There are many reasons why we think that Brokite boards are the best, and bottom shape is definitely one of them...by watching the videos, one can see the different materials and techniques used by various board companies...the whole point of this thread and our construction videos is to allow kiters to actually recognize these differences.
The reason we have such an extensive demo program; with local riders having a board for the season, is to allow kiters to actually feel these differences on the water....we have demos scattered from Madison to Traverse City and many points in between to make it possible for all local riders to give a BRO a spin....and then they can formulate an opinion based on experience.
Shoots Noah, didn't intend to rub you the wrong way by insulting your board, it was purely in jest
...you obviously rip it up on that board, and if you are stoked riding it, then no need to change your stix!! Believe me, I understand how one can fall in love with their board..
I have been trying to get you on one of our boards for years.. Perhaps one of these days you can join the bros on a downwinder from the "honey hole" to the MECCA, and on the way back to Medberry while sipping on a Two Hearted and trucking down Old Channel Road , we can discuss how the BRO felt under your feet...
As for the weight of the BROKITE boards: each board is individually crafted (hence, the term "custom"); therefore, every board is unique. Although keeping down the weight of the boards is important, it is not our focus. Our focus is to create a "dynamic" board that responds to the forces placed upon it...that being said, my 138 Freeride comes in at 5 lbs 1 oz....if my conversion to kg is correct, that is 2.3 kg.
.....on the homefront at Brokite's World Headquarters in warm, windy Corpus Christi, Jerry is getting the shop set-up for an explosive board-building frenzy. We have been at it for over 10 years now, intent on building the very best board we can. Over the years Jerry has really "honed" the shop into a fine working environment!! He has just finished up a series of Hybids, as they seem to be our most popular board; a combination of the Pop and Freeride, it has proven to be a great all-around board. It is a favorite of the Michigan crew for downwinders, and was propelled into the spotlight by Red Legs and Ivo, who aptly termed it the "roly poly"...
The brewmaster himself, Matt, has just picked up one of the 2014 prototype boards we built, a 135 Hybrid, and judging by his rapid skill development on the downwinders last year, he will be pushing it even further this time around...can you say St Jo to New Buff?
Robert, who rides a 144 Hybrid, just ordered a 138 Freeride to complement his bigger brother...RK is actually putting a kiting trip together to South Texas with some buddies, and is planning on taking a tour of Brokite's headquarters...something tells me he will be enamored with the Tecate dispenser...
It's kind of kewl that although most of our boards are ridden in Corpus and in the Chicago area; Jerry is filling orders from Canada, Hawaii, and California as I type....as I have said before; we build for ourselves, our friends and the lucky few...check out the Brokite constuction videos, grab a BRO demo at the beach; educate yourself, then do yourself a favor, and ask yourself...do I feel lucky? well, do you?