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by ChadAP
Mon May 27, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wainmann Punch, Boss, and Big Mama: too close to be practical?
Replies: 10
Views: 799

Re: Wainmann Punch, Boss, and Big Mama: too close to be practical?

As a rule of thumb for a novice, find the kite size you will use the most and go up 3 sq meters and down 2 sq meters. As you get better and change styles you will find what works best for you. I'm not wanting to trap myself into switching kites more than riding, so appreciate the advice. You recomm...
by ChadAP
Mon May 27, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wainmann Punch, Boss, and Big Mama: too close to be practical?
Replies: 10
Views: 799

Re: Wainmann Punch, Boss, and Big Mama: too close to be practical?

Big Wally wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 2:41 pm
Can you still buy Wainman kites? I looked about a year ago and couldn’t find them.

BW
I bought my Boss used, and will probably do the same for the other kites I add to my first quiver. Was in great shape but had a leaking valve, which I had repaired at a local shop for a pretty reasonable fee.
by ChadAP
Mon May 27, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wainmann Punch, Boss, and Big Mama: too close to be practical?
Replies: 10
Views: 799

Wainmann Punch, Boss, and Big Mama: too close to be practical?

I'm building up my first quiver. I started out with a Wainman Boss, a 12M kite. I weigh between 180-190lbs and ride a 145 Cabrinha Tronic. I'm thinking of adding the 10.5M Punch and the 14.5M Big Mama to give me more days on the water.

Are these sizes too close together?
by ChadAP
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cabrinha Tronic good twin tip for knee injury?
Replies: 6
Views: 878

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: 878

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: 1123

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: 1123

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: 3363

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: 3363

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: 4904

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...

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