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by caps
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Three strut Hybrid C kites for foiling?
Replies: 16
Views: 2119

Re: Three strut Hybrid C kites for foiling?

Any 3 strut kite works for 10+ kts. If you want to excell at under 10 kts, you need a one or no strut kite or foil kite. Otherwise, prepare for regular swim practice.
by caps
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best Lightweight Versatile Surfboard
Replies: 12
Views: 1417

Re: Best Lightweight Versatile Surfboard

DSD Stallion definitely has peaked my interest. But the cost of that board may be prohibitive to the fun budget. I’m gonna look into it. How’s the Naish Skater vs Duotone Whip CSC vs FW Evo/Vader? For freestyle play (30% of the time), does the lighter weight make a huge difference for the average su...
by caps
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Which Kites and lines lenght are most people using for 30 to 50 knots
Replies: 56
Views: 5082

Re: Which Kites and lines lenght are most people using for 30 to 50 knots

80 kg and 6' Jimmy Lewis Shack. Gorge and coastal rides. Or the same kite foiling in 20-25knts. The 5m Wave sits deeper in the window so you don't get the crazy surges as you do with other more-forward flying kites. Probably any wave kite is better with the gusty conditions that usually accompanies ...
by caps
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Which Kites and lines lenght are most people using for 30 to 50 knots
Replies: 56
Views: 5082

Re: Which Kites and lines lenght are most people using for 30 to 50 knots

5m SS Wave and surfboard in 30-35, gusting to 45. Best kite I’ve had in big, gusty wind.
by caps
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best Lightweight Versatile Surfboard
Replies: 12
Views: 1417

Best Lightweight Versatile Surfboard

I'm looking to find a lightweight, versatile surfboard with inserts for the occasional storm ride. There are very few reviews with kite specific surfboard comparisons. I'm looking for the following characteristics: lightweight, surfing up to medium waves, inserts for big, stormy days at sea, decent ...
by caps
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Need Slingshot CSS Bungee, what year is my control bar
Replies: 17
Views: 833

Re: Need Slingshot CSS Bungee, what year is my control bar

My 2008 SS T3 had pulleys on the bar. That 14m was a beast!
by caps
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Slingshot Ghost Whisper 91 2019 imput needed
Replies: 17
Views: 1992

Re: Slingshot Ghost Whisper 91 2019 imput needed

I ride the 2019 GW SS 633 with a SS DC 54". The foil is all the way back, front straps all the way forward and no back strap. I find my back foot is well forward of any back strap placement options. So if I wanted to ride with a back strap as well, I'd need to shim. But with my current setup, I find...
by caps
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Bend Oregon Kitesurfing/Snowkiting?
Replies: 2
Views: 452

Re: Bend Oregon Kitesurfing/Snowkiting?

I’m from Bend and have seen this same question posed on nwkite more than once. As stated above, no one moves to Bend for wind. Yes, you can get get some cool sessions occasionally at the local alpine lakes. But in reality, when you have world class kite spots in the gorge and Oregon coast just 2-4 h...
by caps
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Do all kites invert equally?
Replies: 20
Views: 2003

Re: Do all kites invert equally?

I’m wondering if the delta shape is just front heavy. Slack lines maybe results in a nose dive more likely than other kites. I’m no engineer obviously. Just a thought.
by caps
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Suggestions on which "neutral buoyancy" foil to get.
Replies: 25
Views: 1789

Re: Suggestions on which "neutral buoyancy" foil to get.

Slingshot GW 633 floats too

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