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by caps
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best Lightweight Versatile Surfboard
Replies: 12
Views: 2907

Best Lightweight Versatile Surfboard

I'm looking to find a lightweight, versatile surfboard with inserts for the occasional storm ride. There are very few reviews with kite specific surfboard comparisons. I'm looking for the following characteristics: lightweight, surfing up to medium waves, inserts for big, stormy days at sea, decent ...
by caps
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Need Slingshot CSS Bungee, what year is my control bar
Replies: 17
Views: 1312

Re: Need Slingshot CSS Bungee, what year is my control bar

My 2008 SS T3 had pulleys on the bar. That 14m was a beast!
by caps
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Slingshot Ghost Whisper 91 2019 imput needed
Replies: 17
Views: 2718

Re: Slingshot Ghost Whisper 91 2019 imput needed

I ride the 2019 GW SS 633 with a SS DC 54". The foil is all the way back, front straps all the way forward and no back strap. I find my back foot is well forward of any back strap placement options. So if I wanted to ride with a back strap as well, I'd need to shim. But with my current setup, I find...
by caps
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Bend Oregon Kitesurfing/Snowkiting?
Replies: 2
Views: 991

Re: Bend Oregon Kitesurfing/Snowkiting?

I’m from Bend and have seen this same question posed on nwkite more than once. As stated above, no one moves to Bend for wind. Yes, you can get get some cool sessions occasionally at the local alpine lakes. But in reality, when you have world class kite spots in the gorge and Oregon coast just 2-4 h...
by caps
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Do all kites invert equally?
Replies: 27
Views: 4208

Re: Do all kites invert equally?

I’m wondering if the delta shape is just front heavy. Slack lines maybe results in a nose dive more likely than other kites. I’m no engineer obviously. Just a thought.
by caps
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Suggestions on which "neutral buoyancy" foil to get.
Replies: 25
Views: 2656

Re: Suggestions on which "neutral buoyancy" foil to get.

Slingshot GW 633 floats too
by caps
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2018 Naish Thrust Surf Foil
Replies: 15
Views: 5023

Re: 2018 Naish Thrust Surf Foil

As I've probably said 100 times now, even at my weight I find an 8m kite to be ample for all but the lightest and most boring wind. [/quote] But while an 8m might work, life is too short to settle for “ample”. While I respect the skill in ampling it out, why not charge it with a bigger kite? To each...
by caps
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Do all kites invert equally?
Replies: 27
Views: 4208

Re: Do all kites invert equally?

Is the SS rally an above average inverter? Maybe it’s because I kite a lot in the NW US, but I once inverted rallys plenty myself, and now I seem to notice other riders rolling them more and inverting lines. Is it just cuz I’m in Slingshot central or not? Being from the NW, I can get a screaming dea...
by caps
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Do all kites invert equally?
Replies: 27
Views: 4208

Do all kites invert equally?

I was wondering if all kites invert equally. I’m planning on getting some smaller kites to teach my daughter and was wondering if there’s a certain style/brand/whatever that gets inverted more or less. I learned on rallys and I inverted them regularly. Now as I got better, it never happened. ...unti...
by caps
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Firewire evo vs Naish skater
Replies: 4
Views: 726

Firewire evo vs Naish skater

Hi all, I’m looking for a great strapless board that has the following characteristics: FUN, lightweight, cranks upwind, early to plane for light winds, durable for jumps, strap inserts for travel options and user friendly for my wife as well. I can’t demo the firewire and am curious how it or other...

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