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by apollo4000
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!
Replies: 375
Views: 170364

Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!

I have removed an old inflate valve from a Blade Fat Lady v2. The valve came away quite easily but I’m not sure what to do with the bit that’s left. I have all my Dr Tuba bits ready to go but want some advice as I am concerned I may struggle to get this bit off and damage the bladder or leave someth...
by apollo4000
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foiling - only for frequent riders or occasionals as well?
Replies: 41
Views: 15033

Re: Foiling - only for frequent riders or occasionals as well?

Once again, thank your for your insights. This is a really interesting discussion and has given me a sense of what to expect if I go for. It will be hard, frustrating, painful, a shag to set-up and maintain, a luxury purchase, I’ll never be brilliant but for that moment when it comes together - it’l...
by apollo4000
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foiling - only for frequent riders or occasionals as well?
Replies: 41
Views: 15033

Re: Foiling - only for frequent riders or occasionals as well

There's a huge point missing in the discussion - foiling (and almost anything in kiting) is a ton of fun while you're learning. The comments are 20-30 sessions until you can do it well - sure - but the 20-30 sessions while you suck are also FUN! Just like you found it a huge thrill the first time y...
by apollo4000
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foiling - only for frequent riders or occasionals as well?
Replies: 41
Views: 15033

Re: Foiling - only for frequent riders or occasionals as well

Keep in mind it may take 20-30 sessions to get the basics down on anything but a super short mast. So if you only go 20 times a year, it will be a slow process. Faster if you can dedicate a week of vacation to it and learn every day. It’s do-able but of my friends (average 8-10 years kiting experie...
by apollo4000
Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foiling - only for frequent riders or occasionals as well?
Replies: 41
Views: 15033

Re: Foiling - only for frequent riders or occasionals as well

I’m getting curious about foiling and seek the advice of those who have tried and liked it, and those who haven’t 1) Wanted to know whether the effort and expense would pay off for the occasional rider? 2) Is it really for those who go regularly? 3) Relative to starting with a TT, is it significant...
by apollo4000
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foiling - only for frequent riders or occasionals as well?
Replies: 41
Views: 15033

Foiling - only for frequent riders or occasionals as well?

I’m getting curious about foiling and seek the advice of those who have tried and liked it, and those who haven’t 1) Wanted to know whether the effort and expense would pay off for the occasional rider? 2) Is it really for those who go regularly? 3) Relative to starting with a TT, is it significantl...
by apollo4000
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: proper etiquette
Replies: 17
Views: 3562

Re: proper etiquette

Smile and say no. I’d don’t think I’d ever ask to borrow a kite from someone on the beach I didn’t know well.
by apollo4000
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ocean Rodeo Mako vs Nomad Wave TT
Replies: 29
Views: 12286

Re: Ocean Rodeo Mako vs Nomad Wave TT

I have Nomad team wave tt 140x41. Use to ride Mako 150x40. Actually had two but wanted a another one with mutant option. Mako is heavier and more stiff and I found that it was not so easy on my knees and ankles. Mutant option I did not use very much. For pure carving Mako might be little bit better...
by apollo4000
Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ocean Rodeo Mako vs Nomad Wave TT
Replies: 29
Views: 12286

Re: Ocean Rodeo Mako vs Nomad Wave TT

Thanks for the input. I have the Mako and love it. I’mm tempted by the Nomad and have already contacted Simon. I was just testing if anyone has tried both. Wont be getting rid of the Mako. More a case of being indulgent
by apollo4000
Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiting Choppy Water
Replies: 15
Views: 3008

Re: Kiting Choppy Water

+1 for considering Nomad and Ocean Rodeo Mako.

I have the Mako and I find it smooth in chop.

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