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by Eduardo
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Big Air with Slingshot
Replies: 10
Views: 821

Re: Big Air with Slingshot

So I got the Slingshot 10M Raptor a few months back, and the 9M a few days ago. I absolutely love the kite so far, but I am also aiming to take my kiting to competitions. I learned on the Rally and have a full quiver of RPMs that I regularly ride. The RPM has been a wonderful kite that has forced m...
by Eduardo
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:01 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Advise on using Cabrinha Drifter for light wind kite foiling
Replies: 21
Views: 1038

Re: Advise on using Cabrinha Drifter for light wind kite foiling

one more comment: relaunch is zero factor for me buying a kite for foiling. For me, the key is a kite that will stay in the air and not need to be relaunched. If the kite is in the water and the wind is super light and you are in deep water usually drifting down wind, forget it anyway. you are swimm...
by Eduardo
Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Advise on using Cabrinha Drifter for light wind kite foiling
Replies: 21
Views: 1038

Re: Advise on using Cabrinha Drifter for light wind kite foiling

I learned to foil on a 9 drifter. It was fine and my favorite foiling kite until I got a little better and started pushing on the low end of wind. then the issues of needing a lighter kite become apparent. I eventually got an ocean rodeo roam (Aluula) and am extremely happy with it. It uses the same...
by Eduardo
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:25 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite foiling set to die almost completely out as wing foiling takes hold
Replies: 159
Views: 13130

Re: Kite foiling set to die almost completely out as wing foiling takes hold

My original kite "pusher" said " You gotta try this." My pusher said the same. When I windsurfed, he said you gotta try this kitesurf thing. When I kitesurfed on a TT, he said you gotta try this surfboard. Then you need something new? You gotta try foiling. You want to try something stronger and li...
by Eduardo
Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What size directional board?
Replies: 10
Views: 694

Re: What size directional board?

what happens when you don't manage to turn. you mean you keep going straight? anyway I do love the whip but don't think this is the issue. you're probably not getting your back foot far enough back. put it right up against the lip of the pad to get a good carve. you might also still be riding more t...
by Eduardo
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Directional with straps for small Waves / Not for lightwind, not for freestyle
Replies: 51
Views: 3732

Re: Directional with straps for small Waves / Not for lightwind, not for freestyle

I'm a fan of the duotone whip for fun in small conditions. It is super playful and slashy and you can throw some spray off of the ankle-high stuff. I'm not sure they still have holes for straps in 2021, but earlier models do. You can go very small on the size if you're not worried about low end volu...
by Eduardo
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:49 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Downloops on surfboard
Replies: 35
Views: 2081

Re: Downloops on surfboard

There's some really good advice here. I would only add a suggestion not to throw in down loops for fun or style points or because you see experts do it. I would say on a good day in a good spot, you almost never see anyone down loop. It is really about correcting for a problem to rapidly move the ki...
by Eduardo
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How much gear would you bring for 2 months
Replies: 16
Views: 1233

Re: How much gear would you bring for 2 months

Great question. For sure it depends on the airline, location, and the local rental scene. There are places where you can cheaply rent quality equipment and others where you can't. I would not worry about lost/broken luggage as that can all be insured. The worry is baggage fees which could quickly ex...
by Eduardo
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Pump kite with portable air compressor
Replies: 13
Views: 1179

Re: Pump kite with portable air compressor

back in the day when everyone had an 18 m^2 kite, these were popular. I had one myself, but it broke. Now only Toby has an 18, so I haven't seen one in a long time. :D Pros: 16 or 18 meter kite is 80% pumped by the time you lay out your lines Cons: it will break your friends will call you lazy (and ...
by Eduardo
Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Forgot how to ride a twin tip
Replies: 13
Views: 1126

Re: Forgot how to ride a twin tip

Do-it wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:02 am
Got on a tt after 7 years of sb today, and could not perform. I need pointers please. Muchos gracias.
the new trend is strapless TT. remove the straps and it will go great. :D

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