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Cabrinha Caliber -vs- Underground Flx

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Created by ewan kite > 9 months ago, 12 Jul 2008
ewan kite
VIC, 914 posts
12 Jul 2008 8:54PM
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i am probably getting a new cabrinha caliber (127cm) in september, because currently my 08 custom 128cm is too heavy and big for me. i was also thinking on getting a 08 underground flx 124cm because that is much smaller and lighter.

has anyone ridden the cabrinha caliber or 08 underground flx and what would anyone reccomend these boards or any onther boardds, for freestyle and boosting/kiteloops, and also which are light, strong and small smaller than 128cm

thanks

ewan

kiter zac
QLD, 295 posts
12 Jul 2008 11:03PM
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hi ewan

i have a flx 132 and its amazing. it is really smooth and soft on landings. it cuts through chop really good,

walshd
SA, 601 posts
13 Jul 2008 2:42PM
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Underground pads and straps are fan-frickin-tastic too.

Damn the new boards look sexy

Saffer
VIC, 4379 posts
13 Jul 2008 6:17PM
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Hey ewan, why don't you get cardboards to make you a custom size board for your age. Then you can have the footstrap placement exactly where you want it.

ewan kite
VIC, 914 posts
19 Jul 2008 11:40AM
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anybody else got any comments or reviews on these boards

Macca Wollongong
NSW, 295 posts
20 Jul 2008 12:14AM
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the new 555 from nobile in the ladies size, and they didnt make it pink!

mayhem
7 posts
22 Jul 2008 9:01AM
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Have you tried the 128 Liquid Force Recoil Comp? It's very light (lighter than the underground)

Unhook679
WA, 26 posts
22 Jul 2008 10:26AM
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The BEST OUIJA 129 NICE BOARD

Lincoln
VIC, 52 posts
22 Jul 2008 4:15PM
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Get a cardboard ewan

Kitehard
WA, 2775 posts
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22 Jul 2008 4:44PM
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Hey Ewan,

The Airush 2009 FS is on it's way. Looks like it is going to be a totally sick board. A 2 year warranty, built tough for wild freestyle and kiteloops. 132 x 39 and the stiffest flex pattern of all the Airush boards.

I reckon it would be worth at least considering if you ride hard.

Good winds,

Saffer
VIC, 4379 posts
22 Jul 2008 7:22PM
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132? You do realise he is 14 years old and weighs about 45kg's? (Sorry if i got your weight wrong, i'm guessing here)

NJPornstar
WA, 782 posts
22 Jul 2008 7:23PM
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Have a look at www.cardboarding.com

Design your own board. If you need it smaller and lighter, Im sure Dan can make you a mini model with your favourite graphic.

Charl dv
WA, 2485 posts
24 Jul 2008 7:20PM
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ok custom too heavy?
no.

slap some bindings on it and youl b pimpin.. get some escalades and put em on.

or get a LF aura comp or recoil comp 128 and put bindings on that.
see the light get some boots

ADEN
QLD, 299 posts
29 Jul 2008 12:01AM
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how about the lunacy 129

ruffryder61
QLD, 470 posts
30 Jul 2008 9:50AM
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airush st or nobile 666..

sorse
NSW, 509 posts
30 Jul 2008 10:27AM
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129 lunacy is pretty much unbreakable, however may be slightly big for someone 45kg

ewan kite
VIC, 914 posts
30 Jul 2008 11:15AM
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thanks for the help guys but i am really looking for 127cm or smaller. i think i will be getting the Caliber tho, and i cant wait. does anyone know if the caliber can fit binding on them and if so where could i get some bindings for a really cheep price.

ewan

Charl dv
WA, 2485 posts
30 Jul 2008 6:43PM
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dude if u want to ride bindings you should get a board a couple cm bigger then what u normally would ride, you wont regret it as youl get ALOT more pop out of it.. for example im 72kg atm and i used to ride 128 - 132 boards with straps.. wen i got my boots i had a 135x40 and now im getting a 136x42 for this season.

