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by Topaz
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 13m 3 Strut for Foiling & Twin Tip Free Riding?
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: 13m 3 Strut for Foiling & Twin Tip Free Riding?

* Is a 14m to 10m too big a gap? I don't think so. You can benefit from a 3m gap, but 10-14 is perfectly doable. * Is a 13m Light Wind 3 Strut light enough to foil with? On what wind? At 95kg You'd be perfect around 12knots, and probably fine around 10knots. Not sure about high end. * Is a 14m Light...
by Topaz
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 13m Kites..... why so few?
Replies: 21
Views: 2077

Re: 13m Kites..... why so few?

Makers don't do 13's probably because people don't buy them. There have been many 13m kites through the years but the main stream stops at 12m, so 13's don't have a market. For me, the perfect quiver (not too many, not too few kites) is 8-11-14, but each one to his own in this sense, of course. The ...
by Topaz
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Spots in Mar del Plata, Argentina?
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Spots in Mar del Plata, Argentina?

Hello, I'm planning to go to Mar del Plata, Argentina in late December. Anyone knows the spots where kiting is allowed?

Thanks
by Topaz
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Depower Lines Wear, Strength, Replacement
Replies: 17
Views: 3389

Re: Depower Lines Wear, Strength, Replacement

Interesting to note where my lines snapped. The long steering line snapped right on a knot that had been there long and I neglected, very close to the attaching point with the kite. Both the flagging line and the center line snapped at the point where the splicing ends and the rope regains its regul...
by Topaz
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Safety
Topic: Depower Lines Wear, Strength, Replacement
Replies: 17
Views: 3389

Re: Depower Lines Wear, Strength, Replacement

Ok. I had never snapped a line in several years of kiting until now. I guess mainly because I was selling and buying kites usually with bar included. Weird thing, I snapped three lines at the same time. I snapped one steering line, the center line and the flagging line. I unhooked, my kite stalled a...
by Topaz
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Depower Lines Wear, Strength, Replacement
Replies: 17
Views: 3389

Re: Depower Lines Wear, Strength, Replacement

edt wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:06 pm

...I typically ride all my gear until I snap a line...
What do you do then? You replace only the snapped line? Or two lines? Or all four?
by Topaz
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Seeking Kiteboarding Olympic Hopefuls for Paris 2024
Replies: 7
Views: 1282

Re: Seeking Kiteboarding Olympic Hopefuls for Paris 2024

Shouldn't be the other way around? Shouldn't Olympics be the maximum expression of an already existing and well developed discipline? And not the cause or motivation to develop a sport?

Anyways, happy to see that kiteboarding may go olympic.
by Topaz
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Duotone...North who?
Replies: 20
Views: 4101

Re: Duotone...North who?

Not for me.
I grew up seeing the North sails on many sail boats, then the North windsurfing sails and when the North kites came out it was like 'this is my brand', but now, I don't see myself buying a Duotone. I know it's silly (or worse) to think that way, but that''s how I feel it.
by Topaz
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Miami in Oct and Nov
Replies: 10
Views: 1353

Re: Miami in Oct and Nov

October and November are 'windy season' in south Florida. Expect to kite twice or three times a week in average with winds between 15 and 20 knots. And some days over 20 knots. I guess you won't miss your foil if you like riding a twin tip. Wind on fall is mainly from cold fronts, so a suit is a mus...
by Topaz
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Hurricane Florence and Dimitri Maramenides
Replies: 15
Views: 2874

Re: Hurricane Florence and Dimitri Maramenides

Hey Mr. Topaz , This is another video Catching Alberto storm in FL from an epic rider. This time no van and no EPICKITES equipment showing. Enjoy it :kiss: :thumb: Thanks Dimitri! Don't get me wrong. I was disappointed with the video because I was expecting more action. Not disappointed at all with...

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