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by Topaz
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Naish ditches octopus system.
Replies: 66
Views: 4703

Re: Naish ditches octopus system.

^^ There is a thread about this. A guy was gluing pieces of thick rubber and that would do it.
by Topaz
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiting in Florida
Replies: 17
Views: 1078

Re: Kiting in Florida

Drive up north a bit! Better access and better waves. Pompano Beach, Deerfield, Boca, Delray.
by Topaz
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Anyone tried foiling with a wing?
Replies: 72
Views: 5073

Re: Anyone tried foiling with a wing?

No need of a harness to ride the wing? Or it's only for athletes?
by Topaz
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kitesurf pop-up bag
Replies: 19
Views: 990

Re: Kitesurf pop-up bag

Sounds interesting as an additional resource in case you get stranded in the middle of a downwind for lack of wind, or gear break, or if I'm planning to come back in a bus or taxi and have to walk. But if the downwind goes well, I can have all the bags that I need in the downwind vehicle. Material s...
by Topaz
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How to repair sliding Cam battens (North Rebel)
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: How to repair sliding Cam battens (North Rebel)

Never happened to me, but I would try sewing it by hand. A few stiches should do it.

If you have a repair shop close, I'm sure they won't charge you much to do a pro repair. However, a DIY may be good enough.
by Topaz
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: That guy is dangerous
Replies: 172
Views: 8187

Re: That guy is dangerous

Why would anyone not wear a helmet while climbing? Rocks fall all the time. Do you climb? Not everybody every time wears helmets. In sport climbing helmet off is more common than helmet on. The same in kiting. It depends on the conditions. For me, non sense to wear a helmet in 12 knots. Chances of ...
by Topaz
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North Orbit - iksurfmag less than glowing review
Replies: 50
Views: 8081

Re: North Orbit - iksurfmag less than glowing review

This brand split is confusing my consumerist mind. I may be going back to Naish.
by Topaz
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: never wear a board leash...
Replies: 2
Views: 390

Re: never wear a board leash...

Scary! +1 on not using leashes!
by Topaz
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 13m 3 Strut for Foiling & Twin Tip Free Riding?
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: 13m 3 Strut for Foiling & Twin Tip Free Riding?

No. I don't know much about those kites. I've demoed the Contra 15m for a twin tip session and I liked it for free ride. I guess it'll keep you in the water, nice depower and easy to relaunch. Probably not a great booster on the twin tip. The turbine has 5 struts, doesn't it? It may be heavier. I wo...
by Topaz
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Leaving bar attached to foil kites: why do lines twist?
Replies: 37
Views: 1476

Re: Leaving bar attached to foil kites: why do lines twist?

It happens to me too. Don't know the solution yet. Keeping the bar inside or outside the bag didn't make any difference. Somehow the inner lines get twisted while winding the lines.

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