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by RadDrDuke
Fri May 04, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Airush Lithium opinions
Replies: 8
Views: 3898

Re: Airush Lithium opinions

Definitely get the Airush, it is similar in quality and performance to North (high quality and great performance), and both are usually high cost as well so you are in luck.
by RadDrDuke
Thu May 03, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North Evo
Replies: 10
Views: 3801

Re: North Evo

I'm just impressed you are ever able to go upwind on a 12m in 12-13knots and not on a hydrofoil.

But to answer your question, yes that kite is "bagged out", happens with any old sails, just get a newer/less used kite.
by RadDrDuke
Thu May 03, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Dealing with Foil Caught in Bar
Replies: 20
Views: 8987

Re: Dealing with Foil Caught in Bar

Generally occurs when you fall to your heelside and back foot, launching the foil up and into your lines.

Happened to me the other day. Horrific. Just super dangerous and if it locks in you just have to bail out and pray.
by RadDrDuke
Wed May 02, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: 2018 LF Thruster Foil
Replies: 59
Views: 20251

Re: 2018 LF Thruster Foil

i foil in shallow water regularly and 60cm is great for starting but it truly is much more difficult than a 90cm as you touchdown and ventilate frequently
by RadDrDuke
Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Airush Ultra: one strut kite that meets expectations of a ram air lover
Replies: 175
Views: 52019

Re: Airush Ultra: one strut kite that meets expectations of a ram air lover

just read the whole thread and it's essentially useless with lots of speculation. Summary: - VERY few people (including me) on here actually own the ultra or have even demo'd it. - Those who have say it's good and stable, but it sounds like the Clouds are even better for low end (although not as muc...
by RadDrDuke
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What got you into Hydrofoiling?
Replies: 36
Views: 11047

Re: What got you into Hydrofoiling?

1) Kiting in 10-15mph winds and having a blast!

2) The feeling of riding deep powder but in boardshorts!

3) New challenge and great for exploration at high speed
by RadDrDuke
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How far do you drive to kite?
Replies: 42
Views: 12298

Re: How far do you drive to kite?

Winter home: 1.5 hours
Summer home: 1.5 minutes (directly at spot on beach)
by RadDrDuke
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is Wakestyle dead?
Replies: 100
Views: 35018

Re: Is Wakestyle dead?

No but it's definitely declining. Wakestyle is analogous to snowboarding, for some reason it's not as "cool" anymore and skiing is making a huge comeback
by RadDrDuke
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kitesurfing NYC/NJ/CT
Replies: 12
Views: 2186

Re: Kitesurfing NYC/NJ/CT

Pros: Much better wind and waves than south florida. With modern wetsuit technology you can easily kite all year comfortably no problem. Lots more 'culture' than south florida in NYC. Cons: The scenery is much worse, the water brownish and usually cold, and the cost of living insanely expensive comp...
by RadDrDuke
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best kite specific 3/2 wetsuit
Replies: 9
Views: 2621

Re: Best kite specific 3/2 wetsuit

Try on the newest and best Rip Curl flashbomb and then the newest and best Oneill Hyperfreak and buy the one that fits you. Those are the best wetsuits available for surfing/kitesurfing etc, they each fit a different body type though so you have to go to a surf shop and try them on and just buy the ...

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