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by Arilex
Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:55 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: How old are you?
Replies: 118
Views: 36032

fishy wrote:i'm 38 and been kiting about 3 years, apart from the people i kite with everybody keeps telling me i'm too old for it???...

... i probably ride a little more defensively than some of the younger guys...
Come over to Scheveningen where some 40+ folks still do kiteloops & handlepasses.
by Arilex
Sun Jul 29, 2007 2:16 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: How old are you?
Replies: 118
Views: 36032

Wow! I am happy to discover I am of average age (53). We are a tough generation. I had 2 heart attacks 6 years ago (just after 9/11 to name this date once again in this topic) and ruined my knee trying to do backrolls on a wakeboard track. Forgot to wet the ramp. Now I am taking it easy. Can't land ...
by Arilex
Sun Jul 29, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Review f-one SK8 135×39 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 766

Review f-one SK8 135×39 2007

Review for f-one SK8 2007 135×39 Times tested: 2-5 Good: Turning, Flex, Chop absorbtion, Edge, Easy handling in overpowered conditions, Good pop, Soft landings, 100% control in all conditions. Bad: You must like the decoration. Underpowered sailing. Review: This is the best board I ever s...
by Arilex
Wed Feb 14, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: WHY PROS DONT RIDE BOWS
Replies: 109
Views: 15116

Re: Board and wind range

With a C-kite it is mandatory to have a board with a sharp rail, that can hold the edge. . my old naish Flash 5"5 dir had a 2.5 inch rail, your theory is not true, i learnt with that board on a wipika 11.5 2 line. Correct: a sharp rail is not required to hold edge. However I would not like to find ...
by Arilex
Wed Feb 14, 2007 6:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: WHY PROS DONT RIDE BOWS
Replies: 109
Views: 15116

Board and wind range

A few technical remarks: Nobody ever seems to notice that the board makes a huge difference. With a C-kite it is mandatory to have a board with a sharp rail, that can hold the edge. With a bow kite this is totally unnecessary. So bow kites can be ridden with bigger and wider boards eventually with a...
by Arilex
Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:25 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Review Ozone Instinct 9 2006
Replies: 0
Views: 643

Review Ozone Instinct 9 2006

Review for Ozone Instinct 2006 9 Times tested: 2-5 Range: 18kn to 40+kn Good: low bar pressure, extremely stable, big range, robust, absorbs gusts Bad: water relaunch Review: Comparison between the Ozone Instinct 9m² 2006 and the Best Waroo 7m² 2007. Similarities: Both are excellent ...
by Arilex
Wed Feb 14, 2007 3:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Review Best Waroo 7.0 2007
Replies: 11
Views: 6506

Review Best Waroo 7.0 2007

Review for Best Waroo 2007 7.0 Times tested: 11+ Range: 18kn to 40+kn Good: Direct steering Fast Robust Stable Jumps high No backstall Safety system Stopper ball Bar grip Bar size Unhooked: easy Good low end and incredible range Easy self-start with all kinds of wind Bad: Water relaunch 6 pulleys In...
by Arilex
Sat Sep 10, 2005 9:14 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Crossbow....my thoughts.
Replies: 49
Views: 19113

I really only check the pulleys every 4-5 launches. You may want to check them more often if you ride from a beach with very fine sand. A quick twist is ample. My experience is different. The combination of salt water and fine sand needs more thourough maintenance. I always have a few used credit c...
by Arilex
Fri Sep 09, 2005 12:43 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Crossbow....my thoughts.
Replies: 49
Views: 19113

I don't buy it.

I am sure bowkites are the future, BUT: I will not buy this brilliant kite (yet) for the following reasons: 1. It is too young. I want to see how it develops and what other manufacturers will come up with. 2. Pulleys: Flysurfer at last got rid of these, now Cabrinha introduce them again. The time I ...

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