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Glide 14x29

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Created by Bigjimkawasaki 26 days ago, 21 Oct 2018
Bigjimkawasaki
23 posts
21 Oct 2018 8:42PM
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Would the glide 14x29 be a good board to start dw and racing on?
I'm around 90kg and 176cm
current ride is a quest 11'2

Area10
1368 posts
22 Oct 2018 12:47AM
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Cue DJ...

DaveSandan
VIC, 644 posts
22 Oct 2018 7:21AM
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I bought one to learn to DW on and it is a fantastic touring board and ok at DWing but a good starting point due to the stability factor. Loved the board but had to eventually trade up to a Carbon board to get more value out of the DW experience.


DavidJohn
VIC, 16026 posts
22 Oct 2018 7:32AM
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Bigjimkawasaki said..
Would the glide 14x29 be a good board to start dw and racing on?
I'm around 90kg and 176cm
current ride is a quest 11'2


Yes.. it's an excellent board and I love mine. It's fast, stable and DW's great.

Tardy
2550 posts
22 Oct 2018 5:26AM
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Good board bigjim.
i have the 2015-16 glide has a little more kick nose than the 2017 ,great for DWing .
being bigger you will appreciate the 29 wide .
also have a 2015 javelin x28 ,very fast board ,if you want to race ,that's the one .
i think DJ will agree you need at least 2 .ha .ha.

going to any 14 footer will be a big step in the right direction to being more competitive
they just glide along and take off in wind ...good move .

DaveSandan
VIC, 644 posts
22 Oct 2018 9:09AM
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Make sure you get the GTW model they are a few KG less in weight and will allow you to get a bit more speed, it's not a race board it's a fun board.

Helmy
VIC, 637 posts
22 Oct 2018 9:45AM
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Don't make the mistake of going too narrow...downwinding is a new set of skills to learn...narrower boards may be faster, but only if you're standing on the board.
Not fast (or fun) if you're in the water beside the board.
Downwinding is an unforgiving activity on a board that's too narrow for you.
Err on the side of wider, not narrower.

DaveSandan
VIC, 644 posts
22 Oct 2018 2:18PM
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You would be better off getting a second hand Maliko carbon in 28 Inch or any board in Carbon for that matter at 28 inch and you will enjoy yourself much more and you can race in social groups while your at it.

Nlakes
QLD, 4 posts
22 Oct 2018 6:00PM
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I've got a 2014 14 x 29 Glide GX and its great for downwinding but wouldn't be competitive in most forms of racing ( the Maliko would definitely be the better option there ) . I had a look at a 2018 Glide recently and it looked to me as though it hardly had any rocker ; probably more built as a cruising board shape now which is a shame because I always felt the 14 x 29 glide was a great DW board for the bigger guys IMO.

Bigjimkawasaki
23 posts
22 Oct 2018 6:08PM
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How stable is the maliko 14 x 28

DavidJohn
VIC, 16026 posts
23 Oct 2018 7:36AM
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This is my 2017 14x 29" Glide GTW going downwind.



I have both the 29" Glide and the 28" Maliko.. The Glide is noticeably more stable.. Noticably stiffer and stronger.. and noticably heavier than my Maliko.

Dartboy
VIC, 166 posts
23 Oct 2018 7:13PM
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Great Video DJ . Looks a bit daunting to me . I will have to start in more gentle winds . Would the Puma 14x29 be a good board for bigjim ? I'm hoping it will be a good one for me to learn the DW art .

Bigjimkawasaki
23 posts
24 Oct 2018 8:43PM
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How would the stability of the glide 29 compare to my 11'2 quest?

DavidJohn
VIC, 16026 posts
25 Oct 2018 8:56AM
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I think the Quest is slightly more stable in flat water paddling conditions but the extra length of a 14'er makes the Glide easier in open ocean or DW like rough water conditions. Very different boards.

DavidJohn
VIC, 16026 posts
3 Nov 2018 8:40AM
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Dartboy said..
Great Video DJ . Looks a bit daunting to me . I will have to start in more gentle winds . Would the Puma 14x29 be a good board for bigjim ? I'm hoping it will be a good one for me to learn the DW art .


Yes.. the 14 x 29 Puma would be a good board and a great board for someone learning downwinding.

Zeusman
NSW, 1211 posts
3 Nov 2018 9:53AM
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DavidJohn said..

Dartboy said..
Great Video DJ . Looks a bit daunting to me . I will have to start in more gentle winds . Would the Puma 14x29 be a good board for bigjim ? I'm hoping it will be a good one for me to learn the DW art .



Yes.. the 14 x 29 Puma would be a good board and a great board for someone learning downwinding.


Hey DJ, how do the more recent 14' boards from Naish compare in your opinion to the 2014 GX Glide? Keen to know your thoughts.



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