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by RustyChain
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is my instructor bias regarding buying gear?
Replies: 47
Views: 2757

Re: Is my instructor bias regarding buying gear?

Go to the beach a few times under normal wind conditions. What is everyone riding. Since you're light, get a kite on the smaller side of the range.
by RustyChain
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How much discount on a 2016 kite?
Replies: 12
Views: 1121

Re: How much discount on a 2016 kite?

2017 can be had at 40% off depending on kite brand/model and size.
by RustyChain
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Launching your kite in +25 knots fully depowered
Replies: 15
Views: 1239

Re: Launching your kite in +25 knots fully depowered

Aren't you suppose to guesstimate how much depower based on wind speed for the kite? If it on the low end for the kite, keep some power, on the high end more depower.
by RustyChain
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fail: Inuit Style Slit Sun Goggles
Replies: 11
Views: 1325

Re: Inuit Style Slit Sun Goggles

Only if you like falling.
by RustyChain
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: home made piss-off shampoo
Replies: 20
Views: 1567

Re: home made piss-off shampoo

Use a condom style catheter.
by RustyChain
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Floatation/impact vest
Replies: 17
Views: 1477

Re: Floatation/impact vest

I have an NP high hook.

It has a strap that goes over the harness hook so it doesn't ride up. That being said everything rides up a bit and it's kind of annoying.
by RustyChain
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Lets discuss ear protection
Replies: 26
Views: 2240

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: 87865

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: 87865

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: 186479

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...

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