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by leeuwen
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Changing kites...for the sake of it or an upgrade...?
Replies: 9
Views: 258

Re: Changing kites...for the sake of it or an upgrade...?

Not too bothered about the Aluula stuff, mainly because for me the perfect light wind kite is 13m and OR don't do one. I would not get to hung up on the size. I would say aluula kites easily pulls above its size because it’s significantly faster due to its light weight and more speed equals more po...
by leeuwen
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Mono / EVO SLS
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: Mono / EVO SLS

I would say it very much depends on many things. First it would be useful to know what the bottom end is you want to kite in and which conditions. (flat or wave) Down to 11/12 knots most kites will work regardless of make/model but if going downwind you need good drift (where a lighter kite designed...
by leeuwen
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite foiling is dying sooo fast
Replies: 133
Views: 15333

Re: Kite foiling is dying sooo fast

Also from Europe here (NL) and I would say space isn't really an issue for kite-gear. I know plenty of people living in student housing or similar sized housing that do kiting. I would say a very large board(s) will put off some people for sure. e.g. I would need to carry it up a narrow stairs for s...
by leeuwen
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Sizing 6m or 7m Naish Pivot (or 7m RPM)
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: Sizing 6m or 7m Naish Pivot (or 7m RPM)

Depends a bit on wat you are looking for. I would say at your weight a 6m is good for a wave board but not for jumping/riding on a twintip. You probably need 30+ to not struggle to get upwind on a regular sized board. Personally I think a beginner should not be out in 30+ Even small mistakes can mes...
by leeuwen
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Core SLC - more game changing
Replies: 35
Views: 2677

Re: Core SLC - more game changing

Just like with their kites, nothing justifies the +++ price compared to other brands , it's just a marketing strategy. Most people associate price with quality/performance therefore the most expensive brand is the best :)… I agree the foil seems overpriced However its interesting to see that "Core ...
by leeuwen
Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Which is your favorite kite right now?
Replies: 52
Views: 4491

Re: Which is your favorite kite right now?

Money vs performance it’s probably my kauper XT 6m
Love it for foiling.
Good wind range from about 12knots up into the 20s

Of course my 10m aluula roam is objectively a better kite but it’s 3x the price
by leeuwen
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Cabrinha double agent
Replies: 14
Views: 801

Re: Cabrihna double agent

I owned the double agent. I was in the same situation with only twintip experience.
Although you can ride it it doesn’t really help you get into foiling at all.
I would skip using these bad trade of boards, or get a real surf board if you want to surf, and go straight to foiling.
by leeuwen
Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ocean Rodeo Introduces The HL-Series
Replies: 16
Views: 1714

Re: Ocean Rodeo Introduces The HL-Series

Thx for the clarification.
This image on their site doesn’t show anything other then the struts so that confused me:
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Would be cool to see a video to see what they have done exactly
by leeuwen
Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ocean Rodeo Introduces The HL-Series
Replies: 16
Views: 1714

Re: Ocean Rodeo Introduces The HL-Series

Super interesting to see that they chose aluula for struts but not leading edge. I would have thought leading edge aluula with Dacron struts would make a lot better kite, assuming most of the rigidity of the kite comes from the leading edge. Maybe that came to close to the price of a full aluula kit...
by leeuwen
Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Jumping in Shallows
Replies: 27
Views: 1728

Re: Jumping in Shallows

I was thinking the same thing:
If you don’t like chop pickup a foil.

However, I did not suggest it because:
* some people don’t want to hear about it / hate it because reasons
* if jumping high is the aim: not sure if boosting 10m with a foil is any safer then boosting in shallows :D

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