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by RustyChain
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Lets discuss ear protection
Replies: 21
Views: 1351

Re: Lets discuss ear protection

I’ve had multiple ruptured ear drums. Not from water but it sucks. Hope you heal.
by RustyChain
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone
Replies: 196
Views: 85839

Re: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone

I did like the name "North", but I come from sailing and windsurfing, so it had some name recognition. Duotone is not great but when you think of Naish, Cabrinha, and Burton (snowboarding I know) they are just the random names of the guys who founded the company. Each one of those guys is a legend....
by RustyChain
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone
Replies: 196
Views: 85839

Re: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone

I did like the name "North", but I come from sailing and windsurfing, so it had some name recognition. Duotone is not great but when you think of Naish, Cabrinha, and Burton (snowboarding I know) they are just the random names of the guys who founded the company.
by RustyChain
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..
Replies: 343
Views: 183847

Re: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..

at the end of the day does it really make a difference? as long as the core design team remains. yeah, the north brand is strong, but if they have a clever marketing team leading the rebranding, should not be a problem... except for those with a cult mentality. as someone mentioned earlier, for som...
by RustyChain
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Kiteboarding Wind Meters - Why Buy
Replies: 6
Views: 4496

Re: Kiteboarding Wind Meters - Why Buy

I just lick my finger and hold it in the air.
You can calculate wind speed based on evaporation. Of course you need to consider relative humidity. I'm usually within a knot of the anemometer.
by RustyChain
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kitesurfing Inside World Sailing is Illegal
Replies: 81
Views: 33597

Re: Kitesurfing Inside World Sailing is Illegal

since 1998 kiters have been refered to as pilots ... because they fly.. with a wing.. I don't know if you could rightly call the main "sail" on the Americas Cup boats a sail. It is ridged, AOA adjustable, and camber can be adjusted, all characteristics that closely resemble a modern aircraft wing.
by RustyChain
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What is end of season / used gear worth?
Replies: 9
Views: 3886

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

Whatever someone will pay for it.
by RustyChain
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is Wakestyle dead?
Replies: 100
Views: 34796

Re: Is Wakestyle dead?

kitekook77 wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:20 am
People stop doing wakestyle once their testosterone drops, they grow man boobs, and turn in their man card......then they get in touch with their feminine self and start foiling, riding surfboards.
Or buy a boat.
by RustyChain
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Helium3 by Switch Kiteboarding
Replies: 3
Views: 1511

Re: Helium3 by Switch Kiteboarding

Interested!

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