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by RichKite
Tue Dec 26, 2006 6:44 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Liquid Force Drop Ltd. 138 or Airush Hammer 137?
Replies: 17
Views: 4721

I have just bought a hammer after an airline tried to charge me $200 to take my surfboard to Cape Town. Bought the hammer there cheaper by far than UK about 290 vs 460 UKP - The board is amazing in the waves. First day I tried it was on Laangebaan lagoon close to the shop I bought it from - flat wat...
by RichKite
Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:17 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Surfboard Size
Replies: 7
Views: 1499

I was in the same position as you - was using 5' board but wanted something to surf on as well. Bought a quad fin board from Dereck http://www.dcboardz.com - actually 6 foot with snubbed nose so only 5'8 long. Board is wider more forgiving and quicker than regular board - easier to catch board. That...
by RichKite
Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:10 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How to pass waves when they are about to break?staying alive
Replies: 22
Views: 3587

From windsurfing days the trick was get up speed heading downwind then head up directly into wave standing more upright pull in sail and lean back to pop over waves. Sailing normally leaning out means you would get ripped off by the wave to see your board and sail jump without you. The same works ki...
by RichKite
Mon Nov 20, 2006 1:24 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Halo Airush - tweak
Replies: 0
Views: 316

Halo Airush - tweak

I changed the shockcord on the Halo bar to an 8mm line - although 6mm would do as well. This keeps much better backline pressure - actually makes the kite nicer powered up. You then set just the right amount of depower using the strap and you can almost kite using no bar pressure. If you need to dep...
by RichKite
Thu Nov 16, 2006 4:44 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Airush Hammer / RRD Toxic Wave
Replies: 25
Views: 5292

pics of that new quad are on my blogspot - it has just arrived so hasn't even got wet yet. Still looks like it will do the trick. Aslo swopped fins (fcs) on my 5' surfboard - hopefully this will help the tracking.
http://surfing-with-kites.blogspot.com/
by RichKite
Thu Nov 16, 2006 4:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Airush Hammer / RRD Toxic Wave
Replies: 25
Views: 5292

The 138 hammer it will be - taking my new quad to Cape Town will cost me $200 - but I can ship my kites in a big bag - buy the hammer there and then put it into cardboard and claim it is an african carving for the trip back. (or post it) :P
by RichKite
Fri Nov 03, 2006 4:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Airush Hammer / RRD Toxic Wave
Replies: 25
Views: 5292

I am only 72kg so looking at the smaller hammer 137? - want to get down to 2 board quiver - TT and surfboard. Whats your weight pal?
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by RichKite
Fri Nov 03, 2006 4:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Winter wetsuit recommendations???
Replies: 24
Views: 3285

I went from a cr*ppy made SolaWinter suit (the worst suits with the worst customer care policy) which ended up after just one year with more glue than rubber to a Oneill Psycho II 3/2 (yes 3/2 as I have a pyro drysuit) and now in Scotland in november it is warmer than my Sola ever was. A great suit ...
by RichKite
Fri Nov 03, 2006 4:05 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Airush Hammer / RRD Toxic Wave
Replies: 25
Views: 5292

Airush Hammer / RRD Toxic Wave

Thought I would splash out and buy something to keep my new 6 foot quad fin surfboard happy ..... Was sold on the hammer and reviews then saw the RRD site with the Toxic Wave - looks good ... anyone used it?
Rich
by RichKite
Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:02 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Boards for surf
Replies: 5
Views: 805

I have a 121 '05 board. It is fantastic going normal and great for jumps but in reverse it is twitchy you have to edge hard and put weight on back foot (which is nose side) to keep tail clear.

That said however its a piece of p*ss toeside and so flicky - I use this as small board.

Rich

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