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by ktflyer381
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Black marks on my hand off Cabrinha 2017 control bar back lines
Replies: 8
Views: 1048

Re: Black marks on my hand off Cabrinha 2017 control bar back lines

I’ve flown Cabrinha for years and every new bar with black lines has done this. It is definitely just the dye, nothing to worry about. You will get this get a while too. Cabrinha lines are great, they don’t tangle easily and they last well.

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by ktflyer381
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: PEI - A Kiteboarding Discovery Film from Cabrinha
Replies: 13
Views: 1725

Re: PEI - A Kiteboarding Discovery Film from Cabrinha

I’ve spent lots of time on the Outer Banks and done two summer kiting vacations to PEI. The people in PEI are great, it is inexpensive and there are shallow water kiting spots no matter the wind direction. The shallow water spots have warm water in the summer. I also kited in the ocean in PEI (Gulf ...
by ktflyer381
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What’s the best board you have ever tried?
Replies: 106
Views: 28904

Re: What’s the best board you have ever tried?

My favourite board was the Mako for a long time, I had the 140 and the King for a few years then sold them. I bought a Shinn Monk and rode that for a few years (nice board) and then in 2017 bought a Mako 150 and pretty much stopped using the Monk. Bought a 2018 Mako 150 this summer because my son wo...
by ktflyer381
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Magdalen Islands Canada Or Cape Hatteras NC
Replies: 10
Views: 1133

Re: Magdalen Islands Canada Or Cape Hatteras NC

Magdalen Islands are beautiful but book your ferry crossing well in advance to avoid disappointment.


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by ktflyer381
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Switchblade 11m experience?
Replies: 24
Views: 17617

Re: Switchblade 11m experience?

I have a 2017 11m SB. I would agree with the comment that a 12m would be better if you already have a 9m. I use my SBs strapless in onshore conditions and they are fine. I also use them with my twin tips and love the air they give me. I tried the FX but the glide wasn’t there. Although the SB is not...
by ktflyer381
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Min wind for king gee 150x50, contra 15m and 85kgs
Replies: 6
Views: 1643

Re: Min wind for king gee 150x50, contra 15m and 85kgs

I am 80 kg and with my Contra 15m and King Gee 146x46 I can comfortably stay upwind at 9 knots, I would be jumping at 11 or 12. I would say that the key at those wind speeds is not having lulls. 5 gusting 10 knots won’t work.


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by ktflyer381
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Advise on true wind range of 12m Cabrinha Switchblade 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 3533

Re: Advise on true wind range of 12m Cabrinha Switchblade 2016

On my 2015 12m SB I can stay upwind on my Shinn King Gee if the wind is a steady 10 knots, and I am 10 lbs heavier. You might need more wind initially as a beginner and board size has a lot to do with it as well, but 12 to 14 knots and I think you would be quite happy. If I had to guess, people are ...
by ktflyer381
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite collapsing on itself during down loop !
Replies: 23
Views: 2737

Re: Kite collapsing on itself during down loop !

I haven’t had that issue with my SBs of that vintage. If the kite losing some inflation pressure don’t forget to check the O ring in the inflation valve - a few grains of sand will cause a slow leak that can be hard to find unless you know what to look for. Cold water does not measurably affect kite...
by ktflyer381
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hard shell harnesses comparison
Replies: 25
Views: 4368

Re: Hard shell harnesses comparison

I was skeptical of the hard shell harnesses, I figured it was a fad. I have been using the Dakine Pyro for 11 years without any issues. Anyhow, I tried on the Dakine C1 and was initially underwhelmed, but then I hung back off the rope in the store and as soon as my weight was on it I was surprised a...
by ktflyer381
Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cabrinha FX 2016 vs 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 3187

Re: Cabrinha FX 2016 vs 2017

Excellent call, that should help out a beginner!!


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