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by Bushflyr
Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: FireWire Evo KiteSurfBoard
Replies: 43
Views: 4853

Re: FireWire Evo KiteSurfBoard

Not too big for kiting. I was successfully catching head high waves, at 85kg, on my 5.4 VG and I had never ridden a shortboard in my life. Depends on how you want to kite it. I prefer to use the same size board I would surf and use less kite. Basically tow in with the kite, park it and surf the wave...
by Bushflyr
Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Total eBay nightmare
Replies: 17
Views: 1230

Re: Total eBay nightmare

Dude, don't aggravate yourself. eBAY is HEAVILY biased in favor of the buyer. I've disputed multiple items as a buyer and always come out on top. At the first sign that the seller is not abiding by the terms of the auction or has shipped damaged goods just open a case (as you did) and let eBay handl...
by Bushflyr
Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: No Bias Review of the Cabrinha Apollo 16m
Replies: 22
Views: 3270

Re: No Bias Review of the Cabrinha Apollo 16m

windrider1 wrote:A good kite needs to flex.

It really doesn't. (Except in a crash) Flex is lost energy and lost efficiency. Honestly, the best kite would be a rigid wing. It's just the crash survivability and water relaunch characteristics that keep rigid kites from being a viable option for kitesurfing.
by Bushflyr
Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Shark repelent, real or not
Replies: 16
Views: 1331

Re: Shark repelent, real or not

dylan* wrote:Would be nice to get some 3rd party testing, rather than rely on the manufacturer possibly making up their data.

There was some 3rd party testing, posted earlier in this thread, showing that they're complete snake oil. A quick way to separate the gullible fools from their $100. :lol:
by Bushflyr
Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Naish park 2014 backstall problem
Replies: 13
Views: 635

Re: Naish park 2014 backstall problem

Get rid of that POS and buy yourself a good kite. Problem solved. Seriously, that kite was such an underpowered turd it sounds like it's tuned about right. You need to have it tuned so it backstalls when fully sheeted in just to get any pull out of it. If you want to unhook just pull a couple inches...
by Bushflyr
Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: can't help myself ... ustick or fixmykite valves
Replies: 6
Views: 451

Re: can't help myself ... ustick or fixmykite valves

Why bother? Aquaseal is super easy, cheap, and will last forever.
by Bushflyr
Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How is Switch going?
Replies: 10
Views: 1087

Re: How is Switch going?

Plenty of guys at Kailua are flying the new Switch Element 5. I flew the Element 4 and thought it was a total dog, but locals are claiming the 5 is totally different. FWIW.
by Bushflyr
Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Jay 2017 Game Changer
Replies: 36
Views: 3417

Re: Jay 2017 Game Changer

Ditto. And they even copied last year's Engine. This years model is significantly different. Imitation may be flattering, but it's still old news.
by Bushflyr
Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Firewire Vader, Fins recommendations
Replies: 64
Views: 5410

Re: Firewire Vader, Fins recommendations

Yes, 20 days from Aliexpress is about right. Search for my other comments, I've posted a bunch of info on my Ali fins here and on FW forums. Basically for my VG I'm liking the G3 setup. Busted one of those off on the reef and threw on a G5 set. Nearly as good, but I think a tetch tight. Going back t...
by Bushflyr
Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The Truth behind Naish Warranties
Replies: 130
Views: 8239

Re: The Truth behind Naish Warranties

ciscokitesurfer wrote:I crashed the kite

Dude, that's called abuse, and no warranty covers it. :roll:

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