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Vanhunks Manakel Crossover or Xenon LaLuz?

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Created by eddy931 > 9 months ago, 12 Oct 2016
eddy931
WA, 3 posts
12 Oct 2016 10:38AM
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I'am looking at purchasing a 132x40 board which is a freeride/freestyle crossover. The two I'm looking at are the Vanhunks Manakel Crossover and the Xenon Laluz, both come in 132x40 and both have good reviews.

How do the 2 boards compare and which might be a better for a 1 board set up?

Thanks in advance

Ricardo1709
NSW, 1109 posts
12 Oct 2016 6:25PM
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both are hard to pronounce

kernal
WA, 541 posts
12 Oct 2016 5:37PM
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yeah fully why on earth arent you just getting a cabrinha north slingshot naish sort of deal? only people who ride the boards your being offered are ones who got them super cheap / second handys from euros fleeing the country

wave6ft
QLD, 123 posts
12 Oct 2016 8:41PM
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Hey miser have u ever ridden those boards ive seen alot of good kiters on a laluz and its nof because they are cheap

cauncy
WA, 7156 posts
12 Oct 2016 8:07PM
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the laluz is a sweet board,i had some solid time on it, wasnt the latest rendition, the van hunks board gets good reviews too, made for cape town conditions, id also add the shinn monk and xride or jamie , crazyfly raptor and nobile 2hd, if your kiting on flat water these boards might have a bit too much flex but for chop and ocean conditions theyre worth a ride, hard to go past the monk for a great allround board, also check out kiteworldmag gear reviews as theyve got some great honest write ups on most if not all these boards

daveisthekotz
NSW, 110 posts
13 Oct 2016 10:08AM
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Miser said..
yeah fully why on earth arent you just getting a cabrinha north slingshot naish sort of deal? only people who ride the boards your being offered are ones who got them super cheap / second handys from euros fleeing the country


Totally agree with this dude. There are a million times more popular boards and for good reason... Get an xcaliber.

eppo
WA, 6978 posts
13 Oct 2016 8:20AM
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Miser said..
yeah fully why on earth arent you just getting a cabrinha north slingshot naish sort of deal? only people who ride the boards your being offered are ones who got them super cheap / second handys from euros fleeing the country


Wow you've got it all figured out haven't you...


INTHELOOP
QLD, 1855 posts
13 Oct 2016 2:33PM
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Xenon LaLUz is made in Europe at Nobile factory.Id get a European made board over a China board any day!

cauncy
WA, 7156 posts
13 Oct 2016 1:11PM
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INTHELOOP said...
Xenon LaLUz is made in Europe at Nobile factory.Id get a European made board over a China board any day!


Nobile use a fair amount of their snowboard tech in the construction of kite boards, the monk along with the laluz has a huge amount of flex yet somehow is almost unbreakable, the boards make very ordinary conditions feel like powder, great products

cauncy
WA, 7156 posts
13 Oct 2016 1:18PM
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Another new release worth a demo
Freestyle/ freeride cross over







eppo
WA, 6978 posts
13 Oct 2016 3:05PM
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cauncy said..
Another new release worth a demo
Freestyle/ freeride cross over









Mick what's the design implications of this board? How have they made it freestyle/freeride in nature. Is it a off shoot from the ADHD..or whatever it was called?

cauncy
WA, 7156 posts
13 Oct 2016 3:41PM
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Tech talk



Action sports should have one in soon I'd say
Go grab a demo and go nuts

eppo
WA, 6978 posts
13 Oct 2016 5:08PM
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Cheers sounds like my cup of tea actually.

Starting to get interested in the axis limited again as my knees start to age. Had another go the other day on one liked the softness compared to my board and yet tracked real well hey. Might try the Jamie pro again as well. Same shape as mine bottom and top but slightly more flex.

mazdon
910 posts
13 Oct 2016 9:59PM
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Been riding my brothers Jaime last 2 years when TTing, and just come off 4 months exclusively on TT. Great board, like the flex, and pretty forgiving on my knees I've found. Can't hurt to try again

Disclaimer: tried bugger all other TTs in last 2 years. Usually ride surfboards

eppo
WA, 6978 posts
14 Oct 2016 6:32AM
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Jaime changed in 2015, basically took in the bottom shape of the team series 2014. Not sure about if the flex pattern changed. Been on a 2015 and it did feel softer. But only just.

djdojo
VIC, 1511 posts
14 Oct 2016 12:30PM
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Looks like the Ronson is a slightly easier replacement for the ultrasonic, and therefore sits between the adhd (freestyle/wakestyle) and the bronq/monk (freeride) in terms of the freestyle/freeride blend ... ?

eppo
WA, 6978 posts
14 Oct 2016 11:55AM
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ah yeh you are right, forgot about the ultrasonic...

cauncy
WA, 7156 posts
14 Oct 2016 8:27PM
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Just checked, issue 75 kite world mag
Approx 10 boards reviewed in this category



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