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tona flow or SS refraction

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Created by FlyingApe 2 months ago, 1 May 2017
FlyingApe
1 posts
1 May 2017 8:26AM
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Hi. I am looking for an all round park and kiteboard. I been reading a lot. seem like a lot of people here have ridden these boards. Can you give me what you guys think of the two choices? or any other choice.here is what i know:

Flow
- good freestyle but not very for old school o big air
- heavier than most modern boards
- more durable base
- very high rocker line
- very cheap now (cuz no one like it?)
- slower/more tricky upwind
- more power to ride

Refraction
- very all round for every style
- lighter?
- base get beat up faster
- more forgiving on straps
- quicker board

other choices
North - gambler
LF - echo
ride clash - reincarnation 2.1

kemp90
QLD, 1503 posts
4 May 2017 12:59PM
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FlyingApe said..
Hi. I am looking for an all round park and kiteboard. I been reading a lot. seem like a lot of people here have ridden these boards. Can you give me what you guys think of the two choices? or any other choice.here is what i know:

Flow
- good freestyle but not very for old school o big air
- heavier than most modern boards
- more durable base
- very high rocker line
- very cheap now (cuz no one like it?)
- slower/more tricky upwind
- more power to ride

Refraction
- very all round for every style
- lighter?
- base get beat up faster
- more forgiving on straps
- quicker board

other choices
North - gambler
LF - echo
ride clash - reincarnation 2.1


they are both wonderful boards.
-both have the same grind base.
-both weigh about the same

- flow is good for boosting big cause the extra rocker gives you more edge.
- flow is slow AF
- flow is fun to cave from edge to edge

-ss is faster and has more hight to the pop i think.

these are the only differences i can think of off the top of my head.
i would get the refraction only cause a slow board annoys me.

Aaron18
SA, 70 posts
4 May 2017 4:18PM
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Also have a look at axis kiteboarding, the axis tranq and the axis billy. Depending on your weight and height for which one to add to your list to look at. The others i can think of what are used by pro's on the kite park league are cabrinha CBL, airush livewire and the naish stomp.

kemp90
QLD, 1503 posts
5 May 2017 2:58PM
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Live wire is a sweet board. Lots of rocker in this years model

SlingshotAust
QLD, 54 posts
22 May 2017 3:45PM
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Refraction actually has the thickest and most slippery grind base in the industry. .7mm thick

Check out Sam Lights cable videos.

Aaron18
SA, 70 posts
22 May 2017 4:18PM
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On the slingshot refraction .7mm thick grind base. Is that the same base as the slingshot cable boards Ballistic Park Base

dafunk
QLD, 544 posts
11 Jun 2017 8:47PM
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I have a Refraction it works great at the park and kiting . Goes upwind like a champ ! Its so fast at park it doesn't wear out your arms . Base is wearing but they all do ;-[ Loving the park at winter ;-]

SlingshotAust
QLD, 54 posts
13 Jun 2017 10:47AM
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Aaron18 said..
On the slingshot refraction .7mm thick grind base. Is that the same base as the slingshot cable boards Ballistic Park Base


Yep the Refraction has the same base as the cable boards. The Ballistic Park Base.



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