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tona flow or SS refraction

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Created by FlyingApe 23 days 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, 1487 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, 69 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, 1487 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, 50 posts
Monday , 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, 69 posts
Monday , 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



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