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Got my Spleene Zone today.

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Created by schmik > 9 months ago, 5 Feb 2008
schmik
NSW, 235 posts
6 Feb 2008 12:23AM
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Arrived in the mail today. Can't wait to ride this sucker. This board will be the best of both worlds, ride like a surf board with the durability and edging of a twintip. I'll post a review once i've clocked up a few hours of riding it.

mike







Jimmyz
NSW, 446 posts
6 Feb 2008 12:33AM
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That is one sexy board... I could eat it or hand it on my wall

Jimmyz
NSW, 446 posts
6 Feb 2008 12:33AM
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hang*

merman
QLD, 431 posts
5 Feb 2008 11:40PM
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where did you get it from and how much????????

Looks SEXY!!!!!

schmik
NSW, 235 posts
6 Feb 2008 12:40AM
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Bought it local..... if you consider within Aus local, it came from WA and i am in NSW. Contact Ian Young for info.

I also considered a Shinn Wave, skywalker d-wave and brunotti wave and the zone was priced the best.

mike

schmik
NSW, 235 posts
6 Feb 2008 12:43AM
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members.iinet.net.au/~ianyoung/boards.html

Nearly got myself the zone-bi but decided the zone would be more fun and force me to develop a solid toeside riding technique.

mike

DaveSpruce
WA, 568 posts
5 Feb 2008 11:59PM
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Not sure about the graphics but the design and all looks insane! Would love one of those bad boys, but with some other graphics

richswing
WA, 716 posts
6 Feb 2008 12:19AM
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I would give my left t*sticle for one!

jt737
QLD, 382 posts
6 Feb 2008 9:41AM
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Looks like Sebastion Bubman riding the Spleene Zone in the Mauritius waves video posted by Ian Young. Looks an awesome board , please post a report.

www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=34943

cwamit
WA, 1176 posts
6 Feb 2008 9:04AM
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159 cm long, so that would make it 5ft 3 or their about?

Looks like a nice board, after riding a 5ft 3 directional "surfboard" other week it will be interesting to hear the feedback on how the board transfers the energy of the chop...rips and what not through the riders legs, the 5ft 3 I rode was crap for that although looks sweet too I came off it hobbling up the beach.

Doesn’t look thick as a surfboard, more twin tip stuff? Might have better flex?

schmik
NSW, 235 posts
6 Feb 2008 3:49PM
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Yeah, it is twintip construction or as the industry folk like to say 'snowboard construction'.

So in for us regular people: it is thin and flexible.

mike

ianyoung
WA, 649 posts
6 Feb 2008 5:27PM
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The flex makes for a very smooth ride through the chop. I've done a 50km downwinder on it and it was much more comfortable than my old custom RF surfboard. It's real strength is maneuverability on the wave and holding an edge like a TT.

Graham replaced both his Delta surfboard and his TT with the Zone and is stoked - www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=31971

What sort of graphics do people like?
08 Spleene TT will have an orange GT stripe on plain silver www.spleene.com
08 Flyboards graphics are at www.flysurfer.com/Content/317/?mnid=698. The Zones are the same as Mikes until Jul/Aug.
Let us know what you like and we'll pass the feedback to Spleene & Flyboard.

merman
QLD, 431 posts
6 Feb 2008 10:04PM
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hey schmik

any chance of a profile pic so i can see how much rocker its got????

is there any concave??

cheers

merman

gasman
WA, 320 posts
7 Feb 2008 12:13AM
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Nice one Ian, I'd be interested in demoing one. Let me know if possible.

schmik
NSW, 235 posts
7 Feb 2008 12:55PM
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I'll get some more pics and post them tonight. Not sure about the concave but the rocker: basically flat from tail to the front foot, nose has rocker.

mike

knot board
QLD, 1160 posts
7 Feb 2008 12:06PM
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I lost my Spleene in 1991, can I have yours?

ianyoung
WA, 649 posts
7 Feb 2008 11:47AM
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Gasman (and anyone else in WA) you can demo one through me (0414 716 812) or Choicey (9336 7884).

If not in WA, get your local retailer to get one in - get them to call or email ianyoung@iinet.net.au

richswing
WA, 716 posts
7 Feb 2008 1:09PM
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Hi Ian,

Are you going to kitestock, will there be one to demo there?

