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by gobigkahuna
Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Mako Wide: low end?
Replies: 15
Views: 1280

Re: Mako Wide: low end?

EvanOR wrote:We have had a couple of riders in the 260-270 lb range (like bigkahuna) comment that the Mako Wide is not a great like wind board for them....
Eh, no need to insult me. I'm only 245 lbs!
by gobigkahuna
Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:45 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Mako Wide: low end?
Replies: 15
Views: 1280

Re: Mako Wide: low end?

I wasn't impressed with the wide's bottom end (part of the reason I sold mine), certainly no better than any other board with a similar width. But it all depends on your weight and how powered you like to ride.
by gobigkahuna
Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: best kite for a big guy
Replies: 16
Views: 1619

Re: best kite for a big guy

Hey at 210 you're still tiny in my book... ;) I'll echo the top two comments. A decent 16-17 meter bow / sle will probably be fine for anything you'll run into. I use my Bularoo 16 in almost anything and I weigh 245, but for those super light sessions I pump up the Waroo 20m. At your weight, I don't...
by gobigkahuna
Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: An inexpensive wave twin tip for a big guy
Replies: 5
Views: 1698

Re: An inexpensive wave twin tip for a big guy

Glad you like your Mako Frank, I didn't. I gave it a half dozen sessions and it never worked well for me. The board just felt stiff yet not able to hold an edge. Yeah, I know what folks say about how you have to ride it like a snowboard but I'm a surfer, not a snowboarder. At any rate if we all like...
by gobigkahuna
Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:07 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: An inexpensive wave twin tip for a big guy
Replies: 5
Views: 1698

An inexpensive wave twin tip for a big guy

Just thought I'd share my experiences looking for a wave twin tip. I weigh 245 lbs (110 kg), have been kiting for 8 years and surfing my entire life. I only kite in the ocean, mostly downwinders and what I enjoy most is riding waves. I'll add that I tend to prefer to ride just slightly underpowered ...
by gobigkahuna
Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: An inexpensive wave twin tip for a big guy
Replies: 13
Views: 1978

An inexpensive wave twin tip for a big guy

Just thought I'd share my experiences looking for a wave twin tip. I weigh 245 lbs (110 kg), have been kiting for 8 years and surfing my entire life. I only kite in the ocean, mostly downwinders and what I enjoy most is riding waves. I'll add that I tend to prefer to ride just slightly underpowered ...
by gobigkahuna
Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:34 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Who makes the toughest kites?
Replies: 65
Views: 5251

Re: Who makes the toughest kites?

voodoospirit wrote:like this?

http://www.flysurfer.com/Content/270/
Although I personally prefer flying SLE's, you gotta admit that the R&D that Harmin and his crew put into Flysurfers is pretty darn impressive.
by gobigkahuna
Sun Jul 20, 2008 10:27 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Who makes the toughest kites?
Replies: 65
Views: 5251

Re: Who makes the toughest kites?

If by "toughest" kite you mean one that hold up the longest even after extended abuse, that would be the Peter Lynn Twin Skins line of kites (Arcs, Guerillas, Venoms, etc. etc.). These kites will never blow a bladder, never break a bridle line, can withstand enormous abuse on land, in the surf and a...
by gobigkahuna
Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:13 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Light wind technique - HELP PLEASE
Replies: 34
Views: 3082

Re: Light wind technique - HELP PLEASE

I weigh 245 lbs (110 kg), ride a CrazyFly AllAround 145x49 and fly either my Waroo 20m or Bularoo 16m in light winds. Here's a couple tips I've learned that help in light wind: 1. Keep the kite flying. Avoid keeping the kite stationary, especially in lulls as this can cause the kite to stall and fal...
by gobigkahuna
Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:33 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Extra Tall Wetsuits?
Replies: 5
Views: 964

Re: Extra Tall Wetsuits?

Aleeda in California makes custom wetsuits ( http://www.aleeda.com/ ). They made me a custom 3/2 last winter (I'm 6'5" 245 lbs), quality is good and fit was perfect. Took about a 3 weeks from when I ordered it until it was received, which I thought was pretty reasonable. I highly recommend them, I p...

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