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by slowboat
Wed May 22, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Concept Air Smart Wave 6.5 & 4.5 & 3 and now 8.5
Replies: 225
Views: 44320

Re: Concept Air Smart Wave 6.5 & 4.5 & 3 and now 8.5

Elguapo, You need to give the 8.5 a chance, take it on the water. I've ridden mine 4 or 5 times now it's a fast fun kite. No issues on the water. I'm sure Ben would put your mind at ease if you reached out to him. I have a 4.5 that I have not unwrapped yet, just haven't seemed to hit the right cond...
by slowboat
Mon May 20, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 230
Views: 17410

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Any more experience with water relaunching these kites?
by slowboat
Mon May 20, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: We should be wearing sunglasses throughout the day and especially while kiteboarding! Why aren't we?
Replies: 75
Views: 3171

Re: We should be wearing sunglasses throughout the day and especially while kiteboarding! Why aren't we?

The China Export stuff doesn't work in retail, especially in big chains. If you really think the production costs differences are 10000% then i have nothing to say. But the prices will keep rising if people keep paying so much. Look at snowboarding googles, for 90 euros you can buy an Oakley mask, ...
by slowboat
Mon May 20, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: We should be wearing sunglasses throughout the day and especially while kiteboarding! Why aren't we?
Replies: 75
Views: 3171

Re: We should be wearing sunglasses throughout the day and especially while kiteboarding! Why aren't we?

People who complain about how much something costs to make vs. how much a company is selling them for really don't understand basic economics.
by slowboat
Sun May 19, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: We should be wearing sunglasses throughout the day and especially while kiteboarding! Why aren't we?
Replies: 75
Views: 3171

Re: We should be wearing sunglasses throughout the day and especially while kiteboarding! Why aren't we?

... Our Typhoon and Surge frames are both constructed using Grilamid TR90, a Swiss polymer which will never shatter / break into pieces on impact. ... from : www.lip-sunglasses.com/product/typhoon-clx/ TYPHOON $218.00 – $228.00 TYPHOON – the classic fit. The most advanced watershade on the market. ...
by slowboat
Sun May 19, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Flying footswitch learning time
Replies: 27
Views: 1195

Re: Flying footswitch learning time

The simplest thing you can do immediately to help your foot switching is to start riding with a narrower stance. Once you are stable in a very narrow stance, a foot switch from that stance is very easy since there is so little that is actually changing. As you progress, you can widen the stance you ...
by slowboat
Tue May 14, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: We should be wearing sunglasses throughout the day and especially while kiteboarding! Why aren't we?
Replies: 75
Views: 3171

Re: We should be wearing sunglasses throughout the day and especially while kiteboarding! Why aren't we?

I have been trying to convince Lip to make some NON polarized versions of their sunglasses as I really like Lip glasses otherwise.

Please support this effort by emailing them if you agree that polarization does not add any protection but can inhibit vision, especially for foiling and waves.
by slowboat
Mon May 13, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Serious accident at Mirlo Beach yesterday
Replies: 4
Views: 1866

Re: Serious accident at Mirlo Beach yesterday

Sounds like a mess. Hope injuries aren't too bad.

Always looking for details to try and learn about accidents. In the era of hydrofoils, "12 M conditions" is not very useful. MPH or knots would be more helpful.
by slowboat
Sun May 12, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: We should be wearing sunglasses throughout the day and especially while kiteboarding! Why aren't we?
Replies: 75
Views: 3171

Re: We should be wearing sunglasses throughout the day and especially while kiteboarding! Why aren't we?

People think of Lip as the $200 Sunglasses but you can get a model at $100 which work just as well as their $200 Typhoons
by slowboat
Sat May 11, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: We should be wearing sunglasses throughout the day and especially while kiteboarding! Why aren't we?
Replies: 75
Views: 3171

Re: We should be wearing sunglasses throughout the day and especially while kiteboarding! Why aren't we?

Don't confuse polarization with UV protection. UV protection is what you want. Those super cheap dark glasses without UV will increase eye damage by causing your pupils to dilate (since they block light). They may claim UV protection but who knows? Polarization does not protect your eyes. For water ...

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