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by mikelet
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is strapless overrated?
Replies: 178
Views: 12411

Re: Is strapless overrated?

Endless blahh,blahh of straps here and there,no straps ,more upwind ,less upwind...3 fins , foots forward, backwards,4 fins......sick !! IMO you must watch a board as a whole thing !!..a combination of outline , rockerline, bottom contour , rails , volume, fin placement,number of fins, fin toe in .....
by mikelet
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is strapless overrated?
Replies: 178
Views: 12411

Re: Is strapless overrated?

Just an old geezer doing what I think works the best and most fun ha haa, and not following the mainstream, sorry
Hahaa!! nice one !!
by mikelet
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is strapless overrated?
Replies: 178
Views: 12411

Re: Is strapless overrated?

. might have been a bit harsh, but hey some days that is the first reaction. When it comes to the clique, I did not mean the people who likes strapless riding..I am one of them. It was the people who did the whole ride strapless and fixed bar and said it was the only way to ride. I am working with ...
by mikelet
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is strapless overrated?
Replies: 178
Views: 12411

Re: Is strapless overrated?

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by mikelet
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is strapless overrated?
Replies: 178
Views: 12411

Re: Is strapless overrated?

You seem to have an unresolved conflict with the strapless fixed bar thing .....i expresed how i like to ride and what it looks and feels good for me , of course do whatever you like in the water !!, snobism being having no clue but pimping current year brand " N " gear by the way
by mikelet
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is strapless overrated?
Replies: 178
Views: 12411

Re: Is strapless overrated?

The question can also be : how many people that rides strapless does also surf ??? Tons of them NOT !!!,In my spots i laugh internally at strapless riders bs talking about surfing with their kites , when the majority of them only dig the raíl on the wave and downtheline ride it... I also surf and no...
by mikelet
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Camber induced kites?
Replies: 14
Views: 1507

Re: Camber induced kites?

Back in the day , Gaastra Phoenix has a more air-foiled LE with 2 cambers/2 bladders inside ....2003 or 2004 if i remember right ..
Never tried it , seems it doesn't have any success , a matter of weight/complicated construction vs performance i supose...
by mikelet
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Why isn't sliding rope bar more prevalent?
Replies: 61
Views: 5636

Re: Why isn't sliding rope bar more prevalent?

Easy one!!, it isn't more prevalent because strapless pro riders don' t use it.... :D
by mikelet
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is strapless overrated?
Replies: 178
Views: 12411

Re: Is strapless overrated?

Do both , there's place for both styles on the right conditions, don't follow the trends ,think by yourself and experiment.... Strapless gives you a tad more freedom sensation and Strapped you are linked to your gear and have access to all the speed and power your kite can deliver....same surfing an...
by mikelet
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: X:Breed, anyone tested this
Replies: 11
Views: 1340

Re: X:Breed, anyone tested this

While i found my appeal for Cabrinha kites lately , i've never been a fan of their surfkites , last mistake being a Squid Launcher that i sold it within two weeks...Only by the simply reason of mounting FCS2 fin system i would go with Slingshot instead of Cabrinha ......stay away from Cabrinha/ Duot...

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