If you just started jumping, you're not going to notice. If you're coming in from megaloops or freestyle kite unaided landings, you'll quickly find out. Probably a couple years from this, so don't worry about it.Ale5jandro wrote: ↑Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:32 pmGreat info guys, thanks. Im almost all for the CF now.
One more question, I started jumping like 20 sessions ago so im still a beginner on this.
The more harsh on the landings what it means?
Because as a beginner on this i dont think it would hurt to have extra safety on the landings.
The 140 rides big ,the landings aren't as cushy ,doesn't cut through the chop as well,has more low end as expected. The 136 is a much better board for me once the wind picks up, holds edge well for jumps, the hot landings at speed are soaked right up, it turns/carves very well in stronger winds. I'm 215 lbs, if I was lighter I'd go 132 -136juanpasala wrote: ↑Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:26 pmHow do you find them different, I am thinking on downsizing to a 136 from a 140 to hold a bit more power. I am thining the 136 might be a little bit snappier in the pop.pj sofine wrote: ↑Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:33 pmI agree! Raptor pro ltd is the # 1 board .I own the 136 and 140. Huge difference in the different sizes, not bad just different. Indestructable . Size 14 feet here and the most comfortable pad/strap set up. The new extreme looks like a slightly stiffer board , so it may be a little rougher in the chop than the ltd,just a guess though. Buy it and let us know what you think !
I usually weigh around 190lbs at 6'1 but went down to 170lbs for my last big trip a couple months ago and was using the jaime textreme in 139x42. I am kiting for a bit over a year now and bought the board without testing it before. My riding level is probably intermediate now, can do 8-10m jumps of flat water, backrolls, basic strapless on a surfboard, baby kiteloops, heliloops, downloops.Ale5jandro wrote: ↑Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:43 amPj sofine wow, your input really concerns me now.
Im 195lbs and 6"5.
Since i thought im quite heavy and tall i was gonna go with the bigger board they have which is cf raptor extreme 142 x 43.
So being im 6'5" should i go with something smaller?
Should i go with the ltd instead?
Thanks im advance to you all guys!
Blackened wrote: ↑Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:14 amIF you frequently ride in lighter wind, go for the bigger board. If you're frequently on the over powered side, go for the smaller. If you're worried about roughness and chop, you're not buying the Raptor Extreme or most freestyle boards. They're stiff as f***. Height only matters for stance width. All Raptor sizes have the same stance widths, so don't worry about your height.
The Raptor and Raptor LTD are the same shape as the Extreme, so should ride very similarly. Personally, I would go with the LTD because my knees wouldn't handle the stiffness of the Extreme. I also don't ride boots. The LTD is more of a direct comparison to the Jaime Textreme. If you're wanting to get into unhooking and boot riding on this board, then it'll be the Extreme or the plain Raptor.
Big wind = smaller board (41cm). Light wind = bigger board. (42/43cm)
Choppy conditions = LTD or base model. Flatwater = Extreme
Good thing it has the 3 year warranty, eh? Base looks a bit abused. What did you hit?
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