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Can you recommend me a fast and reactive TT?

Postby GTC » Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:43 pm

Hi there,
It's time to change my beloved Cabrinha Caliber 133.
What I am looking for is a fast and reactive board for freeride (aggressive turns and boosting). I don't mind sacrificing a little of comfort.

What do you recommend me?

Thanks in advance :D

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Re: Can you recommend me a fast and reactive TT?

Postby tautologies » Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:47 pm

Naish Monarch. I just laid out my thoughts on a different thread, but it cuts through chop and keeps you in control at high speeds. I have heard other people say it rides a bit bumpier, but I honestly think it rides pretty soft especially in choppy conditions.
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Re: Can you recommend me a fast and reactive TT?

Postby Blackened » Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:26 pm

GTC wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:43 pm
Hi there,
It's time to change my beloved Cabrinha Caliber 133.
What I am looking for is a fast and reactive board for freeride (aggressive turns and boosting). I don't mind sacrificing a little of comfort.

What do you recommend me?

Thanks in advance :D
Everyone will put in what they ride. There are a ton of boards that fit this category. If you want the most reactive, look for a stiffer carbon makeup. It'll mainly come down to the amount of grip you want. I prefer a moderate grip, so ride a F-One Trax and a North Atmos (both carbon). If you want more grip, then go for an Ozone Torque or a Naish Monarch. There was a thread discussing this not long ago - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2406594&hilit=big+air+TT


Well, except the Monarch. It's not carbon, but it's pretty awesome. Although, I'll disagree the new ones are comfortable ride in the chop, especially in the smaller sizes. Bigger ones (138+) are a little more flexible. The older ones were pretty comfortable with the larger rocker, but the new ones are pretty flat.

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Re: Can you recommend me a fast and reactive TT?

Postby edt » Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:29 pm

I like the drive way better than the monarch

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Re: Can you recommend me a fast and reactive TT?

Postby iriejohn » Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:52 pm

Blackened wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:26 pm
Everyone will put in what they ride.
This.
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Re: Can you recommend me a fast and reactive TT?

Postby SMJ » Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:45 pm

Here are a few more to look at:

Carved Imperator:
https://carvedcustoms.com/en/boards/imperator-6-edition


Core Fusion:
https://corekites.com/us/boards/twintips/fusion-4
(older review of the Fusion 3)

Duotone Jaime Textreme:
https://www.duotonesports.com/kiteboard ... -textreme/


Naish Monarch:
https://www.naishkites.com/product/monarch/


Crazyfly Raptor Extreme:
https://www.crazyflykites.com/boards/raptor-extreme



Note that both the Imperator and Fusion use a 6.5" spacing for the foot-strap bolts.

Do you ride straps or boots?
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Re: Can you recommend me a fast and reactive TT?

Postby matth » Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:35 pm

Raptor Pro neon is one sweet ride. Super light board, nice grip and flex, fast...

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Re: Can you recommend me a fast and reactive TT?

Postby Coopes » Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:30 am

Be careful what you wish for. Axis Limited, very fast and reactive, but will turn your knees to bone dust in the chop!

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Re: Can you recommend me a fast and reactive TT?

Postby sarc » Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:45 am

Anything Shinn... check the blurb on their product, usually it's pretty representative of what the board does.
I rode a borrowed Naish Motion back to back to my old Shinn Speedball and I could not believe how poor it performed in comparison. Like dragging a cinder block on the water - comparatively speaking of course.


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