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by frez
Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Good Footstraps
Replies: 14
Views: 2238

Yep...can confirm they fixed the velcro so's its not sticking...which from what I hear didn't happen to every set. Did happen to mine tho... The LF dealer gave me an extra insert which worked on my 06 straps which I used on a Best Balsa Pro 130. I recently bought the 07 Luxury Straps and they are no...
by frez
Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:43 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Watch this video
Replies: 2
Views: 624

Watch this video

I just saw a video by a guy called Miguel Willis' posted on Definitely worth a watch. ... Itemid,30/
by frez
Thu Mar 29, 2007 12:28 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Rhino VII 16 or Assault II 16 ?
Replies: 6
Views: 981

4rno, Definitely the kites aren't comparable. The Assault is a true Bow whereas the Rhino is a hybrid. Both therefore have the characteristics common to their designs. The Assault 1 was not that good but LF have made great improvements to it. The Assault 2 is the equal of any bow kite out there righ...
by frez
Wed Mar 14, 2007 5:59 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Nobile 555 VS LF Recoil
Replies: 4
Views: 827

Damn...I'd love to hear a comparison. Nobile is wayyyyyy more expensive than our local LF retailer but LF boards have a crap rep for being too stiff. These Recoil boards really seem like the answer but I can't believe a first generation LF 'snowboard' style construction job is going to match the per...
by frez
Sat Mar 10, 2007 5:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Who are the brands?
Replies: 7
Views: 1624

Who are the brands?

My mates and I are having a lively discussion at the mo...Question is...who are the major brands and who are the minor brands? We feel that there is definitely a two tier market but is that right? Everyone knows North, Naish, Best, Cabrinha and Slingshot but are there any other 'Major' Brands? And w...
by frez
Sun Feb 25, 2007 2:35 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Anyone tried Assault 2 19?
Replies: 1
Views: 421

Anyone tried Assault 2 19?

I'm thinking about using this as my light wind weapon. Anyone tried it or other large bows? Plan to use it in 9-15 knots. I tried a friends Assault 1 19 but bar is terrible - you can't adjust the depower on the fly. Or at least I couldn't. The kite flew fine otherwise. Anyone know how the Assault 2 ...
by frez
Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:48 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Riding 10-12 knots in 2007
Replies: 18
Views: 2776

Riding 10-12 knots in 2007

What's the best way to do this given the following criteria:- 1. Bow/Hybrid/C all acceptable. Foils are not. 2. Must be able to boost at least as well as Rhino 4 20/Raven 20 3. Should have better low end pull than both of those kites 4. Twintip board 5. Chop but no serious waves Any ideas gratefully...
by frez
Sun Oct 22, 2006 10:48 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Self Rescue - IKO procedure for 5 line kites
Replies: 7
Views: 1147

Self Rescue - IKO procedure for 5 line kites

Wondering if anyone can help with this. I did my IKO level 3 on 4 line kites while on holiday in Antigua a few years ago. I am curious to know what the IKO recommends for 5 line kites.

Thanks for the help!
by frez
Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:00 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Distributors,shops,schools wanted !!!!!!!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2118

I'm in Dubai.

I already run a shop.

If you have some ideas then let me know!! I'm all ears. Send me a PM!
by frez
Tue May 09, 2006 5:49 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Light Wind Bow - Size vs kite profile vs brand
Replies: 9
Views: 1719

Light Wind Bow - Size vs kite profile vs brand

In that never ending quest for the extra 1/2 a knot low end, or to finally get some real hang time at 10 knots, OR BOTH I'm keen to try a bow. But I'm a little confused. What exactly are the advantages of Bow's over C's in light wind? Sure I understand the depower and the safety side but in light wi...

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