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Created by Foam 23 days ago, 13 May 2020
Foam
WA, 733 posts
13 May 2020 11:19AM
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A question regarding twintip sizes, it seems to change a bit over time, what is the new normal for sizes you prefer
You could say a 5,8 and 85kg kiter would now generally have a go too of 140x43

cauncy
WA, 7862 posts
13 May 2020 11:23AM
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Advanced
Freestyle
Free ride
Lawn mower
Please stipulate

Peahi
VIC, 1216 posts
13 May 2020 1:56PM
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Foam said..
Freestyle/free ride, straps, advanced


you forgot to include mowing the lawn

sir ROWDY
WA, 5329 posts
13 May 2020 2:18PM
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Need more info.

psychojoe
VIC, 730 posts
13 May 2020 6:12PM
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I'm a little taller and a little less tubby. I ride a 132. 132 is the premium size. Buy one, and if it doesn't work for you just lose some weight. You're slightly above the BMI.

cbulota
WA, 1245 posts
13 May 2020 4:22PM
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As mentioned above it depends on so many factors. Personal preference, riding style, body weight and wind conditions are the main ones in my opinion.

For example: If you only kite in strong winds i.e. more or less 25 knots then a 140cm board would be a bit big. In those conditions, smaller is better but again it's about personal preference, board shape, etc. If you're looking for more grip at higher speeds in choppy conditions to do big jumps for example, closer to 130cm is better.

Generally speaking the more advanced you are the smaller the board you would use.

If you provide a lot more details you'll get much better suggestions

Christian

Foam
WA, 733 posts
13 May 2020 5:37PM
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Hi

Thanks for the reply, OK..

Kites 8 11 14
Straps, no boots
Mainly kite at beaches so choppy onshore, but also kite some flat water

I agree that if the conditions were 25knots every session then sure short is good, however in the real world that won't happen.
So 15 to 35 knots

I would suggest to myself 138x42.5 as a example.
135 would be to small at my specs unless as mentioned you were in 25knots every time

cauncy
WA, 7862 posts
13 May 2020 6:34PM
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135x42, decent rocker, some flex in the tips, a nice bit of concave also,
Crazyfly raptor pro
Shinn brown crb4
Duotone team series
Xenon infra
Nobile 50
Axis Vanguard,

wishy
WA, 1450 posts
13 May 2020 7:44PM
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cauncy said..
135x42, decent rocker, some flex in the tips, a nice bit of concave also,
Crazyfly raptor pro
Shinn brown crb4
....


Shinn Brown! Is that one for brown arrows

cauncy
WA, 7862 posts
13 May 2020 7:51PM
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wishy said..

cauncy said..
135x42, decent rocker, some flex in the tips, a nice bit of concave also,
Crazyfly raptor pro
Shinn brown crb4
....



Shinn Brown! Is that one for brown arrows


Plucking auto smell

Stu101
121 posts
14 May 2020 8:16AM
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Surely if you had worked your way up to advance riding level you would know what size board you like to ride and differences it makes to you?

SaveTheWhales
WA, 1769 posts
14 May 2020 8:49AM
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Because you said Go to = allrounder.
The length width and rocker is ok at 140..
Chop is what you should be concerned with - gives me the $hits after a while.

Remember the King of Air guys are in strong winds with big wide boards.
Contrary to our smaller beliefs..

cauncy
WA, 7862 posts
14 May 2020 3:25PM
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Rocker and flex are your friends in the chop

Greenarrowz
NSW, 297 posts
14 May 2020 6:48PM
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You need more than 1 board.
Then you can select to suit conditions.
You'll progress further faster.

1 board will eventually hold you back and teach you bad habits.

Foam
WA, 733 posts
14 May 2020 7:18PM
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Yep possibly, 135 and 140
But I prefer one board
What I was asking was in general in these modern board days vs the old days

A 5,8 85kg rider now seems to be gravitating to 140x43
This seems big to me but I see a lot on this size now.

mazdon
1091 posts
14 May 2020 7:33PM
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cauncy said..

wishy said..


cauncy said..
135x42, decent rocker, some flex in the tips, a nice bit of concave also,
Crazyfly raptor pro
Shinn brown crb4
....




Shinn Brown! Is that one for brown arrows



Plucking auto smell


King Brown?

weebitbreezy
461 posts
14 May 2020 7:41PM
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You could do worse than extrapolate from the size guide here:

shinnworld.com/board-size-selector

At your weight a 42cm width is about right. I like the Shinn Ronson personally. Other boards are also good



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