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by MikeBirt
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Shinn Jackson - Sunburner
Replies: 33
Views: 3570

Re: Shinn Jackson - Sunburner

New Jackson feels like a completely different board. For sure those who are pushing super hard to race levels me want a 100% solid board but for freeriding the new one is very good. I have a carbon volume board and I cant tell any difference at normal power levels (well my normal power levels anyway...
by MikeBirt
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Shinn K2 Foil - Progression accelerator
Replies: 7
Views: 909

Re: Shinn K2 Foil - Progression accelerator

I had the same thoughts when I used this foil too. The increase in speed does not mean an increase in front foot pressure - it's very balanced and confidence inspiring in a straight line. It's 850cm, so goes really early and yet your top speed is a function of how much power you want to pour in, the...
by MikeBirt
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Airush Lithium Progression 12m?
Replies: 10
Views: 2205

Re: Airush Lithium Progression 12m?

:Thanks for your replies. As I am still a beginner I guess progression should be just fine for me :D I have a choice of flying it on 20 or 24 m lines (Blade uni bar I have has 20+4 extension, it is a V). What length I should use with 12m Progression I bought last week on sale? :thumb: Personal pref...
by MikeBirt
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Airush Ultra: one strut kite that meets expectations of a ram air lover
Replies: 229
Views: 67348

Re: Airush Ultra: one strut kite that meets expectations of a ram air lover

Thought the same but i was told that the 10 Ultra is very powerfull (and low end in 9 wave is not great That's true, There are two main patters in the new V2 Ultra. 9 and downover are the same as last year, but 10 and above are lighter and faster turning designs, so they feel like they have more po...
by MikeBirt
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Airush Ultra: one strut kite that meets expectations of a ram air lover
Replies: 229
Views: 67348

Re: Airush Ultra: one strut kite that meets expectations of a ram air lover

Thanks Mike. I have 145 lightwind Crazyfly TT but mostly ride surfboards in the 5'8 size fairly wide with smaller kites 185 lbs. The 14 can be a bit much in the surf sometimes. The idea here is to replace the older 14 with something newer for those marginal days when I just want to get out and ride...
by MikeBirt
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Airush Ultra: one strut kite that meets expectations of a ram air lover
Replies: 229
Views: 67348

Re: Airush Ultra: one strut kite that meets expectations of a ram air lover

I would say ultra
12, fast and punchy, 10is too close to the 9...
to get away with he 10 you would need a drop to at least 8 wave...
by MikeBirt
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Guide to the Airush Union 4 - real world what's new, where it's gone, what it's like..
Replies: 7
Views: 1803

Re: Guide to the Airush Union 4 - real world what's new, where it's gone, what it's like..

I don't suppose the bridles are MUCH shorter this year? Whilst I like the steering feel in the older unions, the length of the bridle makes setting up and packing up in strong winds a little more time consuming. Indeed - the new bridle is shorter, lighter, and more compact. I'd have to measure one ...
by MikeBirt
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Airush Ultra: one strut kite that meets expectations of a ram air lover
Replies: 229
Views: 67348

Re: Airush Ultra: one strut kite that meets expectations of a ram air lover

Can any of the Airush users out there compare a 2012 Lithium 14 LW kite to a current Ultra V2 12 or 14m? I am wondering if I can get the same low end out of the new Ultra 12 or should I get the 14? I assume the ULTRAs have better high end. I always the thought the 14 LW turned well for a kite that ...
by MikeBirt
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Guide to the Airush Union 4 - real world what's new, where it's gone, what it's like..
Replies: 7
Views: 1803

Re: Guide to the Airush Union 4 - real world what's new, where it's gone, what it's like..

Another review... http://www.forcesix.com/airush-union-v4.html A lot of the same themes in everyone else's review coming up. Kites Tested 12m and 9m in winds ranging from 10 knots to 25 knots Three Line Summary High Performance Allrounder Out of the Bag The Union4, as its name suggests is the fourth...
by MikeBirt
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Guide to the Airush Union 4 - real world what's new, where it's gone, what it's like..
Replies: 7
Views: 1803

Re: Guide to the Airush Union 4 - real world what's new, where it's gone, what it's like..

A separate review. John Bouchet - Jersey - UK This guy is well ahead of me in standard (freestyle) and also foils and waverides, so pretty allround.. He uses Razor mostly with a bit of Ultra and Wave. I had a mega first session on the Union V4 10m yesterday, I stuck my woo in freestyle mode and was ...

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