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Time for new board?

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Created by Flash4 1 month ago, 11 Jul 2022
Flash4
QLD, 4 posts
11 Jul 2022 12:54PM
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Just looking at getting a new board and wondering if it is worth paying the big bucks or not. How much do they change over the years? How much say extra height do you get in your jumps?

I currently have a super old 2011 Caprinha Rival (145 x 44 cm) and I'm 70 kg. I ride in chop and the waves.

James01
QLD, 281 posts
11 Jul 2022 1:11PM
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I think it is worth the cash! I upgraded a few years ago to a north with carbon friber and i would do it again. A nice board gets you many seasons and I think it is worth it. The weight difference for me was huge. You may be able to find a good second hand from 2018 onward. cheers

THE PIN PULLER
WA, 428 posts
12 Jul 2022 10:34PM
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All the lads in the big air are running carved and looking sexy as on the beaches ??

Weta
WA, 885 posts
13 Jul 2022 5:26AM
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That Carbon Friber is the $h!t. Far superior to Carbon Fibre or is that Fiber??

ActionSportsWA
WA, 861 posts
15 Jul 2022 10:52AM
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Flash4 said..
Just looking at getting a new board and wondering if it is worth paying the big bucks or not. How much do they change over the years? How much say extra height do you get in your jumps?

I currently have a super old 2011 Caprinha Rival (145 x 44 cm) and I'm 70 kg. I ride in chop and the waves.


Hi Flash,

In your case, yes, it would be worth it to upgrade to a better board. Do you need to go carbon? Not necessarily. The most important thing is to buy a board which suits you, the water conditions where you ride and then how you ride or what your main objective is in riding, whether it's big air, freestyle, freeride, waves, or speed. Maybe you live somewhere where strong currents make upwind a bigger priority. What I am saying is that the right board is the one that fits your needs best.

Often carbon boards can be light weight, but the true reason to buy a carbon board is for the stiffness and reflex it offers. Carbon snaps back into its shape faster than fibreglass does when loading up, which gives back more energy in the pop for freestyle giving you greater height and faster rotation speed (lighter).

The good news is that most of the late model boards are pretty good and can last you a lifetime with exception to footstraps. Straps and pads are consumable items in the bigger picture whilst you will retain the high level of performance from the board for many many years.

We sell Duotone, Core, Shinn, Carved and Flysurfer, and have sold many other brands over the years. Every board offers something different so you need to trust your shop vendor or be able to get a demo on the board you want, to see if it suits your needs. We sell an equal number of carbon to wood/epoxy.

Boards like the Shinn Monk has been a very popular board due to its soft flex and thin rails for our choppy conditions. Carved have been popular for the big air and for people looking to buy their last forever twin tip. I've enjoyed the Duotone Select in standard construction and currently ride a Flysurfer Radical. Depends on what you're looking for.

DM

Phoney
NSW, 544 posts
16 Jul 2022 6:51PM
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THE PIN PULLER said..
All the lads in the big air are running carved and looking sexy as on the beaches ??


For $3100 you would damn well want it to be looking sexy on the beach.
With my money I'd rather grab an $1100 board and a new kite.

lucy5
QLD, 91 posts
17 Jul 2022 5:17AM
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3100 out of control

IWB
202 posts
17 Jul 2022 5:47AM
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Flash4,
I would highly encourage you to upgrade your current setup. That particular model if I recall was more an entry level, or price point board so performance was fine for learning. Also the size of the board is very big for your weight, so dropping down to something like a 136/41, will be more suitable. Boards like the Nobile NHP are fantastic rides, which perform in really well in all conditions. The only thing you will be disappointed about, is that you didnt upgrade sooner...

salty sausage
14 posts
18 Jul 2022 1:57AM
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3100 is pittance if it adds numbers to ya woo. money well spent

oscar1
84 posts
18 Jul 2022 11:16AM
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Flash4 said..
Just looking at getting a new board and wondering if it is worth paying the big bucks or not. How much do they change over the years? How much say extra height do you get in your jumps?

I currently have a super old 2011 Caprinha Rival (145 x 44 cm) and I'm 70 kg. I ride in chop and the waves.


Wow your riding a huge board for your weight. I think yes. I ride crazyfly raptor limited and love it.

daggy
WA, 520 posts
18 Jul 2022 5:55PM
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That board is massively too big for you. I'm 70 kg's and ride a 131 or 133, which according to the board manufacturers is the correct size.
Get yourself a current shape Shinn MONK. ( The one with the channels on the bottom!). You won't believe the difference to that lump of wood that you're currently riding.
And boards last for years so when you compare that to kites which burn out after 4 or 5 seasons, they are a BARGAIN.
Pay the $1100 and it'll still be boosting in 10 years.

KPSS Used
NSW, 325 posts
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21 Jul 2022 10:26AM
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The old Rival is past its use by date compared to advancements made in design and technology of more modern boards.
Check out the Ozone Code V3 just released, comes complete for $1099
www.kitepower.com.au/collections/kiteboards-twin-tips/products/ozone-code-v3
Or check out the sales section of our site for some crazy bargains on run out North boards
www.kitepower.com.au/collections/sale-boards?constraint=north

At your weight something around 1.35-1.38 x 39-41 will work best.

Plummet
4857 posts
24 Jul 2022 2:54AM
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Well I can't help on which brand to buy because i've been making my own boards since 2010.

