Thanks Bob, I'll definitely give Tommy a call. Always knew about him, but never met him (I taught at Waves Village resort for a season, but mostly ride quieter spots nowadays). Happy to check out the Nobile T5 at Radikal as well. Notice that RWS (Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo) is getting to be quite the kiting hub these days. Good luck to Radikal; hope you guys do well. Many days spent on my ski giving lessons there
Favorite Beaches: Close to home: Petit Travers et Espiguette near Montpellier, French Mediterranean Close to ancesters native place: Ste Barbe south Brittany French Atlantic
Style: Papy kiting freeride and waves
Gear: Boards: rarely my 555 Nobile 140 x 44, Mostly a Rootshape Slice surfkite 170 (ex Aska board) and a F-One Fish 5.10 in lightwinds. Kites: Boardriding Maui Clouds 17, 13 & 10m, and Griffin Chimeras 10 & 8m and occasionaly Ozone Instinct 6m.
I had a Zephyr and before that a Best 16m, before that a Fluid Torque 14m (ultra flat) and before a Cabrinha 19.5m and before a F-One Mach 2 while after the Zephyr I got a griffin Argo 17m then a Zeeko Notus 17m, and now I ride a BoardRiding Maui Cloud, this last beats them all by far, if that may help. Don't know about others. The Cloud is very rapid turning, higly stable and powerfull but forget about it if you've got prejudice against strutless kites