twin tip?

Postby Wind Over Water » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:50 am

From a construction standpoint, what's the difference between these three? What are the pros and cons of each one?

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Re: What's the difference between a beginner, intermediate, and advanced twin tip?

Postby Peter_Frank » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:22 am

No difference really.

Beginners start with a bigger board yes, but experienced have a big board for light wind.

Construction and design is the same, with the variations there always is if you buy good or bad product, and also individual taste differences.

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Re: What's the difference between a beginner, intermediate, and advanced twin tip?

Postby downunder » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:23 am

None. Do not blame the tools :)

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Re: What's the difference between a beginner, intermediate, and advanced twin tip?

Postby Herman » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:56 am

None But my advice would be:

Beginner: do not buy too small, gets a board that is good for light wind, with out going to the extreme of a door unless you are really big bloke.

Intermediate: buy the board that's most fun for the conditions and style you want to ride. You should already have a light wind biased board!

Expert: does not need advice, he will know what he wants.

With regard to construction, that Is all about weitght, stiffess/recoil rate, cost and appearance. You can have a stiff board that is still soft on the knees through rocker and concave. Imho and very simplistically the more shape a board has the the more power it will require, and there is the compromise the designer must make. Both beginner and expert want performance at minimum weight, but low weight costs money.

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Re: What's the difference between a beginner, intermediate, and advanced twin tip?

Postby Kristan » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:32 pm

Rocker. Beginner board are much more "flatter", while intermediate boards are a bit more curved. With lack of power from the kite, board with bigger rocker would simply brake and push water forward. Flatter beginner board would negate lack of power and let the rider gain speed much easier.

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Re: What's the difference between a beginner, intermediate, and advanced twin tip?

Postby POACHER » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:49 pm

price.

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Re: What's the difference between a beginner, intermediate, and advanced twin tip?

Postby knotwindy » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:19 pm

Yup, price and weight, inversely.

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Re: What's the difference between a beginner, intermediate, and advanced twin tip?

Postby bay surfer » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:52 pm

Hype!
But Construction, most top end boards are a mix of carbon, glass and wood. Top Boards now are all double concave with ridges NOW, difference is in rocker and flex. Compared a LF board I bought for 99$ at REAL to a top end core board last year, same size, damn things were identical!
Entry/budget Boards are are just cheaper made wood/glass laminate flat bottom, with constant flex.

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Re: What's the difference between a beginner, intermediate, and advanced twin tip?

Postby edt » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:40 pm

the big difference is cost. beginners are reluctant to spend $800 for a board. Intermediates will spend that much cause they know a $400 board is usually garbage. advanced riders will spend another $200 or so for the carbon fiber. There's no difference in terms of rocker, width, blah blah blah, those are all the same just about how much more you are willing to spend as you get better.

Makes a lot of sense too, beginners are still developing their style so doesn't make any sense to buy a board that they might not like in 2 months when they get better and their style changes.

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Re: What's the difference between a beginner, intermediate, and advanced twin tip?

Postby Kristan » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:15 am

For all those who say "It's the price, not the shape". Here are two boards, Crazyfly Allround and Crazyfly Raptor. Allround is for beginners and Raptor is intermediate.

Let's start with the Raptor. As you can see the rocker is constant, nothing special, most of the boards have it that way.

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And here is Allround. Look closer at it's curve. In the middle it's almost flat, curving only at the tips.

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So there is difference in shapes. And I think it's the same situation with all beginner boards.


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