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by unbob
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Firewire EVo versus Vader
Replies: 14
Views: 8241

Re: Firewire EVo versus Vader

In kiting, where do you exactly need the volume that much? in transitions volume makes difference, as well as area, and where the area and volume is in particular on the low end, and even on the very high end - also in surf depending on the wave and how fast you ride the wave on the low end, when y...
by unbob
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Firewire EVo versus Vader
Replies: 14
Views: 8241

Re: Firewire Evo Size Chart

Ever see this size chart? Anyone agree/disagree? Unfortunately, I don't remember the source of this chart - I do remember copy/pasting it a year or two ago from "somewhere". Firewire Evo Size Chart 4'10 x 17.75" x 2" 20L - best for kiters < 160 lbs. 5'1 x 18.5" x 2.25" 24.5L - best for kiters 150-19...
by unbob
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Firewire EVo versus Vader
Replies: 14
Views: 8241

Re: Firewire EVo versus Vader

the evo is about a half size larger than the vader so the 4' 10" evo is bigger than a 4'' 10" vader but not as big as a 5' 1" looked at the listed volume I ride a 4'' 10" evo at 165 lbs with a 5'6"" slingshot celeritas as my larger board or bigger surf if you ride powered powered up, the smaller ev...
by unbob
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Firewire EVo versus Vader
Replies: 14
Views: 8241

Re: Firewire EVo versus Vader

Can anyone comment of Evo sizing? I'm about 170lbs and have a 5'1" Vader I've ridden for two years. When the Evo was announced I wanted to give it a try based on reviews and description. I've been told at shops to get the 4'10" Evo. But what I can't get my head around is how a board being ridden by ...
by unbob
Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Do I need a wetsuit for la ventana Mexico next week?
Replies: 4
Views: 2238

Re: Do I need a wetsuit for la ventana Mexico next week?

Just to confirm, 3/2 shorty would be fine. Perfect weather here now!!

Be aware however that this coming week is Semana Santa which is the major Spring holiday in Mexico - so beginning mid-week the beaches will be packed with campers and revelers. Good luck with that scene!!
by unbob
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: FireWire Evo KiteSurfBoard
Replies: 128
Views: 24924

Re: FireWire Evo KiteSurfBoard

I primarily got the 5'3 to paddle surf but after a while its become the only board I have used for kiting also. No, I have not ridden a smaller Evo - so maybe I don't know what I'm missing. I use 10 & 7m kites & 5'3 Evo & the Conditions at my local (Cotton Tree river mouth) are, Wind: 13-25 knots S...
by unbob
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiteboarding for all ages.The 77 Years Old Kite Surfer!
Replies: 8
Views: 2398

Re: Kiteboarding for all ages.The 77 Years Old Kite Surfer!

Yup, always cool to see old geezers out there!! I'm getting pretty close myself (pre-geezer). One of my best kiting buddies here is turning 81yo next month - and looking good!! He's a great inspiration to all and we can only hope we'll still be out there at 80yo too!! Of course for the kids everythi...
by unbob
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: FireWire Evo KiteSurfBoard
Replies: 128
Views: 24924

Re: FireWire Evo KiteSurfBoard

Don't know if this helps but I am 69kg and I ride the 4'10'' Evo. Seems to work well for me and I'm not sure that I would want to go larger but there again I haven't tried an Evo in a larger size. I'm about 80kg - so ~15% heavier than you. So I'm still thinking the 5'1" is the better choice for me....
by unbob
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: FireWire Evo KiteSurfBoard
Replies: 128
Views: 24924

Re: FireWire Evo KiteSurfBoard

topmick wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:32 am
I'm 72kg & ride the 5'3 Evo & just use a smaller kite.
Wow! 159lbs - and the 5'3" works well for you? In what conditions? Have you ridden a smaller Evo previously?
by unbob
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: FireWire Evo KiteSurfBoard
Replies: 128
Views: 24924

Re: FireWire Evo KiteSurfBoard

You can ride either. If you ride really powered up, get the smaller one. If you ride normally get the 5' 1" and if you are looking for a board to ride when it is really light or like to ride under powered, get the big one. Like I said, I am your weight and ride the 4' 10" but I take it out when it ...

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