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by ElbowRoom
Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Looking for a good kite for Foiling, any tips?
Replies: 31
Views: 4876

Re: Looking for a good kite for Foiling, any tips?

that new single strut airush kite looks nice
by ElbowRoom
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Looking for a good kite for Foiling, any tips?
Replies: 31
Views: 4876

Re: Looking for a good kite for Foiling, any tips?

Go with something that's light on the bar, light weight, and generates some good apparent wind. Also, you want it to relaunch easily in light air.
by ElbowRoom
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: First Foil
Replies: 26
Views: 6825

Re: First Foil

i highly recommend the alpinefoil access 5.0 incredibly stable and good performance. with xlp wing it can go to about 28kts

took me about 1.5 hrs total to learn to foil. very user friendly.
by ElbowRoom
Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:51 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Helping pretentious kitesurfers to identify themselves....
Replies: 31
Views: 4206

Re: Helping pretentious kitesurfers to identify themselves..

we were all noobs once. i had many problems when i first started and i was always appreciative of those more experienced who took the time to help. i try to pass along that which i received. here's what i think, if you are new, dont act like you know whats up, cause you dont. pay attention to the lo...
by ElbowRoom
Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wetsuit for cold water/air
Replies: 16
Views: 3674

Re: Wetsuit for cold water/air

If you layer a kayak top over your wetsuit you'll cut all the wind chill out and gain several degrees of comfort. I use http://www.mec.ca/product/5024-681/leve ... op-unisex/ this is true....several friends doing this and we are kiting in sub 40 deg f. air and 50 deg water. i opted for a playa neop...
by ElbowRoom
Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Four year old drowned in St Lucia (Kiter tried to help?)
Replies: 66
Views: 12960

Re: Four year old dies in kitesurfing incident, St Lucia

how in the hell does a person take a 4 year old child into deep water without a life jacket.

this is terrible news and HORRIBLE judgement on the part of the kitesurfer and other adults there.

the stupidity of modern man is astounding. :(
by ElbowRoom
Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Lightwind waveboard: Nugget, Space Pickle, F-one Fish?
Replies: 29
Views: 8161

Re: Lightwind waveboard: Nugget, Space Pickle, F-one Fish?

i've owned the nuggets 2013/2014 and loved them. the 2014 was more maneuverable and the 5.2 was very close to the 2013 5.0 in terms of low end. sold 2014 nugget after getting a shinnster and a vanguard 5.0. shinnster for me has the same if not better low end for my 72kg than the nugget 5.2 vanguard ...
by ElbowRoom
Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Delicious, decisions, descisions...9m kite related
Replies: 22
Views: 3146

Re: Delicious, decisions, descisions...9m kite related

havent ridden the others but i have owned wainmans for the last 3 years. v1 and v2. the v2 rabbits are very good jumpers BTW. but the feel is really just perfect for my tastes. very fast turning very grunty and extremely smooth and forgiving.

you can really just forget about the kite and ride.
by ElbowRoom
Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:12 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: An expensive start to kiting, feeling discouraged
Replies: 54
Views: 9491

Re: An expensive start to kiting, feeling discouraged

it took me over 12 hrs of lessons to get up and riding. back when kites had no depower it was a very unforgiving learning curve. after about the 10th time out i started doing ok but every session ended with some kind of drama. torn kite, line tangles, being scared out of my mind, you name it. stick ...
by ElbowRoom
Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: carafino
Replies: 32
Views: 7402

Re: carafino

hate to say this but the whole thing was reeking from the beginning. looks like his idea was to make just enough to keep up appearances and keep taking in as many orders as possible and then just pull the plug. at some point all this will catch up to him. enjoy sipping your cocktails while you can m...

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