1596Re: [ksurfschool] Re: wake vs. directional round 3 :)
- Jun 8 12:03 PM<fernmanus@...> wrote:
> I cannot compare the carving turn on a directional to a bidirectional ...It IS very important. Ripping through a 240 degree arc, fully banked &
> ...it sounds like that aspect of kite surfing is very important to you.
dragging my hand with my elbow bent (even with my legs straight) is one of
my favorite things about kiteboarding. Maybe somebody else on this group
can give a comparison.
> I live in an area whereMe too. iwindsurf readings like 11-28 are common.
> the wind is extemely gusty.
> This means that jibes are oftenYeah, but you can still nail a few, & it's GREAT. I think you're really
> So, I worry more about a board that can edge wellIf you're needing the edging for gusts, what kind of kite contol system do
> and is still good during the lulls.Isn't the consensus that a directional is better in the lulls? I guess you
could say I've chosen a kite (or at least it's 4-line/trim loop control
system) for the gusts. Maybe you've chosen the board to handle the gusts
instead of the kite/control system.
> I found that I could load up betterOkay, so jumping may be an advantage of twintips over directionals. I like
> on the Wake-N-Style than a directional for jumping. ...
> ... I like a smaller board while in the air as well.
to jump too!
> I think that Wake-N-Style feels so smooth because of the bottomAnything specific about the bottom surface? Rocker, outline, vee (or lack
> surface of the board
of it), or just some magical combination? I'd like to know what you think
it is, in case I don't get to demo ride a smaller LiteWave, or RRD 150.
"Porpoising" (nose bounce) at high speed is the primary reason I'm
considering a new board.
> The RRD is also a fun board, but I don't think it isI mentioned riding onto the beach is nice, but I really don't need to, since
> nearly as durable as the Wake-N-Style.
I can't do that now with my Fanatic directional, so if the RRD 150 performs
well on the water I won't care about durability THAT much. The reason I
mention the RRD is because it's got that short, curved, rockered toe side,
which might improve the toe turns without compromising straight line or
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