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Old 01-29-2008, 09:52 AM
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if you want the most of your kite time, sell your board to a lighter guy, come up with an extra 50-100 bucks and get a wider board.... you wont regret it

even a used best float would work great, right tom... maybe the new spark or LF recoil (not sure the sizes they come in, but i was looking at them awhile ago)
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Old 01-29-2008, 10:11 AM
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Don't feel bad, be excited that your enjoyment levels will go up drastically.
The longer you put off selling that board and getting a better fit, the more you will kick yourself in the future for missing the rest of this season.

Five of us can't all be wrong
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Old 01-29-2008, 10:38 AM
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Five of us can't all be wrong

true..... but theres no way 5 of us could be right
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Old 01-29-2008, 10:45 AM
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R'nt we all saying the same thing?
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JASON im 130 Lbs wet and i ride a 128X38 UG 06' (same as yours right?) it is my high wind board. Its got the BIG fins and still sometimes is skips out of the water when i send the kite for a jump, im not sure if its me or the board. I bought it because i saw everyone else at SW was riding UG's and now everyone has switched to Flexis/other brands. The UG is a sweet board for me on high wind days/choppy water, but the low wind days, i wish i had a wider board.
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Old 01-29-2008, 01:26 PM
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come on now....
dont make me feel bad...
wish i would have known....gonna have to make this board work for quite some time...
thanks for your imput....
Ohhh no I was referring to the sales pitch... "increases safety", etc... pretty funny.

As for the board itself I am not saying it's bad or anything.. I haven't ridden it. I'm not even commenting on the width... not sure that is the problem either.

Three things that could possible explain the skipping out (in my experience) is the very rounded tips, no concave, and stiffness.

My old slingshot 132 slipped out like that a lot in the chop and the shape was similar (rounded tips, flat bottom, and stiff).

Try a few boards and get an idea of what you like.

Keep your speed in the chop under control and it'll help.
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