I love the feel of the Misfit. With the full wood core you get a damp but lively feel. Pretty unique. I am 175lbs and the 136 is a perfect foot-strapped twin tip for my size. I ride a different and bigger board with boots, but for riding in straps, I find myself going back to the Misfit and loving it. It goes upwind easily and has plenty of pop for tricks. The fins are a bit big for what I like, but for most people they are the right size.
I have put a lot of people on to the 142 and 146 Misfit as their first board down from a beginner board and they found the straps to be comfortable. They say that the board feels stable and easier to edge and ride than the big beginner boards they were on.
REALPro Tip: Crank the screws down on your fins and pads and straps about every other time you kite. Once you use your board about 10 times, do this every 6 times you go kite. This board has nice accessories that hold on well, but they can wiggle loose. Loosing a fin sucks!
by Ryan Osmond REAL Coach on September 12, 2012
by Nuzzi on August 9, 2012