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by John Doe
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Maui First week of Nov
Replies: 1
Views: 299

Re: Maui First week of Nov

Best advice I can give you is to take a 7. You will be pissed if it blows hard & you don't have one. Seen that mistake several times :D
by John Doe
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Controlling Speed
Replies: 11
Views: 1077

Re: Controlling Speed

Probably having a lot of "throw" will help tremendously. Some older bars do not allow a lot of throw, i.e. amount you can flag the kite out. Other thing, and I won't tout the brand I purchased, is to get some new kites. Or newer if you can't afford new. I upgraded to 2017's & man what a difference. ...
by John Doe
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Moorea
Replies: 2
Views: 482

Re: Moorea

I kited Moorea & Tahiti 17 years ago in October. I had a FLexifoil Blade 4.9, could launch it anywhere. It isn't (or at least wasn't) super ideal waveriding. It did get windy. It's just tough figuring out where to launch & land. Beaches are tight, the wind direction can vary. There is razor sharp co...
by John Doe
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best Hooded Rashguard?
Replies: 0
Views: 279

Best Hooded Rashguard?

Best Hooded Rashguard??? What's the best one for kiting? Guess it would need to be tight-fitting. Also some have the pocket on the back with the zipper. Seems like that would interfere with your harness, i.e. your harness might shove the zipper into your back.

Advice appreciated????
by John Doe
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ian Alldredge
Replies: 11
Views: 1929

Re: Ian Alldredge

Maybe he had to get a job?
by John Doe
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cabrinha S-Quad vs. Naish Global?
Replies: 2
Views: 421

Cabrinha S-Quad vs. Naish Global?

I'm in the market for a new board. I want to make the right decision as I tend to use the hell outta my gear. I have had several Cabrinha directional boards, including what I consider to be the holy grail of directionals - The Cabrinha Trigger. Since my Triggers demise I've been riding an S-Quad & I...
by John Doe
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Discrete lines on Cabrinha Contra
Replies: 7
Views: 535

Re: Discrete lines on Cabrinha Contra

Uh...yes...it's called "normal wear & tear". It happens when kites are used. Hell, I've even had some new kites with that. Nothing to worry about. Tell him he's worrying about nothing.
by John Doe
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Naish 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 2677

Re: Naish 2019

The issue I have is that all these brands manufacture in the same place (China) and that generally speaking the price of brand new kites is too high. People then have the tendency to wait for discount deals instead of buying brand new kites. This does not affect the brand but the distributors (i.e....
by John Doe
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Naish 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 2677

Re: Naish 2019

I think one of the things they're doing right is significantly marking down last years gear at the end of the season. Last fall I picked up some Pivots at 40% off, brand new but last years model. What that did was get me on the kites. I love them. Wouldn't change a thing. Naish is smart for getting ...
by John Doe
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Advice from an older married kiter to a young one
Replies: 40
Views: 3873

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

Ditto, I started kiting in 2000 & was married in 2001, still married to the same great woman. #3 is right on the money!!!! #4 "take care of yourself..." again right on the money. as you get older you pickup more long term effects from kiting. I've had broken bones that still don't sit completely rig...

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