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stefan
7th December 2006, 08:31 AM
Hi Roger,
You advised me to go with Kombat for Chicago BJ conditions. Now i'm looking into it a little and would like to know if there are any significant differences between 2005, 2006 and 2007 models. Some retailers offer pretty good discounts on older kombats so I'm inclined go for it unless you tell me otherwise.

This is what I found:
2005: 105L 245cm, 65, 41.2, 7.3kg
2006: 106L 245cm, 65.5 40.9 7.3kg
2007: 107L 243cm 65.5 40.6 7.2kg

To me the numbers look really close.

Roger
7th December 2006, 05:08 PM
Hello Stefan,
I really can't tell you too much about the Kombat 105/106/107 as the only Kombats I've owned and sailed are the 96 and 97, but to give you a "best guess" answer to your question I'd say yes, the boards will be pretty close in performance.
Since this will be your first really small board (I think) whichever one you can get the best deal on should be pretty much OK.
Just starting out on a board this size, you probably won't have the skills to notice or use the "nuances" that make the 105/106/107 different from each other.
There's going to be a bit of a learning curve down from your wider boards, but the Kombats are pretty easy to ride and I think you will find the transition pretty painelss, although perhaps a litte "wetter" than you'd like right at first until you get accustomed to the smaller and narrower board.
Hope this helps,

stefan
8th December 2006, 03:19 AM
Thank you Roger. That's exactly what I thought but wanted to make sure before I spend the money.