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by rodeoclown
Sat Oct 03, 2015 12:56 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The Mako Completely Reborn
Replies: 59
Views: 13027

Re: The Mako Completely Reborn

I was thinking last sunday about rail to rail concave, and how the duke worked, compared to an older mako. I gotta try one of these new mako's cause I loved how fast the duke is, how it carried speed through the carves and how it seemed foolproof in bumpy conditions.
by rodeoclown
Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:43 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiting around Seattle in April
Replies: 12
Views: 2515

Re: Kiting around Seattle in April

Check out PSKite, (Puget sound kite surfing association) online. There is a list of launch spots listed there, especially double bluff. Looks like Friday and Saturday have potential, good luck!
by rodeoclown
Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:39 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Has anyone tried/ or owns a Naish Trip ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1823

Re: Has anyone tried/ or owns a Naish Trip ?

on the flip side...
I've been thinking of using the 8m trip as a mid range kite to compliment my 12m park.
(200lb rider, freeride style, surf'n wind waves in nw storm sessions)
Has anyone used these kites in 20 to 30?
Seems like a great kite for off the wind bump and jump
by rodeoclown
Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:09 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: naish park 2014 tuning issues
Replies: 15
Views: 3045

Re: naish park 2014 tuning issues

I shortened the steering lines one knot under the floats on the stock Naish universal control bar and it made a huge difference
by rodeoclown
Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:18 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Mako King setup advice
Replies: 13
Views: 3067

Re: Mako King setup advice

I use a surf fin on my left tip and the twin tip fin on the right.
This favors a goofy stance for waves or hard carves, and lets you hop switch stance without much stickiness. Foot straps centered on the deck for max low end too.
Nice ride!
by rodeoclown
Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Next Gen Mako - Timeless Design
Replies: 64
Views: 12485

Re: Next Gen Mako - Timeless Design

Ride a mako at flat out top speed with your weight centered and lay down a toe side as hard as you can...that's what makes this board! Amazing carve control!
by rodeoclown
Sat May 24, 2014 1:33 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Carafino; Race wings, wind sprints, learning to ride
Replies: 18
Views: 4379

Re: Carafino; Race wings, wind sprints, learning to ride

Dude. The anticipation is so sweet. Looking forward to that 1st ride 8) I have been paying close attention to other riders who are just picking up the technique. The weight forward is a tricky balance point, but critical to finding that slipstream angle of speed. Keeping track of the board after a c...
by rodeoclown
Wed May 21, 2014 5:39 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 2014 Naish Orbit
Replies: 1
Views: 3208

Re: 2014 Naish Orbit

I have had some excellent sessions on this board. Its a plush ride for such a big twin tip, the dual concave active flex just eats it up. The 5th fin seems to add straght line speed...perfect for the load and pop section of the tour. I grab the big O instead of the directional now, when the conditio...
by rodeoclown
Fri Apr 04, 2014 5:51 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: ocean rodeo "go joe"?
Replies: 43
Views: 9071

Re: ocean rodeo "go joe"?

one of these would be really cool
by rodeoclown
Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 2014 Naish Orbit
Replies: 1
Views: 3208

2014 Naish Orbit

I have had a few sessions on the Orbit, 162 x 46 and I wanted to share my experience. 1st class construction and very easy to put together out of the box. The oversize big thread hardware and these new foot beds are really sweet. Lots of adjustments and tuning options for plush comfort while riding ...

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