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Dimitri Pro Skywalker


I recently purchased a used but excellent conditioned Dimitri Pro Skywalker 135x48. I've read many positive reviews over the years and spoken with a couple previous owners about this board as a light wind, all rounder board. With the feedback I received and what I've read I purchased one and took her out for a spin last Saturday. Man this board delivered.

Winds were 18 to 20 knots all afternoon. I could have ridden my 9m but instead chose the 12m Wainman. Mowed the lawn for about ten minutes to get a feel for the board. Sets and holds a nice edge even in a somewhat overpowered state. The thinner flex tips prevented splashing to the face and cut thru the chop well. The shorter length gives here a sporty lively feel that releases well on transition turns. The width provides excellent upwind capability and very stable.

Once the lawn was thoroughly moved it was time for air and waves. The board has great pop meaning it jumps very well. I'd say the board gives me approx five more feet of elevation over my KGB. The extra width provides a stable base when landing which comes in handy with the extra elevation. After a few jumps it was time to cruise some waves.

Again the shorter length and liveliness is great in the waves on cut backs and working down the line. The tips don't dig or pearl which is a huge plus on a face and the width again provides a stable platform.

I haven't been able to check the low end of the board but 9/10 mph on the 17m Zephyr will be sweet.

All in all a great first session with many more to come. If you find one for sale don't hesitate. This is truly a great all round board.................




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[*] posted on 8-1-2012 at 12:37 PM


48 wow that is wide! Mako king is only 44.
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[*] posted on 8-1-2012 at 04:26 PM


Interesting! That sounds like the exact same dimensions of the Epic Oxygen, which is their "light wind" board...



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[*] posted on 8-6-2012 at 05:38 AM


i like the fatties like this, would like to give it a try when up there.

i am looking at shinn now, just curious as to the flex feel in total.

a 138x 44 is currently on my mind.




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[*] posted on 8-6-2012 at 05:50 AM


Quote:
Originally posted by DavidDeFord
Is Dimitri Pro Skywalker is available in any other sizes instead of 135x48? If so mention here.


I was under the impression that they're not available at all:

http://www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2376055&...

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[*] posted on 8-13-2012 at 12:39 PM


had the board out for a second session on the 9m with pretty much the same results as I stated in my original post.......... upwind and boosting are off the hook and the flex tips cut thru the chop very well.............again if you see one for sale grab it! hmmmm drama....dont do drama J........looks like flea bay worked in my favor this time:lol::lol::bouncy::bouncy:



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12m Ozone Catalyst (2013)
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[*] posted on 9-7-2012 at 04:09 PM


first nice wave session Wed afternoon..................winds were lightish, 13 to 15 mph.........upwind is very easy with this board...........Ive got smaller fins on her (1.5s) for a loose, skatey feel in the waves but the edge sets strong.............easy to switch on flats or waves.......no tip pearling............great pop and surprising range........ Ive been up to 20mph with a 12m Wainman.......extremely pleased at this point.............:lol::lol::duh::duh:



17m Ozone Zephyr (2012)
15m Flysurfer Silver Arrow 2
12m Ozone Catalyst (2013)
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MTH Colonel Reb customs 160x45 carbon, 141x43 wood
Wainman Joke & Demitri Pro
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[*] posted on 9-22-2012 at 07:08 PM


Low wind wave session this evening with a few jumps thrown in the mix.........awesome board folks........great upwind, good pop, and doesn't pearl on waves..............



17m Ozone Zephyr (2012)
15m Flysurfer Silver Arrow 2
12m Ozone Catalyst (2013)
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MTH Colonel Reb customs 160x45 carbon, 141x43 wood
Wainman Joke & Demitri Pro
11'6 Naish Nalu
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[*] posted on 11-5-2012 at 07:40 AM


Combined with the 17m Zephyr and soon the 15m SA 2 a session saver extraordinaire.........will post a 15 SA 2/Dimitri Pro session as soon as possible.......



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15m Flysurfer Silver Arrow 2
12m Ozone Catalyst (2013)
10m Ozone Catalyst (2012)
MTH Colonel Reb customs 160x45 carbon, 141x43 wood
Wainman Joke & Demitri Pro
11'6 Naish Nalu
6' Davo Fish
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