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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: 2199

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: 23621

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: 2365

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: 23621

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: 23621

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: 23621

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 ...
by unbob
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: California seeks to regulate kite-boarding
Replies: 48
Views: 10965

Re: California seeks to regulate kite-boarding

Toby wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:36 am
Cab Driver wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:55 pm
Toby, maybe edit the title of this thread as the latest info doesn't seem to jive with the thread heading??
What do you suggest?
I suggest 'California seeks to regulate Everything!!'

Sure glad I'm not a CA resident - best of luck to all who are!!
by unbob
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: FireWire Evo KiteSurfBoard
Replies: 128
Views: 23621

Re: FireWire Evo KiteSurfBoard

Here's a thought: If 100-120lb women can ride the 4'10" with no problem - I sure as hell should be A-OK on the 5'1" at 175lbs!!

Does that make sense - or am I missing something??
by unbob
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: FireWire Evo KiteSurfBoard
Replies: 128
Views: 23621

Re: FireWire Evo KiteSurfBoard size

Can anyone offer comments or feedback re the following recommended Evo sizes? Unfortunately, I don't remember where I obtained this info and so don't have the link - sorry 'bout that. I'm shopping for a new Evo and can't decide on the proper size for me (80kg/176lbs). Thx! Firewire Evo Size Chart 4'...
by unbob
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Sucessful removal of misplaced stick-on pad/strap
Replies: 11
Views: 2141

Re: Sucessful removal of misplaced stick-on pad/strap

What is a good way to remove the adhesive/glue from the board after removing the pad? I prefer not to use a razor blade. I found 91% Isopropyl rubbing alcohol works quite well for softening up the adhesive/glue. Using 91% instead of 70% makes a noticeable difference! Also, StarStuk ACR is supposed ...

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