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by magnusod
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: You love it - SUP and kite shop in Dusseldorf - Do not buy!
Replies: 37
Views: 17028

Re: You love it - SUP and kite shop in Dusseldorf - Do not buy!

I have also only have good experiences. Don't know how many times I have ordered. Last time I ordered a wetsuit and was almost directly notified that there was a delay in shipment with a couple of days as they were waiting for a new delivery. Wetsuit arrived just as they notified.
by magnusod
Tue May 15, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North Neo vs Cabrinha Drifter for wave/freeride
Replies: 9
Views: 5270

Re: North Neo vs Cabrinha Drifter for wave/freeride

It's mainly down to personal preferences and also your weight and skill level. I find this video really good in describing the characteristics of the two kites https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNgxwMQVp1Y
by magnusod
Thu May 03, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Mauritius - intermediate waves?
Replies: 10
Views: 5694

Re: Mauritius - intermediate waves?

True about Manawa, it's far out and might feel intimidating just because of that if something goes wrong. The wave is very predictable so once you know how to read waves it's very safe. One option is to stay on the inside of Manawa just where the waves fade out. Best to start with is Little Reef whi...
by magnusod
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Naish Slash 2017 vr Slash 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 675

Re: Naish Slash 2017 vr Slash 2018

First of all...I have NOT ridden any Slash yet but just received my 2018 Slash 6 and 8. I have only ridden Pivot 11 2016 from Naish. My impression by reading both user reviews and tests it definitely felt like the 2018 was worth the extra money. Being an engineer I feel that it's usually better gett...
by magnusod
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best kite specific 3/2 wetsuit
Replies: 9
Views: 2531

Re: Best kite specific 3/2 wetsuit

I've been buying & using wetsuits for 30 years. Surfing, windsurfing & now kitesurfing for a total of 30 years buying & using windsurf specific, surf specific wetsuits. There's no difference except that the surf suits are better. Kitesurfing is surfing. I've never had a wetsuit wear out in any area...
by magnusod
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Naish Repair Hack
Replies: 20
Views: 4574

Re: Naish Repair Hack

Hi. Obviously I do not think my argument is ridiculous just because it is different from yours. :-) I also like learning about other viewpoints. OK, so it will be interesting to see if you can walk your talk. Didn´t say your arguments are ridiculous, the fews you have, but the WAY you argument is s...
by magnusod
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: true advice on Sri Lanka, a new Brazil?
Replies: 22
Views: 8798

Re: true advice on Sri Lanka, a new Brazil?

It's definitely not an awful place. The water looks a bit shitty but I'm not sure it's that bad. Many times the colour of the water is due to the colour of sand and sea bottom and it's not white sand in Kalpitya. It's gusty in the lagoon for sure but not so gusty that it's complete shit. That is exc...
by magnusod
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Leaking Boston Valve
Replies: 18
Views: 6278

Re: Leaking Boston Valve

Here ya go: https://kiteboarding.com/proddetail.asp?prod=ozone2011_boston_valve_red_cap Unfortunately it's the bottom part that is glued to the bladder which is dented. Fixmykites have them as spares in worst case but of course it's a bit of work replacing the whole Boston valve. kinda half assed m...
by magnusod
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Leaking Boston Valve
Replies: 18
Views: 6278

Re: Leaking Boston Valve

Unfortunately it's the bottom part that is glued to the bladder which is dented. Fixmykites have them as spares in worst case but of course it's a bit of work replacing the whole Boston valve.
by magnusod
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Leaking Boston Valve
Replies: 18
Views: 6278

Re: Leaking Boston Valve

How did you restore the dimples on the v-bump? Very carefully. Sorry, but not willing to share this IP . As a professional kite and drysuit repair guy, I need to keep some of my methods to myself. Would be happy to offer it as a very economical repair compared to the cost of replacing the valve or ...

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