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by fernmanus
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Nick Jacobsen World Record 277 Meter with Team Brunel
Replies: 17
Views: 1156

Re: Nick Jacobsen World Record 277 Meter with Team Brunel

So why is it that a pro kiter towed up to 270m and gliding down is considered “cool”, but gliding 100m of the deck over the snow is considered foolish? My 2 cents is that the tow up is the kook part. The force on the lines gliding down is minimal compared to the tow up. Oh and it is great that he wo...
by fernmanus
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Is snowkite kiting colder than winter kite boarding
Replies: 7
Views: 3373

Re: Is snowkite kiting colder than winter kite boarding

It is much easier to dress warm for a day of Snowkiting compared to kiting on the water. In the spring we often have the choice to ride water or snow. Unless the air temp is above 60 for the water, I pick snow. Like the water, it is your appendages that you have to keep warm on super cold days, but ...
by fernmanus
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How does Kiteboarding translate to snowboarding
Replies: 17
Views: 1031

Re: How does Kiteboarding translate to snowboarding

If you live in a location where you can snowkite in the mountains, forget snowboarding and skiing. Why not have the best of both worlds - kiting and no stinking lift lines!
by fernmanus
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ozone Edge V9 vs OR flite vs Core XR5
Replies: 9
Views: 1263

Re: Ozone Edge V9 vs OR flite vs Core XR5

I have a quiver of Core XR's. I love em. They boost great, but what I really like about them is that the landings are always nice, even in the smaller sizes. They are built more durable than the edges. You may not want to even consider a foil, but if you have an open mind, the one kite i would add t...
by fernmanus
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best hurricane ultra high wind 40 plus knot kite
Replies: 45
Views: 4856

Re: Best hurricane ultra high wind 40 plus knot kite

Even with a team, do you really want to mess with a Cat 5 Storm? The potential for a deadly acceleration is high for a storm that size.
by fernmanus
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is the twintip a dying breed?
Replies: 26
Views: 3151

Re: Is the twintip a dying breed?

You guys are forgetting about Maui. Riders there are out on hydrofoils in 30+ knots. It is not just lightwind foiling like you see in SoCA and Florida, they ride foils every day that there is wind. How do you tell a Maui local from a tourist? The local is wearing a full wetsuit and riding a hydrofoi...
by fernmanus
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: FS Sonic Race review anyone?
Replies: 22
Views: 2721

Re: FS Sonic Race review anyone?

Kami, it sounds like you are just guessing. Have you flown a Sonic Race? My question is aimed at someone who has flown the Sonic Race with a twintip. Yes, I understand that the Sonic Race was designed for Hydrofoiling, but my experience has been that so called "racing" kites turned out to be a lot o...
by fernmanus
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: FS Sonic Race review anyone?
Replies: 22
Views: 2721

Re: FS Sonic Race review anyone?

foilonfoil wrote:
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:43 am
Very very light bar pressure. Overall, nice. A complete waste of time and money for a twintip or surfboard.
Please explain why.

Thanks much!
by fernmanus
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is the twintip a dying breed?
Replies: 26
Views: 3151

Is the twintip a dying breed?

I just finished a week at a beach house in SoCA. Came back from Maui a couple months ago. Seems like all of the locals are riding hydrofoils at both locations. Wind was solid at both locations, not a day under 15 knots, but hydrofoils were the predominant choice. I remember picking up my first twint...
by fernmanus
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: FS Sonic Race review anyone?
Replies: 22
Views: 2721

Re: FS Sonic Race review anyone?

Psycho 1, an aptly named kite. One minute you are rocketing to the moon, the next you are watching it bow tie. :o I liked the Sonic 1 in the 18m size, but found the instability of the kite in the smaller sizes to be tricky at times. The Sonic 2 is a tamed beast, still loads of fun, but less likely t...

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