But there are some awesome mutants out there these days. That allows you to boost to the moon and then ride a wave back in.
Not a silly idea for a chop/boost/waveride board.

oscar1
84 posts
24 Jul 2022 4:25AM
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Plummet said..
Well I can't help on which brand to buy because i've been making my own boards since 2010.

But there are some awesome mutants out there these days. That allows you to boost to the moon and then ride a wave back in.
Not a silly idea for a chop/boost/waveride board.


What boards are they Plummet?

SaveTheWhales
WA, 1825 posts
24 Jul 2022 9:16AM
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Flash Az - Firstly No wood or carbon board does magic big air jumps, thats all to do with rider ability. Telling us about the 'Ferry' your currently riding says it would be a waste of money to spend 'Top dollar'.
It's winter and there's lots of gear for sale and good deals at shops...
The best all round board suitable for choppy conditions and jumping Ive ridden is the Shinn Monk. you can charge waves, smack kickers, rip over chop, and speedy on flats.. nice & light too
.The Monk has the fun & comfort factor which is what most of us want from our sessions.

For your weight - around 131-134 x 40.
Going wider than 40 - you'll have problems holding the edge down in 30-40 knots...
In a few years once you've mastered the load n pop kite timing - then sure buy the latest greatest.

daggy
WA, 520 posts
25 Jul 2022 6:23PM
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There's a Monk Glitch ( the good one !) for sale right now on seabreeze. $565. it's even in QLD for you.
Grab it.

kitesurfsnow
NSW, 3 posts
26 Jul 2022 7:10AM
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Do yourself a favour and get a Tona
Desperate times if you got 2 kite shops plugging this thread

DrCool
2 posts
30 Jul 2022 7:12PM
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Second hand, always for boards. Never for bars or of course kites

Plummet
4857 posts
31 Jul 2022 2:43AM
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Plummet said..
Well I can't help on which brand to buy because i've been making my own boards since 2010.

But there are some awesome mutants out there these days. That allows you to boost to the moon and then ride a wave back in.
Not a silly idea for a chop/boost/waveride board.




What boards are they Plummet?



The slingshot supernatural is the closest to my board

slingshotsports.com/products/super-natural-v1


Here's a couple of mutant threads. One of which shows my last build which was in 2019.

www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Kitesurfing/General/Show-me-new-mutants-or-the-latest--directional-optimised-TTs-?page=1
www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Kitesurfing/General/Best-twintip-for-waves?page=2

snalberski
WA, 847 posts
1 Aug 2022 10:39AM
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Flash4 said..
Just looking at getting a new board and wondering if it is worth paying the big bucks or not. How much do they change over the years? How much say extra height do you get in your jumps?

I currently have a super old 2011 Caprinha Rival (145 x 44 cm) and I'm 70 kg. I ride in chop and the waves.


Cabrinha Rival was the first board I ever owned. The second board I owned is the first generation Shinn Monk. Owning the Monk revealed the Rival to be the real dog that it is... the difference is astounding. I still use the original Monk after nearly 10 years and have tried a few prospective replacements, but haven't come across any that justified dropping a grand for a at best an equivalent or inferior board. I demoed a Select last season which felt nice but not really any better than what I already have.

RAL INN
VIC, 2864 posts
6 Aug 2022 9:25AM
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I lost my Zeeko Bhoot a few months ago.
leaving it at waters edge on a rising tide.
decided to pull out my old favourite.
2005 Wipika 125x39cm.
Difference in my performance = zip
actually more fun.

boards are like guitar rigs, no matter which guitar master you try to sound like, you end up sounding like you playing that type of guitar.

wishy
WA, 1494 posts
8 Aug 2022 6:46PM
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snalberski said..

Flash4 said..
Just looking at getting a new board and wondering if it is worth paying the big bucks or not. How much do they change over the years? How much say extra height do you get in your jumps?

I currently have a super old 2011 Caprinha Rival (145 x 44 cm) and I'm 70 kg. I ride in chop and the waves.



Cabrinha Rival was the first board I ever owned. The second board I owned is the first generation Shinn Monk. Owning the Monk revealed the Rival to be the real dog that it is... the difference is astounding. I still use the original Monk after nearly 10 years and have tried a few prospective replacements, but haven't come across any that justified dropping a grand for a at best an equivalent or inferior board. I demoed a Select last season which felt nice but not really any better than what I already have.


Bronq is better than Monk

snalberski
WA, 847 posts
9 Aug 2022 1:31PM
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wishy said..

snalberski said..


Flash4 said..
Just looking at getting a new board and wondering if it is worth paying the big bucks or not. How much do they change over the years? How much say extra height do you get in your jumps?

I currently have a super old 2011 Caprinha Rival (145 x 44 cm) and I'm 70 kg. I ride in chop and the waves.




Cabrinha Rival was the first board I ever owned. The second board I owned is the first generation Shinn Monk. Owning the Monk revealed the Rival to be the real dog that it is... the difference is astounding. I still use the original Monk after nearly 10 years and have tried a few prospective replacements, but haven't come across any that justified dropping a grand for a at best an equivalent or inferior board. I demoed a Select last season which felt nice but not really any better than what I already have.



Bronq is better than Monk


Bronq is stiffer, which makes it different but not better.



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