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What the Rrp Mike? Cheers
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Keen for user reports... how does it handle in light winds etc. im a big guy 115kg so curious if it will get going in 10kts or less for me or does it need to be blowing 15kts plus. have a skim at the moment i can get going in 12kts so if this is better id be game...
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Shinn is 95kg these days, so I'd say there is a fair chance.
Most of the first batch will hit the water pretty soon, I'll chase some feedback, none of which will be mine sadly, as there is not one left for me :-(

Here is the shinncast explaining more;
[vimeo]http://www.vimeo.com/98060954[/vimeo]
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f*ck me, 95kgs! He must be pretty solid as he isn't exactly the tallest of people!
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Mike,

Is there any demo shinnsters about down south? Would love to give it a go before I buy.

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Sorry to say the first batch is in today but all sold out.
There may be a free one at Boardworx, I do not even have one for myself.
Second batch is due first week of July, and they are almost sold out too..
The closest we will get to a demo is the feedback from those who have already ordered..

If I have any demo ones when the next batch land I'll gladly break one out, but there is quite the queue. :-/
I ordered plenty, they just couldn't make enough....
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Shinnster looks like a very interesting board and will no doubt be very popular. Will be interesting to hear peoples feedback on lightwind performance and ease of use.
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BrightonSurf wrote:Shinnster looks like a very interesting board and will no doubt be very popular. Will be interesting to hear peoples feedback on lightwind performance and ease of use.
This is a review of the Boardriding Maui Paipo, which is the board Mark was so impressed with that he made the Shinnster a copy of it.

http://www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2385318" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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[vimeo]http://www.vimeo.com/98283102[/vimeo]

Just incase you wondered what the difference is between a monk and a turbo, here is your answer...
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OK, here is out first shinnster review...
Courtesy of Jamie Hawkins in Littlehampton...
I am still laughing out loud< having just come off the water with the Shinnster for the first time. OMG sooooo much fun, Slippery, fast, looose, easy. Twintip without straps meets Alaia Surfboard.. Unique. Still smiling and to think, i was busy in the cafe and nearly didnt think i had time to go try it. Luckily my van turned left and i was ok....Brilliant. still smiling...the phones ringing!!!
https://www.facebook.com/coastalwatersp ... =1&theater

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And another report - sounds strangely similar!
I have to say that Mark is not afraid of calling a spade a spade either... If he likes it he'll write about it. If he doesn't he'll tell me!
Shinn shinnster Review
What a giggle this board is, I was at first glance of this board a bit worried it might be hard to get up on and ride but I was seriously wrong, I think due to it’s sharp rails and long wide profile it was a doddle to get up on, even for a average rider on a directional like me. `The conditions were light and the water flat, as 100kg rider and the wind only 13 knots and all I had was my trusty 12m F-one bandit I was a bit concerned there would not be enough wind to get me going.
I was ripping, up and gone and so easy to ride, the flex in the board made it easy to carve, it stomped up wind. If there was a down point it was for me a little harder to gybe in such light conditions. Off the plane and with only a tiny amount of board speed whilst swapping feet I came off a few times more than normal. I lent the board out to a few friends and everyone came back with big smiles. The water was flat and with such a light breeze everyone was just trying to stay up wind and do very little else, on the shinnster everyone was trying to carve it, ride it backwards, Ollie it out of the water, up wind was easy just great fun.

As Tim my friend said, that board is brilliant if your bored riding a twin tip, there are no waves for a wave board, and you want to still get wet, it is just great FUN!!!

http://www.board-worx.com/blog/wp-conte ... review.jpg

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Hi Mike, I have a Shinnster on backorder with powerkiteshop - any news on when they are expected to arrive?
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ramram wrote:Hi Mike, I have a Shinnster on backorder with powerkiteshop - any news on when they are expected to arrive?
Will be with them today.... left our warehouse yesterday.
with you, well that depends on how fast you, or they, drive ;-)
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Great news, thanks Mike
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