Shinn Monk

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Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:29 am


I have a Cabrihna Calibra , 136 * 42 , which now feels a bit "heavy " for me . Enjoy jumps and some basic tricks and have a surfboard for waves and low wind days .

My local spot is camber sands
Weight 92kg
Kites 13m, 9m , 7m

I've always wanted a Shinn and looking at a used Shinn Monk 135 * 42

- would the Shinn 135*42 although almost the same size as current board improve my riding experience ( would it be lighter , more reactive )

- given my weight could I actually look at a smaller board still or would this be a good average board for my weight

Thanks in advance for taking the time to respond .
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Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:51 pm


I've not used a Cab board. But I've had a couple of Shinns over the years ;)

I'm slightly heavier than you by a couple kg.

The 135 Monk will be a good size for you. I wouldn't go smaller, unless you want to use bigger kites for it, or only use it in higher winds.

Isn't there anyone local there who has one you could have a quick go on?

A Monk will make you do bad things, it'll tell you is that all you got?! I really liked mine when I had one.
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Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:16 pm

Looking at the shinn marketing stuff, I'd think the 42 width would work best for you as a high wind board


You would be right at the top of the user range. The 44 might be a better all round board? Both Mark Shinn and Mike B (the importer and owner of ktwodistribution) are normally pretty good at responding if you want a second opinion though. They would have a much more real world experience.

BTW. If you end up looking a new board, check out the Ronson. My mate has just picked up a 140x43 and its really nice. Probably a different price bracket though.
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