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  • Which sweet potato for kitesurfing?

    Hey guys,

    I've been researching online for a light wind surf kiteboard and came across Sweet Potato which is supposed to be a good directional board for kitesurfing.
    I'm very confused about what size I should order.
    I'm 5'10 and I weigh 175 lbs. Which Sweet Potato would be good for kitesurfing in light wind and small waves?
    Thanks in advance for some advice.

    Cheers.

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    I'm 5'11'' and 170 lbs and i have kitesurfed a few times with my 5'4'' SP. I guess that would be a good size for you too. My biggest kite is a slingshot RPM 9m and i find it amazing that i can ride and easily stay upwind on my sweet potato in 10-12 knots of wind. That's when i usually use that board. Spuds are so wide that they glide effortlessly almost like a skimboard.

    Just a couple of advice: choose an FST board (RF can't handle the pressure ok kiting) and avoid jumping the board or you will trash it after 4 or 5 sessions.

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