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by leeuwen
Wed May 29, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Cabrinha da 2018 vs 2019 for beginners
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: Cabrina da 2018 vs 2019 for beginners

I have a 2017 da board. I combined it with a "Slingshot - Hover Glide NF2" because the shop had it available with a shorter learner mast option for an ok price. Can't really comment on the foiling since I used a different foil but I did try out the surfboard on a lake a few times. Disclaimer: I have...
by leeuwen
Tue May 21, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: We should be wearing sunglasses throughout the day and especially while kiteboarding! Why aren't we?
Replies: 194
Views: 9298

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

I had 2 kinds of specifically build watersport sunglasses. First ones I bought at a kitespot at discount for about 30 euros. There where quite ok but the comfort was just not good enough. You needed to pull them quite tight to your face to not lose them in a crash. However, the ridges that touch the...
by leeuwen
Thu May 16, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Self landing and launching
Replies: 14
Views: 1125

Re: Self landing and launching

It is usually just a lot more safe and convenient to ask someone to help. Also the launch/land moment gives you a nice little time to chat. Quite often I help someone land, ask for the conditions out there, double check my kite size is optimal for the conditions, and then that person would help me l...
by leeuwen
Tue May 14, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Buying advise: Crazyfly Shox vs Raptor LTD
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Buying advise: Crazyfly Shox vs Raptor LTD

Hello, I am ready to get a new board. Mostly I am doing some basic freestyle: jumping, backrolls and will be looking at other old school / hooked tricks. I am looking at the crazyfly line-up and initially thought about getting a Shox board. However, a local shop seems to have a deal where the Raptor...
by leeuwen
Tue May 14, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: We should be wearing sunglasses throughout the day and especially while kiteboarding! Why aren't we?
Replies: 194
Views: 9298

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

(...) The use of polarized sunglasses, in general, will help reduce the chances of cataracts, macular degeneration, sunburn on the cornea and the risk of experiencing vision issues like “snow blindness” which can and have happened to kiters before. (...) My biggest worry with sunglasses is that the...
by leeuwen
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: "New era of woo"
Replies: 45
Views: 2733

Re: "New era of woo"

As long as my current functionality does not go behind a paywall I am fine with them adding whatever payed functionality they come up with. However, I personally think the prices are way to high. I would expect this to be functionality in the app that could be unlocked with a one-time 10 (would prob...
by leeuwen
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Vacation warriors - a new breed emerges and it scares the crap outta me
Replies: 69
Views: 3201

Re: Vacation warriors - a new breed emerges and it scares the crap outta me

I do not agree with the premise that the problem is "holiday riding" related. My girlfriend and myself only kited in warm places the first 4 years on holiday. In my personal experience you pretty much pick up at the same level where you left after a holiday even 6-12 months later so you are not bein...

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