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by uncleneil
Sat May 26, 2007 2:48 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 07 c kites
Replies: 5
Views: 1076

You forgot Best!!

The '07 Best Yarga is probably the best C-kite I have ever flown and if it get gusty you can just use the SLE bridle.
by uncleneil
Tue May 22, 2007 3:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: KITE WING
Replies: 5
Views: 757

Wind Weapon to Skimbat to Kitewing. Nothing new as this has been around along time. How can you test something that is in production already.
by uncleneil
Fri May 18, 2007 10:01 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cabrinha Slider May 27-June 3, Nags Head, NC
Replies: 3
Views: 685

Who's gonna be in Nags Head for that when the Real Triple S slider comp. is on the same dates? I would assume that most of the riders stated will be at Real.
by uncleneil
Wed May 16, 2007 5:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: My Best 13m...just wanted a mid-aspect steady kite.
Replies: 35
Views: 4192

Lesson here... beware of what you buy! I bought what was advertised as a mid-aspect "steady" kite. I think almost everyone on this forum would agree that a mid-aspect kite is thought to have the following charactaristics: 1. Stability in the air 2. Sits a tad farther back in the window than a high-...
by uncleneil
Tue May 15, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What happened to the SS Octane?
Replies: 17
Views: 2305

What's funny to me is the marketing now to get rid of extra stock. On Ikitesurf.com, one of the banners reads:

"Slingshot Octane - #1 in rider satisfaction."

If it was #1 then why stop production. More marketing bullshit I guess.

If it didn't sell well then how could it be #1??
by uncleneil
Sun May 06, 2007 12:49 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Flexifoil 2007 Ion 2 Review: 16.5M and 10.5M
Replies: 15
Views: 4695

It would be more believable and reliable info if you weren't a Flexifoil rider and dealer. I own both kites and find the Waroo definatly has better depower. Now I'm not saying that one is better then another but it is what it is. In 18-42, I'd like to be on a 9m but could ride an 11m so the 10.5 is ...
by uncleneil
Fri Apr 06, 2007 3:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Waroo vs. Switchblade
Replies: 38
Views: 4621

ruffridah89, Can go the same way with Cabrihna. Remember the 1 year warrantee? Bullshit!!! I have a friend (female) that just does cruiseing and small jumps that bought a '07 Switchblade 2 and 2 1/2 months later after the 2nd time it hits the water, the LE ripped. (not on a seam) Cabrihna will not w...
by uncleneil
Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:49 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Function of Trailing Edge Battens
Replies: 8
Views: 917

I'm not convince of the merits of battens on kites. I don't think its been proven that they actually do much (apart from add weight).

Weight?? Maybe the battens add an ounce or 2. Lets be honest now.
by uncleneil
Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:36 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2 Thruster 12m Impressions - from NW Washington
Replies: 27
Views: 3225

Can you give us a review of a kite you don't sell. If you did, would it be such a good review? I doubt it. As for your statements: "Jumps were more C-kite style then bow." Wish I had a buck for everytime I heard that. I'd buy my own kite company. In fact 90% of all bow/sle kites feel like C-kites. S...
by uncleneil
Sun Mar 25, 2007 3:54 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Beginner Needs Equipment Help
Replies: 11
Views: 1234

If you're in NJ, this is probably the best-first-stop: http://atlantickiteboarding.com/ Petra has been teaching kiting for years. Lesson first - kit second . Don't do like most of us. j i m Actually your best first stop would be Island Surf and Sail on LBI. (http://www.islandsurf-sail.com) They hav...

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