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lewmt
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Re: Gear that has exceeded your expectations!

Postby lewmt » Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:27 pm

Switch kites in general
+1

Helium kites have also been a huge ++. For their pricing customer service has been exceptional when needed(only 1x so far). Some previous models have been lackluster for performance but great for durability. Now I think they have both for the types of riding I do.

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Re: Gear that has exceeded your expectations!

Postby Mossy 757 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:23 pm

Lecca-Lecca Minima 11m, Delta Hydrofoil race foil, Dakine Vega seat harness, 1.1mm SK99 race line (thought it would do nothing, immediately feels better after switching from stock).


All of those products left me thinking, "Wow! I need to get one!" when I'd come into it thinking they'd be "just okay."

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Re: Gear that has exceeded your expectations!

Postby bay surfer » Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:05 am

Ancient gear, 14m Best Waroo, 9m CAB CO2 thing would rocket you up.
Old boards 136 LF LFX and 136 LF Vision
New kite 12m Switch Element
China Foils they are cheap and they work.

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Re: Gear that has exceeded your expectations!

Postby adamj2281 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:21 pm

I will say - the one piece of gear that I have fun on every single time out would be the Ocean Rodeo Mako Duke. It's probably not the best board for really critical waves/conditions, but for just sheer fun every session, and most typical conditions, it's a great board. Basically the longboard of my kite gear.

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Re: Gear that has exceeded your expectations!

Postby K-Roy » Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:00 pm

Nomad CC-Wave
According to my wife, its like you glide on the water, feels like you have no board on your feet sometimes, rips up wind with ease, great to play in small waves...

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Re: Gear that has exceeded your expectations!

Postby Okkiteboarder » Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:47 am

I agree. Give hydrofoil a shot. It's like learning all over again and gives you something to work towards just to be independent again. So rewarding coming out on the other side though.


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