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tswierkocki
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Re: Gear that has exceeded your expectations!

Postby tswierkocki » Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:16 am

Boardriding Maui Cloud D kites (3.7m to 10.4m)
Cloud 9 S24 foil
42” Kanaha Shapes foil board

Total game changers for me after 17+ years of kiting

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Kamikuza
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Re: Gear that has exceeded your expectations!

Postby Kamikuza » Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:35 am

My Axis SUP/surf foil. Foiling was exceptional, the big wings were another step up on that.

And my first kites have exceeded my expectations, in that they're still going strong. Even the bars...expected them to fall apart by now :D

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Re: Gear that has exceeded your expectations!

Postby Windigo1 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:01 am

Airush Ultra for foiling!

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Re: Gear that has exceeded your expectations!

Postby Jwoo » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:32 pm

I have to laugh that you're bored with kiting and enjoy surfing more. I'm just the opposite. I've been a hardcore surfer for over 40 years and only discovered kiting 4 years ago. I'm finally competent enough to get out into serious surf strapless. I wish I would have done this years ago. Paddle surfing is so boring compared to riding good waves with a kite. You live in SF? Go strapless and get out into the waves!

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Re: Gear that has exceeded your expectations!

Postby cor » Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:22 pm

Foil wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:24 pm
just 4 items have made me really go doo-lally.
The North click bar.
foiling in general.
+1. Click Bar has exceeded my expectations. Foiling keeps exceeding my expectations every time I am out there. It is so different and opens up a complete new way for enjoying kite surfing.
Foil wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:24 pm
The new limited edition full carbon Moses T38, a work of art, so good I have ordered another just because it is the most awe inspiring bit of kit ever(and it works)
Great :) Mine is on it's way. Looking forward to try it on the weekend!

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Re: Gear that has exceeded your expectations!

Postby tegirinenashi » Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:24 pm

Gath helmet: it is with me since 2003; no other piece of equipment lasted that timespan.

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Re: Gear that has exceeded your expectations!

Postby jyka » Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:37 pm

Switch nitro 4 (in size 7 and 10m). Great kites for high wind days. Build quality is superb.

Foil board never exceeded my expectations, it was so overhyped (here at kiteforum:D) before I tried it. Sure it was fun for a year to learn something new. Nowadays I choose foil when the wind is too light for the twintip board.

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Re: Gear that has exceeded your expectations!

Postby knotwindy » Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:45 pm

The board that has exceeded my expectations and has the most time on it is a Onewheel!?!

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Re: Gear that has exceeded your expectations!

Postby jakemoore » Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:06 pm

Wonder if kites and gear that don't show up on second hand boards are a good indicator they are kept and loved?

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Re: Gear that has exceeded your expectations!

Postby RalfsB » Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:03 pm

Naish Boxer. I love how playful and fun the kite is.


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