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Re: Height or weight more important for board size

Postby Blackened » Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:27 am

Havre wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:06 am
I hated riding on small boards starting out. Being more experienced it doesn't bother me much, but then again I cannot remember last time it felt like I was losing my edge because the board was too big (140x43 at 1.98m and 100kg+-). And I like to ride more powered up than most (most "normal" kiters not jumping 20m+, KOTA or whatever).

Also not all boards are the same of course. Reminds me a bit of buying saddles for bikes. In the end you kind of have to test them out. 138x41 is hardly going to be terribly wrong I would say.
Yeah, this. Beginners should be on bigger boards, but once you decide which discipline/conditions you spend the most time doing, start swapping gear to your preference.

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Re: Height or weight more important for board size

Postby mister-z » Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:57 am

Bille wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:01 pm
I , "Had" Giant feet feet ; till i took a hacksaw to them, and made
em fit in smaller shoes. It's easier to walk now. :lol:
Seriously --- i Really did that !
Ok I'll bite -- what the hell are you talking about?

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Re: Height or weight more important for board size

Postby Diego Gama » Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:34 am

I am actually 189cm, believe something about 6'2'' if my imperial meassurement skills help me now, but I would agree with our coallegue FlandOBOX. In my case I am using Duotone Jaime 136cm, and usually using kites 1 number bigger than usual. Its being useful for big air jumps and hooked tricks and I even do some basic unhooked when wind is not powered enough and I have no complains about it. For higher performancein big air and hooked freestyle I would believe thaaaaaat you might change for a 138 or a 136 cm board

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Re: Height or weight more important for board size

Postby Bille » Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:10 pm

mister-z wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:57 am
Bille wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:01 pm
I , "Had" Giant feet feet ; till i took a hacksaw to them, and made
em fit in smaller shoes. It's easier to walk now. :lol:
Seriously --- i Really did that !
Ok I'll bite -- what the hell are you talking about?
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Re: Height or weight more important for board size

Postby iriejohn » Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:54 pm

Still luvin' that pic Bille, quality! :thumb:

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Re: Height or weight more important for board size

Postby mister-z » Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:00 am

Hah! I was picturing a little off the toes or heels -- you went full send! :D


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