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by andrewjohn
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Best place to learn Kite surfing in Portugal
Replies: 6
Views: 2210

Re: Best place to learn Kite surfing in Portugal

I kites at Alvor last year. I’ve been kitesurfing for 3 yrs and can hold my own in most conditions. It was carnage. Sooooo many people learning to kite, so lots of them were just stood watching for quite some time, kites hitting the water all the time and when they did get up and riding they quickly...
by andrewjohn
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ocean Rodeo Mako vs Nomad Wave TT
Replies: 9
Views: 2322

Re: Ocean Rodeo Mako vs Nomad Wave TT

I’d check the Liquid Force hippy stick line as well.
I’ve just had a Moon Patrol. Only had one short session so far but very impressed. Rides the same both ways and whilst I’m no expert at toeside, I did my best toeside ride and carve ever.
Plus they are much cheaper than the Mako or Nomad.
by andrewjohn
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Liquid Force solo wind range
Replies: 1
Views: 500

Liquid Force solo wind range

I’m thinking of thinning out my quiver. I currently ride 17m strutless, 13, 10.5 and 7m kites. The 17 has a very limited wind range from about 8 knots to 13, I then got to the 13. I tried a 15.5 solo the other day, (only static though, so not a true test) and it seemed to pull well in about 10 knots...
by andrewjohn
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Mystic Merino Gloves
Replies: 8
Views: 1705

Re: Mystic Merino Gloves

They’re neoprene lined with merino.
I’d like to know myself if they are any good.
by andrewjohn
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: How much are old kites holding me back?!
Replies: 26
Views: 3454

Re: How much are old kites holding me back?!

noel1983 wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:42 pm


I'm probably not gonna be out in 10ft swell and 30knts at my level so thankfully that bits not an issue!!
Hehe. I assumed that when I started.
by andrewjohn
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: How much are old kites holding me back?!
Replies: 26
Views: 3454

Re: How much are old kites holding me back?!

Be careful with older speeds, I had one and it flew like crap. I wouldn’t have dreamed about using it on the water. For your budget see if you can find a HQ Matrixx. The 15 has a great wind range and is really stable and easy to fly. The only thing you might find hard to get used to is the very low ...
by andrewjohn
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: How much are old kites holding me back?!
Replies: 26
Views: 3454

Re: How much are old kites holding me back?!

Whilst in their day they were both great kites, even by 2008 kites had moved on quite a bit. Newer kites will give you much more depower, better stability, upwind etc. They’ll just do everything better. There probably hasn’t been as much advance in the past five years, but compared to yours newer ki...
by andrewjohn
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: New Members
Topic: Any self taught out there?!
Replies: 27
Views: 3488

Re: Any self taught out there?!

I’m self taught, but had been land boarding with kites for years before, so I had very good kites skills and had used all kinds of kites. Because of that I found the transition very easy, and our local spots are nice, safe sandy bays. However, flying a kite static is very different to flying one on ...
by andrewjohn
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hi Toby, some tips to improve the UX of KF
Replies: 20
Views: 1601

Re: Hi Toby, your site sucks at UX

Probably best placed in a PM to Toby rather than on an open forum.
by andrewjohn
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Vacuum pumps
Replies: 16
Views: 4735

Re: Vacuum pumps

I presume there are laws in NZ about degassing of fridges and not just releasing ozone depleting gasses into the atmosphere?

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