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by TommyDuotone
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: FireWire vanguard ?
Replies: 488
Views: 104576

Re: FireWire vanguard ?

says FST on bottom The Vanguard surfboard made in FST also has "FST" written on the bottom. Paul S., The older vanguard kite versions have Felix's signature on it. New ones no longer do(from the pics online). Best way to tell is to pick it up. The kite version is a tank compared to the surfboard ve...
by TommyDuotone
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Duotone
Replies: 29
Views: 8439

Re: Duotone

Not literally anyone leaving. But a name, branding, marketing change. Throwing away an established and known name. Brand cachet is huge. Rolex and Bentley would never survive if they changed their names. Bad analogy. Rolex and Bentley are extreme examples of when people buy a product almost solely ...
by TommyDuotone
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Directional thoughts
Replies: 8
Views: 5364

Re: Directional thoughts

Good light wind directional: North Nugget or any of the Tomo shapes. In the range you stated, I use a Firewire Sweet Potato with a "Seaworthy" quad set up and a Firewire Nano(tomo) w/ a thruster setup. Both are great light wind shapes but the Nano needs a tad more wind. I also have a Vanguard(kite c...
by TommyDuotone
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Havent been kiting for over a month..... Dont care!
Replies: 36
Views: 14050

Re: Havent been kiting for over a month..... Dont care!

Bought a new mountain bike and boom. New bike speed. I havent been kiting at all and dont care. I'm not even looking at weather forecasts,,,,,,............. Bought some new kites and boom, there hasn't been any wind. I haven't been kiting in weeks and its pissing me off. Ok, I was finally able to f...
by TommyDuotone
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..
Replies: 343
Views: 183961

Re: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..

And......at the end of day, it comes down to performance, quality, and value(not necessarily in that order). IMO, riders buy kites that fit their riding style, helps them accomplish their goals/tricks the easiest, and that are the most enjoyable to ride. And, to keep the rider, it comes down to good...
by TommyDuotone
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..
Replies: 343
Views: 183961

Re: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..

Same people, same gear, different name. I'm OK with that. Same ride.
I kinda dig the new name.
Good luck Dtone :thumb:
by TommyDuotone
Fri May 11, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: On-shore vs Off-shore wave kite
Replies: 8
Views: 4063

Re: On-shore vs Off-shore wave kite

Onshore: Can't wave ride(down-the line). Side-onshore: You need a kite that has quick pivotal turns with the ability to turn/loop even when de-powered. Takes more skill to match the turns of the kite to your intended lines(path of the surfboard). Drift not as important. Side-shore: Ideal for wave ri...
by TommyDuotone
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How far do you drive to kite?
Replies: 42
Views: 12184

Re: How far do you drive to kite?

Local Spot: 5 min.
Favorite spot in close proximity: 30 min
Spring/Summer spots: 4-7 hours(1-2 nights in hotel)
by TommyDuotone
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Bigger boost: Mono or Boxer?
Replies: 11
Views: 4931

Re: Bigger boost: Mono or Boxer?

I'd be interested in hearing more feedback on the Boxer for foil tho. I currently ride Pivot and Cloud with my foil. For jumping I think the Pivot kicks serious butt. For what its worth....A review on the 5 best kites for foiling (includes the Mono and Boxer) Here ya go Taut...... https://www.youtu...
by TommyDuotone
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cab bar with Blade Fat Lady
Replies: 1
Views: 865

Re: Cab bar with Blade Fat Lady

Any 4 line bar with low y will work. Works really well with the 23 in Slingshot bar. The low Y also makes it easy to self land. I have had that kite since the first version and have never flown it on a high y bar, so can't comment, sorry.

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