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by Dirk
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best jumping tutorial I have ever seen
Replies: 26
Views: 9235

Re: Best jumping tutorial I have ever seen

Still struggling with choppy conditions unfortunately, and we have those a lot over here.
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Yep, same here on the North Sea. So much easier when the conditions are ideal.
by Dirk
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2018 Naish Slash
Replies: 62
Views: 9264

Re: 2018 Naish Slash

:thumb: it´s really a versatile kite, far beyond the pure wave aspect. I also ride the 7 with my TT and love it for that. I am teaching my 14 year old son on it as well, works really good.
by Dirk
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Wave Kite
Topic: Where is good spot to learn wave kitesurfing?
Replies: 12
Views: 8352

Re: Where is good spot to learn wave kitesurfing?

You can also train a proper frontside carve on your twin tip on flat water. For training on land get a surfskate skateboard. From my opinion it helps a lot for systemically training compression and body rotation for the carves. It can be a nice work out for your legs and is good fun in itself. There...
by Dirk
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Wave Kite
Topic: Where is good spot to learn wave kitesurfing?
Replies: 12
Views: 8352

Re: Where is good spot to learn wave kitesurfing?

For video tutorials I think the Progression series is pretty good (carving turns and wave technique). It´s not for free but does not cost the world.
by Dirk
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Pivot 2018 10-12m kite weight, please?
Replies: 12
Views: 7321

Re: Pivot 2018 10-12m kite weight, please?

Also used my kitchen scale, 2018 11m 3,4 kg (possibly with a little bit of sand)
by Dirk
Wed May 30, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Naish Monarch 2017 size
Replies: 2
Views: 1003

Re: Naish Monarch 2017 size

I would suggest the 132. I have your weight and rode the 2016 and 2017 Monarch in that size. Rode it with 11m downwards, 16 knots no problems. (This season I ride the Motion also in 41cm width). Have a look at the Monarch 2018 review by REAL on YouTube. He says it rides bigger than its nominal size ...
by Dirk
Sat May 19, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Azores, Guincho In Early July
Replies: 9
Views: 5725

Re: Azores, Guincho In Early July

Wind in Summer in Portugal is called Nortada. It blows from the Northwest and is the starting point of the trade wind system which also blows on the Canary Islands. Generally it is a light breeze all along the coast but gets accelerated by mountains and thermal effects especially in Guincho and I th...
by Dirk
Sat May 19, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Azores, Guincho In Early July
Replies: 9
Views: 5725

Re: Azores, Guincho In Early July

Early July is top season for Guincho, but there is no 100% guarantee if there is wind for a couple of days. Conditions can range from mellow to nuking, choppy to 2-4m waves. If it is too rough you can go to Costa Caparica. If there is no wind go surfing. Bring a 3/2 or 4/3 full suit, water is cold.
by Dirk
Wed May 16, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kitesurfing holiday Germany/ Denmark
Replies: 12
Views: 4947

Re: Kitesurfing holiday Germany/ Denmark

Motel One Hackescher Markt: https://www.motel-one.com/de/hotels/berlin/hotel-berlin-hackescher-markt/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIheuu47GK2wIVFOAbCh1PFgTbEAAYASAAEgJW1PD_BwE It is in Berlin Mitte, which is one of the hippest areas of Berlin, loads of small restaurants, coffee shops, individual retail shops. W...
by Dirk
Tue May 08, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Follow the Wind in north-west Europe.
Replies: 4
Views: 1817

Re: Follow the Wind in north-west Europe.

In Germany it will be both, locals and visitors as holiday season starts. Northwest coast of Germany (North of Hamburg), St. Peter Ording is the main spot. Sylt is more beautiful and gives you more options concerning wind direction and there will be a lot less people on the water. On the Baltic Sea ...

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