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2015 Slingshot Misfit - board size help

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Created by Roony > 9 months ago, 16 Feb 2015
Roony
17 posts
16 Feb 2015 2:42PM
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Rider: 95 ,Level (intermediate)
Style: Freeriding
Weather: 15-20 knots
Disclosure: (buy own gear)

Hi Guys, some advise if i could please.

I've ordered a 2015 Slingshot Misfit in the 136 size and are now having second thoughts on size.

I'm 95 kilos and 6'1 tall, my other boards are at the smallest 142 in size.

Wanted a smaller board, liked the flatter rocker this board offers, now worried i'm going to cop a face full of spray, should i have got the 142 size instead. thus defeating the whole purpose of getting a smaller board?

thanks

Greggor
QLD, 191 posts
16 Feb 2015 6:10PM
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Personally i reckon you'll love the 136, probably need a little more power than your normal sized board but i dont think you will regret it for free riding.

Roony
17 posts
17 Feb 2015 10:02AM
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Thanks Greggor.

The reassurance is what i was hoping for, appreciate it.
Will post my thoughts once i've had a few good sessions on it.

cheers

skywalker3d
VIC, 228 posts
17 Feb 2015 12:22PM
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Eat less DONUTS and the 136 will be perfect

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WA, 1255 posts
17 Feb 2015 11:13AM
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If I was 95kg I would be going at least 140. Especially if your wind range of 15-20knots is correct.

The larger board will help bigtime in the ~15knot range. The larger board will also have more pop.

Where are you kiting and what kites/sizes do you have?

Are you keeping your other boards at 142+?

realplayer
QLD, 186 posts
17 Feb 2015 3:12PM
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I agree, I would of opted for the 142cm..

RideLikeAGirl
VIC, 40 posts
17 Feb 2015 10:34PM
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Why not!? Not much point having two 142s! Also, eat less donuts or only go out in 40knts!

Fly on da wall
VIC, 667 posts
17 Feb 2015 11:00PM
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Hey there, at 95kg's and an intermediate rider.. I'd
suggest either a 140 at least or 144+. That's what a rider
of that level and keg's would really enjoy... But hey,
it's your choice if you like the walk of shame. Being
powered up enough to hold your ground and even make
ground upwind will be awesome when you progress you'll be fine being
lit up and riding a smaller board. Good lesson's or advice will
help with that.Good luck

azza2u
QLD, 62 posts
18 Feb 2015 3:12PM
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While I haven't ridden the Misfit, I'm 6'2" and 95kg and had been riding a 137 Liquid Force recoil for years. Finally smashed the foam core that on a hard landing and got a 136 Best Armada just before Xmas and am loving it. Tried a longer board but it just didn;t feel as nice out in the chop. Looking at the Misfit I'd say you should be fine with it.

skywalker3d
VIC, 228 posts
19 Feb 2015 8:34AM
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I think you should just get 2, just in case one is not big enough you could use one on each foot like double ski's. Then when the wind picks up to 40kt go back to one board This is the only way you can be sure a 136 will work!!!!

Roony
17 posts
19 Feb 2015 4:30PM
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Thanks for the input, it's going to come down to the wire I think, on the spot decision when I go in store this weekend.
All points have been prety valid, including donuts. 2 boards is going a little far thou lol.

Will keep you posted.

RideLikeAGirl
VIC, 40 posts
19 Feb 2015 6:36PM
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Good luck. Ps I love the donuts

Roony
17 posts
23 Feb 2015 9:32AM
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UPDATE:
Ended up getting the 136 size Slingshot Misfit
Everything in my guts was telling me i made the wrong decision, but i really wanted a small board...so what the heck.

Took it for a ride yesterday on a 9mtr Nitro4 in i guess 20knts+

All i can say is this is the fastest i have ever ridden in rough water !!!
The board is very flat so It absolutely blasted though the rough water with minimal drag, and for someone my size doing this on a smaller board was unreal fun.
It was a very wet ride, but didn't matter, the wetter i got the more fun i was having. Couldn't take the smile off my face.

Not sure this is due to the board exactly, but i pulled of my biggest air EVER ! whoohoo.
Thanks for all the advice guys, i am really stoked with the board, can't wait to go out for another blast.

cheers




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