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by AdroVempo
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: My first sessions with the Flysurfer Soul 12, a short video
Replies: 45
Views: 25320

Re: My first sessions with the Flysurfer Soul 12, a short video

Thanks everyone. 2 more questions: 1. 15mt vs 18 mt?. I weigh 190+ lbs. In-land Lakes here do not have consistent winds. So lightwind suddenly picks up to higher gusts. I usually hear foils are more powerful than their same-size LEI equivalents. I noticed that myself, while snowkiting this winter. A...
by AdroVempo
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: My first sessions with the Flysurfer Soul 12, a short video
Replies: 45
Views: 25320

Re: My first sessions with the Flysurfer Soul 12, a short video

Hi Carlo,

Is the Flysurfer Soul easy enough to handle for beginner-intermediate ?

Also, I was wondering if the water relaunch that flysurfer is claiming is true. I still can't believe water cannot seep into the kite openings making it un-relaunchable.

Thanks.
by AdroVempo
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: [Beginner] Impact+Life vest advice?
Replies: 21
Views: 4671

Re: [Beginner] Impact+Life vest advice?

I use magic marine vest https://mureadritta.it/negozio/bmz_cache/1/16b956427910104a93f12ef7524cbc61.image.800x800.jpg https://mureadritta.it/negozio/abbigliamento-vela/giubbotti-salvagente-vela/salvagenti-a-pettorina/nuovo-salvagente-magic-marine-mod.-wave-2017-col.-grigio-azzurro-taglie-junior-adu...
by AdroVempo
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Beginner Board Advice: Door vs Regular Large
Replies: 33
Views: 12953

Re: Beginner Board Advice: Door vs Regular Large

If the main communication from your instructors was ‘your board skills are bad’; It was your instructors that were bad. That is not really helpful information. So maybe it wasn’t/isn’t your skills that are lacking. Just go spend more time on whatever bigger gear you have around and it will come tog...
by AdroVempo
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Beginner Board Advice: Door vs Regular Large
Replies: 33
Views: 12953

Re: Beginner Board Advice: Door vs Regular Large

From what I understand, the conflict here in this thread is that : 1. Pro-Big-Board guys: You need bigger wider board for the surface area to get going. But.... 2. Anti-Big board guys: On the Contrary, the wider boards are tougher to edge. Both statements are true. That is the very definition of "t...
by AdroVempo
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Beginner Board Advice: Door vs Regular Large
Replies: 33
Views: 12953

Re: Beginner Board Advice: Door vs Regular Large

Agreed. Wide boards require a lot of pressure to hold an edge. Learning to ride a TT is all about edging. Through an unusual set of circumstances, I acquired a Slingshot Glide. Not my intention to buy a 'door' type TT board, but I've come to appreciate the Glide's design of being long, straight and...
by AdroVempo
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Beginner Board Advice: Door vs Regular Large
Replies: 33
Views: 12953

Re: Beginner Board Advice: Door vs Regular Large

This below video explaining the 'surface area' advantage of door board: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzpViLdWqYk Unfortunately the video is missing an explanation of the VARIABILITY of wetted surface (in contact with the water, providing planing forces). This variability occurs due to wind speed...
by AdroVempo
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Beginner Board Advice: Door vs Regular Large
Replies: 33
Views: 12953

Re: Beginner Board Advice: Door vs Regular Large

The 149cm SS Glides of the first years have 46cm width and wery little rocker compared to almost all other Lightwind boards, change wery small fins for bigger ones on the heelside and ride it without fins on the toeside to make it faster, you will love it. (The newer Glide is long and narrow with m...
by AdroVempo
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Beginner Board Advice: Door vs Regular Large
Replies: 33
Views: 12953

Re: Beginner Board Advice: Door vs Regular Large

Thanks for all your suggestions everyone. Seems like I would certainly want to stick to the "wider" boards either way, because we do not always have those consistent winds on the lakes, especially MN lakes are surrounded by heavy trees. So with all due respect, I would rule the Slingshot Glide out. ...
by AdroVempo
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Beginner Board Advice: Door vs Regular Large
Replies: 33
Views: 12953

Re: Beginner Board Advice: Door vs Regular Large

Thanks GJibb. I will try out both kinds of boards myself before making the decision. But seems like OverDrive will suffice. But given that you were suggesting a bigger kite: most people (instructors, lot of KF folks, Slingshot customer care themselves) were all suggesting 12m should suffice. So for ...

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