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by ThickAir
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Bird chills out on kite.
Replies: 10
Views: 1055

Re: Bird chills out on kite.

Quick, somebody photoshop a Piping Plover on that kite and send it off to the Audubon Society!
by ThickAir
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Naish 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 2020

Re: Naish 2019

Thanks for the reply jonysan. Good to hear the 12m is working for you. I've really got to get hold of a newer Pivot to see if mine is just a dog, but I've heard others complaining about same issue on the 2015 12m. I'd love to find a big kite (12 is biggest I'm willing to go) that works well for me, ...
by ThickAir
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Naish 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 2020

Re: Naish 2019

Thanks for asking this, I'm interested as well. Specifically, the Pivot 12m. I've got the original 2015 12m Pivot and would like to know if it has gotten any better in more recent versions. I feel the kite I have pulls like a truck downwind, heavy bar pressure, very narrow wind range, easily overpow...
by ThickAir
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Advice from an older married kiter to a young one
Replies: 40
Views: 3322

Re: Advice from an older married kiter to a young one

Great advice. I'm so happy my wife doesn't kite. I've got enough to keep an eye on while out on the water without having to worry about someone else. My wife is strong, confident and independent. She doesn't need to do everything I do and is fine with me kiting whenever I want. Also completely agree...
by ThickAir
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite company's are out of their minds
Replies: 75
Views: 7184

Re: Kite company's are out of their minds

fact is brands generally dont support youth in kiteboarding any more, they target high income /retired older riders. They used to support the youth movement and it thrived. $$$ You can see the change in target marketing if you look at adds from 12+ years ago and compare them to now. entry boards $3...
by ThickAir
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite company's are out of their minds
Replies: 75
Views: 7184

Re: Kite company's are out of their minds

I can see how the pricing was initially set high because of all the R&D involved in designing an efficient wing, but let's be honest, all the big companies are just minimally tweaking designs nowadays. I can easily afford to buy new gear, but I don't. Frankly, I'm insulted by the prices they charge....
by ThickAir
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone
Replies: 168
Views: 80079

Re: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone

barrybarryr wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:14 pm
Who is going to buy apparel with Duotone written on it?
No problem there. North apparel was never available anyway. We had to design and print our own t-shirts!
by ThickAir
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North & Duotone - Your Questions Answered by CEO Till Eberle
Replies: 41
Views: 16614

Re: North & Duotone - Your Questions Answered by CEO Till Eberle

So funny. I've been on North gear for 12 years now and have never heard of this guy. Now, all of a sudden, we see 25 completely staged photos of him surveying all the equipment with his duotone shirt on, acting like he designed it all. Does this guy even kite?
by ThickAir
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What's the dumbest thing you have seen a newbie do?
Replies: 54
Views: 20094

Re: What's the dumbest thing you have seen a newbie do?

BWD, ah...no! That method works fine on a wide open beach, but some launches are damn tight. You really think you should be telling guys who have kited for many years where they need to stand to launch a kite? You gotta be F-ing kidding me...
by ThickAir
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Important Message: I almost died - Gunnar Biniasch
Replies: 53
Views: 16692

Re: Important Message: I almost died - Gunnar Biniasch

Toby, you are absolutely correct - we all SHOULD watch out for each other. However, it must be stated over and over again, you cannot COUNT ON someone coming save you if everything goes sideways. Try to be as self-sufficient as possible. If you are going to kite a half-mile out, you damn sure better...

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