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Looking to update my cabrinha spectrum

Postby beebad » Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:25 am

I have a 2015-16 cabrinha spectrum 148x44 i think, had it since then.
My first twintip. Also have the Cabrinha Ace wood 138 or 139 i fergit.

I was going to get the 2021 cabrinha spectrum 144x43 as an upgrade… but

What else is out there that people like for freeride on flat soundside water?

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Re: Looking to update my cabrinha spectrum

Postby SMJ » Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:59 am

I can't say enough good about the Core Fusion 5. Here's my review of it:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2410545&p=1151377&h ... 5#p1151377

It's pricey, but worth it IMHO. Judging by your location, you should be able to get a hookup via:
https://gotwindkiteboarding.wordpress.com/
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Re: Looking to update my cabrinha spectrum

Postby glfmkg » Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:20 pm

beebad wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:25 am
I have a 2015-16 cabrinha spectrum 148x44 i think, had it since then.
My first twintip. Also have the Cabrinha Ace wood 138 or 139 i fergit.

I was going to get the 2021 cabrinha spectrum 144x43 as an upgrade… but

What else is out there that people like for freeride on flat soundside water?
What do you mean by "upgrade"? going for a 148 to a 144 is not really an upgrade. I depends on your weight, kites you use and conditions you want to ride? I'm 220lb and I have a spectrum 144 which I use in lighter winds days - I recently added a North Atmos 141 to my quiver of boards and I love it for very powered days. I also have a 165 Mako which I use when is very choppy of waves as nothing cuts chop like the Mako. If you are looking for flat water riding the spectrum is a good all around board for that, if you are looking for more upwind capabilities and powered riding for boosting, then the spectrum is just too soft for that, that's when I use my Atmos. My suggestion, go try a few boards in the conditions you like to ride and see what feels good.

Cheers,
G.

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Re: Looking to update my cabrinha spectrum

Postby beebad » Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:54 am

the spectrum i have now ~2015 and a 2021 spectrum . duplicate post
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Re: Looking to update my cabrinha spectrum

Postby beebad » Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:55 am

the spectrum i have now ~2015 and a 2021 spectrum are made of different materials and board design i think. i am meaning upgrading the spectrum to a 2021 model. i use my smaller ace in high winds, the spectrum as an all around TT and my lightwind dave Wing 155 for light wind days. i am about 173 lbs.

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Re: Looking to update my cabrinha spectrum

Postby 1234567Simon » Fri Nov 26, 2021 8:06 am

173lbs = 78 kg.

When I started 2919 I could choose between Spectrum and Ace.

Always went for the Spectrum as it was much more forgiving.
I guess by now I would call it the comfortable Cadillac. The Ace would be the sportscar

Imho the spectrum is a forgiving freerider, pretty soft.

For the size I can not recommend.
Personally For the large one , I would choose something more aggressive than for the small one
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Re: Looking to update my cabrinha spectrum

Postby Havre » Fri Nov 26, 2021 8:33 am

What are you missing from the current one?

So difficult to recommend boards as there are a million different ones out there. I try to borrow boards occasionally just to get a feel for how they differ, but even then there is only so many boards you get to ride and obviously testing a board for 30 mins won't make me an expert. My impression is that therefore people tend to recommend what they themselves ride.
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Re: Looking to update my cabrinha spectrum

Postby 1234567Simon » Fri Nov 26, 2021 1:28 pm

Wrong Toppic :jump: please delete this post

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Re: Looking to update my cabrinha spectrum

Postby beebad » Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:52 am

Havre wrote:
Fri Nov 26, 2021 8:33 am
What are you missing from the current one?

So difficult to recommend boards as there are a million different ones out there. I try to borrow boards occasionally just to get a feel for how they differ, but even then there is only so many boards you get to ride and obviously testing a board for 30 mins won't make me an expert. My impression is that therefore people tend to recommend what they themselves ride.
My current 2015 spectrum 148x44 is fine as a TT, but a bit of a hog in handling and weight. Being a 2015 model spectrum, my 2021, which just arrived an hour ago, is just what I had in mind. It is redesigned, thinner, lighter and 144x43. Whats not to like, not to mention the steal I got on it and H1 pads. It looks like my Ace but with a thinner profile and materials, little more flex, and rocker.

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Re: Looking to update my cabrinha spectrum

Postby Cab Driver » Fri Dec 03, 2021 11:28 pm

beebad wrote:
Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:52 am
Havre wrote:
Fri Nov 26, 2021 8:33 am
What are you missing from the current one?

So difficult to recommend boards as there are a million different ones out there. I try to borrow boards occasionally just to get a feel for how they differ, but even then there is only so many boards you get to ride and obviously testing a board for 30 mins won't make me an expert. My impression is that therefore people tend to recommend what they themselves ride.
My current 2015 spectrum 148x44 is fine as a TT, but a bit of a hog in handling and weight. Being a 2015 model spectrum, my 2021, which just arrived an hour ago, is just what I had in mind. It is redesigned, thinner, lighter and 144x43. Whats not to like, not to mention the steal I got on it and H1 pads. It looks like my Ace but with a thinner profile and materials, little more flex, and rocker.
If you got a 01 model Spectrum 144, Congrats! -it's a great board. There isn't a 2021 collection from Cabrinha though. Starting last fall, we started using 00, then 01S in Feb 2021, then 01F in Sept 2021, etc. Enjoy.


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