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by Saami
Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North Rebel 11 2014 slow and hard bar presure vs Cabrinha
Replies: 25
Views: 3531

Re: North Rebel 11 2014 slow and hard bar presure vs Cabrinh

Maybe you are already aware of this, but I'd like to point out that neither Switchblades nor Rebels are known for being fast or for having low bar pressure. Asking which of these kites are faster and have low bar pressure, is a bit like asking " Harley Softail or Indian Chief, which one is faster an...
by Saami
Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:14 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Hua Hin late march?
Replies: 1
Views: 1049

Re: Hua Hin late march?

March and April are basically the best months for kitesurfing in the Hua Hin area. The beach is wide at that time, making it easy to launch and land, and due to the heat inland on sunny days, the thermal winds are the strongest and most reliable at that time of year. That being said, when I write "s...
by Saami
Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:26 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best wave/freeride kite
Replies: 17
Views: 6076

Re: Best wave/freeride kite

The obly one I am able to try was the pivot size 12. It qas a little big but impressive fast turning kite for a 12. Any one with expirience with the cabrinha drifter and the pivot that can tell me the pros and cons between them? And also maybe comoare with the razor? Thanks :P I have moderate exper...
by Saami
Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Mid to high aspect for cross, cross off wave riding.
Replies: 5
Views: 1345

Re: Mid to high aspect for cross, cross off wave riding.

Sweet! That looks like a spot where you could have a ton of fun - and I bet you did :thumb: Anyhow, yeah, a nice thing about cross-off wind is how you can have the kite hanging slightly behind the wave or right over the wave - but you don't want it hanging too far behind the wave or you end up havin...
by Saami
Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How much wind is too much wind?
Replies: 22
Views: 3902

Re: How much wind is too much wind?

It boils down to how fast (meaning, what speed) you are comfortable impacting the water / ground, doesn't it? If you are kiting in 50 knots of wind, that means your body could hit the surface at over 90 km/h in case things go really wrong (i.e., big accidental kiteloop). Even in flat water, that wou...
by Saami
Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Advice to choose wave kite... wainman x Park
Replies: 7
Views: 1951

Re: Advice to choose wave kite... wainman x Park

Is there any specific reason why you narrowed down your choice to those two kites? I have only flown a Naish Park once, and not in waves, so I don't want to comment on that one. What I can say about Wainmans, however, is this: First off, the Wainman Rabbits are pretty good all-round kites, meaning t...
by Saami
Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Choosing waves when its massive.
Replies: 4
Views: 1679

Re: Choosing waves when its massive.

What Tone said. Ideally you want to ride the biggest wave of the set, or one of the waves following the biggest one - and as Tone said, that's usually wave number 3 or 4. That's kind of the general rule in surfing, and it's even more important when kitesurfing waves because if you drop your kite, yo...
by Saami
Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Good board for lightwind but still fits in a golf bag.......
Replies: 9
Views: 2758

Re: Good board for lightwind but still fits in a golf bag...

A split board is one option, as pmaggie pointed out. Another alternative is to get a board with a flat outline (i.e., little rocker), as these tend to get going in lighter wind than board with more rocker. Stiffness and a rectangular outline also helps. Finally, maximize the width, as the increased ...
by Saami
Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:38 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kitesurf in Kuantan, Malaysia
Replies: 3
Views: 1226

Re: Kitesurf in Kuantan, Malaysia

I can't recommend one school over another; but my one recommendation would be that you make sure that they guarantee you a minimum of X hours of instruction for your course fee, even if that means that your course has to be spread out over several weeks. The reason why I say that is that the winds a...
by Saami
Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Backhand Kitesurfing Tips/Technique
Replies: 13
Views: 2890

Re: Backhand Kitesurfing Tips/Technique

Also I have been wondering about the approach y'all use when chasing down a wave. Generally when I'm tacking out ill eye down a set from the outside then turn and try to position myself while the wave is hitting the sand and beginning to break. As it starts to break I set my bottom turn and ride th...

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