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by Seabizzle
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Cloud vs Reo.
Replies: 43
Views: 4859

Re: Cloud vs Reo.

I'm totally opposite I guess. Been flying Clouds for two years and stopped using all other kites. Tried the Ultra and really didn't like it. Slow and barge-like compared to Clouds. Ultras are not a wave kite, they just don't drift well enough. Once you get REALLY used to the timing of the Clouds (o...
by Seabizzle
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Airush Ultra: one strut kite that meets expectations of a ram air lover
Replies: 186
Views: 54814

Re: Airush Ultra: one strut kite that meets expectations of a ram air lover

Thanks Mike. I have 145 lightwind Crazyfly TT but mostly ride surfboards in the 5'8 size fairly wide with smaller kites 185 lbs. The 14 can be a bit much in the surf sometimes. The idea here is to replace the older 14 with something newer for those marginal days when I just want to get out and ride...
by Seabizzle
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Beginner kite: Core XR5 or Naish Pivot
Replies: 54
Views: 3647

Re: Beginner kite- Core XR5 or Naish Pivot

Definitely go the pivot over the xr5, 3 struts vs 5 equals better stability and easier to use, easier for a beginner, also pivot is a better all-rounder when you consider it's pretty decent in waves as well The pivot is more popular and common therefore easier to find second hand and easier to resell
by Seabizzle
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Light Years Ahead - The Airush Ultra V2
Replies: 39
Views: 14563

Re: Light Years Ahead - The Airush Ultra V2

One last thing!

A very noticeable characteristic for me is the fast forward flying speed of this kite. By that I mean speeding ahead in a straight line. It feels significantly faster than my pivot and a lot of other kites I have tried ( haven't been on the race kites lei or foils though)
by Seabizzle
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Light Years Ahead - The Airush Ultra V2
Replies: 39
Views: 14563

Re: Light Years Ahead - The Airush Ultra V2

Also in regards to twin tip, I had it out in gusty 20-25knots and I was pleasantly surprised with the jumps, I very rarely ride a twin tip these days and that was my only TT session in quite a while but it didn't feel that far off my old pivot for the conditions. With that said I would definitely be...
by Seabizzle
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Light Years Ahead - The Airush Ultra V2
Replies: 39
Views: 14563

Re: Light Years Ahead - The Airush Ultra V2

I thought I would add my experiences in relation to what some others have mentioned. I have had a 9m ultra for about 8 months and have used it with a surfboard and foiling and one surprisingly decent session on a twin tip. I really like the kite, stability and drift are excellent both in the surf an...
by Seabizzle
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Tricks and Moves
Topic: Naish Pivot jumping - Difficult to predict
Replies: 2
Views: 721

Re: Naish Pivot jumping - Difficult to predict

Hi have you tried changing the wing tip setting to the strongest bar pressure (the furthest from the wing tip) I found this to be the best setting for twin tip riding, it gives a little more grunty turns.

I had a 10m pivot and it was a good boosting kite
by Seabizzle
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ambitious kiter looking for a two-kite-quiver
Replies: 16
Views: 1130

Re: Ambitious kiter looking for a two-kite-quiver

Having thought it over you will definitely need a 7m or smaller for your smallest kite! At your weight do not go bigger than 7m for your smallest kite, I would say 7 and 10 would be a perfect combo. In the summer you will get alot of use out of your 7m as the afternoon thermal Seabreeze often gets t...
by Seabizzle
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ambitious kiter looking for a two-kite-quiver
Replies: 16
Views: 1130

Re: Ambitious kiter looking for a two-kite-quiver

Hi I am from western Australia, an 8+11 combo or even a 7m +10 will be the best choice for a 2 kite quiver in WA. We get some really strong winds here and at your weight you will need to consider the top end! My advice would be a 7 and 10 pivot+ twin tip+ surfboard you will be covered from 15 knots ...
by Seabizzle
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Once upon a time, before foiling as we know it...
Replies: 11
Views: 3460

Re: Once upon a time, before foiling as we know it...

The video raises an interesting point in the caption at the end "why did it take so long to catch on" Realistically it would have been possible to design and build foils with the functionality and usability of todays foils but the R and D and the market drive wasn't there, but why did it take so long?

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