I disagree with some of that. You do get the pull from the kite getting into waves, and once you are planing the volume of the board doesn't really matter...ie the demand for volume changes significantly compared to a surfer. 40l for a 100kg person kiteboarding is a massive board.sflinux wrote: ↑Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:07 pmIt is because the surf industry is geared towards the masses (avg of a pro rider is ~150#/68kg).
For any weight, you probably don't want to go lower than the relative volume of a pro at your weight:
If you go under that weight, you may as well be on a skimboard or alaia, where you will need pull from the kite or the power of the wave to keep you on a plane.
If you can't find a shortboard for your volume, you may want to look at fishes or midlengths. Twinfins are super-efficient for kitesurfing. Watch videos of Torren Martyn to see the beautiful lines of a twin fin. For strapless riding, there is no need to stick to kite branded boards. Support your local shaper.
That vid is so brilliant! What a kamikaze guy! Breath taking
Thank you for sharing.Onda wrote: ↑Thu May 06, 2021 3:19 pmAbout the North Charge:
I recently bought one (used). Mine is NOT light (3.32 kg for the 5.7 without fins), what a bummer!
The even bigger bummer is that it needs quite a lot of kite pull and speed to start planing. Compared to my Duotone Pro Wam 5.10 (2019) it feels like seaweed is stuck on the fins. NOT GOOD...
Love how he shrugs off that lip like it was nothing
Until it breaks in half.
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