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by MikeBirt
Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Nice spray pictures - post them!
Replies: 281
Views: 34942

Re: Nice spray pictures - post them!

All images taken by James Cummings for the Juice 2010 photoshoot - UK http://www.juicekiteboarding.com they go round corners well... :-) http://www.juicekiteboarding.com/images/heelsidecarve.jpg http://www.juicekiteboarding.com/images/juicekiteboards245.jpg http://www.juicekiteboarding.com/images/ju...
by MikeBirt
Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How important is design?
Replies: 47
Views: 2431

Re: How important is design?

Agreed, spending your hard earned income you would expect the best of all worlds; performance and aesthetics.. That is a given... But looks can be subjective, that's art, if nothing else a cause for discussion... Mainstream will always hold better second hand value, that too is an important point, Y...
by MikeBirt
Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How important is design?
Replies: 47
Views: 2431

Re: How important is design?

double post
by MikeBirt
Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New UK based kiteboard brand called Juice
Replies: 14
Views: 3135

Re: New UK based kiteboard brand called Juice

Hey Everyone, thanks for the kind words. It's take a year to get the boards out and on the market, feels like a very long time, but we wanted them to be right... They are built as true multidiscipline performers without cutting corners; we had many opportunities to cut the cost, but in comparison to...
by MikeBirt
Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New Shinn Boards
Replies: 6
Views: 970

Re: New Shinn Boards

Go for the 46...

I hear it's called the magic carpet - very smooth and agile for such a big board. There is a test on the 46 wide version in kiteworld this month. comes out very well as a real world board...
by MikeBirt
Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New Shinn Boards
Replies: 6
Views: 970

Re: New Shinn Boards

Been using them all since the start of the year..

quite a few reviews and resources here;

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2365214

and here;

http://www.kiteboarder.co.uk/kitesurfin ... 70&t=37037

finishing quality on them is exceptional...
by MikeBirt
Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:21 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Shinn boards?
Replies: 98
Views: 18865

Re: Shinn boards?

The Kiteworld test seems to be saying that if you are lightweight, the board works well in light winds and smoother water, but a lightweight rider does not make the board flex enough in stronger wind conditions. Is this down to one board size being used in the test with different weights of riders,...
by MikeBirt
Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Shinn boards?
Replies: 98
Views: 18865

Re: Shinn boards?

Here is the Kiteworld test on the Luigi; taken from a number of test sessions though the first part of this year - the wind has been really bad in the UK... they struggled to get the testing done.. it took months to do properly. From what I know of the board, I'd agree with the test - it's very accu...
by MikeBirt
Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:48 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Shinn boards?
Replies: 98
Views: 18865

Re: Shinn boards?

Oleg wrote: The whole story is here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2323765&start=4100 :)
ps... that is VERY funny!
by MikeBirt
Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:40 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Shinn boards?
Replies: 98
Views: 18865

Re: Shinn boards?

Hello Mike! Good to see you here! Hey Oleg, hope life is still treating you well... enjoying the summer I hope.. Some more revies on the Shinn boards again; This is from the UK - forum member S29feb on here too I believe; " I have the 130 Luigi (Brother) and the Waterbird on demo from and I got out...

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