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by Da Yoda
Sat May 09, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Eleveight OS vs Slingshot Ghost
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Re: Eleveight OS vs Slingshot Ghost

I've had a few days on the 10m OS. It feels like a 3-strut surf kite imo. It's stupid stable and reactive! I did experience some flutter when it hit it's top end or flying it aggressively, but nothing extreme. When it's in it's sweet spot, it's pure bliss. I'd definitely like to demo the Ghost to co...
by Da Yoda
Fri May 08, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Dakine closes Hood river offices and lays off 39 people.
Replies: 11
Views: 1378

Re: Dakine closes Hood river offices and lays off 39 people.

Exactly, SoCal is one of the most expensive places to live and operate a business. Just wait until they experience all the Cal lawsuits for everything imaginable. Doesn't seem like a smart decision to save money. Oh well, maybe the sunshine will help them start producing great products again. I tot...
by Da Yoda
Wed May 06, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Who is the recent "click-in" Chicken Loop Manufacturer?
Replies: 8
Views: 726

Re: Who is the recent "click-in" Chicken Loop Manufacturer?

The North Navigator has a click-in CL with 4 loop options, incl. a slide surf loop. The loops can be changed really easy, even with the kite up in the air. To the OP - its not a single manufacturer who makes all click-in CLs. P.S. Airush IQR is too a click-in with 4 loop options. Nice to know that ...
by Da Yoda
Wed May 06, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Who is the recent "click-in" Chicken Loop Manufacturer?
Replies: 8
Views: 726

Re: Who is the recent "click-in" Chicken Loop Manufacturer?

do they offer a small surf-style chicken loop? I'm not exactly sure who is making these bars. Eleveight's is slightly different and was the 1st to market. For c-loops, Ozone is the only brand that currently has 3 loop options. Their size S is marketed for unhooked riding only, but it would work ver...
by Da Yoda
Tue May 05, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Dakine closes Hood river offices and lays off 39 people.
Replies: 11
Views: 1378

Re: Dakine closes Hood river offices and lays off 39 people.

Marquee Brands + JR286 = Dakine's new HQ's (most likely). JR286 is located in So Cal. Dakine could be setting up shop nearby as well. I'd bet this is the true story behind their move; Marquee is simply cutting costs.
by Da Yoda
Mon May 04, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What would kiteboarding look like without China?
Replies: 28
Views: 2663

Re: What would kiteboarding look like without China?

When it comes to kite related gear and a lot of outdoor and water sports gear (staying on topic), I can find high quality products (especially nowadays) that are made domestically or in non-China countries. Hopefully that grows! Now please go away or stay and talk something kiting related. :bye:
by Da Yoda
Mon May 04, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What would kiteboarding look like without China?
Replies: 28
Views: 2663

Re: What would kiteboarding look like without China?

NO DIFFERENT!!! Materials can be and currently already are sourced elsewhere. e.g. Japan, UK, & US Factories can be and currently already are sourced elsewhere. e.g. Philippines, Vietnam, & Sri Lanka At the very most, equipment could be a bit more expensive, but highly doubtful. China will be a dyin...
by Da Yoda
Sun May 03, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Good seat harness for narrow waist?
Replies: 14
Views: 669

Re: Good seat harness for narrow waist?

Fit should be the decision maker! Make sure to try on as many as you can... ideally under load. Ion'e Echo seat harness in size XS fits a 25-29" waist and SM fit a 28-31". Dakine's SM seat harnesses fit 28-30". Something like their XT model would be worth a look. If your son is skinny and/or on the ...
by Da Yoda
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Slider spreader options for Dakine Fusion Small
Replies: 16
Views: 750

Re: Slider spreader options for Dakine Fusion Small

Mystic's 2018 Clickerbar 4.0 Surf s-bar will fit on the Fusion. You can find them on sale for around $50 https://www.mackiteboarding.com/mystic-clickerbar-4-0-spreader-bar-surf/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI54Pdv8uQ6QIVERvnCh3T6gQIEAQYAyABEgL-XvD_BwE Ion's 2019 C-Bar Rope Slider s-bar is also compatible and sh...
by Da Yoda
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What your most used kite size for foiling?
Replies: 30
Views: 1910

Re: Best kite for foiling

That's a very subjective question, but this review may help you out... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BV3COvzUlE I've put some time on Eleveight's new OS and I really like it's performance. It's not the lightest, but it's very ridged for a single strut which makes it super reactive. It feels much ...

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