if you get LF kite bindings like escalades (i recomend these) or unions they are drilled for kite inserts and will fit most kite boards, if they dont its very easy to just re drill the plate of the binding. unions are great if you want something a bit softer so you can tweak ur grabs n stuff out, fairly solid hold n good feel to them.. escalades offer more support and are a bit stiffer, i find these better as you dont come out as easily and you feel more locked in.


if you want to get boots either keep your 08 custom you will like it or get the 127 caliber or maybe even the LF Recoil 127x38 or recoil comp 128x38.. boots you want a bit of a bigger board because u can step the rail in deeper and pretty much load up alot more tension and get alot better pop out of the board thanks to the weight of the boots and the extra control you get.

Charl dv
WA, 2485 posts
30 Jul 2008 6:46PM
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the recoil + union set up is a really good introductory step into the world of bindings, its flattish rocker compared to boot boards makes it so its still fast and the same feeling of riding as your used to with straps and the unions arent full on bindings soo you can ease into riding bindings and when your comfortable change up to escalades.. maybe jump straight into escalades but the recoil is a good go for bindings..

havnt ridden the caliber but looking at it it looks like it would go good with bindings.

ps. how much do you actually weigh?

ispi
NSW, 59 posts
31 Jul 2008 6:53AM
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Hey Zac..... you have an FLX 128 I thought....

kiter zac said...

hi ewan

i have a flx 132 and its amazing. it is really smooth and soft on landings. it cuts through chop really good,


ewan kite
VIC, 914 posts
31 Jul 2008 10:31AM
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thanks charl

a 127-126 board for me would be the same as a 136 board for you as i weigh about 52kgs. i am about 163cm tall aswell so i think a 127 would be great. where do you get your bindings from or is there anywhere i can get them really cheep. i have to choose from the selection of boards at SHQ, which are, Cabrinha, Underground, Slingshot, North and Naish boards, so i think the caliber would be the best board, but for bindings i think the Liquid force retailer lives very near by to me.

thanks

ewan

ewan kite
VIC, 914 posts
31 Jul 2008 10:33AM
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just to mention i dont want to permenantly ride bindings, just for seabreezes, because when it gets over 22knots i want to boost and kiteloop and straps would be prefered for that.

Charl dv
WA, 2485 posts
31 Jul 2008 6:00PM
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dude even in straps landing loops n boosts on bigger boards isnt much different. just dont kiteloop in boots or ul end up like me with torn ligaments n a ****ed leg taking you out for a good 2 - 3 months

just go talk to the LF dealer down your ways, im sure hel hook u up with a reasonable price, the escalades are more expensive but i honestly think the price diff is worth it... if they are pricey talk to padi and see what he has to say or even try going direct through ML water sports, just ask around and see what you can get. look in for sale section on seabreeze.. or if you have a pair of wake bindings lying around just get a shop to re drill the plate to make it fit your board... i think the cab or maybe the UG would be the best choices for boards, id go cab over UG for bindings though.

smurfo
VIC, 106 posts
31 Jul 2008 9:22PM
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What size boots do you need?

au_rick
WA, 743 posts
13 Aug 2008 1:58PM
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Try an Airush T3 127

13 Aug 2008 6:19PM
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This years Underground def have the extra insert for boots, and the Caliber does too.
I think last years U/G had the extra insert too.

Cya and

Goodwinds

Steve

ewan kite
VIC, 914 posts
13 Aug 2008 8:04PM
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smurfo said...

What size boots do you need?


i am size 8-9 so probably a 7-11 size boot

ewan kite
VIC, 914 posts
13 Aug 2008 8:05PM
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Kitepower Australia said...

This years Underground def have the extra insert for boots, and the Caliber does too.
I think last years U/G had the extra insert too.

Cya and

Goodwinds

Steve


thanks steve, i am def getting the caliber now and thats great that it has boot inserts.



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