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.