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Re: Firewire Hydroshort kite version

Postby longwhitecloud » Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:55 pm

No way, I saw him at a local spot and wondered what he was riding. Would like to give it a go.

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Re: Firewire Hydroshort kite version

Postby Onda » Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:11 am

A skimboard with fins... Interesting!
How would you (as a prone surfer) be able to paddle this?

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Re: Firewire Hydroshort kite version

Postby SonnyRider » Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:46 pm

mike dubs wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:09 pm
👍thanks
I forgot to mention, I have a WMFG deck pad fitted https://wmfg.co/products/wmfg-traction- ... d-deck-pad

I also have helicopter tape around the rail.

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Re: Firewire Hydroshort kite version

Postby longwhitecloud » Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:15 pm

Onda wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:11 am
A skimboard with fins... Interesting!
How would you (as a prone surfer) be able to paddle this?
Check out people surfing alaia on YouTube. Not exactly easy though.

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Re: Firewire Hydroshort kite version

Postby BWD » Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:52 am

Onda wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:11 am
A skimboard with fins... Interesting!
How would you (as a prone surfer) be able to paddle this?
Catching the wave with an alaia is a little tricky, but the paddle out is brutal. A clean point break would be nice. I only had access to sandbar beachbreak when I tried a good while ago. Got to my feet several times. Suffered good a bit in between.
I have also paddled into waves on a small windsurf board, which paddled fine but was unrideable for me....

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Re: Firewire Hydroshort kite version

Postby chwingman » Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:02 am

They are here, I get mine in 2 days!

https://bigwinds.com/products/firewire- ... 8647363645

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Re: Firewire Hydroshort kite version

Postby Kitemanmuc » Sun May 31, 2020 9:33 pm

chwingman wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:02 am
They are here, I get mine in 2 days!

https://bigwinds.com/products/firewire- ... 8647363645
Did you get to try it yet?

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Re: Firewire Hydroshort kite version

Postby adamj2281 » Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:46 pm

Following - any updates?

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Re: Firewire Hydroshort kite version

Postby RidingRobi » Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:32 pm

TomW wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:58 pm
a bit off topic. I've ridden thicker boards. Then built a whole bunch really thin, 13L, and smaller , about 3" shorter of comparable board. In Scandinavian conditions where we only get waves in nuking winds, I find they are better.
But it's a bit of personal preference.
That said, almost no company is building low volume, thin boards for the kind of conditions that are at most spots in Europe.
Some of you might be fortunate to live where you have real period swell and waves, then perhaps the domed deck, 24L Surfboard is better.
Ich think Fone introduced a super thin low volume carbon Waveboard a few days ago. Maybe worth checking out ;)

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Re: Firewire Hydroshort kite version

Postby TomW » Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:39 am

RidingRobi wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:32 pm
TomW wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:58 pm
a bit off topic. I've ridden thicker boards. Then built a whole bunch really thin, 13L, and smaller , about 3" shorter of comparable board. In Scandinavian conditions where we only get waves in nuking winds, I find they are better.
But it's a bit of personal preference.
That said, almost no company is building low volume, thin boards for the kind of conditions that are at most spots in Europe.
Some of you might be fortunate to live where you have real period swell and waves, then perhaps the domed deck, 24L Surfboard is better.
Ich think Fone introduced a super thin low volume carbon Waveboard a few days ago. Maybe worth checking out ;)
nice. the Magnet. they finally caught on.


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