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by knyfe
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Trouble finding board after crash
Replies: 19
Views: 1087

Re: Trouble finding board after crash

especially for black carbon boards spray as much as possible bright red. I typically do fins and add some red ducked tape for the top. Never a problem.
by knyfe
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Flamer's Paradise
Topic: Impending trade war: Tariffs affecting the kite industry?
Replies: 39
Views: 1997

Re: Impending trade war: Tariffs affecting the kite industry?

All I know is that I have a huge trade deficit with my local kite store. They never bought anything from me ;-)
by knyfe
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: USA Second hand Kitesurf market
Replies: 10
Views: 6901

Re: USA Second hand Kitesurf market

also Craigslist. I typically check the SF bay area (local) or south florida.

For sure not ebay if you buy. Only if you sell as the prices go way to high ...
by knyfe
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..
Replies: 343
Views: 180953

Re: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..

You guys are so funny and so driven by marketing and brands. Who cares what’s printed on the kite as long as it flies as you like. I never was loyal to any brand. I just like different kites and use what works for me. But I have to agree with you that picking a name which has sentimental value for t...
by knyfe
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wash or not wash your kites
Replies: 43
Views: 20154

Re: Wash or not wash your kites

if you only hit salt water you will just not wash your kite. Its only an idea whcih comes if you mostly hit fresh water and then rarely salt. I never wash my kites and I ride them until they are used up - so I am interested in keeping them in good condition.
by knyfe
Tue May 15, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Stem Cell Treatment for Shoulder?
Replies: 41
Views: 19447

Re: Stem Cell Treatment for Shoulder?

LOL - you might well turn into a rabbit afterwards ...

Just forget it. I do medical devices and my wife works on stem cells. Their time will certainly come but they are certainly not there.
by knyfe
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: biggest regret purchase
Replies: 77
Views: 25766

Re: biggest regret purchase

I saw a lot. For me the worst was the Slingshot Link in either modification. Then tight after that was the Windwing Rampage.

The Windtools foils were not that bad comparing it to it’s time. G
by knyfe
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best Kiteboarding new prices - Price revolution
Replies: 34
Views: 15530

Re: Best Kiteboarding new prices - Price revolution

they sold their first set of kites for a 3 for 2 deal and you came down to 350 a brand new kite. That was a deal. Now these prices dont get me excited in any way ...
by knyfe
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: List of all Kite, Board, Foil, Ramair brands
Replies: 3
Views: 1071

Re: List of all Kite, Board, Foil, Ramair brands

Great list and especially great history in the ones which didn’t make it. Would be interesting to boil it down who actually makes kites and not only rebrands them.

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