If not do you guys hire them out, say for a weekend?

Cheers

airhead
WA, 812 posts
7 Feb 2008 3:10PM
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yeah,,, send one to kitestock

ianyoung
WA, 649 posts
7 Feb 2008 6:16PM
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Yup I'll be at Kitestock I'll have a Zone as well as the latest kites from Flysurfer for people to try out ... if you forget your sleeping bag and ask nicely I might just let you borrow one overnight to keep you warm - they really are multi-purpose kites: water, snow, ice, land (see latest review on Speed2 by Luke Southern from Sydney www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=34942)

Also coming up to Kitestock is another German pro rider, Mathias www.mathiaswichmann.com to show people what can be done with Flysurfer kites and TT Flyboards by Spleene.

schmik
NSW, 235 posts
7 Feb 2008 11:03PM
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Here are the pictures of the rocker. It is flat from tail until the front foot strap. No concave.

mike



granini
NSW, 99 posts
7 Feb 2008 11:49PM
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nice socks

merman
QLD, 431 posts
7 Feb 2008 10:54PM
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Cheers for the rocker pics Mike


might have to get one of theses suckas, sent over to Brisy/Sunny Coast... would love to try one.

Ian.... are there any dealers in the Brisy/Sunshine coast area????

ianyoung
WA, 649 posts
7 Feb 2008 11:14PM
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Merman,
Jeff Roberts sells Spleene and Flysurfer products in SE Qld
www.flysurferkites.com.au/

Tribal Elder
WA, 85 posts
8 Feb 2008 10:02AM
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I gave a pretty comprehensive report on the Spleene Zone a couple of months ago. The link is in Ian Young's post further up this thread.

Hey, Ian - congrats on winning the WAKSA Big Air Comp this year. Guess that answers the question about how much edge and pop you can get on the Zone.

Cheers
Graham

Luke Ratcliff
NSW, 28 posts
8 Feb 2008 11:06PM
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Hi Schmek where do you ride? I'm on the northern beeches and would be keen to give it a go. I have followed these boards since reading about the posts by Ian Young. My local shop (Wind Surf and Snow at long reef) has had little luck with getting a board in becuase they already have heaps of boards that are cheaper than the spleene zone. So it makes it virtually impossible to test ride one before handing over the cash. The bloke in Victoria told me he imports them in only when he has confirmed orders, otherwise (like my local dealer) he sells local boards that are cheaper than the zone. My number is 0413 043810 send us a text if you are going out!

par
NSW, 44 posts
11 Feb 2008 3:13PM
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Hey Ian -

Is the Zone intended to completely replace surfboards for kiting in waves or are there still conditions where you'd want to use a surfboard?

schmik
NSW, 235 posts
11 Feb 2008 7:08PM
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Luke, sent you a private message.

cheers
mike

roachy
QLD, 380 posts
11 Feb 2008 10:52PM
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Not sure about this spleene zone,? is it down the line like a surfboard, more wind is better? is it stable being waif thin, or are we pushing the mutant as a surfboard? i need answers, sick of breaking surfboards but they go well, the flex is better than epoxy, rail does skip out in the chop, and sometimes it is nice getting some air time above the waves, at maroochydore especially because waves are usually small, not great rideable waves. yes we all know they are not for airtime . Need some genuine feedback to make a choice. The germans did make good tanks!

waveslave
WA, 4263 posts
11 Feb 2008 10:17PM
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schmik said...




The paddle surfboard is not the end of the road in wavekiting design.
The twin-tip is far from perfect for riding waves.
The mutant is.....
the mutt is dead.
And now hybrid boards are coming out of the woodwork.
Brace yourself for some really way-out shapes.
New wavekiting board designs are going to push the sport.
I ride a hybrid board myself, my own creation.
It's totally alien.
lol.

ianyoung
WA, 649 posts
12 Feb 2008 12:00AM
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par, to me a surfboard would only be used in preference to a Zone on a trip where I wanted to paddle into some waves when there's no wind, didn't have room for two boards AND was prepared to live with nothing if I broke my surfboard



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