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by unbob
Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:53 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: NY Times S. Newman Darby, Inventor of the Sailboard, Dies at 88
Replies: 6
Views: 951

Re: NY Times S. Newman Darby, Inventor of the Sailboard, Dies at 88

So, then it's now official - windsurfing is dead. :(
by unbob
Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Effect of split point on bar trim
Replies: 40
Views: 4314

Re: Effect of split point on bar trim

Also a North kite/bar customer. Desperately seeking comment from Dan! Talk to us Dan!
by unbob
Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:54 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Will be there a Evo 2017-Version?
Replies: 4
Views: 1141

Re: Will be there a Evo 2017-Version?

vanille_pete wrote:Hey guys,

im wondering if there will be a 2017 version of the evo. And if so, when will it be released?
Thanks!

greetings
Which Evo? The North Evo kite or the Firewire Evo board?
by unbob
Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:48 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Inserts for footstrap screws?
Replies: 15
Views: 2540

Re: Inserts for footstrap screws?

by unbob
Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:13 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: When will those one pump hoses go inside the kite. Octopus style?
Replies: 37
Views: 4695

Re: When will those one pump hoses go inside the kite. Octopus style?

... you had to pile a ton of sand on the kite when laying it on the beach - otherwise it would immediately blow away since the wind would blow right under the kite due to the "Sigma" shape. Totally bogus. Nonsense. Where do these myths come from. I owned several sigma shaped kites back in those day...
by unbob
Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:02 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best cities to live for year round kiteboarding
Replies: 49
Views: 8072

Re: Best cities to live for year round kiteboarding

That is a lot of driving: Austin to Corpus and Portland to Gorge is both ~3 hours. Vancouver - Squamish is also 1.5hr. "Portland to Gorge" is 3 hours if you're driving to 3-Mile Canyon (I-84 exit 151) or maybe Roosevelt - otherwise closer to 1 hour if driving to Hood River (assuming you live on the...
by unbob
Mon Aug 15, 2016 4:42 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: When will those one pump hoses go inside the kite. Octopus style?
Replies: 37
Views: 4695

Re: When will those one pump hoses go inside the kite. Octopus style?

... back when I had to deal with my first (and last for that matter) Octopus repair - it was a nightmare. Never again! X2! My first kite was a 2008 Cult. The bladder leaked from day one. A buddy at the beach who repairs kites could not repair the kite and stop the leak completely. Was apparently a ...
by unbob
Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Anyone replace their Ride Engine rope slider yet?
Replies: 99
Views: 12611

Re: Anyone replace their Ride Engine rope slider yet?

No, no, no! Never use just one round ring - always use two (2)! No, always use an Antal ring. They're cheap and so much superior to SS rings. I just got an antal ring last week for my RE harness. Super smooth. Not even comparable to just running rhe CL in smoothness. And best part is my core chicke...
by unbob
Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:26 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Anyone replace their Ride Engine rope slider yet?
Replies: 99
Views: 12611

Re: Anyone replace their Ride Engine rope slider yet?

Also, I just ran into a friend today who had just come in from his second session on a new Ride Engine. He is running the CL through a stainless ring on the rope. After ONLY 2 SESSIONS, his rope was already looking frayed and suspect. The rope that Ride is using is CLEARLY INFERIOR QUALITY to Amste...
by unbob
Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Anyone replace their Ride Engine rope slider yet?
Replies: 99
Views: 12611

Re: Anyone replace their Ride Engine rope slider yet?

I recommend using two (2) 1"ID stainless steel round rings. Works waaaay better than just one. Using only one ring puts too much stress on both the rope and even more so on the CL - don't do it! Two rings slide much easier on the rope. Not seeing any wear on either CL or rope.

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