What size board should I get?

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What size board should I get?

Postby Tom Gabourie » Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:34 am

I have been kiteskiing in Park City and at Strawberry for the past 2 winters and have gotten the kite skills to take it to the water.What size board would be good for a 6'6'' guy weighing 230 lbs.? I would like to go a bit long for easier learning. Liquid force has a 161 m on sale. Would this work all right for me?
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Re: What size board should I get?

Postby jason morton » Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:11 am

Tom-
I wouldn't recommend the LF 161, even for your size. Length isn't really a factor as much as width/rocker. That board is kind of dated and is probably just a dog. You will progress fast and will outgrow that board. Light-wind boards are a must for Utah. SS Glide, Spleene, Crazy-Fly all make boards for light wind. I used to weigh 240 and rode a 135x44 and a 146x48. Get a newer board that you won't outgrow. Hope this helps!!
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Re: What size board should I get?

Postby Marty Lowe » Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:47 am

I have a Glide I'll sell for $200. with straps and pads.

Send me a PM or email if you are interested.

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132 Liquid force Recoil $150
138 Liquid Force Mission $150

My new Xenon 135(1 board quiver) has replaced all 3 of these boards
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Re: What size board should I get?

Postby bordy » Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:37 pm

jason morton wrote:Tom-
I wouldn't recommend the LF 161, even for your size. Length isn't really a factor as much as width/rocker. That board is kind of dated and is probably just a dog. You will progress fast and will outgrow that board. Light-wind boards are a must for Utah. SS Glide, Spleene, Crazy-Fly all make boards for light wind. I used to weigh 240 and rode a 135x44 and a 146x48. Get a newer board that you won't outgrow. Hope this helps!!


So you are saying your less then 240 now?? huh.....
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Re: What size board should I get?

Postby MikE mAy » Fri May 06, 2011 7:50 am

might i also suggest a Sky pro model from North. traditionally, its a bigger beefier board but still has the performance characteristics of a smaller board. mistakenly, i thought i was a "big guy" years ago and bought this. i'm 165 and 5'10" and while its a bit big, i have absolutely loved it. i would highly suggest finding a used model for sale.
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Re: What size board should I get?

Postby Marty Lowe » Mon May 09, 2011 12:34 pm

Marty Lowe wrote:I have a Glide I'll sell for $200. with straps and pads.

Send me a PM or email if you are interested.

(PM and EMAIL button under the avatar)

Marty

PS

132 Liquid force Recoil $150
138 Liquid Force Mission $150

My new Xenon 135(1 board quiver) has replaced all 3 of these boards



GLIDE SOLD/ MATT
RECOIL SOLD / MIKE
MISSION SOLD / CHRIS
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