I was in a similar position and pulled the trigger about 18 months ago.
Here's a review I did at the time;
I'm still happy with the board, though I hardly kite at all these days.
I'm heavy and certainly wouldn't use a split board for my 'home' board, not sure it'd take it!
Since I bought it, I'd add a couple of things;
I got the Concept Ruler from You Love it Kitesufing - was a good experience.
I'd consider the https://www.kitelementshop.com/
I heard the upwind of these boards is good.
Find a suitcase on Amazon to the size you want, probably cheaper and lighter than the Concept X suitcase.
It has taken the stress out of travelling with gear. No more trying to find the over size luggage arrival point and wandering around lonely arrival halls in odd places in the world!
Good luck with your choice.
apollo4000 wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:56 pm
It’s the time of year where kite sessions in the UK are limited and freezing, so my head turns to shopping
Been considering a split board for some years. But the Nobile NHP is really expensive for a pre-broken board in bits.
What does the kitehive mind think?
Waste of money
Burn your old boards, this is the future