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by TommyDuotone
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 14m 3-strut "lighter" wind kite recommendations?
Replies: 16
Views: 417

Re: 14m 3-strut "lighter" wind kite recommendations?

Ocean Rodeo Flite 14.5m is a great light wind kite. The 2018 and newer models now have the same kite bridle attachment configuration ( loops of the kite's front bridle, knots on the back/steering bridle lines ) as your Cab kites, so would work on your Cab bars. I second that. At about 220 lbs, it's...
by TommyDuotone
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is strapless overrated?
Replies: 178
Views: 10338

Re: Is strapless overrated?

But if you choose to handicap yourself by riding without straps, your likely delusional, probably emotional and quite likely a snob. I agree. Beginners should start with straps until they get the basics down. However, there is a balance and flow you lose as soon as your foot goes into a strap and y...
by TommyDuotone
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is strapless overrated?
Replies: 178
Views: 10338

Re: Is strapless overrated?

Here's a clip of more overrated strapless riding with a 4-cylinder.........
https://www.thekiteboarder.com/2018/07/ ... goes-huge/
by TommyDuotone
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is strapless overrated?
Replies: 178
Views: 10338

Re: Is strapless overrated?

For me, straps get in the way. Only upside I can see is boosting. However, more satisfied with a 5-10 ft strapless air than big dangly boost on a directional(which is also over rated). Been there done that with the strapped directional sitting on the beach, yet rarely used. Even when it's big, strap...
by TommyDuotone
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cymatic (Tomo MPH) in kiteconstruction?
Replies: 34
Views: 4021

Re: Cymatic (Tomo MPH) in kiteconstruction?

In regards to Firewires: I would advise not use LFT or Rapid Fire technology for kite surfing (been there done that). The fin boxes did not hold for me, same for my friend. The kite-construction is very strong, but also pretty heavy(been there done that too). I've always used and prefer the FST stoc...
by TommyDuotone
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Bridle Tags on a Cabrinha contra 15
Replies: 10
Views: 1107

Re: Bridle Tags on a Cabrinha contra 15

Not totally sure, only speculating. I've heard the 15m Contra is a sweet light wind kite and may be the best size in the Contras. :thumb:
by TommyDuotone
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Bridle Tags on a Cabrinha contra 15
Replies: 10
Views: 1107

Re: Bridle Tags on a Cabrinha contra 15

Since its a 2017 model, I would say yes.
by TommyDuotone
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: First strapless ride on a surfboard - Diagnosis?
Replies: 11
Views: 1027

Re: First strapless ride on a surfboard - Diagnosis?

Use the fins of the surfboard as opposed to the edge to drive upwind. 1. Weight forward with more front foot pressure. Try to keep the board flat. 2. Drive your back knee towards your front leg using your hips. 3. Keep your kite low(45 ° or <) 4. Get a rope harness. You'll have much more range with ...
by TommyDuotone
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: FireWire vanguard ?
Replies: 493
Views: 107793

Re: FireWire vanguard ?

says FST on bottom The Vanguard surfboard made in FST also has "FST" written on the bottom. Paul S., The older vanguard kite versions have Felix's signature on it. New ones no longer do(from the pics online). Best way to tell is to pick it up. The kite version is a tank compared to the surfboard ve...

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