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Yorkshireboy
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Some pics to show what I mean.

135 x 41 Bronq
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136 x 42 Bronq
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133 x 41 Monk Forever
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ronnie
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My guess is that with a heavier rider and therefore more power through the board, on the water, the flatter board will then become pretty much the same shape as the (more rockered when unloaded) board for the lighter rider.
Yorkshireboy
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Yeah that could be the case. It makes a world of difference if you're on the wrong side of 90kg.
Mike B
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Interesting..
The 42 did feel lower rocker to ride, (felt bigger than just an extra cm of width)
but at 82kg and a lover or power, the 41 bronq had me hook line and sinker, whereas my favourite monk was also 41cm...
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Thanks for the feedback and the photos too Yorkshireboy. It seems 'Mr Monkey' (aka his royal gorillaness) has a young upstart coming to challenge his reign of supremacy.. :)

Have fun!

P.S. Anyone have any feedback on Pinbot yet? Looking at the range, it looks like a 'Red' replacement - or is it something more than a model upgrade?
Yorkshireboy
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Yeah that was my impression too, felt like a lot more difference than just 1cm extra. Feels like it planes a lot quicker so for my weight it was much better to ride (I love being well powered too, but even with strong winds here in UK you get plenty of lulls and I want to be able to keep riding when it drops down a bit) ;)

It seems I feel the same way about the 42 as you did about the 41. Best board I've ridden, by some margin. Thanks for convincing me to try the bigger board, very happy with my purchase!
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Pinbot is indeed a new version of the red, which was one of my all time favourite shinn's.
A wee bit more agressive than the red for sure with more progressive turning - but the Red was always thought of as an intermediate board when in actually fact it was one of the hardest edging boards around, but with huge stability on the rail. The Pinbot is the same - massive rail grip but those tips give it great traction in lightwind and upwind..
Also - for the money it's extremely good value, and stunning in the flesh.
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@Mike B

I'm new the kite surfing and have a Monk Midnight Lover 135x42 As an old wave sailor I really like the rocker, smoothness, lack of spray, and it goes upwind really easy. But the grab handle is very uncomfortable - what's the one in your pic?
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I mean @Yorkshireboy, sorry ...

I'm new the kite surfing and have a Monk Midnight Lover 135x42 As an old wave sailor I really like the rocker, smoothness, lack of spray, and it goes upwind really easy. But the grab handle is very uncomfortable - what's the one in your pic?
irie
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I mean @Yorkshireboy, sorry ...

I'm new the kite surfing and have a Monk Midnight Lover 135x42 As an old wave sailor I really like the rocker, smoothness, lack of spray, and it goes upwind really easy. But the grab handle is very uncomfortable - what's the one in your pic?
irie
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I mean @Yorkshireboy, sorry ...
irie
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I appear to have a stammer, sorry!
Yorkshireboy
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@ Irie

If you're talking about the new clear plastic handle on the Bronq, then yes it's not the comfiest when holding it sideways on as it's thin hard plastic. Think Shinn have opted for aesthetics over function there ;)

Not really a problem for me as I don't (can't) do board-offs, so will probably just take it off or use the old black foam one from my old monk.
Yorkshireboy
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The last pic on the monk forever is the foamy one, like on the older monk boards..
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Yeah the foamy one is comfy, but ugly, ;-)
The moulded one is lighter and sexy, but if you are grabbing regularly, it is not so squishy :-)
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