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Created by Foam 2 months ago, 13 May 2020
towradgi
NSW, 309 posts
26 Jul 2020 1:12PM
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sir ROWDY

Boards have been too small for too long, it's why a lot of people hate riding a twin tip.



Yeh 12 years back some mates were on 125 even 119 lengths...then 135 s....in surf....Some People hated riding twin tip coz they were sick of trying freestyle trix and stuffing up too much ...tearing kite in close and getting injured....and had feeling of inadequacy not graduating to the holy grail of unstrapped surfboards...where with flat surf summers all they do is mow the lawn and can't boost...so are restricted on what they do.

sir ROWDY
WA, 5332 posts
26 Jul 2020 3:09PM
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towradgi said..



sir ROWDY

Boards have been too small for too long, it's why a lot of people hate riding a twin tip.






Yeh 12 years back some mates were on 125 even 119 lengths...then 135 s....in surf....Some People hated riding twin tip coz they were sick of trying freestyle trix and stuffing up too much ...tearing kite in close and getting injured....and had feeling of inadequacy not graduating to the holy grail of unstrapped surfboards...where with flat surf summers all they do is mow the lawn and can't boost...so are restricted on what they do.




I used to ride 110s and even 119's (at one point also with boots). I did so because I was a stupid kid and followed the other sheep (also there were no other options).

I can't see a single drawback of larger boards for 99% of the kiting populous. The only reason we rode tiny boards back in the 00's was because kites had no depower (unless of course you were into board-offs). These days kites have huge range, and there's no reason to ride a boggy tray unless you really want that feeling (sometimes I do).

We are stuck with the delusion that 136 is a small board and 142 is a "big" board because Kiting companies and the industry are slow to change or think outside the box, they simply follow each other and assume that the "norm" is correct.
It really makes me chuckle to see people caught up in thinking a 144 would be "too big" for them when they usually ride a 142, my guess is if they tried a 144 they couldn't even tell a difference, I think you need to jump up at least 5cm in length before you notice much.
I think a lot of people who are on 142s right now would be far better suited on a 150cm or in some cases even a 155cm.
Not many brands will tell you this, because they don't stock them .

Every other boardsport has moved towards larger boards, especially in the beginner to intermediate segment, kiting will follow like it always does, just 10-15years behind.

towradgi
NSW, 309 posts
26 Jul 2020 5:46PM
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Was that your video years back at maybe Pt Walter wearing a hawaiin shirt riding a Maccas tray....

sir ROWDY
WA, 5332 posts
26 Jul 2020 5:40PM
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towradgi said..
Was that your video years back at maybe Pt Walter wearing a hawaiin shirt riding a Maccas tray....


I wore a shirt in a few vids, wave and wakeskate. Was probably Safety Bay.



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