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Directional board advice please...

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Created by doyles 1 month ago, 10 Jun 2020
doyles
3 posts
10 Jun 2020 5:29AM
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Hi,

Want to get my husband a directional board, we both usually use TT so am not really sure what I'm after and the wrong size could be a disaster! Something easy to get started on. Sites say "long and wide" but I'm not sure what qualifies as long?

Winds light to moderate, small choppy waves, he is about 5'9" and maybe 85kg?

Thanks!

littlewing
QLD, 115 posts
10 Jun 2020 10:13AM
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North nugget 5'2 or 5'0 that is short considering 'long and wide' but is wide and flat shape planes easy and stable. Great for learning, light wind and for the conditions you describe.

doyles
3 posts
11 Jun 2020 3:08AM
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Been looking at these! Thanks for your be help!

Gateman
QLD, 350 posts
14 Jun 2020 11:15AM
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After kiting solely TT for 15 years, I bought a 5'2" Nugget last year as my first directional board. Really struggled with water starts (due to large volume of board but I'm shorter and lighter than your hubby) Once I got some tips from other directional riders it all came together. Still learning but loving it as an option in the lighter wind.

KIT33R
NSW, 1693 posts
14 Jun 2020 12:34PM
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I've had one of these for 5 years. Good fun. easy to ride directional

simon78
70 posts
14 Jun 2020 12:29PM
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You can kite any surfboard.

council clean up is great place to get free boards. The local tip here sells surfboards for 20 bucks.

surfboard construction is light compared to kite board construction- so a surfboard will only last a few sessions before it breaks. This way you'll have to ride a few different boards and by doing so figure out what you like before spending cash on something more durable.

doyles
3 posts
16 Jun 2020 8:45PM
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Thanks all, really appreciate your input

I decided on a Shinnster...fingers crossed is works for him!

dafish
NSW, 1467 posts
21 Jun 2020 9:05AM
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Geeze, that dude on the Shinnster sure rips! After an add like that who wouldn't want to have one of those!

mazdon
1115 posts
21 Jun 2020 11:23PM
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Can't tell if you're taking the p*ss dafish?! one would expect Mark Shinn to be able to ride a bit surely?

Very very capable as evidenced

dafish
NSW, 1467 posts
22 Jun 2020 7:56AM
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mazdon said..
Can't tell if you're taking the p*ss dafish?! one would expect Mark Shinn to be able to ride a bit surely?

Very very capable as evidenced



Hell no, not taking the piss at all! I thought his riding is brilliant! (If you have followed my posts over the years you can see that I don't take the piss out of people, however I do state my opinion). Carry of brother. :) As far as Sir Shinn goes, I bought a Monk last year to get back into boosting. Been foiling and surf kiting for quite a while and forgot was a good tt session was like. His products are fantastic. Love the Monk Mental, right up my alley.

mazdon
1115 posts
26 Jun 2020 9:18PM
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Roger that - stoked whenever I see his riding as well



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