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I am interested in knowing your thoughts on boards:
- what's your favourite light wind board?
- what board dimensions and shape do u prefer? (wide/narrow, parabolic, flex, rocker etc)
- Comparing kiteboard prices to wakeboard prices it seems that kiteboard companies are gouging us (wait, this isn't a question - but has this occurred to anyone else?)

This weekend I had a conversation with a kiteboarding instructor (not in K-town) who downplayed the role of boards in kiteboarding. I personally think they can make a huge difference. Now I'd like to know what you all think.


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In re-reading my subject line I have realized that my attempt to come up with a catchy title has ended in me looking like a chump. In any case, I hope you can see past the unfortunate title and tell me your thoughts on boards, yes boards.
ok, nuff said.

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I am completely into boards! They make a huge diff and I am now really pretty picky.

At first a piece of plywood will work, but soon your gonna want to carve and feel the board rail to rail.

And yes, We are being gouged to an extent, but kiteboards are way better than wakeboards. Wakes are stiff and traditionally mold pop outs where most kiteboards are snowboard construction laminate style with more expensive materials (wood, carbon).

In a low wind board width is key. The more chop you ride the more length is important. For most riders nothing over 140 is needed for K-town, and 130 is getting short for our conditions. Width: light wind your looking 44 ish, high wind 38 ish and a good allrounder is around 40-41.

All this for an average rider height and weight (5,10 175 lbs)

Low wind: low rocker, shrap rail, less outline curve, less flex. All these things make a board feel like Kak when there is enough wind to really play.

Real wind: good rocker, soft rails, more outline curve and more flex, especially in the tips. Oh yeah, and concave bottom.

Then of course there are surfboards, mutants, skims, etc...

Current I have more boards than kites!

B

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B - Thanks for the input; care to name some of your fav's? Any you don't like?

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