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by badgb21
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cabrinha Switchblade 2013 vs 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 629

Re: Cabrinha Switchblade 2013 vs 2019

Yep, I agree with this below. A couple of other points: The early Contra 13m didn't go upwind too good (the 15m was great). Had too many switchblades to confess on here, but I did notice an improvement when the fabric changed around 2017 I think. From your last comment and your weight, a recent 12m ...
by badgb21
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cabrinha Switchblade 2013 vs 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 629

Re: Cabrinha Switchblade 2013 vs 2019

They are not great, even for us fatties! The Contra is a much better option IMHO ... (i weigh 70kg/154lbs) ... The 14m Switchblade is not a lightwind kite, is used by fat boys when the rest of us are using 12m or less. At 70kg a 12m (or 13m) is the right next size up from your 9m Switchblade, and as...
by badgb21
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Heavy rider equipment
Replies: 33
Views: 1209

Re: Heavy rider equipment

I think your wind might be a bit higher than you say?
At you weight I'd go for 9m SB 12m SB and 15m Contra
2 boards, say 136 and a 148+
That'll give you a lot of range
(Based on me being 117Kg)
by badgb21
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Crazyfly support is extremely poor
Replies: 8
Views: 654

Re: Crazyfly support is extremely poor

Recently had exceptional customer service from Crazyfly.
Very surprised of your experience.

Try:
info@crazyflykites.com
by badgb21
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Chafing / bruises from binding - recommendations?
Replies: 18
Views: 972

Re: Chafing / bruises from binding - recommendations?

If there is someone around with a Crazyfly board with Hexa footstraps, stick your foot in and see.
I can't imagine getting my foot so far in them, it would rub as per your photo.

The top part of the strap can be very 'deep' on some straps.
by badgb21
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Litewave Wing
Replies: 22
Views: 2686

Re: Litewave Wing

Damn! - I knew I'd been missing something these last 17 yrs! Why would you use it in high wind and chop if it's not designed for it? Would you wear a thick raincoat on a dry summer day! What happens with this board in higher wind? How does a lightwind board act in higher wind and chop? It's nice to ...
by badgb21
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Litewave Wing
Replies: 22
Views: 2686

Re: Litewave Wing

Why would you use it in high wind and chop if it's not designed for it?

Would you wear a thick raincoat on a dry summer day!



beebad wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 12:48 pm
What happens with this board in higher wind?
How does a lightwind board act in higher wind and chop?
by badgb21
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Newb "kind of"... many questions.
Replies: 10
Views: 761

Re: Newb "kind of"... many questions.

Here's what I think: 1. Get lessons and learn at a non-gusty location (coast) 2 Research and buy your set up - probably free ride kites would be a good place to start. 3. First couple of years you'll ride your lake about twice/year, the warm wind stoke will get you! Then you'll realize how gusty it ...
by badgb21
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Sliding rope harness accessory
Replies: 25
Views: 1600

Re: Sliding rope harness accessory

Yep, call it: Imgoingtoloseashedloadofcashonthisasthemarketistoosmall Thanks for your great feedback everyone. We have to carefully balance the size of the accessory so that it keeps the kite as close as possible to the rider, whilst still allowing easy chicken loop insert and removal. Safety first:...
by badgb21
Thu May 21, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Trojan
Replies: 16
Views: 1529

Re: Trojan

Has been cleared - all good now.

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