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by ChadAP
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cabrinha Tronic good twin tip for knee injury?
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Re: Cabrinha Tronic good twin tip for knee injury?

I'm sort of the opposite here. I like the Tronic, but I like the Mako a lot more. I agree that both of these boards are really good at smoothing out chop and making a more gentle ride for your knees. I think that if that doesn't make enough difference for you, you may be off to strapless surfboard-...
by ChadAP
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cabrinha Tronic good twin tip for knee injury?
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Cabrinha Tronic good twin tip for knee injury?

I have an opportunity to pick up a Cabrinha tronic complete with upgraded foot pads and handle for 33% off. I have a knee injury that has been bothering me for over a year now. It only hurts when the weather changes, but my patella moves around a lot and makes going down stairs a bit treacherous. I ...
by ChadAP
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Picking out a good Control Bar
Replies: 8
Views: 705

Re: Picking out a good Control Bar

Donniehall14 wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:30 am

The other decision to make is do you want above the bar or below the bar repower/trim. Above the bar is easier unless you have shorter arms. I like my below the bar depower, but it can be hard to depower sometimes.
My arms are pretty long, so I would prefer above the bar trim.
by ChadAP
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Picking out a good Control Bar
Replies: 8
Views: 705

Picking out a good Control Bar

I'm pretty new to the sport, trying to get some of my own gear based on what will give me more days on the water. The local store where I live carries Takoon and Slingshot kites and bars and occasionally gets some other used gear. I recently won a Wainmann Rabit Gang Boss 2.0 off of Ebay. It's in gr...
by ChadAP
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Advice for a beginner
Replies: 7
Views: 3224

Re: Advice for a beginner

My weight fluctuates quite a bit, from 175 tob190. Summer winds average 7-15 knots, a bit stronger spring and fall. Windy days aren't too rare.

The Liquid Force Envy also looks like it may be a good option for easy re-launch and durability.
by ChadAP
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Advice for a beginner
Replies: 7
Views: 3224

Advice for a beginner

So a quick question (and proof of my inexperience): The company that offers lessons in Daytona Beach has some package deals on their website. The boards are house brand, the kites are Takoon Furia, and the harness is an Epic convertible style (can be used as waist or seat). The control bar is also T...
by ChadAP
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Go easy on a Noob! Just getting started in the sport.
Replies: 10
Views: 4591

Re: Go easy on a Noob! Just getting started in the sport.

So a quick question (and proof of my inexperience): The company that offers lessons in Daytona Beach has some package deals on their website. The boards are house brand, the kites are Takoon Furia, and the harness is an Epic convertible style (can be used as waist or seat. The control bar is also Ta...
by ChadAP
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Home made harness idea
Replies: 9
Views: 3911

Re: Home made harness idea

Cleepa, That's actually very interesting. I was thinking that because of the width of the ruck waist strap, it would be a good starting point, but I see from your post how rigidity is desirable. It's looking like scouring eBay is a better bet than recycling my old TA-50, but I'll probably come up wi...
by ChadAP
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Home made harness idea
Replies: 9
Views: 3911

Home made harness idea

Has anyone ever made their own harness? I'm thinking about using the waistband from my old MOLLE pack, and installing a metal buckle and hook. I have better than average metal working skills from my time as an ironworker, so I have confidence in being able to build or modify something with more than...
by ChadAP
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Go easy on a Noob! Just getting started in the sport.
Replies: 10
Views: 4591

Re: Go easy on a Noob! Just getting started in the sport.

Hey, ChadAP. Does your wife like photography, too? After you start ripping up the Atlantic shoreline around Daytona, you'll need someone to capture those action shots for you. :thumb: Welcome to the forum, and to the sport. Thanks FLand OBX. She's not as passionate on stills photography as I am, bu...

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