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58 kg girl, which board? 132 cm, 136 cm or it's the same?

Postby glicokite » Wed Aug 17, 2022 10:56 am

Hi,
58 kg girl
mostly kiting in the north of Garda Lake in Italy, so light and medium wind.
can go upwind and change direction

which board? 132/38, 136/39 cm or overall it's the same?

kind regards!

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Re: 58 kg girl, which board? 132 cm, 136 cm or it's the same?

Postby Turbaani » Wed Aug 17, 2022 1:05 pm

Its not the same!
Too big board is awful to ride. I think 136 is to big. Also shape is important, in light winds a square shape board with no to little rocker is best, but in medium wind you can use smoother shapes that ride easier in chop.

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Re: 58 kg girl, which board? 132 cm, 136 cm or it's the same?

Postby grigorib » Wed Aug 17, 2022 1:12 pm

an experienced rider of your weight should be fine using 132cm length for whitecaps and stronger conditions.
Yet as a beginner and for light winds you’d want to look rather for wider board. Also as you progress you’d want to have a board for lazy cruising in lightwind and another one for powered riding with tricks in good winds.
So my advice would be get something looking like a small door - e.g. Flysurfer Radical 144x46cm which would allow you to ride lightwind while others are struggling on small boards and then you get 132cm board for high winds.
When choosing LW board try to find one as wide as possible and as square shape as possible

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Re: 58 kg girl, which board? 132 cm, 136 cm or it's the same?

Postby Pemba » Wed Aug 17, 2022 4:47 pm

I'd focus more on the width than on the length or certainly be very aware of it. 39 wide for a 136 long board is actually quite narrow. Try if at all possible. Too wide/big, related to wind off course, is horrible as said before.

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Re: 58 kg girl, which board? 132 cm, 136 cm or it's the same?

Postby Soleas » Wed Aug 17, 2022 5:42 pm

If you had to choose between the 2 you mentioned I would suggest the 136x39. At your weight you can also enjoy the smaller 132x38 but only if you were very experienced. The smaller one needs more power and speed to perform well, so as a beginner who wants to be able to plane easy in light to medium winds and learn new tricks etc, better go with the bigger one.

It's the width that plays the bigger role and yes there is a difference from 38 to 39.
A more suitable size for you would be 133x40.

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Re: 58 kg girl, which board? 132 cm, 136 cm or it's the same?

Postby Havre » Wed Aug 17, 2022 7:22 pm

Ask Toby :wink:

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Re: 58 kg girl, which board? 132 cm, 136 cm or it's the same?

Postby Blackened » Wed Aug 17, 2022 9:53 pm

glicokite wrote:
Wed Aug 17, 2022 10:56 am
Hi,
58 kg girl
mostly kiting in the north of Garda Lake in Italy, so light and medium wind.
can go upwind and change direction

which board? 132/38, 136/39 cm or overall it's the same?

kind regards!

My first post :-)
Welcome to the club! It's awesome being a new kiter and trying to figure out what is the best fit from all the options out there :).

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One of the few things we agree on is generally a larger board is better for newbies. For your weight specifically, a larger size would translate into the 136x39. Get this if you typically ride on the lighter side of your kite's windrange. If you typically ride in the mid range of your kite, get the 132. It will fit you better.

Judging from the sizes, I assume you're looking at the Soleil? Great board. Rides really well, so you'd have no problems on the 132.

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Re: 58 kg girl, which board? 132 cm, 136 cm or it's the same?

Postby thewindego » Wed Aug 17, 2022 10:17 pm

The 132 should be great for you in good wind. But always a door type board is good to have. You would use both in their sweet spot and get better because of the choice.

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Re: 58 kg girl, which board? 132 cm, 136 cm or it's the same?

Postby Archer77 » Wed Aug 17, 2022 10:18 pm

I love Shinn Boards!
here you can find one specific for female with 2 measure based on weight

In any case a big board will help you a lot as a beginner,:
- more upwind
- more low end
- bigger balance area until you get skilled

almost probably with the 136 x 41cm (53mm fins) (rider > 65kg) Monkette you will be fine!
online you can find at a cheaper price also older monkette models that are very good anyway

https://kite.shinnworld.com/products/mo ... matic-2022

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Re: 58 kg girl, which board? 132 cm, 136 cm or it's the same?

Postby Pana » Thu Aug 18, 2022 4:51 am

Based on the fact that you are not experienced enough to know the difference go with the bigger board. It will be better for ypur learning curve. When you will get to be a comfortable rider you will probably want to have 2 boards and will have a feel for the sizes.


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