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by mikelet
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Transitioning from a TT to a Surfboard! What do I need to know?
Replies: 27
Views: 11883

Re: Transitioning from a TT to a Surfboard! What do I need to know?

You need to know , that if you buy new nowadays , you will probably end up with a 1000€ board build ( in the best case) with a wood venner and maybe a thicker layer on the deck , that you will dent or crack under the heels in the near future no matter if you go with straps or not . Surfkiteboards ma...
by mikelet
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Gaastra pure vs switchblade
Replies: 10
Views: 4711

Re: Gaastra pure vs switchblade

What kind of material is Gaastra using for the LE and for the canopy ??? :roll: who knows ?, no info in their site.... My experience with Gaastra many ,many years ago (Stealths) , was Nylon Canopys that tend to stretch alot with the time....instead of a proven single,double,triple,or quad (overweigt...
by mikelet
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Switchblade 11m experience?
Replies: 24
Views: 16503

Re: Switchblade 11m experience?

Waves perpendicular to the wind ( sideshore winds ) most of the time ??.get a faster turning and agile 3 struter kite ..Drifter 13,11?? Waves parallel to the wind ( onshore to side onshore) most of the time ??, Switchs are perfect for surfing the wave with kite parked and surprised me how well they ...
by mikelet
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North Cabrinha other brands surfboard fin boxes ?
Replies: 8
Views: 3444

Re: North Cabrinha other brands surfboard fin boxes ?

The multibox it 's a joke .... Designed by brands to avoid gaps/tolerances on futures fins ( or one tab cheap fin copy ) with cheap copy boxes... But the real thing is they made a kook proof fin system for not to hear non handy or newbie customers issues about the tolerances.... Funny that the multi...
by mikelet
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: You love it - SUP and kite shop in Dusseldorf - Do not buy!
Replies: 37
Views: 17033

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

Do not buy if you want to avoid problems , i ordered twice , first time it was a bar and it arrived me after two weeks, nice but there's a total lack of communication with the customer from them . Second time i ordered a kitesurfboard , and had to wait a month after payment and many mails sent witho...
by mikelet
Sun May 27, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Attached-on Hydrofoil for TTs
Replies: 11
Views: 7377

Re: Attached-on Hydrofoil for TTs

Poor performance ,sorry not muy cup of tea! . i can also go bidirectional on my motorboat on reverse gear for miles.....but what 's the goal here??: The only downside of making a jibe on every tack it's an excuse to have an inferior performance on speed and lift ?? So then what's the excuse to put b...
by mikelet
Sun May 27, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Attached-on Hydrofoil for TTs
Replies: 11
Views: 7377

Re: Attached-on Hydrofoil for TTs

Any vessel or machine created by humans with a foil ( think of the sail of a boat , a wing of an airplane , a surfing fin , a kite, motorboat propeller,etc...) it has a Leading edge and a Trailing edge and a cord between them for creating high and low pressures at either faces. so no bi-directionall...
by mikelet
Sat May 26, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Attached-on Hydrofoil for TTs
Replies: 11
Views: 7377

Re: Attached-on Hydrofoil for TTs

It seems to me ,and it's just my opinión ..that bi-directionality it's not compatible with foils at the expenses of losing a lot of the performance as the foils sections (cord of the foils) should be flatter on both ends of the board to not cancel each other going in either dirección ....kind of try...
by mikelet
Thu May 10, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: biggest regret purchase
Replies: 77
Views: 25774

Re: biggest regret purchase

Tons over the years, mostly boards i can't test before, i hate slow draggy boards.....majority of them supposed for LW... First ride and i feel the love or not with the board,if not i do play with fins a bit .....in some cases it gets better others are a lost cause.... Last one : Cabrinha Squid Laun...

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