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by alexrider
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: wave kite with excellent low end?
Replies: 57
Views: 8413

Re: wave kite with excellent low end?

Definitely consider Concept Air Wave. Low aspect foil kites drift better than LEIs (I believe there's a KF thread on that topic). I've got only the 4.5 and am thrilled, but exists in 6.6, 8.5 and 12.5. Behaves more like a LEI than any other Ram Air I know. Instant power / depower. Weight: 1 kg! Rela...
by alexrider
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2019 Watches
Replies: 46
Views: 8326

Re: 2019 Watches

Not the latest (perhaps the greatest?) the Locosys GW-60 and the Motion GPS are the only 5 Hz (5 fixes/second) watch, and as far as I know the only ones that don't require being connected to internet to download the track to the computer for analysis, which for me is GPS Action Replay. Details here:...
by alexrider
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Airush Ultra: one strut kite that meets expectations of a ram air lover
Replies: 229
Views: 67360

Re: Airush Ultra: one strut kite that meets expectations of a ram air lover

Has anyone with experience of first generation Ultra, tried the V2? If so, is there a significant improvement in terms of weight, handling etc...?
by alexrider
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Thailand: Hua Hin vs Rawai (Phuket)
Replies: 15
Views: 2961

Re: Thailand: Hua Hin vs Rawai (Phuket)

Hello Anna, November - June: Hua Hin or Paknam Pran. Easterlies from North sector at the beginning of the dry season to South sector later on. At high tide, go to Paknam Squid beach. Later in the season Feb onwards, high tide isn't an issue. As a matter of fact, the whole coast from Cha Am down al t...
by alexrider
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ram airs crash in 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 5184

Re: Ram airs crash in 2019

fernmanus wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:43 am
Just saving you time Pumpy...
You forgot to copy/paste the bs...
by alexrider
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer-specific training?
Replies: 30
Views: 18285

Re: Flysurfer-specific training?

Foil kites exist in all sizes. It's a misconception to think they exist only in big sizes. There a new generation of foils that are not more expensive than LEIs, and that includes extremely easy to handle (and relaunch) kites that are aimed at beginners (e.g. Flysurfer Viron). When you count the hou...
by alexrider
Thu May 24, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: ideal LEI for freeride/race
Replies: 17
Views: 10940

Re: ideal LEI for freeride/race

foilonfoil wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 4:54 am
Make the jump to a foil kite. The Flysurfer Soul and Ozone Chrono v3 are pretty forgiving as a first foil.
I second that!
I wish mcfly777 explained why he wouldn't consider a foil. Probably heard too many derogatory (and uninformed) comments from people who have never flown them.
by alexrider
Thu May 24, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Learning with Zeeko Carver vs Green
Replies: 16
Views: 10850

Re: Learning with Zeeko Carver vs Green

I've got both, and also first though the Carver would be easier for the learning stage and more adapted for carving (what's in a name!). But after a couple of hundred hours on both, I find the White&Green easier and more predictable. It warns impending stalls with a sort of buffeting and there is no...
by alexrider
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Soul
Replies: 774
Views: 156032

Re: Flysurfer Soul

I do appreciate the increase of camber when powering, as well as the reflex providing stability when depowering. But not such much "adaptive canopy curve" (decrease of projected area). Why? Because to get the best going upwind in marginal conditions, you've got to counter-intuitively decrease the an...
by alexrider
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines fail
Replies: 13
Views: 5413

Re: Ethiopian Airlines fail

Update! To be fair, I must say Ethiopian Airlines in Addis Ababa finally agreed to pay USD 100 compensation and, more importantly, graciously apologise. Over 50 emails and 6 weeks to get to that point. I hope their agents in Antananarivo will be schooled and taught how to treat their customers accor...

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