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by droffats
Sun Nov 04, 2007 3:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Videotaping -How to get the 'over the shoulder perspective?&
Replies: 1
Views: 463

Videotaping -How to get the 'over the shoulder perspective?&

I've got a VIO Sport P.O.V. camera that I mount on a helmet, but I've seen some great kiting and windsurfing video that looks like the camera is mounted slightly behind and above the rider -- as if you were standing on a board right behind them. How is this mount made? Is it all homemade? If so, any...
by droffats
Sun Nov 04, 2007 3:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cabrinha Imperial (or Custom) Vs Underground FLX
Replies: 11
Views: 1462

My understanding is that the '07 and '08 boards are all made in high pressure presses of layers of material (snowboard style) and that the '06s and before were not. I've got an '08 Custom, but there hasn't been wind yet to try it.

-Droffats
by droffats
Sun Nov 04, 2007 2:59 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cabrinha Imperial (or Custom) Vs Underground FLX
Replies: 11
Views: 1462

The '06 Cabrinha boards, IMO, were terrible. The '07s were worlds better. But the '08 Imperial finally has concave which makes it competitive with Underground boards.

-Droffats
by droffats
Sun Nov 04, 2007 2:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: nobile 666 2007 board
Replies: 16
Views: 2017

I've got the 666 132X41 also. It is bar far the best board I've ridden. About 10 days ago I was out on an inland lake full of chop and gusts. When we came in, two of the other riders commented on how well (and easy) I was going upwind (they are both way better riders than me). I think the concave an...
by droffats
Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:17 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Review Cabrinha Switchblade 3 12.0 2008
Replies: 31
Views: 9968

As sick as it was, Dr. Bill and I rode Pewaukee in 20-30mph on 12m's. I rode a SB2 and he had a Xbow2. It was pretty much kite at 1 o'clock, lean back, and go upwind. To get home, just jump -- I didn't even try to ride downwind, just launch it. Yeah, the wind charts always seem wacked out to me. I c...
by droffats
Wed Sep 26, 2007 3:12 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Review Cabrinha Switchblade 3 12.0 2008
Replies: 31
Views: 9968

Paul has a good point. Bows don't have the same power as a C while turning. Some SLEs do, or at least get closer, like the Omega. I'm just searching for a bigger (12-14m)kite that I can really work for power in light wind yet still ride in higher wind. In my case, I'm not really worried about steeri...
by droffats
Tue Sep 25, 2007 3:53 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: first C kites then Flat kites now O kites?
Replies: 14
Views: 3161

Looks like something I've licked.

sorry, couldn't resist. :o
by droffats
Tue Sep 25, 2007 3:48 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Review Cabrinha Switchblade 3 12.0 2008
Replies: 31
Views: 9968

So, I'm trying to find the best kite for me. The SB3 is the leading candidate, but even the Xbow3 12m doesn't turn fast enough for me. Of the Cabs I've tried, the Omega, even in 1 to 1, is the fastest (with the mod it is better, but it deforms a little in the larger sizes). So, how fast is the SB3 c...
by droffats
Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: True or false : Cab revolver best 08 wavekite ???
Replies: 40
Views: 5183

Well, it is a good thing then that the Revolver isn't a bow kite then. Just like the Omega, it could be described as a SLE (?) The trailing edge doesn't have concave and Cab doesn't pay the royalty for the bow. Seems that is why Cab emphasized High Depower on the Omega. Anyway, this post seems like ...
by droffats
Sun Sep 02, 2007 3:49 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cabrinha Custom 2008 feedback?
Replies: 16
Views: 3207

Can you give me some insight on what "quad concave" is? Every company these days seems to have a marketing name for each feature of their product -- I can't keep them straight. Does this mean four areas of concave? Soleas, what was your favorite board before the 2008 Custom/

Thanks!

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