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Pocket board width

Postby Jyoder » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:36 am

What's the smallest pocket board you've enjoyed? I have a diy blank I'm getting ready to glass but I'm thinking it might be too small, specifically too narrow at 40x15 inches. (100x38cm). Anyone ride one this small?

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Re: Pocket board width

Postby BWD » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:49 am

If you weigh more than 70kg/150 lbs or so, 19-20 inches would be a lot easier to waterstart and accelerate with less kite power. I wouldn't enjoy that width (or length) due to both my meager skills, and ~82kg.

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Re: Pocket board width

Postby reyrivera » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:42 am

Have not fully tested it yet since our season here is over, but looking forward to testing it some more: ... =1&t=14728

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Re: Pocket board width

Postby Horst Sergio » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:48 pm

Hi Jyoder,

I enjoyed riding my 95 x 38 cm board a lot.
My next board will be 86 x 33 cm with an optional attachable nose and the wide will be smaller as also the old micro pocket had just 33 cm in the stance area. I am 62 kg and 1,68 m.

You can also start in super light wind down to 6 knts if the wing is big enough, I have put in a video in here, where you see that the old one can even survive touchdowns:


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