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by Dave_5280
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 20 Years of Kiting!
Replies: 67
Views: 5182

Re: 20 Years of Kiting!

My first kite was a big 2 line stunt kite with a 6 ft wing span, with carbon fiber arrow shafts for struts, called Team Hawaiian. I read an article about it in Sports Illustrated. It helped me learn how to fly a 2 line fast kite. Then while on a vacation on Maui, I got bored snorkeling every day, an...
by Dave_5280
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2018 Cabrinha Switchblade 10m Issue’s
Replies: 26
Views: 7409

Re: 2018 Cabrinha Switchblade 10m Issue’s

No issues - I haven’t noticed anything heavier, the bar seems light to me on my 9 and 11 2018 Switchblades, they turn faster and feel more direct, and I really like them! I finally replace my 2012 Switchblades, nothing was wrong with them either, they last forever, just thought it was time.
by Dave_5280
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Waterproof cell phone recommendation
Replies: 17
Views: 1262

Re: Waterproof cell phone recommendation

If in the U.S. then all cell phones are required to make a 911 emergency call, even if they have no plan or prepaid time, they just need to be charged up to make the call. I put mine in the waterproof bags with a lanyard around my neck, and the bag goes under my rash shirt. But I think it isn’t nece...
by Dave_5280
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: CrazyFly Raptor LTD 2017 vs 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 809

Re: CrazyFly Raptor LTD 2017 vs 2018

I have the regular, not LTD, Raptor in 2016 and 2018. They both are great but the Nano Glide Skin on the 2018 seems to edge better than than the 2016 without it. You might search for a second, or board that has a blemish that is discounted. Also, call Crazyfly and talk to them about the years, they ...
by Dave_5280
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Windy.com wind map
Replies: 3
Views: 571

Windy.com wind map

There’s a great moving wind map at https://www.windy.com/?39.489,-104.768,5

You can click on it for speed and direction of wind.
by Dave_5280
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Oceanus kite reels: i still see them
Replies: 50
Views: 17124

Re: Oceanus kite reels: i still see them

Someone here once said they used thinner plastic zip ties to act as a pressure release on the leash connection to the board.
by Dave_5280
Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Which is the best board you ever own !?
Replies: 26
Views: 2501

Re: Which is the best board you ever own !?

CrazyFly Raptor

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