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by fernmanus
Tue Jun 21, 2022 11:28 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Do you ever buy a "spare" kite
Replies: 16
Views: 1060

Re: Do you ever buy a "spare" kite

Spare kites are a good idea if you know that a replacement will take a while to arrive. I started thinking about the number of spare kites that I have and it is a bit embarrassing. I think I am a kite hoarder. 😝
by fernmanus
Mon Jun 20, 2022 5:50 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: help with lines ocean rodeo bronko
Replies: 9
Views: 304

Re: help with lines ocean rodeo bronko

. Nofear has a 4.5 Bullet and a 9m Bronko plus mountain board. The Bronco is a bit more complex regarding things to know about how to fly it safely and effectively but once you have learned the intricacies of C kites I would feel safer landboarding on a 9m C flown, on a decent bar/qr, than a 4.5m B...
by fernmanus
Sun Jun 19, 2022 9:45 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: help with lines ocean rodeo bronko
Replies: 9
Views: 304

Re: help with lines ocean rodeo bronko

Telling you not to use an ancient, unsafe kite is a positive comment. You should be putting your own safety ahead of anything else.

Best use of that kite is to reuse the material for another purpose.
by fernmanus
Fri Jun 17, 2022 3:16 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Gin Kiteboarding Spirit
Replies: 73
Views: 40163

Re: Gin Kiteboarding Spirit

. I personally ride Gin Instincts which are very similar in performance to FS Sonic3. Hi Derek, What size of Gin Instincts have you been flying? I am curious about the 18. Do you have issues with tip folding with the Instinct? How stable is the Instinct compared to the Spirit? For example, the Soul...
by fernmanus
Thu Jun 16, 2022 1:33 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Sonic 4
Replies: 27
Views: 1735

Re: Sonic 4

. Shame they don’t do an 11m on the spirit. That’s the size I want. Will have to go sonic 3 I think.
If you live in the US, I have a Sonic 3 11m with very little use. PM me if you are interested.
by fernmanus
Wed Jun 15, 2022 6:34 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2022 Ocean Rodeo Aluula Rise: first hand experience?
Replies: 16
Views: 2545

Re: 2022 Ocean Rodeo Aluula Rise: first hand experience?

I rode the 12 again yesterday in moderate winds. What the Rise is really good at is looping, the 12 looks pretty big, but it loops so fast for a 12. I also noticed that they have decreased the recommended inflation pressure from 9 PSI to 8 PSI. I can tell you in moderate winds that it doesn't boost ...
by fernmanus
Mon Jun 13, 2022 4:37 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Crazyfly Airlock Valve - Please explain
Replies: 1
Views: 276

Crazyfly Airlock Valve - Please explain

This valve should be intuitive, but I can’t figure out exactly how to get it to function properly. Is there a video or explanation somewhere? The Crazyfly website is not helpful.
by fernmanus
Sun Jun 12, 2022 7:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Maui, Hawaii as a Big Air kite location
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: Maui, Hawaii as a Big Air kite location

. I think it's also that locals are innovative, always experimenting with new things, and big air is a bit 'been there, done that...'
That is true. Every new wind sport iteration seems to start on Maui. I wonder if they are already bored with winging and on to the next thing (whatever that is).
by fernmanus
Sun Jun 12, 2022 6:59 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Would you replace this flying line?
Replies: 25
Views: 1219

Re: Would you replace this flying line?

RedSky,

Your frayed line is akin to your avatar. Riding in 45 knots with those lines is like playing Russian Roulette. 😂
by fernmanus
Sun Jun 12, 2022 6:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2022 Ocean Rodeo Aluula Rise: first hand experience?
Replies: 16
Views: 2545

Re: 2022 Ocean Rodeo Aluula Rise: first hand experience?

I have a 12m and I have been waiting for decent wind as well. I was able to fly it for 30 minutes yesterday. Got in a couple 10m jumps, but then the wind dropped off and I swapped it out for a 15m foil after 15 minutes of slogging. I could have kept riding the Rise, but It wasn’t as much fun. If I h...

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