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by Greenturtle
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Do all High Aspect Kites Control Like Buses?
Replies: 18
Views: 1387

Re: Do all High Aspect Kites Control Like Buses?

If boosting/hangtime plus quick response and light feel even in bigger sizes is what you are after, then get a Flite. My 12m is amazingly responsive and fast turning for its size.
by Greenturtle
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: New idea for pumping foils - beaver tail.
Replies: 4
Views: 824

Re: New idea for pumping foils - beaver tail.

Love it!
Ideally I think something stiffer than a swim flipper would give the power easier/snappier.
Great concept, it will be interesting to see if something like it makes it to production.
by Greenturtle
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Triple & quad ripstop
Replies: 22
Views: 1890

Re: Triple & quad ripstop

A small difference in weight may seem insignificant, until you realize that you are feeling it, every time you turn the kite, every time it stalls in marginal conditions, every time it just wont quuuite relaunch, every time you shoulder your pack even, for the life of the kite.
by Greenturtle
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Triple & quad ripstop
Replies: 22
Views: 1890

Re: Triple & quad ripstop

One could use a slightly thicker cloth overall, but still single ripstop, however then the customer cannot “see” the difference. I have heard that more ripstop threads can lead to more porosity after its worn. Harder to get as tight and contiguous a weave with differences in diameter between the thr...
by Greenturtle
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Affordable Kite - Highest Jump - Longest Hangtime
Replies: 31
Views: 3207

Re: Affordable Kite - Highest Jump - Longest Hangtime

Flite gen 5 on the current closeout fits your bill, especially if you want lightning turning speed, a somewhat rare attribute with a big boosting/hangtime kite.
by Greenturtle
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: IKEA Wings
Replies: 12
Views: 1505

Re: IKEA Wings

Hells yeah brother!!! Plastic chair!
This is the best post ever. Well done.
by Greenturtle
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Deal on Airush ultra vs. Naish Boxer
Replies: 9
Views: 821

Re: Deal on Airush ultra vs. Naish Boxer

It would be interesting to compare the actual size of both, Kitefinder made a video showing the 12 boxer to be substantially larger than the mono 12.
If this is also true for boxer vs ultra, an 8m boxer would be even less cost with maybe the same power....
by Greenturtle
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cabrinha Contra 17 or 19m?
Replies: 27
Views: 1454

Re: Cabrinha Contra 17 or 19m?

I have compared turbine 17 with some other brands 17s (not cabrinha though..) and the main thing is that the turbine is bigger, a lot bigger. The 15 turbine is probably more comparable to most brands 17. I have given the 17 turbine a fair amount of use and really like it. Huge low end, and the high ...
by Greenturtle
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2019 Slingshot Material
Replies: 10
Views: 6413

Re: 2019 Slingshot Material

As far as canopy material and construction, slingshot has had the right idea for a long time: single ripstop is nice for keeping the kite light, but with tons of panels sewn together (way, way more canopy stiching going every direction than average on brand x), tears are thus contained much better b...
by Greenturtle
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best USCG buoyancy and impact vest for kitesurfing and windsurfing?
Replies: 21
Views: 10078

Re: Best USCG buoyancy and impact vest for kitesurfing and windsurfing?

Disclaimer: I sell these... NP also offers this vest that is USCG approved, though I can't offer any experience using these. https://www.npsurf.com/collections/flotation-vests/products/neo-flotation-vest-uscg The High Hook Vest from NP looks so much like a regular boating vest, I think it would lik...

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