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Kitesurfing Surfboards - Which one?

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Created by Buddy23 8 months ago, 4 Mar 2017
Buddy23
3 posts
4 Mar 2017 5:58AM
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Hi

I am looking to get into directional riding but really struggling to pick a board, I have narrowed it down to the following options:
Cabrinha: Spade 2017, Phenom 2016 and the Secret Weapon 2016.
North: Wam 2017 or Nuget TT 2017

My Weight is ?95 to ?100kg and i am 6.2ft.
Does Volume matter?

Can anyone help

KR

Puetz
NT, 2034 posts
4 Mar 2017 8:03AM
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... there are a lot of variables that need your input that can help your choice but basically, if you intend to ride in mostly powered conditions then the smaller narrower boards are your choice but if you intend to ride in lighter winds then the bigger ones will be better.

All the boards are good at there intended job but in my opinion, I'm loving my Nugget so that would be my choice.

Robbie :)

Kamikuza
QLD, 2956 posts
4 Mar 2017 10:51AM
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Buddy23 said..
Hi

I am looking to get into directional riding but really struggling to pick a board, I have narrowed it down to the following options:
Cabrinha: Spade 2017, Phenom 2016 and the Secret Weapon 2016.
North: Wam 2017 or Nuget TT 2017

My Weight is ?95 to ?100kg and i am 6.2ft.
Does Volume matter?

Can anyone help

KR


Why those boards?

castill0jf
VIC, 528 posts
4 Mar 2017 1:44PM
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the other question you need to answer is What type of waves you ride at your local spot. Hollow , long, big or mushy , small no power. Cheers

horey69
QLD, 183 posts
4 Mar 2017 5:24PM
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Have you looked at the Slingshot Celeritas 5'8" great all round board bullet proof construction, good performance km light wind or waves up to head high, early to plane and pretty forgiving when learning to ride a directional.


Buddy23
3 posts
4 Mar 2017 6:20PM
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Hi All

Thanks for helping,

I picked those boards as the reviews looked good,
(Will look at the slingshot -cheers)

The plan is to ride small to medium size wave and some free ride.

KR

BrisKites
QLD, 1178 posts
5 Mar 2017 7:04PM
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Straps, no straps?
Main suggestions for beginner are not too narrow and not too much tail rocker.

nikmcc
NSW, 224 posts
6 Mar 2017 5:20AM
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The nugget is great fun in flat water chop, super stable, good pop for jumps and really playful. Haven't ridden it in waves, but i reckon small messy waves it would be great.

Pretty hard to beat the firewire boards for the surf. I ride the vanguard and love it. Surfs great, screams up wind. Its light and strong. Perfect board. I've not ridden them, but heard great things about the vader and evo too.

I've heard pros say that you should choose a kite surfboard from a surfboard maker not a kite company... not sure how much truth is in that, but something to consider

RosieKB
VIC, 222 posts
7 Mar 2017 7:02PM
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If you are just learning id be going for what ever you can find at a cheap price to see if you like it. Preferably something with deckgrip as it makes kiting a lot more comfortable.

Duff15
VIC, 137 posts
8 Mar 2017 5:27AM
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I ride a firewire vanguard and love it. Have owned a nugget, angry swallow and whip. but as mentioned get a cheap board that you can thrash then look at a getting a decent board.

bene313
WA, 1300 posts
8 Mar 2017 10:00AM
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Get something second hand.

All the big brands have an allrounder model or a small wave model. Most provide weight recommendations for each board size. Any one of these models will do.

Alysum
NSW, 241 posts
8 Mar 2017 10:11PM
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I used a 20 year old surfboard a friend gave me. Practiced on it for one season then I got myself a Vader.

So find a mate who has too many surfboards or look on garage sales. Then when you've mastered gybing, toe side etc... You can look at getting a more fun kite surfboard.

F-ONE Australia
NSW, 39 posts
16 Apr 2017 7:26AM
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Hello Buddy23,

you should seriously think for the F-one Mitu 5'10''

www.proteusdistribution.com/surf

The level of strapless riding has increased so much for both the professionals and also for the average rider.
When riding strapless, any weight loss translates into a direct advantage for the wind to keep the board pressed against your feet. From the very first prototypes, the feedback on the carbon built Mitu was excellent!



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