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by nicor
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Airush Union vs. Ultra
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Re: Airush Union vs. Ultra

My current set up is 7 and 9 Wave, but looking to add a lighter wind kite option. I only ride surfboard, but not always wave riding. Was going to order a 12M wave, but locals are telling me utlra is a better choice. But what is interesting is guys around here are choosing a 9M ultra to replace a 12...
by nicor
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Airush Union vs. Ultra
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Re: Airush Union vs. Ultra

My current set up is 7 and 9 Wave, but looking to add a lighter wind kite option. I only ride surfboard, but not always wave riding. Was going to order a 12M wave, but locals are telling me utlra is a better choice. But what is interesting is guys around here are choosing a 9M ultra to replace a 12M...
by nicor
Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: KB on Lake Champlain-Burlington
Replies: 5
Views: 504

Re: KB on Lake Champlain-Burlington

There has to be a spot or two around Burlington, but Plattsburgh (Cumberland head) can be really epic. This spot works with a south or south south east. When it comes from the south and sunny you usually get a thermal, so add 10 knots to the base forecast. I almost always go when it coming from the ...
by nicor
Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How many winters does your wetsuit last?
Replies: 28
Views: 3288

Re: How many winters does your wetsuit last?

Funny I have a 2013 O'neill psychofreak 4.5/3.5 and really love it, it's super warm. I use it 15-30 times a year and it's still in pretty good shape. The liquid welds are cracking in some areas and started to leak in some areas, like the groin, but not enough flush to buy a new suit. A matter of fac...
by nicor
Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The lightest snappiest surfboard for overhead waves?
Replies: 26
Views: 3307

Re: The lightest snappiest surfboard for overhead waves?

Ha this can go on and on...everyone got their fav and there is no right answer. What I can confirm is that the Airush active carbon are very light and super strong. My cousin has the 2013 compact in this construction and while some paint chipped off it is still pretty much perfect and he rides it ha...
by nicor
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: DSD Stallion 5'4 - anyone rode it?
Replies: 48
Views: 7026

Re: DSD Stallion 5'4 - anyone rode it?

Ouch...how'd it break? Jump?
Can you post a pic?
I order one a little while ago, hopefully it will hold up! Unfortunately my Roberts just started to delam heavily, in the shop for major job.
by nicor
Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fin size
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Fin size

I've ordered up a new surfboard. It comes naked. So I need to get some fins. It will be a quad set up. And I'm going more for speed control, so will be flat foil...etc Anyways, I was just going to go with a medium size, but I realize that I'm not sure whether I should be going bigger or smaller. In ...
by nicor
Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Don't show us your hook
Replies: 200
Views: 25256

Re: Don't show us your hook

FYI. I picked up a harken low friction ring at my local sail shop. Cost was like 30 $ Canadian without tax. The size is 20mm and 14mm thick. IMG_7649.JPG It is incredibly smooth, as smooth as a pulley I would say. I actually would prefer a little resistance as its slides across. Purpose of using the...
by nicor
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Don't show us your hook
Replies: 200
Views: 25256

Re: Don't show us your hook

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by nicor
Thu May 25, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: DSD Stallion 5'4 - anyone rode it?
Replies: 48
Views: 7026

Re: DSD Stallion 5'4 - anyone rode it?

As I understand the stallion is more like the Vader. Both boards have lot of rocker. I've never used a vanguard, but more than one person has told me it's bouncy in chop, so it was immediately a no go for me and my bad knee. But I have tried a Vader 5 3, which was set up as a thruster and I was impr...

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