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by apollo4000
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is Flexifoil out of the business ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2223

Re: Is Flexifoil out of the business ?

Hadlow won 5 world titles with them so it is a shame.
was a pedigree name.
Shit management clearly.
Would be good to see it reborn but highly unlikely.
by apollo4000
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Has anyone replaced struts with carbon fiber/fiber glass tent poles?
Replies: 4
Views: 580

Re: Has anyone replaced struts with carbon fiber/fiber glass tent poles?

..ummm...no....but...there’s a gag in here about life’s too short....or...you’ll make it shorter if you try.
Each to their own.
Bon chance.
by apollo4000
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: 8 different ways to self land your foilkite
Replies: 4
Views: 474

Re: 8 different ways to self land your foilkite

Awesome, thank you for this. Not seen anything as good and way overdue.
by apollo4000
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Flysplit 3 2019?
Replies: 3
Views: 438

Re: Flysplit 3 2019?

Any new news on product launch in 2020?
by apollo4000
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Twintip board recommendations for people with knee issues
Replies: 51
Views: 3213

Re: Twintip board recommendations for people with knee issues

Faraz56 wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:37 pm
I asked my Orthopedic doctor the same question .
Basically having the pads in an angle would grind your meniscus up slowly, so his recommendation was to have the pads as straight as possible !
Yup +1
by apollo4000
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Twintip board recommendations for people with knee issues
Replies: 51
Views: 3213

Re: Twintip board recommendations for people with knee issues

my spot always has messy waves, so the knees get a good work out. my experience is with North/Duotone X-Ride Ocean Rodeo Mako Nomad Wave CC Nomad LW The first two boards are wood core and last two are carbon. The wood core are cheaper and harder and less flexible than the carbon. I started with the ...
by apollo4000
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: A thought experiment
Replies: 16
Views: 989

Re: A thought experiment

Some answers: The practical: I would risk assess the situation using a spreadsheet and if I decided the risk was acceptable and mitigation’s setup, ride the bay, possibly naked if warm and sunny. The f***king magical: I would kite like Kevin, pulling awesome mega loops as dolphins swam by my side an...
by apollo4000
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: You love it - SUP and kite shop in Dusseldorf - Do not buy!
Replies: 85
Views: 30168

Re: You love it - SUP and kite shop in Dusseldorf - Do not buy!

My experience was great and perfectly normal. Ordered a Duotone kite last week. Contacted them first to check if in-stock or would be back order. In stock. Paid by SEPA bank transfer. Lots of communication emails. Very responsive over weekend Saturday and Sunday to my emails. Kite arrived today. All...
by apollo4000
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Older guy learning to kiteboard
Replies: 41
Views: 2341

Re: Older guy learning to kiteboard

Stance will be important. When you get lessons tell them about your knees and ask them to adjust the stance on the board to reduce strain. Wide stance with your feet turned right out will put the most strain on the knees. You don’t want a board setup for jumping and freestyle tricks. You’ll want and...

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