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by ktflyer381
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite collapsing on itself during down loop !
Replies: 23
Views: 1945

Re: Kite collapsing on itself during down loop !

I haven’t had that issue with my SBs of that vintage. If the kite losing some inflation pressure don’t forget to check the O ring in the inflation valve - a few grains of sand will cause a slow leak that can be hard to find unless you know what to look for. Cold water does not measurably affect kite...
by ktflyer381
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hard shell harnesses comparison
Replies: 25
Views: 2559

Re: Hard shell harnesses comparison

I was skeptical of the hard shell harnesses, I figured it was a fad. I have been using the Dakine Pyro for 11 years without any issues. Anyhow, I tried on the Dakine C1 and was initially underwhelmed, but then I hung back off the rope in the store and as soon as my weight was on it I was surprised a...
by ktflyer381
Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cabrinha FX 2016 vs 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 2358

Re: Cabrinha FX 2016 vs 2017

Excellent call, that should help out a beginner!!


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by ktflyer381
Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cabrinha Fireball update
Replies: 20
Views: 5194

Re: Cabrinha Fireball update

With my kids kiting we have three harnesses and 6 bars for our 7 Cab kites. Switching to the fireball would be very expensive, to fix what?

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by ktflyer381
Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What don't you like about foiling.
Replies: 86
Views: 7984

Re: What don't you like about foiling.

I switched to kiting 11 years ago because the gear is so easy to travel with. I am so not getting into foiling - expensive as hell, huge gear, just not what I signed up for. Watching people swim in with kites, lines and foil board is not a selling feature. And btw, you aren't pissing off the wild li...
by ktflyer381
Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Core XR Vs Cabrinha Switchblade
Replies: 6
Views: 1638

Re: Core XR Vs Cabrinha Switchblade

My 13 year old daughter is 110 pounds and can fly a SB for hours and doesn't seem to have any bar pressure issues (my SB's range from 2013 to 2016). The biggest Cabrinha kite she flew this summer was a 13m Contra, again no bar pressure issues. But then she is definitely stronger than most of the ele...
by ktflyer381
Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:56 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New Shinn Lineup
Replies: 35
Views: 6137

New Shinn Lineup

Just saw the new boards at http://www.shinnworld.com/, they look great. The ratcheting straps look awesome as well.


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by ktflyer381
Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:37 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: mako 150 or 165
Replies: 32
Views: 3298

Re: mako 150 or 165

Had the 165, 140, now have the 150. Definitely go with the 150, it is the most fun of the bunch in my opinion.


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by ktflyer381
Thu May 05, 2016 11:02 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cabrinha Switchblade 2016
Replies: 17
Views: 3382

Re: Cabrinha Switchblade 2016

I will elaborate just to be clear. Too many people don't approach this as a sport and aren't athletic enough to be safe on the water. Take some pride in yourself and get in shape, there will be situations on the water where you will need it. I have had one long swim in the ocean myself with a side ...
by ktflyer381
Thu May 05, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cabrinha Switchblade 2016
Replies: 17
Views: 3382

Re: Cabrinha Switchblade 2016

I will elaborate just to be clear. Too many people don't approach this as a sport and aren't athletic enough to be safe on the water. Take some pride in yourself and get in shape, there will be situations on the water where you will need it. I have had one long swim in the ocean myself with a side s...

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