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Re: Ozone Torque V1

Postby alex85 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:12 pm

Matteo V wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:57 pm
Havre wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:44 pm
If you don't see an issue with holding an edge with the 138 then there are few, if any, good arguments for going smaller.

I hate riding with a board that is too small, but can still have fun with a board that is too big.
Size selection of a board is often times more in-depth than most Riders realize. Sometimes the reason why you can't have a good time on too small of a twin-tip is that the board is actually too small for your foot size.

You can think about board width as almost the same as bar width. But you need to size the board width to your foot size, kind of like you size the bar size to the kite size ( somebody's going to nail me for a past contradiction here but that's okay). If you have a fairly long foot, there's no problem with using a little wider board. In fact, that wider board kind of tames the edge bite for you. Essentially it works by the board having more leverage over you if you have a longer (larger size) foot.

But if you have a smaller foot, there is almost no way to get leverage over the edge of the board. My personal theory on board width for twin tips is that there is a missing chart to size your board to your foot size. So make sure you take that into account before making evaluations of kiteboards.
mmmm...I never think to this aspect but I'm not agree: maybe it can have an influence, but I would say that's marginal or at least the last of the factor that are important for edging...but I can be wrong...

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Re: Ozone Torque V1

Postby Havre » Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:04 pm

Doesn't matter for you in any case. The 136 is 1cm narrower, but if you are already good with the width of the 138 then it is irrelevant.

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Re: Ozone Torque V1

Postby jj83 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:34 am

alex85 wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:05 pm
jj83 wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:44 pm
I'm 78kg and also like to ride powered for big air. Switched from 136x41 to 138x42 Ozone Torque V1. Not a huge difference but prefer the slightly bigger board for landings. No problem holding the edge. I mostly ride 8/9/10m Core XR6 in 20-45 knots in Cape Town. Board size like kite size is quite personal. I ride with big air guys who are 85kg on 135x40 and others who are 70kg on 138x41. I think either with work fine for you.
Those are excaltly the infos I needed!!! :jump:

And what about "low end" of the 136 compare the 138? Do you find more difference here or also in that case are almost the same?
I rarely ride in light winds to be honest (<20 knots). I'm normally chasing stronger winds in Cape Town, Brazil, Tarifa etc. Under 20 knots I'm on 13.5m XR6, so nearly always riding fairly powered up.

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Re: Ozone Torque V1

Postby alex85 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:28 pm

jj83 wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:34 am
alex85 wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:05 pm
jj83 wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:44 pm
I'm 78kg and also like to ride powered for big air. Switched from 136x41 to 138x42 Ozone Torque V1. Not a huge difference but prefer the slightly bigger board for landings. No problem holding the edge. I mostly ride 8/9/10m Core XR6 in 20-45 knots in Cape Town. Board size like kite size is quite personal. I ride with big air guys who are 85kg on 135x40 and others who are 70kg on 138x41. I think either with work fine for you.
Those are excaltly the infos I needed!!! :jump:

And what about "low end" of the 136 compare the 138? Do you find more difference here or also in that case are almost the same?
I rarely ride in light winds to be honest (<20 knots). I'm normally chasing stronger winds in Cape Town, Brazil, Tarifa etc. Under 20 knots I'm on 13.5m XR6, so nearly always riding fairly powered up.
I think you are a lucky guy... :lol:
80% of my sessions are below20 knots!!!
Anyway, I just oredered the 136, I will let you know my feelings. :allbegood:
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Re: Ozone Torque V1

Postby Havre » Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:34 am

Cool. But how did you end up with that?

Looking forward to hear what you think. If you notice the difference.

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Re: Ozone Torque V1

Postby alex85 » Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:46 am

I spoke with the guy at the shop, and I listened both to his experience with this board and to the experiences of his the customers.
Also what jj83 wrote and in the end look at the comments belove this video

Honestly I expect a board with almost unlimited top end cuase (from what I understood reading and testing) is a board not too much stiff and that rides a lot in the water.
I was in a certain way searching for something like that: more towards powerd conditions and suitable for big air.
I expect also to loose something in marginal conditions and on landings, the point will be how much...

But the true will come in 20 days at least (time to receive the board), maybe I will post my impressions!!!

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Re: Ozone Torque V1

Postby alex85 » Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:49 am

Havre wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:34 am
Cool. But how did you end up with that?

Looking forward to hear what you think. If you notice the difference.
How is the Ronson Player instead?
I Considered that board too... :thumb:

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Re: Ozone Torque V1

Postby Havre » Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:38 pm

It´s great. But then again I came off the Best Spark which is fine, but hardly a high end board - so anything would have felt like quite a bit of an upgrade.

Love the adjustable straps from Shinn - even if there clearly is a bit of a mistake the way the padding is made. Occasionally the foot will wedge itself passed the padding on the side getting jammed against the plastic. Not painful, but annoying. Kind of learned how to avoid it now so not much of an issue, but so odd that it isn´t made better. Would take my old Best pads over these in terms of comfort.

In terms of looks the Ronson Player is exceptional. Love the clean top and funky bottom. I don´t care that much about looks, but it doesn´t hurt looking good.

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Re: Ozone Torque V1

Postby LorenzoS » Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:16 pm

Hi Alex,
How's the 136 treating you? I'm also interested in the Torque. I weight about 72kg and I've been riding the Ronson 136 for 2 years. I'm looking for something with more grip and pop.
Thanks for your input.


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