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by windtzu
Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Bar Out of Tune?
Replies: 3
Views: 618

Bar Out of Tune?

I bought a new Airush Smart Bar a few months ago - 2014 closeout. I noticed while flying my 12 Airush Lithium the kite wants to pull down (toward the water) on one tack - port. It's little more than subtle but not a control issue. On the other tack it flies fine. I contacted the dealer and he said I...
by windtzu
Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:23 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Which 12m kite ?
Replies: 41
Views: 7295

Re: Which 12m kite ?

Gautiou wrote:I know that we couldn't have a wave and freestyle kite. Most of the time I prefer boosting big air because we don't have great waves in my spots.
This video will help narrow your choices:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYSbscXv264
by windtzu
Sun Jan 17, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Firewire Vader
Replies: 88
Views: 23259

Re: Firewire Vader

Good comparison of the Vader and Vanguard (featuring some nice WMFG Traction I might add) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Pbhzs0CXpE&feature=youtu.be Matt seems to riding both boards a bigger than what most recommend for kiting. In the video he said the VG goes upwind better and is smoother ...
by windtzu
Sun Jan 17, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Which strapless board to get ?
Replies: 38
Views: 10701

Re: Which strapless board to get ?

I'm not talking about the Vanguard whip but the North Whip! There's an used one for sale around where I'm based. I also rode the 2014 North Whip, the traditional non-Vanguard copy, it's a nice refined board and completely different from it's new replacement. I like it. It is a little on the "smalle...
by windtzu
Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:48 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Which strapless board to get ?
Replies: 38
Views: 10701

Re: Which strapless board to get ?

Well thanks everyone for the suggestions :thumb: I will demo the Shinnster to see what it's like for myself. It's a good point that it apparently doesn't feel like a surfboard but would be easier to travel with. What does "hold the rail" mean ? I am not familiar with that term... Afraid I'm not int...
by windtzu
Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:20 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Which strapless board to get ?
Replies: 38
Views: 10701

Re: Which strapless board to get ?

I second the Airush Cypher. Three years ago I learned to ride strapless on a (2013) 5'6 Airush Cypher - I weigh 158 lbs / 71 kg I can get going @ 13 knots / 12 meter right all the way up to 35 plus on my 6 m. I tried lots different of boards and three seasons later, the Cypher is still my "go to" bo...
by windtzu
Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Dynabar or ?????
Replies: 77
Views: 14217

Re: Dynabar or ?????

Since the get go I've used the Dynabar with the Powerwave bar, but from time to time it makes contact with my surfboards causing some serious dings. I switched to the dyneema line with the roller hook, and have yet to try it. I see that some riders use the rings in place of the roller hook. Aside fr...
by windtzu
Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wetsuits and windchill?
Replies: 51
Views: 7809

Re: Wetsuits and windchill?

Well, hes wearing a vest over top of it if that says anything! Cant imagine that is all that comfy. I have an NPX fleece lined neoprene hoodie with a slot for the spreader hook and wear my vest underneath. I'm wearing it in that pic right there. <~~~ If you're referring to my set up, it's very comf...
by windtzu
Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wetsuits and windchill?
Replies: 51
Views: 7809

Re: Wetsuits and windchill?

I have an NP Edge 5/4. In anything short of winter conditions (below 40 degrees) it's a nice suit. The only issue is windchill on the sleeves and legs due to the fabric covering. That's when I throw on my Victory "wind resistant" hoodie. It makes big difference. Any wind resistant top will help. Als...
by windtzu
Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: No frills kite gear
Replies: 60
Views: 6322

Re: No frills kite gear

I agree with distribution being a major component in cost...Being in biz myself, the actual cost of any product has to do with many variables, but in this case color will make only a small difference in cost...a hundred dollars or so tops, maybe? There's other ways to create value when gathering kit...

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