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by Onda
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Why don't all kiters read Kiteforum?
Replies: 32
Views: 1751

Re: Why don't all kiters read Kiteforum?

Its left to old has beens or never was's who are social media inept to surf these dieing forms of communication. Don't forget those who consciously opt out of social media on privacy principles - basically they don't want their personal information monetised ? :thumb: I´ve never used FB and never w...
by Onda
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: A tribute to the Naish Torch maybe
Replies: 25
Views: 1553

Re: A tribute to the Naish Torch maybe

Torch is paused for some years.
Then relaunched as THE GAMECHANGER :lol:
When all are fed up with the sissy kite concepts, a proper C-kite can be sold as the ultimate challenge...
by Onda
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Light wind kite advice
Replies: 42
Views: 2361

Re: Light wind kite advice

I´ve avoided larger than 10 m kites for exactly the mentioned reasons (little gain in low-end, many problems due to heavy kite weight, brutal pull, small wind range...). Now I have the 2019 Naish Boxer in 10 m². It is a real step change! I can ride with my waveboard from 13 kts, this kite stays in t...
by Onda
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Corrosion basics for kiteboarders
Replies: 25
Views: 1343

Re: Corrosion basics for kiteboarders

Very interesting thread, guys! I have seen very clear corrosion of my Onda fuselage (Al) even after the first short use in North Sea and I was shocked, to be honest! The corrosion (white spots of Al oxides) appeared at and near the contact points between the mast (C) and the fuselage (Al). To compli...
by Onda
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Duotone Project TETA
Replies: 4
Views: 592

Re: Duotone Project TETA

This is really great :thumb: Eventually, a first manufacturer starts to collect tangible, meaningful operational data to actively steer development based on facts and not on feelings! Congrats! Hopefully, other brands will copy this. However... they might lack the critical German Dr.-Ing. guys :bye:...
by Onda
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Wind & waves Brittany (France) in early Sept?
Replies: 1
Views: 203

Wind & waves Brittany (France) in early Sept?

Hi all, I´ll spend two weeks in Brittany beginning of September. I´ve been there couple of times already in June / Oct, rather unlucky in terms of wind. I´d like to get your recommendations for locations with consistent wind (thermal?) and waves. My guess is that Brittany´s south coast is generally ...
by Onda
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: kiting Portugal / Spain in July
Replies: 20
Views: 2074

Re: kiting Portugal / Spain in July

Guincho is very different every day. In high summer the wind is VERY strong (30+ kts) almost every afternoon, plus ultra gusty, particularly at the northern end of the beach. It is really dangerous there: Max. 400 m of beach stretch, with large rocks in the middle of the beach in the water. Extreme ...
by Onda
Sat May 18, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ozone Reo V4 5m anybody compare with V5 5m?
Replies: 12
Views: 1619

Re: Ozone Reo V4 5m anybody compare with V5 5m?

I had the same experience with the V4 in 5 m². Very unpleasant kite, zero grunt / sheet&go, had to be flown very fast always to generate some power. And very unforgiving in gusty winds (which is always the case in the 5m² windrange). All other Reo sizes V3/V4 are really perfect. I exchanged it with ...
by Onda
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2 Fatalities in Tarifa
Replies: 19
Views: 2666

Re: 2 Fatalities in Tarifa

When you´re out at sea and anything goes wrong, you typically have some time to think about the best action. And there are several options you should consider thoroughly because the wrong one can be your last one. But you have to be aware of all options "by heart" without recaping them first in your...
by Onda
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cape Town safety and riding convention basics
Replies: 38
Views: 3089

Re: Cape Town safety and riding convention basics

A so-called "common sense" is mentioned here repeatedly. There is nothing like common sense as soon as male hotshots with kites touch a beach (not to mention the water). When waves come into play, it gets instant mayhem. Hence my first rule is: Strictly avoid any crowded kitesurf spot . There´s alwa...

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