Our twintip guide
From Zero to Hero? Or get the last little bit of performance out of you? No problem with the right board.
But the range of twin tips is huge. Finding the right board for you can be complicated. But it is by no means impossible!
But what should I pay attention to? And which boards suit my needs?
With the right kiteboard you will have more fun with your favorite sport! With the wrong board, pleasure can quickly turn to frustration. The right board can also increase your performance and success comes much faster. So you should invest the time and inform yourself well.
Even if a test ride is of course the ultimate, you can already determine at some points online whether a board suits you or not.
Are you a beginner or an intermediate? Many manufacturers offer boards that they mark as particularly beginner-friendly for you. Due to their shape, these boards glide much easier and get upwind faster than others. Boards like the Goodboards Crossbay are also described as light, easy and comfortable to ride, which is mainly due to the shape and the materials used. Flex pattern and rocker provide a smooth ride. Some of these boards like Naish's TT Hero are also cheaper, which is easier on your wallet. So you can put a few euros more into your kite, bar, neoprene or trapeze from your fixed budget.
On the other hand, if you are already well advanced, you already have a clear idea of what your board should be able to do. Then the use of carbon like the XCaliber Carbon or IKON can make your jumps more explosive and support you with a very direct riding experience. Of course, the weight also drops significantly if (partly) carbon is used.
The size you should choose also depends on your skill level and your weight. Don't choose a board that is too small at the beginning. If you are particularly small and light, a board like the XO could even be just right for you, as it was specially developed for lighter riders.
But your decision should also depend on the conditions in which you mainly want to go kiting.
Our classic is the Cabrinha Spectrum, which is characterized by its versatility. No matter the conditions, the Spectrum is by your side!
Other boards such as the Tronic are specially designed to give you a comfortable ride even in choppy conditions. The flexible construction allows for a smoother ride and conserves your energy, allowing you to last longer in your sessions.
But even when there is little wind, you can still go on the water and pursue your favorite sport with the Ammergate and the stylus. These boards have a lot of buoyancy and due to their construction more edge hold and board control. With a light wind kite you can gain extra time on the water!
Some twin tips are even designed for waves due to their shape. With the Tronic Surf you can enjoy the performance of a twin tip in the wave. You don't have to switch to a waveboard right away and learn how to use it. The Tronic Surf Board is particularly characterized by powerful carving properties and maximum edge control, which will benefit you in the waves.
I have already written about the conditions, but the discipline in which you want to develop further should also play a role when buying a board.
I already lost a few words about Wave. Other boards support you with their construction in disciplines like freestyle or big air. Boards like the Polar II allow a precise take-off while the flex is cushioning. In addition, boards like the XCaliber Wood are characterized by outstanding edge hold. At the same time, these boards are significantly lighter. All of this supports you in your maneuvers and enables you to push your limits even further.
Wakestyle boards are specially designed for tricks on obstacles. This is reflected in the shape and in the maximum performance that these boards have to deliver. The CBL has a significantly stiffer flex and a generous rocker. The construction allows for soft comfortable landings at the same time.
Freeride boards, on the other hand, support you when cruising. They are mostly versatile, easy to ride, forgiving and go upwind very well. Even in choppy conditions, they often ride quite comfortably. You quickly have control of your board, even as a beginner or climber.
In the end, it depends not only on the points just discussed, but also on your personal taste. Maybe you learned to kite on a Cabrinha board and fell in love with the brand. Perhaps you particularly like the reflex of a type of wood or carbon. It depends on you. Maybe this list of clues will help you:
- What level am I? Should I go for an entry-level, mid-range or high-end board?
- What do I primarily intend to do with the board?
- In what conditions am I mostly out and about?
- Which materials do I prefer?
- What do I want to spend?
I hope I was able to provide you with some interesting information about twintips.
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