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Re: TT choice for less wind but always chop

Postby galzohar » Thu May 19, 2022 12:06 am

What winds are we talking about? Not sure about the monk specifically, but a 135x42 might be a bit small for your weight at lighter winds. That said, riding winds under 15 knots easily usually requires significant equipment changes that will limit your ability to perform your usual tricks (a slightly bigger board won't suffice even with a 13.5m), so id <15 knots is your target you should seriously just consider foiling...
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Re: TT choice for less wind but always chop

Postby Madraoulas » Thu May 19, 2022 11:40 am

My friend galzohar Monk 135x42 is just perfecr for 15+ knts, I want a second one fir less than 15knts but the 148x45 I have is big for me amd tired because always chop water here..I don't want foil...I also have 17m and 13.5m kites..so a board 142x43 or 137x44 (80kg naked)would be ok?..this is the opinion I want to here from you because I can't test nothing(I am vety far from everything)

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Re: TT choice for less wind but always chop

Postby ktflyer381 » Thu May 19, 2022 1:15 pm

I just got a Shinn Superking 150, the new one with some bottom shaping. It is very smooth through the chop (better than my old King Gee 146 that I recently sold) and it has great low end. It also has enough rocker to do tricks. I love it. I’m 175lbs and only ride in chop.
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Re: TT choice for less wind but always chop

Postby Madraoulas » Thu May 19, 2022 2:29 pm

ktflyer381 is also good at knees?..can you put easy press on back leg?...how about nose diving?....thank you

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Re: TT choice for less wind but always chop

Postby Windigo1 » Thu May 19, 2022 3:42 pm

Personally I use the Axis Ultra it's amazing in the chop and very good in light wind. It's also super light. However they don't make it anymore if you ever see a used one it's a gemm!
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Re: TT choice for less wind but always chop

Postby ktflyer381 » Fri May 20, 2022 1:25 am

Madraoulas wrote:
Thu May 19, 2022 2:29 pm
ktflyer381 is also good at knees?..can you put easy press on back leg?...how about nose diving?....thank you
It’s a very smooth ride, I have 50 year old knees so that’s important. Absolutely no nosediving due to the bit of rocker it has. No spray as well which is a nice change from my old 146 which was like a shower.

Footstraps are great too. Highly recommend.
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Re: TT choice for less wind but always chop

Postby Azzieo » Fri May 20, 2022 4:42 am

ktflyer381 wrote:
Fri May 20, 2022 1:25 am
It’s a very smooth ride, I have 50 year old knees so that’s important. Absolutely no nosediving due to the bit of rocker it has. No spray as well which is a nice change from my old 146 which was like a shower.

Footstraps are great too. Highly recommend.
Which model\year King Gee was that?

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Re: TT choice for less wind but always chop

Postby ktflyer381 » Fri May 20, 2022 12:42 pm

The yellow one with black polka dots (2014). The only Shinn board my kids and I didn’t like. We currently have a Shinn Monk and carbon Bronq that we love, and the new Superking 150 has been a great addition.

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Re: TT choice for less wind but always chop

Postby PeaBody » Fri May 20, 2022 3:08 pm

When its light wind I would recommend something different, if not foil.. then why not Shinnster, skimboard, directional mutant or surfboard? This will open up another aspect of kiting.
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Re: TT choice for less wind but always chop

Postby nherbold » Fri May 20, 2022 5:57 pm

PeaBody wrote:
Fri May 20, 2022 3:08 pm
When its light wind I would recommend something different, if not foil.. then why not Shinnster, skimboard, directional mutant or surfboard? This will open up another aspect of kiting.
Couldn't agree with PeaBody more on this one...try something new and be surprised...there is a whole different kite-universe out there waiting to be explored
Riding styles, board preferences..these are all so personal that any advise sought rarely gets you the best answer for you.

Changing the size of your kite or TT to better suit your local conditions will always be more limited then say riding a surfboard, which opens up the wind range immediately without increasing the risk of injury.
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