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Old 19th July 2008, 10:13 PM   #1
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Default What is the KODE ?

This is the KODE !

http://www.whatisthekode.com/

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Old 20th July 2008, 04:49 AM   #2
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Hi, excuse me for my English,
Is the new carbon kevlar construction of that board reliable as technora or wood?
I mean, weigh reduction is a good things but I believe it's possible that some small impacts (as hardness or boom) could damage the board.

There is someone that can explain to me if this problem can happen?

Thank you

Gaetrix (from Rome - Italy)

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Old 20th July 2008, 01:12 PM   #3
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The Kode?

Hmm,sounds very interestering for me.

I would like to know more about the concept particular about the waveboards.
I know there wil be a Evil Twin,the Evos and even the Kode.
For sure the Twinser will be the most radical down the line boards.
The Evos are probably the same as before,but where are the Kodes up to 80 liters?
In the specs they look like old Acids.
So are they between the Evo and Evil Twin or more freestylewave?

Further I would like to know the different prices wood/carbon,wood and tecnora
for europe in Euro.

So please »Mr. Starboard« come up with some more informations...
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Old 20th July 2008, 03:05 PM   #4
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Hi,

The smaller kodes are most based towards the Acid.

The bigger 86 an up kodes are the next level of freestyle/wave/freeride.

I gues prices you should have to contact you local dealer in europe.

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Old 21st July 2008, 11:09 PM   #5
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Re-post may question.

Hi, excuse me for my English,
Is the new carbon kevlar construction of that board reliable as technora or wood?
I mean, weigh reduction is a good things but I believe it's possible that some small impacts (as hardness or boom) could damage the board.

There is someone that can explain to me if this problem can happen?

Thank you

Gaetrix (from Rome - Italy)
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Old 22nd July 2008, 04:17 AM   #6
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More info on the new construction will be given at the official release date aug 15. But I can say that I've personally put some Wood Carbon boards through tests both consisting of general hard sailing (overpowerd 3.5 etc) and the board getting washed up on the rocks without problems. My wife also contributed to the testing by a few wipe outs and catapult falls which the boards survived without problems. So, while lighter weight is always a reason to be a bit extra careful the Wood Carbon boards seem to hold up well.
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Old 22nd July 2008, 11:42 AM   #7
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one of these sites coming for the flare?
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Old 23rd July 2008, 01:15 AM   #8
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OK I'll be waiting for new official release on aug 15th.

Anyway My question was posted just because I sow lighter board (i.e. Fanatic FW) injured by small impact.....

Personally I have a Carve 133 and I'm searching for a smaller board like a freestyle-wave around 100 litres and in the past (more and less 8 year ago) I was able to make wave in mediterranean condition (wave up to 2 m high). Around 1996 I stopped to play ws and 2002 re-start again

Thanks a lot.

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Old 26th July 2008, 07:12 PM   #9
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out goes the kombat in comes the kode???
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Old 27th July 2008, 11:58 PM   #10
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Gaetrix,

in a modern composite sandwich board you will be VERY hard pressed to find a difference in performance between a S-glass vs carbon plus minus kevlar-technora layers construction. What gives the board strength and stiffness is the sandwich and the fiber you use has very little impact.

In the July issue of UK Board magazine there was a comparison of identical boards with different constructions. Result? Zero performance difference in the 70 to 100L range. Only when they got to a 115L board they could detect some difference, and this only for 60Kg sailors ANd it turned out that the lighter board had a flatter rocker ... (i.e. there are % difference in shape due to construction tolerances that count WAY more then half Kg in weight).

Why? Because the sandwich makes 99.99% of the board, and the difference in weight is completely irrelevant (think about it, on a small board it is the difference between using a long 45cm extension vs a short extension, do you notice a difference in performance when you switch?)

Make story short: get the cheaper version! unless you want the carbon for chi-chi factor (or because the board is painted, and the wood will not discolor!)

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