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by vannibombonato
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North Valves: Continuing a sad story
Replies: 11
Views: 1061

Re: North Valves: Continuing a sad story

Evo 7m 2017 here, 2 repairs in one vacation but valve on a strut is always leaking. The kite has 30 sessions max on it. On the flip side, I am now riding my wife’s 7m Rebel (which is obviously my old kite...), I think it’s 2014-15 and still rocking despite an infinite amount of kamikaze crashes whil...
by vannibombonato
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Which is your preferred trim system?
Replies: 33
Views: 2655

Re: Which is your preferred trim system?

Click bar is honestly really good. Besides the click trim system the no-front-line-twisting feature is really super cool (I’ve never seen any of the other brands “auto-untwist ever actually reliably working). It’s obviously expensive and obviously a luxury: nobody “needs” it, but if you can afford i...
by vannibombonato
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite company's are out of their minds
Replies: 75
Views: 7524

Re: Kite company's are out of their minds

I don’t see the scandal. Yes, kites are obviously “overpriced” vs. manufacturing cost. Yes, real innovations are now mostly marginal. Yes, each year every kite is the new “do it all” machine. But it is all pretty obvious, and no one on earth forbids us to buy last seasons’ kites at heavy discounts. ...
by vannibombonato
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone
Replies: 196
Views: 86128

Re: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone

I’ve not followed the thing and I don’t understand how what I perceived to be the best selling brand could shut down, obviously I was wrong. Whatever, “duotone” is possibily the worst brand name I’ve ever witnessed: it sounds like a drug to be used in chemiotherapy. Somebody please fire the brand ma...
by vannibombonato
Fri May 11, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Mauritius - intermediate waves?
Replies: 10
Views: 5746

Re: Mauritius - intermediate waves?

Been there June 2017. I can almost 100 % confirm Strekke´s view. Manawa is about 1.5 km offshore. Wind is typically cross-offshore and not always stable. If anything out there goes wrong or the wind fades, you´ll quickly be dragged into oneye by the strong currents there. Where you´ll probably drow...
by vannibombonato
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Madagascar - late October
Replies: 5
Views: 2549

Re: Madagascar - late October

I’ve been to Mad last Summer, in August. - Went to Babaomby first, which is quite a special out of this world spot. It really is something special. - then spent a week in Mantasaly, which is a nice spot, nice resort, but zero “magic”. Wind in August was close to extreme, constantly between 30/40s , ...
by vannibombonato
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Soloshot 3 - soup to nuts review
Replies: 64
Views: 11973

Re: Soloshot 3 - soup to nuts review

From what I keep on reading the thing is fundamentally flawed for kiting in mid to high wind conditions: the hardware seems flawed and unfixable, and the software is still buggy as hell from what I read, and it’s almost a year after release. A potential solution might be the Soloshot Pro, which woul...
by vannibombonato
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How To Jesus Walk Tutorial
Replies: 2
Views: 1493

Re: How To Jesus Walk Tutorial

Just don’t be me and start learning kitelooped transitions in 30kn...
by vannibombonato
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Soloshot3 a New way to film kiting
Replies: 147
Views: 21688

Re: Soloshot3 a New way to film kiting

Anybody have any updates on using the SoloShot3? I tried mine the other day at the beach. It tracked me well while I launched the kite, but as I waded into the water the camera slowly drifted so that finally I was out of the field of view. I toggled the camera and tracking on and off throughout the...
by vannibombonato
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hand drags getting yanked
Replies: 7
Views: 1094

Re: Hand drags getting yanked

Thanks for the tip as I’m also learning slides and drags, but I need to sort out a truly basic fact as I’m not into loops.. I’m not yet clear on how the two major actions affect power and speed of the loop: 1) little steering vs fishpooling , and 2) how much you pull the bar (not talking about steer...

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