Monk or Pinbot?

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bromfly
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I'm looking for a new board. I am a beginner (upwind fine below 25 knots, but still have to learn transitions and intentional jumps), but I have over 25 years of snowboard experience, so I kinda have a developed feel for carving, if that makes any sense. I'm going to Dakhla for 10 days in two weeks, so, knowing myself, my riding will progress pretty fast there.

Based on the marketing, I should buy a Pinbot in 135 (I'm around 73 kg). As the price difference between the Pinbot and the Monk is 10% however, I am wondering, shouldn't I get the Monk? And if so, in what size, as 131 seems a bit small?
Mike B
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Pinbot will give you more here and now, but if you progress to higher power riding quickly then the Monk would be the better bet.
Monk is not a hard board to ride, just doesn't start to sing until you throw some more power at it..
73kg
41 in Monk
41 in pinbot.

Ultimately if you are really going to be charging around then a 131 in the monk will be the job, but you'll find it harder work now..

here is the full guide;

Monk – The One
129 x 39 <70kg
131 x 40 70 to 80 kg
133 x 41 75 to 85 kg
135 x 42 85 to 95 kg
137 x 44 >90 kg

Ultrasonic Diamond
135 x 40 <75kg
136 x 41 70 to 85 kg
137 x 42 80 to 95 kg
138 x 44 >90kg

ADHD Rum
137 x 41 Straps <85 kg Bindings <80 kg
140 x 43 Straps >85 kg Bindings> 80 kg

King Gee
146 x 46 <80kg
150 x 50 >80kg or Ultimate light wind performance for any weight

Shinnster
160 x 46 You choose - do you Shinnster?

Bronq
135 x 41 <85 kg
136 x 42 80 to 100 kg
137 x 44 >90kg

Pinbot
135 x 41 <85 kg
138 x 42 80 to 95 kg
141 x 44 >90 kg

Speedball Three
W17 <100 kg
W19 Any weight for maximum range

Monkette
127 x 38 <55 kg
129 x 39 55 to 70 kg
131 x 40 >70kg


*The above weights are only a guide, if you like to ride well powered then choose the smaller size for your weight, likewise, if you like to ride the smallest kite possible then look to the larger size indicated.
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