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by purdyd
Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Another UK Fatality
Replies: 34
Views: 5269

Re: Another UK Fatality

Tragic to hear.

As I understand it virtually every big wave surfer now wears an inflatable vest as already mentioned. It would be nice to see something designed like that specifically for kite boarding.

And for pros to use it. Nothing like setting a fashion trend from the top down.
by purdyd
Sat Nov 28, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Best kite for hydrofoil?
Replies: 53
Views: 5663

Re: Best kite for hydrofoil?

There are a couple of provisos with the Peak4. Number one is don't start with an 8m or above unless your wind is always under 10 knots. The essence of the Peak4 is experienced with sizes 6m and lower. Although some say the Peak4 is in some ways not a light wind kite, it flies better in light wind t...
by purdyd
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Best kite for hydrofoil?
Replies: 53
Views: 5663

Re: Best kite for hydrofoil?

The lighter three strut kites are great especially if you are mixing up with a surfboard.

But I would go strutless. Board riding Maui cloud or slingshot ufo.

Unless you spend all of your time kiting in less than 9 knots and then I would consider a peak.
by purdyd
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Duotone 2021
Replies: 360
Views: 70835

Re: Duotone 2021

I’ve had click bars for three years. I think I am pretty conversant in the good and the bad. At this point I am NOT using duotone lines. I’ve replaced everything but the bar, the winding mechanism, and the quick release. The red depower line is absolutely the highest wear item. What I have found is ...
by purdyd
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Duotone Evo SLS
Replies: 18
Views: 4067

Re: Duotone Evo SLS

I’ve been catching some glimpses of duotone five strut prototypes on social media. That puts a rebel possibly sls into the slot for next summer. I don’t know why there wouldn’t be sls juice or mono versions, but they won’t be out until spring, I haven’t been noticing any gold leading edge prototypes...
by purdyd
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Duotone Evo SLS
Replies: 18
Views: 4067

Re: Duotone Evo SLS

Evo sls seems like it must be getting closer to me

by purdyd
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: ION Quick Lock - new safety standard?
Replies: 6
Views: 590

Re: ION Quick Lock - new safety standard?

I think it’s time for hooks to leave. The mystic surf rope slider that can be used as a slider or fixed is I think the way to go if you don’t unhook. I think the quick releases need to catch up. Sure there are rope slider loops and free ride loops but the whole mechanism could be smaller. I think in...
by purdyd
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: how to self land using the lower center line method
Replies: 16
Views: 1937

Re: how to self land using the lower center line method

I tried this the other day and the kite did fly and flip over. A single strut slingshot ghost 4m on a sloped beach, from experience I know this is about the worst case situation for a single line landing and really light kites are hard to convince to land. I know it would do the same thing if the to...
by purdyd
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Pocketboard question
Replies: 45
Views: 3888

Re: Pocketboard question

Are the most of you riding strapped or strapless? Future will be ....... ? I use two straps on the front only. I think I would worry less about trends and more about what works for you and your style and conditions, Personally I use only a front hook. That works well for me where I like to use a sm...

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