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by Topaz
Mon Mar 08, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How long do LEI's last?
Replies: 16
Views: 1034

Re: How long do LEI's last?

My Naish octopus valves degraded after five or six years even with little use on the kite. I taught a friend of mine last week, and I pulled out from the closed my 6m 2001 Wipika air blast. The kite just worked flawlessly. The fabric is in excellent condition and the valve (toy valves) held the air...
by Topaz
Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How long do LEI's last?
Replies: 16
Views: 1034

Re: How long do LEI's last?

My Naish octopus valves degraded after five or six years even with little use on the kite. I taught a friend of mine last week, and I pulled out from the closed my 6m 2001 Wipika air blast. The kite just worked flawlessly. The fabric is in excellent condition and the valve (toy valves) held the air ...
by Topaz
Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Why shallow water is dangerous
Replies: 124
Views: 5450

Re: Why shallow water is dangerous

Pitbulls are known to kill children? What an odd statement... Check this out: A 12 yo attacked by a pitbull and saved by a 19yo who ended up injured as well. Hundreds of cases like this. The audio is in Spanish, but the images tell all. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWMYJduYPE4 Good for you that ...
by Topaz
Sat Mar 06, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Why shallow water is dangerous
Replies: 124
Views: 5450

Re: Why shallow water is dangerous

Not funny. Here is the video too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh-w3T23Cdc It happened in Argentina in a place where no one controls dogs to be leashed on the beach. The guy claims he got 18 stiches. It looks like the dog is a PitBull, a very aggressive type of dog that is known for killing small...
by Topaz
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Second Hand
Topic: Wanted: 2015 18m North Rebel Airstyle
Replies: 7
Views: 970

Re: Wanted: 2015 18m North Rebel Airstyle

It looks like North also made the Fuse in 18m in 2013: http://www.kitefinder.com/en/kites/1267/north-fuse-2013 Not that I have one for sale. Just saying. There is one 18m Fuse in iKitesurf now, but it so looks like a scam. I've had a 2011 Fuse in 14m and it was a great kite. Very similar feeling as ...
by Topaz
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: What is airboarding?
Replies: 7
Views: 607

Re: What is airboarding?

^^ LOL That was my thought too. It's like tubing for grown ups. Hey, if it's fun, it's cool. Each to its own.

If I were in that beautiful snowy mountain, I guess I'd do something different. It looks cool though.
by Topaz
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Buying larger kite 15m vs 17m (Contra, Emotion, Juice etc.)
Replies: 21
Views: 1300

Re: Buying larger kite 15m vs 17m (Contra, Emotion, Juice etc.)

I wonder why in the twin tip video the motion stops right after almost every trick. Maybe the kite just fell and the filming crew had to go pick it up? LOL I don't believe that 10knots twin tip BS any more. Some years ago, Naish convince me that the 15m Naish Fly would allow you to do freestyle in 1...
by Topaz
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Lost me mojo
Replies: 51
Views: 4396

Re: Lost me mojo

After a decade of kitesurfing and living next to one of arguably Australia's best kiting spots, something strange has happened over the last 6 months... I've lost me kite mojo. ... We had a kid ... You said it all. Nature is telling you to stop focusing on yourself and spend as much as possible wit...
by Topaz
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Stitches and hydrofoils
Replies: 22
Views: 2720

Re: Stitches and hydrofoils

I can assure you these do work. Slide them under your wetsuit. Shin and/or forearm. As far as I can tell my reaction is to block with my shin and forearm when something comes at me. I protect my body and head by instinct. I admit I don’t wear them on my forearms anymore but I’d do go through a spel...
by Topaz
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Lost me mojo
Replies: 51
Views: 4396

Re: Lost me mojo

Time to start playing golf?

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