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Firewire Hydroshort kite version

Postby madworld » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:27 pm

Any truth to the rummer I am spreading from something I heard in the wind that Firewire Hydroshort kite helium version coming this spring?



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Re: Firewire Hydroshort kite version

Postby ulx » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:21 pm

Interesting board.

Here is a much more thorough two-part review by Noel Salas:

https://youtu.be/qkWkSoTVjDU

https://youtu.be/87bGQHgmdrc

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Re: Firewire Hydroshort kite version

Postby Onda » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:53 pm

In Germany the kite version is available... now or soon, dunno.

https://www.united-ocean-sports.de/test ... ydroshort/

Have to ask Andreas.
I´m thinking about replacing my beloved Vader HE 5.1 by a Hydroshort HE 5.4.
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Re: Firewire Hydroshort kite version

Postby TomW » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:59 pm

They are too big. Unless you live in place with real waves = 10% of the kiting world

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Re: Firewire Hydroshort kite version

Postby longwhitecloud » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:41 am

23l is pretty low volume.. not exactly a whole load.
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Re: Firewire Hydroshort kite version

Postby madworld » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:32 am

TomW wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:59 pm
They are too big. Unless you live in place with real waves = 10% of the kiting world

The sizing looks perfect to me. I am eyeing the 5'6"

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Re: Firewire Hydroshort kite version

Postby omg » Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:59 am

Aw, once again the thickness is quite a lot :( It would be so much nicer to have 1,5-1,8” thickness for kiting, but I guess they just duplicate the board design from the surf version.

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Re: Firewire Hydroshort kite version

Postby mike dubs » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:35 am

The 5’4 looks good to me. Mike
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Re: Firewire Hydroshort kite version

Postby madworld » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:18 pm

There surf boards, not directional twin tips.

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Re: Firewire Hydroshort kite version

Postby omg » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:48 pm

once again, you don't need volume that much in kiting. When in speed (kiting), it's only negative. Better water feel and more flex with thinner boards.


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