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Excited to join the skim world...

Postby borntofli » Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:49 pm

Been kiting almost 2 years, switched to surfboards this spring.. Never touched my twintip since i first got on the surfboard.....

Went to a super shallow flatwater spot last week and had to ride the TT...... I was so bored... (am not into jumping much or tricks)

While i was riding i remembered watching some skim vids from here and thought why hadn't i had one already.... its basicly a slippery surfboard....

Sold my TT yesterday and bought a Victoria ultra L off ebay for cheap.... Hope this is a good choice...... It should be here next week, cant wait....

I will be posting my trials and tribulations of my new adventure.......
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Re: Excited to join the skim world...

Postby Lonny » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:06 am

That's awesome! Not that there is anything wrong with riding your TT mind you, but selling the TT that is a major commitment :!: Truth be told I have not owned a TT in over 5 years. Riding a super shallow, flat water spot is A LOT of fun with a skimmy. Most Victorias are quite good, and an Ultra L is about 55" x 21", which should be just fine. A bit bigger than I personally like, but will work very nicely. Have fun and let us know goes! :twisted:
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Re: Excited to join the skim world...

Postby borntofli » Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:14 am

Finally got out on my new skimmy..... It was good fun..... just like riding a slippery surfboard.... upwind was better than the guys on TT's.....

Couldnt transition w/o falling in, but a little practice and should get it..... Gonna give it a go in the waves later today....
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