Re: Kiteboard selection - buy the Slingshot
Thanks for the input. I have called around, and no one around here
carries that board. I have found a good price for a Wipika classic
7'3" however, and I am curious to know if you or anyone else has
tried this board. Thoughts?
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> I also weigh 175 LBS. I have tried the Air Rush. I own the 7'6"Naish sky
> pirate and the Wake-N-Style from Lightwave Designs. They are allgreat
> boards, I especially like the Wake-N-Style now that I have someexperience.
> However, for a beginner I would recommend another board. I highlyrecommend
> the Slingshot "Little Fat Bast..." I don't think much of the name(it
> doesn't appear on the board), but IT IS the board for beginners.It
> long and 22" wide. It has a lot of floatation (I think even morethan the
> Air Rush or sky pirate), so it is easy to get up and keep goingeven
> haven't perfected your kite flying ability. It has four fins, soit
> upwind well. It is easier to haul up the beach than the Air Rushor
> Pirate due to its shorter length. It is easier to learn how tojibe
> its shorter length. When you progress to a smaller board, theSlingshot is
> still a great light wind board. Trust me, the Slingshot is theboard to
> The Wake-N-Style is a great board and I use it most of the time.
> it is a little more difficult for a beginner because you need toride more
> powered up and you need to be more consistent with your kite flyingto keep
> it up and going. I think it is easier for a beginner to learn lesspowered
> up on a big floaty board in moderate winds with a big kite.considering?
> The time has come for me to purchase my first board. I think I have
> it narrowed down (based on what is available) to either a used Naish
> sky pirate 7'6" or the Airush 7'4". Has anyone ridden both of these
> and compared? If so, what are your thoughts?
> I am about 175 pounds and will be using a Wipika 8.5 most days, with
> wind @10- 15 kts.
> As well, can anyone suggest any other boards I should be