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by taiguy
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Anyone else have their board tracks show deformation from hardware?
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Anyone else have their board tracks show deformation from hardware?

So I have a Liquid Force Rocket Foil board that I've been learning on. I've noticed though that the mounting bolts no longer slide smoothly to allow adjustments as they've dug into the plastic rails and deformed them, causing burrs. It almost seems like either the rail is slightly too wide and there...
by taiguy
Wed Oct 21, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New Ride Engine harness review
Replies: 93
Views: 16265

Re: New Ride Engine harness review

Has anyone seen published numbers for the weight difference between the 3 lines? I found the hex core to be plenty stiff when I demo'd it at Hood this summer, so I don't really care about the higher end harnesses being "more stiff". I'd like to know how much weight you're saving if you go all carbon...
by taiguy
Wed Oct 21, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cartagena and Colombia for experienced kiters...
Replies: 9
Views: 1432

Re: Cartagena and Colombia for experienced kiters...

Spent 2 weeks in the area last year in February. I found the kiting to be so-so but the culture and food were excellent. We kited at Ensenada de Trebal right outside of Barranquilla as well as La Boquilla in Cartagena. There's no real infrastructure over at Ensanada. It's a bay that has a bunch of h...
by taiguy
Tue Sep 22, 2015 6:59 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: switch bar v3
Replies: 71
Views: 8167

Re: switch bar v3

It's not just that the bar is heavy. It's heavy to the point where the bar floats aren't effective. I recall twice in recent memory where the bar just sinks once you hit your quick release. Pretty scary to think that it could snag on debris and other obstructions on the bottom of wherever you're at....
by taiguy
Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Surf Expo 2015 Videos from The Kiteboarder
Replies: 33
Views: 4357

Re: Surf Expo 2015 Videos from The Kiteboarder

All DYNABAR resellers and customers should be informed that sliding system they sell or use desn't exist because in the RideEngine video the representative states that dyneema sliding system is "pretty new technology" and the ADV in the back states "PROBLEM SOLVED ". They should have added " after ...
by taiguy
Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:36 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: seat harness recommendations
Replies: 18
Views: 2255

Re: seat harness recommendations

Rode a mystic warrior waist harness for several years but lately have been using a Dakine Nitrous harness that's integrated in with board shorts. It has the rock climbing style leg loops and is pretty lightweight. I do get some chafing on the sides though where the top webbing strap contacts the bel...
by taiguy
Fri Apr 17, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New 2015 naish pivot?
Replies: 226
Views: 55968

Re: New 2015 naish pivot?

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by taiguy
Fri Apr 17, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New 2015 naish pivot?
Replies: 226
Views: 55968

Re: New 2015 naish pivot?

I've been able to demo the Naish Pivot twice now; once last fall and once this spring. Basically everyone in our group who's had a chance to fly them (maybe 8) has been a big fan. Big enough of a fan that kites are being bought. I directly came off a Switch Nitro v4 12m and hopped on a Naish Pivot 1...
by taiguy
Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:08 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Starkites
Replies: 8
Views: 2046

Re: Starkites

I haven't seen them at another beach outside of Cabarete. I believe they're also based out of there so that makes sense. Not 100% sure that's where they're incorporated but that's where their brick and mortar shop is.

Never flown one myself.
by taiguy
Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:52 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Litewave DV8 for Strapless Progression
Replies: 4
Views: 942

Re: Litewave DV8 for Strapless Progression

I found the DV8 to be easier to learn jibing on than a standard surf board. It sits a bit lower in the water and feels more stable at low speeds.

Still it's all practice practice practice :cry:

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