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Moving down TT size?

Postby Kitedicted » Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:08 pm

I am an intermediate rider around 6 feet 158 lbs. I ride a -19 ace wood 138x41.5. I am still learning a lot of tricks but I do hooked in tricks, learning darkslides, doing rotations jumps etc standard stuff. I have tried quite a lot of different kites but not boards, got me thinking. I'm thinking of moving down to something smaller that makes it easier to edge when powered, was thinking around 133-134x40 ish? What do you guys think?

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Re: Moving down TT size?

Postby FLandOBX » Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:22 pm

Yes. Do it. Of course, it's best to try before you buy, if possible. I'm 6'2" 178 lbs and my go-to board is 132 x 41. Your riding style sounds conducive to holding down bigger kites for more hooked-in power; the smaller board will let you do that. In general, a smaller board is more manageable for air-style tricks. Keep your 138 for lighter wind days, but go to your small board when the wind is strong. :thumb:

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