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by grigorib
Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New kitesurfer - need help buying my first kite
Replies: 10
Views: 557

Re: New kitesurfer - need help buying my first kite

Few notes to add to above comments: - look for a kite with significant delta shape on the LE for easier relaunch. My preference and suggestion would be the Rally, but there are other too. - thumbs up for regular kite plus large board, BUT when I say large I mean the lightwind door board. Something o...
by grigorib
Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Germany
Topic: Tourismus und Terrorangst - Wohin kann man noch reisen?
Replies: 12
Views: 513

Re: Tourismus und Terrorangst - Wohin kann man noch reisen?

Damn, that looks sweet!
by grigorib
Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Germany
Topic: Tourismus und Terrorangst - Wohin kann man noch reisen?
Replies: 12
Views: 513

Re: Tourismus und Terrorangst - Wohin kann man noch reisen?

A word of advice to olenevka.net guys - have someone who speaks English well edit text on your page - if you want to emphasize that you're running a family business that's just alright but remove those wife/sons references. Too much information. Call them "instructors" - remove/limit count...
by grigorib
Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: NRS Freestyle Wetshoe / Desperado Wetshoe / Desperado Sock
Replies: 8
Views: 504

Re: NRS Freestyle Wetshoe / Desperado Wetshoe / Desperado Sock

I'm not a big fan of riding in boots in first place. Not feeling the board right.
My analogy to kiting is boots is having sex while wearing a coat (as comfortable/sensitive/appealing)
But when it's too cold or you have sharp rocks to walk on I guess functional sense takes over.
by grigorib
Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Are carbon fiber boards really better?
Replies: 41
Views: 3659

Re: Are carbon fiber boards really better?

One thing - board weight. Those 4.5-5 lbs. boards are amazing
Second - the looks. I like patterns of wood and carbon

But first of all nobody wastes expensive material on shitty boards so you get a great board in first place.
by grigorib
Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: NRS Freestyle Wetshoe / Desperado Wetshoe / Desperado Sock
Replies: 8
Views: 504

Re: NRS Freestyle Wetshoe / Desperado Wetshoe / Desperado Sock

I've tried socks and few models and I am as happy as I can be with Xcel Infiniti Reefer 1mm low-cut split-toe boots. They do what they're supposed to do - protect feet from sharp edges. You don't expect them to provide warmth, that's not the purpose. For the warmth there's nothing better than mine 3...
by grigorib
Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How do you rig your lines ?
Replies: 51
Views: 2119

Re: How do you rig your lines ?

C/D
by grigorib
Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: on long lines. How long?
Replies: 13
Views: 896

Re: on long lines. How long?

Well, my long lines discovery was when I could ride Jimbo's 17m Core XR on 39m lines years ago after packing my 19m Speed3 Deluxe because it just wouldn't get me on plane that evening anymore. I ride 30m lines when foiling and it helps me to catch smoother wind and I can fly even smaller kite loopin...
by grigorib
Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: LF Happy Foil + pill or Slingshot alien air + zeeko blue and white
Replies: 18
Views: 1254

Re: LF Happy Foil + pill or Slingshot alien air + zeeko blue and white

Slingshot Alien Air is too wide and thick to carry. It just doesn't fit under an arm and I'm not a short guy. Liquid Force boards I'be had in hands were too damn heavy. I switched from MHL board to 54" Slingshot Dwarfcraft for a smaller and lighter board, but for a bigger guy a board like Sling...
by grigorib
Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: on long lines. How long?
Replies: 13
Views: 896

Re: on long lines. How long?

Well, good old Peter Lynn ARC FAQ says every 3m of line extensions is equivalent to 1m of additional kite size. That is probably meant for regular lengths, not for crazy 50+ meters cases :) Slingshot has 27m long lines Liquid Force has 30m long lines Flysurfer has 27m long lines I've been flying on ...

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