gmb13 wrote: ↑Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:45 amHi Jaros,
I have ridden one. Besides the fact that the Ketos can only take KF box foils, it is also 2cm less wide at the widest point and quite a but narrower at the tail. It is not as comfortable when touched down.
The Ketos is also 300 Euros more expensive
The Groove looks great, loads of scoop (nosekick) which is simply awesome
But it should not be compared with the Ketos 118, as the last one is a somewhat smaller board, that many prefer for waves and stuff, some even the 107, but I dont like such short ones...
The comparison should be to the Ketos 130 which is a very similar board regarding size
The reason why the tail is tapered a bit, is to avoid it to catch the water in tight carves, as here the rear end of the board is closer to the water than the nose - and if not for light wind, you dont need area at the rear.
But for lower winds, area is really helpful indeed - so ups and downs no matter what