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by Dirk
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cabrinha Trimlite OD bar 2017 and Naish Pivot 2017 Kite
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: Cabrinha Trimlite OD bar 2017 and Naish Pivot 2017 Kite

The bar should be fine, any 4-line bar with low V works. I would check, if the lines are all equal in length. Maybe then add some pigtails to make the back lines longer, if the kite is too powered up if the bar is all sheeted in. Anyway the Pivot 10m will equal a Park 11 to 12m in terms of power and...
by Dirk
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best Lightweight Versatile Surfboard
Replies: 9
Views: 791

Re: Best Lightweight Versatile Surfboard

The Naish Skater is light. My 2018 5.2. weighs 2,8kg with pads, without the fins.
by Dirk
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Wave Kite
Topic: Naish Slash 2018 on 20m lines
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: Naish Slash 2018 on 20m lines

I would say that at least the smaller sizes are designed to be used with the 20m bar. I have the 5m (2018) and 7m Slash (2019) and they are perfect on that line length. When I ride the 7m with my twintip I usually put 2m extensions on the bar for some added hangtime and to slow it down a bit. Have n...
by Dirk
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2018 quiver advice?
Replies: 17
Views: 1785

Re: 2018 quiver advice?

Yep, same old myths over and over again. As it has been written probably by a thousand times already, bladder leaks were more difficult to repair with the Octopus system maybe 10 years ago due to small zippers on the struts. Not today any more.
by Dirk
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: holiday resort for families near kite beach in Europe
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: holiday resort for families near kite beach in Europe

Not sure about kids club but Dos Mares in Tarifa is right on the beach and a nice spot to hang out. Body Boarding, surfing, SUP, windsurf as alternatives. May is great in Tarifa.
by Dirk
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Impact Vest's Shocking Statement
Replies: 11
Views: 1020

Re: Impact Vest's Shocking Statement

I have the same vest, I like it. It is similar to stretchy kitesurfing impact vests from other brands. Of course you can get heavier padded and bulkier ones. I think the disclaimer refers to impact vests used for example for horse riding or snowboarding where you have a solid protector for your spine.
by Dirk
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Mouth Mount for GoPro, high probability of injury the face?
Replies: 15
Views: 1064

Re: Mouth Mount for GOpro, high probability of injury the face?

I just bite on the floater and have it on a necklace. I usually shoot for a couple of minutes, stash it away and take it out again when I want to film. I put it under a stretchy impact vest with front zipper. A lycra over the wetsuit would be another option. In a video I saw Kevin Langeree putting i...
by Dirk
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Naish Ride vs Dash
Replies: 11
Views: 711

Re: Naish Ride vs Dash

Don´t have a scale at hand but they weigh around the same. And not 3kg, that must be a typing error.
by Dirk
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2018 Naish Slash
Replies: 81
Views: 12223

Re: 2018 Naish Slash

Similar to the 2018. Had my 7m out for half a day now with a TT in changing conditions from being under powered to very powered.
I think there is a lot of info concerning the 2018 model in this thread.
by Dirk
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Beginner kite: Core XR5 or Naish Pivot
Replies: 54
Views: 3379

Re: Beginner kite- Core XR5 or Naish Pivot

If it is from the Naish Range I would pick a big Boxer (one strut kite) for real light wind. That is what I am going to do next year, adding a 14m Boxer above my 11m Pivot

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