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by longwhitecloud
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Kitesurfing beach for me, sheltered beach for my wife?
Replies: 12
Views: 726

Re: Kitesurfing beach for me, sheltered beach for my wife?

le meridian hotel new caledonia.

most perfect wind angle for sheltered beach, shit loads of wind.. cross off but safe as in bay
by longwhitecloud
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Core kites and kiteboarding industry sales this year
Replies: 77
Views: 6400

Re: Core kites and kiteboarding industry sales this year

i think it is a fair to have an opinion about rediculous markup high cost kiteboarding equipment. and also the effects of non kiteboarder shareholder led kiteboarding companies. imo if the kiteboarding industry wants long term growth it needs to look at the fact that the average age of kiteboarders ...
by longwhitecloud
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Core kites and kiteboarding industry sales this year
Replies: 77
Views: 6400

Re: Core kites and kiteboarding industry sales this year

fair enough, i didnt know they sold takoon... they looked kind of dead online

so north turnover about 1/2 billion dollars a year

shriro capitalization of over 100 million dollars

That would make them corporation controlled.
by longwhitecloud
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Core kites and kiteboarding industry sales this year
Replies: 77
Views: 6400

Re: Core kites and kiteboarding industry sales this year

completely untrue Cabrinha kiteboarding - shriro group North Kiteboarding - oakley capital Takoon - Bic They are corporate companies that deal with hundreds of millions of dollars, is some cases billions.Welcome to corporate kiteboarding for those of you that were unaware and had bought the "story" ...
by longwhitecloud
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Core kites and kiteboarding industry sales this year
Replies: 77
Views: 6400

Re: Core kites and kiteboarding industry sales this year

id take any sales figures with a pinch of salt, the bull$hit to come out of businees owners mouths... marketing strategy.. import export figures i would believe shredded kites have been included in " we made xthousand kites" marketing hype fact is kiteboarding is in decline, imo because if you dont ...
by longwhitecloud
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The Video Topic - post all videos here
Replies: 1098
Views: 181065

Re: The Video Topic - post all videos here

Beautiful place (space monkeys!) know someone that got abducted here, guns to head, beatings( taxi held up), they survived but are now mentally ruined unfortunalely. No doubt it is SUUPER dodgy.
by longwhitecloud
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Naish Torch 2018 vs 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1221

Re: Naish Torch 2018 vs 2019

older torches are bargains, no one wants them, but as long as they are low milage, they are gold
the 10m is all time
by longwhitecloud
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Torsional flex - now a good thing :-)
Replies: 13
Views: 920

Re: Torsional flex - now a good thing :-)

usual recent kite industry stuff.. reduce costs as the market shrinks $5 an hour intern has giant turd polished by marketing department - includes outright lies get a grip! lol noodle.. a board with random characteristics that has lost its pop due to lacking/ spongy flex.. out of the box! what a fun...
by longwhitecloud
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Why two regular shaped twintips?
Replies: 41
Views: 3050

Re: Why two regular shaped twintips?

i just bought a small twintip for $26, ( 132 39?)it reminded me why i used to ride them... when you are lit more control, lighter on your feet, ride a bigger kite for the wind.. boosting much...,smaller carving arc, less swing weight. control at high speed very narriw boards rule too tjis mightcexpl...
by longwhitecloud
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Do you wash your wetsuit with fresh water?
Replies: 11
Views: 753

Re: Do you wash your wetsuit with fresh water?

if you leave a freshwater wetsuit and forget/dont dry it for a while... gross mould. salt is a great anti bacterial agent

the best thing ever is buying 2 wetsuits if you live somewhere cold.. wear out at half the rate and always have a dry one

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