Time for a New, More Comfortable Board

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Joined: Sat Apr 26, 2008 4:12 pm

Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:13 am


I've been riding my Airush Xpact (138x42) for 5-6 years now and it has served me very well.

However, I'm now looking for something that will absorb more of the chop impacts as my body's starting to complain.

I have a Shinn King George 2nd which has a fantastically smooth ride but it's too unwieldy for typical use.

I'd be extremely grateful for any suggestions that don't include "stop kiteboarding".

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Location: Hythe. Near Folkestone. KENT!!

Sun Nov 08, 2015 8:59 am

Out of interest do you think it has stiffened up since you first got it?
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Sun Nov 08, 2015 4:32 pm

No, not really.

I got the chance to ride a more regular sized Shinn (136x44) today and that was as comfortable as the so-called Magic Carpet I've got. To be fair, today's comparison showed me that my board isn't that bad really but I've definitely reached a stage whereby I want to start treating my body with as much respect as possible and the Shinn was instantly kinder through the chop.

I noticed an ad' for Nomad boards whilst on the forum this morning and they talk of "armchair" comfort and they have a twin tip with a rounded nose, so I might investigate that.
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