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by RalfsB
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2018 Naish Boxer 14/16m Wind Range/Weight
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: 2018 Naish Boxer 14/16m Wind Range/Weight

I have not tried 14/16 but 12m Boxer is fantastic: fast turning, playful, fun to use. I can ride a surfboard on it down to 5 m/s (10 kts), with foil even lower. A while ago there was a discussion on one strut kites and their weights http://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2398635 , it does not list...
by RalfsB
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2018 Naish Slash
Replies: 97
Views: 13797

Re: 2018 Naish Slash

Flyboy wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:45 pm
The kite is not for me, but for my daughter, who's an experienced TT rider but just starting out on a SB. She would use the 10m for everything, as her "large" kite.
If it is meant as the large kite, it sounds like it is for lighter winds. In that case check out the Boxer if you have a chance.
by RalfsB
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Lightwind strategy - advice needed
Replies: 17
Views: 1498

Re: Lightwind strategy - advice needed

My non-foil light wind setup is a big flat surfboard (kind of peanut alaia but a foam/carbon construction) size is 180x49 cm (like 5'11'' x 20''), it glides much easier than anything else (but foil). The trick in light winds usually is to get going, I have a 12m fast turning kite, usable down to abo...
by RalfsB
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Nash Trip as budget friendly lightwind option..
Replies: 11
Views: 1096

Re: Nash Trip as budget friendly lightwind option..

I do not know about Trip but their one-strut Boxer is fantastic both for foiling and for general riding. Light and quick-turning, easy to generate power in light wind.
by RalfsB
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Something new from HQ Kites.
Replies: 6
Views: 729

Re: Something new from HQ Kites.

Looks great, I like that they promise a good turning speed. Let's see what the reviews are.
by RalfsB
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cymatic (Tomo MPH) in kiteconstruction?
Replies: 28
Views: 2466

Re: Cymatic (Tomo MPH) in kiteconstruction?

But a global shaper like DT, Cab or Tomo doesn't make it necessarily a good board. Tomos aren't even designed with kiting in mind. If we are talking about wave boards that most kitesurfing companies produce, they are just surfboards with footstrap inserts and stronger shell, there is hardly anythin...
by RalfsB
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cymatic (Tomo MPH) in kiteconstruction?
Replies: 28
Views: 2466

Re: Cymatic (Tomo MPH) in kiteconstruction?

bjw wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:05 am
Don't you guys have local shapers?
I am a local shaper. But it does not mean I do not want to ride a fine board made by a global shaper.
by RalfsB
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cymatic (Tomo MPH) in kiteconstruction?
Replies: 28
Views: 2466

Re: Cymatic (Tomo MPH) in kiteconstruction?

In regards to Firewires: I would advise not use LFT or Rapid Fire technology for kite surfing (been there done that). The fin boxes did not hold for me, same for my friend. Right, but the problem is that some great boards come only in LFT. Thanks for advice about the fin boxes, will have to put rei...
by RalfsB
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cymatic (Tomo MPH) in kiteconstruction?
Replies: 28
Views: 2466

Re: Cymatic (Tomo MPH) in kiteconstruction?

BWD wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:44 pm
Just buy one and have someone add additional glass, or diy. Expensive, I know...
Yes, I suppose that's the right way to do it. I am currently buying an LFT construction board, will add footstrap inserts and a layer of carbon on the top, should be strong an light.
by RalfsB
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wind Ranges related to kite Sizes, please share you experience!
Replies: 11
Views: 1304

Re: Wind Ranges related to kite Sizes, please share you experience!

I am using a surfboard (very flat rocker) in waves and chop, my weight is 75kg. My figures are something like this:
6m 10 to 17 m/s (20 to 34 kts)
9m 7 to 12 m/s (14 to 24 kts)
12m 5 to 9 m/s (10 to 18 kts)
17m 4 to 6 m/s (8 to 12 kts)

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