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by vannibombonato
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Are forecasts reliable for Daklha?
Replies: 1
Views: 457

Are forecasts reliable for Daklha?

As per subject,
we are considering a last minute kite trip in October based on forecasts, and Daklha is one of the candidates.

In your experience, are forecasts reliable for that spot?

Thanks
by vannibombonato
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What harness to choose? Mystic vs Prolimit
Replies: 17
Views: 2684

Re: What harness to choose? Mystic vs Prolimit

Hi guys, I'm quite new in the kitesurfing scene and I was looking to buy a harness. Now I found two and am doubting between the 2018 Mystic Star and the 2016 Prolimit Predator. I was wondering if somebody has any experience with one of these harnesses or could give me some advice. Also, is there a ...
by vannibombonato
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What harness to choose? Mystic vs Prolimit
Replies: 17
Views: 2684

Re: What harness to choose? Mystic vs Prolimit

Hi guys, I'm quite new in the kitesurfing scene and I was looking to buy a harness. Now I found two and am doubting between the 2018 Mystic Star and the 2016 Prolimit Predator. I was wondering if somebody has any experience with one of these harnesses or could give me some advice. Also, is there a ...
by vannibombonato
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What harness to choose? Mystic vs Prolimit
Replies: 17
Views: 2684

Re: What harness to choose? Mystic vs Prolimit

Hi guys, I'm quite new in the kitesurfing scene and I was looking to buy a harness. Now I found two and am doubting between the 2018 Mystic Star and the 2016 Prolimit Predator. I was wondering if somebody has any experience with one of these harnesses or could give me some advice. Also, is there a ...
by vannibombonato
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Tried a backroll, broke some ribs!
Replies: 24
Views: 2539

Re: Tried a backroll, broke some ribs!

For me the easiest way to learn semi-sent backrolls (meaning not a proper jump but still some support from the kite via shifting it towards 11-1) was to simply place hands center of the bar and then letting go of the back hand once airborne. You will automagically redirect the kite properly, and It ...
by vannibombonato
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Medium to Big jumps with surfboard
Replies: 10
Views: 1373

Re: Medium to Big jumps with surfboard

- if you ride a surfboard you will be bothered IF it breaks.
- if you ride a twintip you will be bothered no matter what (and it can break too).
by vannibombonato
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North Valves: Continuing a sad story
Replies: 12
Views: 2959

Re: North Valves: Continuing a sad story

Evo 7m 2017 here, 2 repairs in one vacation but valve on a strut is always leaking. The kite has 30 sessions max on it. On the flip side, I am now riding my wife’s 7m Rebel (which is obviously my old kite...), I think it’s 2014-15 and still rocking despite an infinite amount of kamikaze crashes whil...
by vannibombonato
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Which is your preferred trim system?
Replies: 33
Views: 4251

Re: Which is your preferred trim system?

Click bar is honestly really good. Besides the click trim system the no-front-line-twisting feature is really super cool (I’ve never seen any of the other brands “auto-untwist ever actually reliably working). It’s obviously expensive and obviously a luxury: nobody “needs” it, but if you can afford i...
by vannibombonato
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite company's are out of their minds
Replies: 75
Views: 9820

Re: Kite company's are out of their minds

I don’t see the scandal. Yes, kites are obviously “overpriced” vs. manufacturing cost. Yes, real innovations are now mostly marginal. Yes, each year every kite is the new “do it all” machine. But it is all pretty obvious, and no one on earth forbids us to buy last seasons’ kites at heavy discounts. ...
by vannibombonato
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone
Replies: 194
Views: 93668

Re: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone

I’ve not followed the thing and I don’t understand how what I perceived to be the best selling brand could shut down, obviously I was wrong. Whatever, “duotone” is possibily the worst brand name I’ve ever witnessed: it sounds like a drug to be used in chemiotherapy. Somebody please fire the brand ma...

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