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by RalfsB
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Suggestions on which "neutral buoyancy" foil to get.
Replies: 25
Views: 1382

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

I can share my experience, will avoid mentioning brands. I started on an aluminium foil (maybe that was a particularly heavy one, have not tried others) and I hated how heavy it was and how hard each waterstart was. Then I had an opportunity to buy a used carbon setup for a good price so I switched ...
by RalfsB
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: You love it - SUP and kite shop in Dusseldorf - Do not buy!
Replies: 40
Views: 17840

Re: You love it - SUP and kite shop in Dusseldorf - Do not buy!

I just had a very positive experience with the you-love-it shop, ordered a new kite, it was shipped on the next day and to my surprise the shipping price (within EU) was included in the kite's price. Also communication was great, they emailed me when they started processing the order and when they s...
by RalfsB
Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Strutless Kites Cloud vs. Gong
Replies: 34
Views: 8462

Re: Strutless Kites Cloud vs. Gong

Can anybody tell what is the turning speed of the Gong Strutless (large sizes like 17m) and how does it compare to other strutless kites?
by RalfsB
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Why do you need especially fast turning kite
Replies: 59
Views: 3750

Re: Why do you need especially fast turning kite

I love fast turning kites for regular riding. You get much more range with them. With a fast turning kite I can easily generate power for my waterstart and for those moments when there is too little power, at other times I can enjoy a relaxed and playful ride without my kite pulling me too much.
by RalfsB
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Deal on Airush ultra vs. Naish Boxer
Replies: 9
Views: 810

Re: Deal on Airush ultra vs. Naish Boxer

I have a Boxer 9m and I really like it. I don't think you will be using 9m below like 10 knots, so Ultra might be lighter but at this and higher wind speeds it does not matter much.
by RalfsB
Mon May 28, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Good bar suggestion
Replies: 18
Views: 7182

Re: Good bar suggestion

I find Ozone bars to be excellent, I have used my Ozone bar with many brands of kites (Ozone, RRD, Airush, Naish, Gaastra), all worked well (some may require reversing pigtails because center/side connectors are the other way around).
by RalfsB
Sat May 26, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: new 2017/2018 Naish Boxer
Replies: 44
Views: 14213

Re: new 2017/2018 Naish Boxer

I have both 12 and 9m Naish Boxers, love these kites, turning speed is just as I like it, sweet and predictable. When oversheeted they can backstall but it is just a matter of adjusting kite's trim.
by RalfsB
Thu May 10, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: biggest regret purchase
Replies: 77
Views: 25969

Re: biggest regret purchase

TKF foil. Heavy and the rear wing was asymmetric. The front wing screws were too short and I lost the wing the first time I hit a sand bank.
by RalfsB
Mon May 07, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Weight difference
Replies: 27
Views: 8690

Re: Weight difference

Sometimes there is very little difference. Some five or three strut kites are very lightly built, some one-strut kites are heavily reinforced. For example, some multi-strut kites: Ozone Reo 6m (1.9kg), RRD Addiction 9 (2.8kg), Gaastra Jet 13m (3.3kg) One strut kites: Airush Ultra 6m (1.8 kg), Naish ...
by RalfsB
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Help me complete my quiver: 80 kg rider
Replies: 15
Views: 5109

Re: Help me complete my quiver: 80 kg rider

Turbaani wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:54 pm
So if you have $$, local conditions are mostly light (10-12kts), only riding TT board --- 17-21m kites make all sense to me.
Totally agree, in my location I ride 18m half of the time.

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