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Re: Best micro board on the market

Postby merl » Mon Jan 22, 2024 2:38 pm

Leeuwen wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2024 12:35 pm
Another good inexpensive option might be the new takoon pump board:
90cm/10L for 400 euro.
Very nice looking board. Why don't they want to market it for kitefoiling? Looks like it has a nice rocker line too.

The only thing that is a question mark for me is that they use carbon fiber stringers/battons as the only extra reinforcement (according to the video infographics at least). The more usual approach for foil boards would be to have staggered layers of uni-directional carbon fiber extending out from the foil area, top and bottom. It is only 1.8kg with pads and tracks, so there can't be more reinforcement than they are describing in the picture.
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Re: Best micro board on the market

Postby ffoil » Tue Jan 23, 2024 2:43 am

Wolf of Ainsdale wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2024 9:19 am
What's the best micro board for kitefoiling on the market? I see the naish hover board has almost doubled in price but they ve added some rocker this year.
I've only recently started kite foiling, so can't speak to jumping. But I love my CrazyFly F-Lite 99cm board. They also make the CrazyFly Pure model in 77cm, 88cm, and 99cm. All of these would fit your "micro" criteria. Personally, I'm a huge fan of the TT style construction so the board rests on its side easily for water starts.

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Re: Best micro board on the market

Postby Onda » Tue Jan 23, 2024 3:48 pm

I have this one and love it:
https://anton-kiteboards.de/produkt/ant ... -skater-2/
100 % hand-made in Northern Germany
The 100 cm board is 1.8 kg only
Super robust, super stiff (despite only 2 cm thickness)
Very forgiving during touch downs
Only negative aspect: No tracks, only 3 fixed positions for the mast (90 x 165 mm hole distance)

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Re: Best micro board on the market

Postby Onda » Tue Jan 23, 2024 3:49 pm

merl wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2024 2:38 pm
Leeuwen wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2024 12:35 pm
Another good inexpensive option might be the new takoon pump board:
90cm/10L for 400 euro.
Very nice looking board. Why don't they want to market it for kitefoiling? Looks like it has a nice rocker line too.

The only thing that is a question mark for me is that they use carbon fiber stringers/battons as the only extra reinforcement (according to the video infographics at least). The more usual approach for foil boards would be to have staggered layers of uni-directional carbon fiber extending out from the foil area, top and bottom. It is only 1.8kg with pads and tracks, so there can't be more reinforcement than they are describing in the picture.

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Wow, I haven´t seen this yet. Looks super attractive for me. It actually has tracks?! I´m a bit skeptical about the robustness with the low weight. But price is really hot.

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Re: Best micro board on the market

Postby rnelias » Tue Jan 23, 2024 4:12 pm

merl wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2024 2:38 pm
Leeuwen wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2024 12:35 pm
Another good inexpensive option might be the new takoon pump board:
90cm/10L for 400 euro.
Very nice looking board. Why don't they want to market it for kitefoiling? Looks like it has a nice rocker line too.

The only thing that is a question mark for me is that they use carbon fiber stringers/battons as the only extra reinforcement (according to the video infographics at least). The more usual approach for foil boards would be to have staggered layers of uni-directional carbon fiber extending out from the foil area, top and bottom. It is only 1.8kg with pads and tracks, so there can't be more reinforcement than they are describing in the picture.

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Weird... a board named "pump" is supposedly designed for pumping and must be sturdy.

At least the price is decent :thumb:

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Re: Best micro board on the market

Postby leeuwen » Tue Jan 23, 2024 4:21 pm

Note that slingshot also has a similarly priced pump board.

https://slingshotsports.com/collections ... -pumper-v1

I guess there might be more if you look for it.

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Re: Best micro board on the market

Postby merl » Tue Jan 23, 2024 5:31 pm

leeuwen wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2024 4:21 pm
Note that slingshot also has a similarly priced pump board.

https://slingshotsports.com/collections ... -pumper-v1

I guess there might be more if you look for it.
Same shape but I'm betting that's a kg heavier. "The Puddle Pumper is built in a compression molded construction making it extremely durable and stiff,"

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Re: Best micro board on the market

Postby merl » Tue Jan 23, 2024 6:12 pm

merl wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2024 5:31 pm
leeuwen wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2024 4:21 pm
Note that slingshot also has a similarly priced pump board.

https://slingshotsports.com/collections ... -pumper-v1

I guess there might be more if you look for it.
Same shape but I'm betting that's a kg heavier. "The Puddle Pumper is built in a compression molded construction making it extremely durable and stiff,"
Yup just a hair under 3kg - very heavy for a board this size:
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Although something is up with that length. I guess they mean 3.33 feet not 3 foot 33 inches :)

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Re: Best micro board on the market

Postby lifeinthehood » Tue Jan 23, 2024 6:17 pm

leeuwen wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2024 12:35 pm
Another good inexpensive option might be the new takoon pump board:
90cm/10L for 400 euro.
Would love to get one to try, but I contacted them and unfortunately, they no longer have a US distributor. Thus, if you live in the US it’s about $291 for shipping. I can’t bring myself to order a board when the shipping is almost the same price as the board. Too bad, looks like a great shape for kite foiling and I love the deck pad layout.

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Re: Best micro board on the market

Postby omg » Tue Jan 23, 2024 8:24 pm

merl wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2024 2:38 pm
Leeuwen wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2024 12:35 pm
Another good inexpensive option might be the new takoon pump board:
90cm/10L for 400 euro.
Very nice looking board. Why don't they want to market it for kitefoiling? Looks like it has a nice rocker line too.

The only thing that is a question mark for me is that they use carbon fiber stringers/battons as the only extra reinforcement (according to the video infographics at least). The more usual approach for foil boards would be to have staggered layers of uni-directional carbon fiber extending out from the foil area, top and bottom. It is only 1.8kg with pads and tracks, so there can't be more reinforcement than they are describing in the picture.

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Regarding the stiffness, my guess is that it'll be plenty stiff due to bottom shape; you have "boxy" under hull which will stiffen the board a lot.


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