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Surfboard for kiting

Postby Bill » Tue May 13, 2008 1:42 pm

Interested in getting a surfboard for wave riding and have a some questions:

Can I use a normal surfing surfboard, or does it have to be kitesurf specific s/board?

Whats a good length (I'm 5'7" tall)?

How long should the fins be (and how many - 3??)

I'll try strapless, but if I decide to add a couple of straps, is it easy to add them to the board (suppose I would need some deck inserts?)

Thanks....Bill

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Re: Surfboard for kiting

Postby 20 m or bust » Tue May 13, 2008 2:32 pm

Any surfboard will work, although kite specific boards r made with nice concave bottoms. Your choice on shape and fin configuration. Length limits the depth of water u can ride in. Several companies make kite specific deck pads that have strap inserts in them so u don't have to alter the board.

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Re: Surfboard for kiting

Postby KEISER » Tue May 13, 2008 2:32 pm

you'll get a million opinions on this issue but, i personally prefer the same boards that i surf on. if you want to add straps you can easily get pads with inserts in them or stick on inserts. check out the nsi surf and skim pads or stick on inserts. this can be a good option at least to start and then you can look into more kite specific boards that will suit your needs.

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