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by Flyboy
Mon May 21, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: old fart round the world tour
Replies: 20
Views: 10694

Re: old fart round the world tour

Some general thoughts: 1) I can't imagine traveling the world & only being focused on kiting. I'd choose places that were interesting as well as being good for kiting - there are plenty of them. 2) You ought to improve quickly enough that kiting in waves will become a major attraction. As an older g...
by Flyboy
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What is end of season / used gear worth?
Replies: 9
Views: 3806

Re: What is end of season / used gear worth?

I think that some of those 50% off blow out prices is at cost or below cost just to quit dead stock that will be worth even less in a few months time when next years "turns like a 4m with the power of a 20m sooooo much better than last years" kite is released. New graphics. That's 90% of it IMO. Th...
by Flyboy
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is Wakestyle dead?
Replies: 100
Views: 33970

Re: Is Wakestyle dead?

Looks like North doesn't think so, Oh yeah, they don't exist anymore! Well wakestyle in general may still be (reasonably) cool to watch, especially in a carefully produced & edited video clip, but sliders & kickers? Laboriously constructing contrived obstacles & sticking them where they don't belon...
by Flyboy
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is Wakestyle dead?
Replies: 100
Views: 33970

Re: Is Wakestyle dead?

Well ... it's nice to see everybody back! Im pretty sure winning at the foil gold Cup is pretty difficult too, but by and large it’s not that hard to simply get around a race course. There are incredibly talented kiters doing very different and difficult things at the top of their respective fields....
by Flyboy
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is Wakestyle dead?
Replies: 100
Views: 33970

Re: Is Wakestyle dead?

... and I'm pretty sceptical that what Airton is doing is easier than what the wake style boys are doing.
by Flyboy
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is Wakestyle dead?
Replies: 100
Views: 33970

Re: Is Wakestyle dead?

No question that wakestyle with handle-passes is difficult. But difficulty has nothing to do with fun. People kiteboard because it is a great feeling - to be out on the water, planing, boosting, carving, foiling. Wakestyle is, for the most part, for people who are able to spend A LOT of time on the ...
by Flyboy
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2 kites quiver: 8m and 12m?
Replies: 16
Views: 4152

Re: 2 kites quiver: 8m and 12m?

Yeah. Buy something less expensive than Core & get three kites: 12m, 9m, 7m. Simples.
by Flyboy
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Advice for a beginner
Replies: 7
Views: 3043

Re: Advice for a beginner

Also... "last a long time" doesn't necessarily mean anything. If you're at the learning stage now, what kind of kite you start out on may be different from what you will choose in a couple of years. Additionally, strongly built kites are heavier & there's no guarantee they will outlast a less bomber...
by Flyboy
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Lake Garda
Replies: 7
Views: 2019

Re: Lake Garda

I'm considering the possibility of buying a place near Lake Garda. Beautiful scenery, hiking, biking, skiing & amazing Italian towns to visit, as well as proximity to Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, France etc. How good is the kiting on Lake Garda? I would still make trips to wave spots in the winte...
by Flyboy
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: biggest regret purchase
Replies: 77
Views: 25040

Re: biggest regret purchase

12m Wipika Amp ca. 2004. I bought it to "upgrade" my 2001 Airblast. The Amp was grunty, heavy & didn't depower well. I had my most serious kitemare incident with that kite. Eventually I threw it out & went back to using the Airblasts for a couple more years until Best Waroos came along. A few years ...

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