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Lightest wakestyle board

Postby Mikolop1 » Thu Feb 01, 2024 10:24 am

Hi,

I am looking for a light wind wakestyle board. Right now I'm riding Duotone Gambler and Dt boots and I love this setup but it only works on good powered conditions. Unfortunately at my spot, conditions like that are not so common, that's why I am looking for lighter more low wind friendly setup. I want to buy a new board first and later a new pair of boots too. I tried the team series sls which I had in 2015 and it was pretty light back then but the new one Is only slightly better than the gambler.
My female friend gave me to hold her core choice 5 board with LFK boot (I had them, super light but garbage) and her setup was super light.
I'm tired of being underpowered on my 13m and walking 200m upwind just to do one trick. So upwind performance, weight, pop, stable landings and boot reinforcment are most important to me

Size wise, I'm looking for 142+ in length. around 145 would be best.
What are the boards you would recommend?
How core choice 5 compares to the bolt?

Thanks :)

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Re: Lightest wakestyle board

Postby Toby » Thu Feb 01, 2024 1:09 pm

Wouldn’t be a bigger kite a better option?

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Re: Lightest wakestyle board

Postby Mikolop1 » Thu Feb 01, 2024 2:00 pm

Toby wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2024 1:09 pm
Wouldn’t be a bigger kite a better option?
Nope, I have a 17m breeze and 142 select with straps. I can do freestyle tricks when others struggle to stay upwind, but it's not the same experience as riding a C kite with boots. That's why my topic is lighter board not bigger kite :)
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Re: Lightest wakestyle board

Postby PissDrunk » Thu Feb 01, 2024 2:59 pm

try brunotti youri pro is amazing for upwind performence and is fast, duotone boards is slow as fak

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Re: Lightest wakestyle board

Postby Lom » Thu Feb 01, 2024 3:43 pm

My saulcustom carbon 145x43 is 2,8kg

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Re: Lightest wakestyle board

Postby SENDIT! » Thu Feb 01, 2024 9:02 pm

Check out the Litewave Kick-S if you can. Comes in wood or carbon layup, so you can definitely get light if you want it. It's boot compatible and one of his team riders (Rocky Chatwell) rides boots, and puts it through its paces, both on Big Air and Wakestyle. This video is a couple of years old, so the colors aren't blue anymore (red now) and the prices are a bit lower, but he does a great job of explaining the features of the board. I'm not a wakestyle rider, but I loved it for twintip riding in general. Hope this helps!


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Re: Lightest wakestyle board

Postby edt » Thu Feb 01, 2024 9:41 pm

Toby wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2024 1:09 pm
Wouldn’t be a bigger kite a better option?
I haven't demo-ed the 2023 or 2024 gambler but all previous years were extremely stiff, very bad going up wind and only performed well in perfectly flat water.

Most "wakeboard" style boards expect you to ride in perfect flat glass conditions, which is why I use boots on a normal carbon board instead of a wakeboard board, even if it's not recommended and probably breaks the warranty. It just makes life way easier when you can go upwind without a struggle.

Mikolop1 let us know what you eventually end up with.

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Re: Lightest wakestyle board

Postby ilboarder12 » Fri Feb 02, 2024 2:02 am

get the fb marketplace searches going for an old underground flx/steeze (adrian ropers company before axis)

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Re: Lightest wakestyle board

Postby Da Yoda » Fri Feb 02, 2024 2:36 am

Check out the Core Bolt 4 (or 3). I’m not sure of the weight, but the material makeup might lend to it being a fairly lightweight production board. I couldn’t find any detailed specs, but I’m sure someone knows.


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