Re: Ridden the Pickle 171cm???????
- hey Brian!
...got mine two weeks ago....171 is great, very smooth and powerful
ride - like a 180 longboard in deep powder snow, It seems to smooth
out the chop due to the lenght...
nearly the same low end as a 220er directional (upwind in only 2.5 bf
(flags are not straightened out by wind) with xxl quadrifoil
kitesurfer on 40m lines on handles, weight 72kg).
...mounted the bindings off center, one inch (2.5cm) to heelside..
...didnt try it in higher chop so far, but the speed control is
encredibly easy, didn loose my edge so far...
...I use 2.5 inch fins on the heelside to improve upwindability...
...never had to brake over the tail...
...I think the trick is to mount the bindings off center, then you
can put enough pressure on the heelside edge to avoid any flating out
Hope that helps
--- In kitesurf@y..., "Brian" <brian360@h...> wrote:
> Thinking about Buying a Liquid Force 171 Pickle for my light wind
> board. I allready have a 142 and love it does any one have any
> experience on the 171.
> If so when the wind comes up and your over powered can you still
> slam on the breaks by laying the tail sideways through the water
> you can with the short little 142 or does the larger surface area
> make it keep flattening out like a big regular wake board does
> your speed gets over about 15 mph and you start to skip over the
> of the chop.
> Thanks much