RRD Z-Ride 165 (2006)

RRD Z-Ride 165 (2006)

Post by newsreader » Sun, 27 May 2007 06:07:17


Anybody have any experience and feedback about this board? Looking at it
for a light-wind board with 9.0 for 185lb intermediate, Kalmus
conditions. My next smaller board is 125ltrs. Or other alternatives?

thanks

 
 
 

RRD Z-Ride 165 (2006)

Post by Jame » Sun, 27 May 2007 09:28:01

Hmm....  If you don't already have a longboard, then you might
consider getting a Kona Style instead of a larger shortboard.  It will
give you more range and versatility and should overlap nicely with the
125 liter board.  Works well in bumpy water, too.  That's my 2
cents.

 
 
 

RRD Z-Ride 165 (2006)

Post by wind.s » Sun, 27 May 2007 09:49:01



Quote:
>Anybody have any experience and feedback about this board? Looking at it
>for a light-wind board with 9.0 for 185lb intermediate, Kalmus
>conditions. My next smaller board is 125ltrs. Or other alternatives?

>thanks

I don't see any great reviews on this board. To me, the decision would
come down to whether I could be happy on a longboard in the winds you
are talking about. I'm 15 lbs. lighter than you and in 10 knots I can
ride a 150 liter board with 10.5, but if I come off plane if it
lightens up. I can throw that 10.5 on a Superlight and maybe schlog
less, but have far less fun in the gusts than I do on a shortboard.

If 9.0 is as big as you want to go, I would probably suggest a Kona or
look at the SB Phantom, that looks nice.

 
 
 

RRD Z-Ride 165 (2006)

Post by newsreader » Sun, 27 May 2007 10:29:58

Quote:

> Hmm....  If you don't already have a longboard, then you might
> consider getting a Kona Style instead of a larger shortboard.  It will
> give you more range and versatility and should overlap nicely with the
> 125 liter board.  Works well in bumpy water, too.  That's my 2
> cents.

Gee, I sold my Mistral One-Design a long time ago ;-)

Steve

 
 
 

RRD Z-Ride 165 (2006)

Post by marc rose » Sun, 27 May 2007 10:39:06

Hello Steve,
I weigh about 185 and I spend a lot of time on my MADD 165 (this year
it is 162, a cm wider and 5 shorter than the 165).  I use it from 10.5
to 7.5 when I will step onto the MADD 138.  No experience with the RRD
you mention but I used to own a RRD Avant Ride Large which pushed the
150+ size and I put a lot of miles on that with a smail all the time.
Around here (Maryland) I can spend as much time on the 165 as I would
all of my other boards combined.
Read you later,
                     Marc


Quote:
> Anybody have any experience and feedback about this board? Looking at it
> for a light-wind board with 9.0 for 185lb intermediate, Kalmus
> conditions. My next smaller board is 125ltrs. Or other alternatives?

> thanks

 
 
 

RRD Z-Ride 165 (2006)

Post by The Do » Sun, 27 May 2007 11:42:35


Quote:
> Gee, I sold my Mistral One-Design a long time ago ;-)

> Steve

Which is probably why people like me win light wind races.

Dog

 
 
 

RRD Z-Ride 165 (2006)

Post by bret » Fri, 01 Jun 2007 02:24:39

Re: RRD Z-Ride 165  A very nice freeride board, on the "fast" side.  Top
quality constructions and accessories.

As far as the other boards mentioned, the Madd has a tighter turning radius
and a huge sail range, at the expense of a little top speed.  It is also
outstanding with regard to construction, and comes with good fins and the
same DaKine style footstraps - excellent.

The Techno Formula is equal to the others as far as sail range and ease of
use, more abrasion resistant (plastic skin) but gives up a little
performance do to its softer, heavier construction.  Still a good shape and
GREAT value, decent components and hundreds less than most other new boards
because Bic owns their own factory and has very efficient production.

Any longboard, old like a Superlight, or new like a Kona, is an "apples and
oranges" comparison. The feel and range of use is totally different.
Longboards glide in light winds when widestyles drag.  Once the widestyles
plane, they are much faster and more maneuverable.  For Kalmus I'd skip
longboards and go right to the big freerides like the ones you are
considering.