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Si-Fly
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Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:57 pm

Hi all, I am after some advice about a new board to add to my carbon blankforce ballistic 132x41

I loved the blankforce for blasting about at speed over choppy water, but after losing 13kg it just feels too big when powered up at speed, I have tried the newer blankforce mk3 in its smallest size 132x40 but it felt slow and sluggish as had wide tips which caught the chop.

I am now around 82kg and looking for a fast board over chop with a roundish outline and bit of rocker for powered riding with small kites <9m
I would like a bit of flex, but not too soft!

Was thinking of maybe a Jamie pro?
Probably buy secondhand, and see how it goes.

Any recommendations welcome :-)

Cheers Si.

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Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:56 am

Hi Si :-)

I agree with the above, try a monk. They work well in that horrible chop at your local :wink:

Contact Mike B on here, he'll sort you a demo
Si-Fly
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Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:02 am

Sounds like you all like the monk! . Anyone have a used one for sale? . Any ex-demo boards going Mike?

Any other boards worth looking at?

Cheers Si.

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Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:06 am

+1 for the monk!
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Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:03 am

Have a look at the under-rated North X-Ride does it for me as a versatile 'all round' board
Si-Fly
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Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:47 am

Thanks all for input, expected loads of different boards to come up, so guess the monk is exceptional!

I have managed to find a monk ll which looks like new in the pics, coming Friday [GRINNING FACE WITH SMILING EYES]

I just hope its not too big for top end blasting as its the same size as my blank force, 132x41. I'm 83kg so should be OK looking at the charts.

Just need some wind for the weekend!

Si.
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Pippi Langsamer
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Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:48 pm

[quote="Si-Fly"]Thanks all for input, expected loads of different boards to come up, so guess the monk is exceptional!

I have managed to find a monk ll which looks like new in the pics, coming Friday [GRINNING FACE WITH SMILING EYES]

I just hope its not too big for top end blasting as its the same size as my blank force, 132x41. I'm 83kg so should be OK looking at the charts.

Just need some wind for the weekend!

Si.

At 83kg, it certainly isnt going to be too big for you. I'm about the same weight as you and went for the next size up & is perfect (134x42)

The hype is certainly justified with the Monk, although a little wasted on my talents :oops:

Most ppl are amazed just how light the board is. My only gripe about them is they seem a little less robust than some other boards- seem to scratch and get marked very easily. My old Nobile NHP was far more resilient in that regard.
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Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:33 pm

Pippi Langsamer wrote: At 83kg, it certainly isnt going to be too big for you. I'm about the same weight as you and went for the next size up & is perfect (134x42)
Whats the 134x42 like below 15knts ... ??
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Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:16 pm

Looks like you have bagged a mint board si-fly..lovely size for you, I ride the same size MF at 85kg, you will struggle to find the top end, it wil take anything you can throw at it!! Enjoy!
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Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:21 pm

Roland wrote:
Pippi Langsamer wrote: At 83kg, it certainly isnt going to be too big for you. I'm about the same weight as you and went for the next size up & is perfect (134x42)
Whats the 134x42 like below 15knts ... ??
It's ok. Mine is the Monk Forever, which apparently addressed the previous versions average low end performance. To be honest though it's a board that only comes into its own when you're up to 25knt+ I think at your weight and with that board size you won't tapping into the legendary "Monkeyness".

Your Monk is a great purchase, but if you're going to be sailing regularly in <15knt I'd invest in a second board specifically for that and bring the Monk out on the stronger days...
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Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:46 am

Like I said in my first post, I only want it for top end blasting, since losing around 2 stone my ballistic which was great now feels too big at max speed.... As it was aimed at the heavier rider. It's now good for lighter winds, so plan at present to keep it.

Is there much difference between the different monks in the 132 size? . Is the outline the same? Or are the tips slightly wider/stiffer to give the extra lowend.

Si.

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Pippi Langsamer
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Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:57 am

Si-Fly wrote:Like I said in my first post, I only want it for top end blasting, since losing around 2 stone my ballistic which was great now feels too big at max speed.... As it was aimed at the heavier rider. It's now good for lighter winds, so plan at present to keep it.

Is there much difference between the different monks in the 132 size? . Is the outline the same? Or are the tips slightly wider/stiffer to give the extra lowend.

Si.

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That's no worries then- it's just seeing as you asked what the Monk was like <15knts. The smaller board will be fine then for your needs if its high wind choice.

No idea about the tech' blurb between the latest incarnation of the board- MikeB one here will be able to shed some light on that...
Si-Fly
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Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:40 pm

I didn't ask about sub 15 [WINKING FACE]

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