Board help please....................

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Board help please....................

Postby BrokenDC10 » Fri Aug 05, 2005 3:46 pm

Need some help with a new board..............

I just started kiteboarding this year and bought a set of kites (RRD's 9m, 12m, 15m Type 6's) and RRD BS 140 board. I don't have much to compare my equiptment to - with that said, it all seems to work pretty good.

Anyway, I'm progressing pretty quickly (jumps, rolls, etc) and had a chance to try another board the other day : Gaastra Contact 148. I think it's a 2003 or 04 model.

Compared to the RRD BS i'm riding, it literally felt like a "hot knife through butter." The ride was so damn comfortable. I feel every ripple with the BS, but none on the Contact 148.
I'm assuming the concave bottom has a lot to do with it.

I would go out and buy one right now if I could find one............none are out there.

So here it is: Can anyone give me some input as far as finding a comparable board.

I ride flat water and will be in the waves soon. I definitely like the freestyle part of the sport as well.

Thanks,

- Mark
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Postby OliverG » Fri Aug 05, 2005 6:25 pm

Have you tried the 2005 Underground FLX 132 yet?
Evan at www.live2kite.com likely has one available for demo and they are sick.

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