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by BrunoC
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Any OR Crave reviews yet?
Replies: 10
Views: 1193

Re: Any OR Crave reviews yet?

I don’t have enough sessions on mine yet for a full review but I’ve ridden the 9m crave in gusty 7m conditions and ridden the 12m crave in light winds (14-16mph). All times on a Tona pop TT. They are stable yet fast turning. the 9m depowers well and eats up the gusts without issue. Boost was excelle...
by BrunoC
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Frustrated with an NV in lightish wind and foiling, am I just bad?
Replies: 53
Views: 3082

Re: Frustrated with an NV in lightish wind and foiling, am I just bad?

You should look at the 2020 ocean rodeo kite lineup. Both the flite and Roam are now optimized for foil and very light winds. I used to ride a 12m flite on a directional in winds you described with no issue but I’m 145lbs. You could probably replace your 12 NV with a 12 flite or get the 14.5 and sel...
by BrunoC
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ocean Rodeo Jester
Replies: 17
Views: 1401

Re: Ocean Rodeo Jester

I weigh what you weigh and think it could be a ideal setup. I ride the jester with quad setup for lighter wind days when I can’t go for a boosting session and switch to thruster if I want to ride it windy. It seems to gybe easier than other directionals that I have ridden too. I don’t go in the wave...
by BrunoC
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ocean Rodeo: The Next Gen Bars Are Here
Replies: 22
Views: 4116

Re: Ocean Rodeo: The Next Gen Bars Are Here

$700 or $500; what’s the difference? $200 difference. Consider the cost of a full kiteboarding setup: 3-4 kites, 2-3 boards, harness, wetsuits, etc. The price difference to get into a premium bar as a % of the overall cost is peanuts. Buy the best you can afford and enjoy it. Wtf ocean rodeo?? 700 b...
by BrunoC
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Prodigy??
Replies: 37
Views: 17372

Re: Prodigy??

I have a 5m and 12m Prodigy with 7&9 Razors in the middle for 85% of the time. I weight 140lbs so the 12 is my lightwind kite and does well up to 20+ if I’m too lazy to pump another kite. The 5m is magic for me. I have ridden it in 40mph gusting to 55 (no joke) and was in full control. I use them at...
by BrunoC
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Drysuits circa 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 7972

Re: Drysuits circa 2018

I have an ocean Rodeo soul and can be comfortable as long as the water is still liquid. I have ridden plenty of times right at freezing, with wind chill in the low teens. Just call the folks at OR and give them your measurements; they will sort you out. Key thing is to get the seals right; there wil...
by BrunoC
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Oyster foot protection
Replies: 35
Views: 10479

Re: Oyster foot protection

Ride boots or accept risks. I hate wearing anything on my feet; messed up my connection to the board.
by BrunoC
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Booties pads and straps
Replies: 3
Views: 1004

Re: Booties pads and straps

I guess it depends on the feet. I wear size 9 and I can get my 5mm booties in the last three generations of ocean Rodeo straps as well as the entry level North straps. If you are a size 14 you may have different results.
by BrunoC
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: OR Soul: is this over kill for cold water protection?
Replies: 23
Views: 18167

Re: OR Soul: is this over kill for cold water protection?

Hard to beat the “comfort factor”. I gear up at the house, put the dry suit in standby mode (half off), ride to the kite spot, get my session, pack up while being cozy dry, head home, rinse the suit while still wearing it in the outside shower all while being warm and dry. Other dudes I ride with wi...
by BrunoC
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: OR Soul: is this over kill for cold water protection?
Replies: 23
Views: 18167

Re: OR Soul: is this over kill for cold water protection?

Not swim in it...does that mean it's a bad combination with a foil kite? If the foill crashes and becomes a wet blanket would it be more difficult to swim it in if wearing a drysuit? Yes, swimming is best suited to a wetsuit. You are not guaranteed to drown but it will have a lot more bulk slowing ...

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