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Details about  Nobile 666 132 x 41 Kitesurf Board & Bag *99p Start*

Nobile 666 132 x 41 Kitesurf Board & Bag *99p Start* See original listing
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Item condition:
Used
Ended:
17 Jul, 2011 20:55:22 BST
Winning bid:
£265.00
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£20.00 Economy Delivery | See details
Item location:
Sheffield, United Kingdom

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290585521927
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Last updated on  15 Jul, 2011 16:32:33 BST  View all revisions

Item specifics

Condition:
Used: An item that has been previously used. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully ... Read moreabout the condition
Type:

Kitesurfing Boards

Brand:

Nobile

99p Start ?!?! UK Only

Welcome to my sale of the Nobile 666 2008!

I bought this board around 3 years ago brand new for £470 and ran it along side my Flexifoil Alpha 144x44 as a high wind board. After the first few flights of the board I decided to sell my bigger Alpha board, reason being if there wasn't enough wind to drive the Nobile I wasn't interested, the 666 was so much better to ride!
I'm a pretty hefty kiter but I kid you not I was out today on this board (Friday 8th July Afternoon) and was fired up in 15mph wind and going upwind like a train! 

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This board has now become my backup as I've bought a 132x42 2HD Nobile. Today, however, I've realised the 666 is very close, too close, to the 2HD to make keeping it practical. The main difference I see against the two is the WEIGHT. The 666 is loads lighter, making it easier to get on the feet and launch with, the 2HD can drag a bit. So on that score I suppose you could say the 666 is a much easier to handle ghost of the newer £570 2HD hmm. I need to get used to the 2HD for sure but I can't help going back to the board that's ticked all my boxes faultlessly, so I need it away from here :`¬/

The condition is NOT reflective of the year, I've seen worse boards than mine less than 6 months old. There's a few underbelly scuffs but nothing that makes a difference, you have to press your nose up against the board to see them! The rails and board tips are in spotless/pristine condition! I hate seeing boards for sale (especially Nobiles) where the board has been ground into the sand completely scratching out the heal edge, these people want locking up! The fin-tips have a bit of paint missing (why Nobile painted them instead of using a red dye beats me) but there is no wear to the fins themselves. The straps are mint condition as I'm not a savage high flier so never gave them a hard time. Lost a fin, last spring I think, which was replaced with a brand new one and the mounting had to be rebuilt as a result, superbly.

The board uniquely also comes with STAINLESS load spreaders! These were personally fabricated by the legend that is POPEYETHEWELDER, if you know anything about race buggies you know this guy. There are no more like them I guarantee it, and he refuses to make any more (tight arse) but there it is, as far as I know this is the only board that has them, anywhere!

Oh, the bag is in good condition for year too, zips all work perfect no jamming.

Personal collection is MORE than welcome!

Stainless Load/Spreader
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..and some other clips showing the overall great condition of board !!!
the board was used the day after I took the pictures, so there are a few free grains of sand thrown in :)

Board Rails unmarked
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Board Tips unmarked
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KiteForum Board Review

I've had the Nobile 666 board (132x 40) for a good 2 months now and i can honestly say the board is more than super sweet. 

I have been riding it with both bindings and straps (mostly bindings though as they fit straight on to the original inserts)

The first thing you notice is the clear window on the deck which allows you to see what the board is made of..... wood, honeycomb, PVC foam, rubber, carbon and kevlar.

The 3D moulded tail controls the flex in the tips and gives a more bitey feel so you can get away with riding super small fins, even in really choppy stuff. 

It honestly has to be one of the best boards for upwind performance and pops off the water like a cork from a champagne bottle.

The board gets on the plane easy and the faster you go the more in control you feel. Just push your back leg down and shoot upwind. 

This board will take a hell of a beating......trust me on that. 

If you doubt the boards strength there is also a 666 PTEX version with die cut PTEX base for improved kicker & slider use, Its meant for the different riding style bindings give and is also easy to repair from the damage kickers & sliders do to boards. It also has extra inserts for different stance options. 

These boards are well worth the money and riders of any ability will greatly benifit from the performance features. 
With a kiter like Mark Shinn designing, testing and approving them you know that the board is built from a kiter with years of experience and is designed for todays style of kiteboarder. 

I wish i had 2 extra hands so i could give this board 4 thumbs up!
Get your hands on one and give it go. 






Review From Kiteworld International

2008 Nobile 666 Board Tests

THE HYPE:
The 666 remains the highest performance board in the Nobile range. Performance always comes at a price but for 2008 Nobile have worked to retain the early planing, incredible upwind ability and insane pop of the 2007 model and added to it improved handling in difficult conditions, softer landings and easier carving. A new 3-D top mould allows more flex to have been added into the fin areas of the board without affecting the central nose and tail sections that are responsible for the higher performance characteristics. Retained from 2007 is the revolutionary Hydrodynamic rocker-line, Anti Vibration Technology and Elliptical Progressive Concave. Designed to allow you to push your limits whilst still having fun, the 2008 666 range sets a new benchmark in high-performance yet easy-to-ride freestyle boards.

TEST TEAM NOTES:
NEAL: The moment I got on this I found myself going faster and faster with a growing grin on my face. Although a little technical, as it is really lively underfoot, any competent rider will get the rail engaged easily and be flying upwind through chop and just about anywhere they like with seemingly minimal effort. Because of the ease of acceleration and comfort, pop is spectacular and landings easy. Not just a great developing intermediate's twin-tip but one any serious freestyler would love to make their lives easier.
CHRIS: Foot pads and straps are comfy and keep your feet happy, although they are quite firm but you get plenty of feedback through the board. Under foot the board feels solid and strong. I expected it to be more flexible but it is actually quite stiff. It has an average weight feel in the air on your feet, but the key thing about this board is that it has so much bite, which combined with the stiff flex means it likes to pop hard. You can load that rail as much as you want, whether smashing a face, loading for pop or hopping to toe. There's no doubt it has a very aggressive feel and it's obviously stiff with a fairly flat rocker but it behaves itself in chop and definitely likes going upwind, so a lot of riders will get on with it. Plus, of course, it's a very nice looking board.

SUMMARY:
The 666 manages to combine aggressive, highperformance characteristics with the comfort and basic usability of storming upwind ability, early planing and comfort. A great all-rounder for capable intermediate riders upwards.

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