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Picking a beginner kiteboard


Hi,

I'm new to the sport and I am looking at getting myself my first kiteboard.

Will a wakeboard work for me?

What size width and height of kiteboard should I get? (wighth is 145lb's)

Do I need fins?

Is anyone selling any boards that would work well for a beginner?

Thanks for the help,

Michael
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Re: Picking a beginner kiteboard


You probably don't want to use a wake board. It will work, but it will make the learning process a lot harder and longer. A wake board has too much rocker, and will create too much drag. In general too slow. Look for a board around 138-142 cm long and something kinda wide, maybe around 42cm. A wide board will get you up and planing quicker. And yes you should have fins. As for availability....we can get you any of the Best Kiteboarding boards. I'd probably suggest the float 133. Or the spark as a price friendly option. We haven't got any used stuff available. But maybe someone reading this forum can help out with that.

Hope this answers your question,

Ken
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Re: Picking a beginner kiteboard


Ok so it sounds like I'm instore for a larger kiteboard with nice fins.

Thanks for the help Ken!

If anyone is looking to ditch a longer wider board let me know.

In the mean time, off to go buy some lumber to try to build one - has anyone done this and have sugestions?

Happy kiting,

Michael
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Re: Picking a beginner kiteboard


Hey Michael,

I just noticed your weight of 145lbs. now. Sorry, didn't pick up on it earlier. You could probably knock a few centimetres off of the sizes I gave you originally. Say....132cm long but I'd still go 40 to 43cm. wide. Just my opinion though. I would just google "ply kiteboards" you'll probably find something on how to make'em out there some where.

Happy Canada Day!

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Re: Picking a beginner kiteboard


Thanks for the help guys.

Ended up with one of Stans boards.....it seems to ride nice so far.

Sunday and Monday I had some amazing rides on it.

Cheers,

Michael
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