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by mede
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Gear advice - tyranny of choice
Replies: 5
Views: 645

Re: Gear advice - tyranny of choice

Personally, I'd go with the monk ;)
by mede
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Kalpitiya / Sri Lanka report 2012
Replies: 27
Views: 21113

Re: Kalpitiya / Sri Lanka report 2012

Hey Leo,
I know the Kalpitiya lagoon and Kapalady lagoon of course...
Actualy, you and I were throwing Kiteloops together on Kalpitiya lagoon back in 2012 ;)

But I thought there might be a place on Puttalam Lagoon suitable for kitesurfing as well, that's why I was asking.
by mede
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Kalpitiya / Sri Lanka report 2012
Replies: 27
Views: 21113

Re: Kalpitiya / Sri Lanka report 2012

@ Ruuk : Amazing news :) Looking forward to some fellow kiters on our beach! Btw, I'm in Kandathoduwa at the moment. Last week, we had some quite epic surf conditions with nice, strong wind :D @ Ruuk : in a week, a friend of mine will join us. He's an intermediate, so I want to take him to a lagoon....
by mede
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fire Wire vanguard, Vader adding foil?
Replies: 5
Views: 2628

Re: Fire Wire vanguard, Vader adding foil?

Personally, I would do the conversion only if you want to "recycle" the Vader, and you don't want to use it either with or without foil.
Otherwise you end up with a bad compromise for both.
by mede
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Wave Kite
Topic: Where is good spot to learn wave kitesurfing?
Replies: 12
Views: 8994

Re: Where is good spot to learn wave kitesurfing?

Boavista during Swell time (winter months).
Check out the RIU - in front, there is a long, nice beach break, and the station is good (incl. rescue)
Super easy conditions - side off wind, clean waves in sets.
by mede
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: true advice on Sri Lanka, a new Brazil?
Replies: 22
Views: 8990

Re: true advice on Sri Lanka, a new Brazil?

Hey Ruuk, Can you point out where the best places on Puttalam lagoon are in summer time? Is there any decent place to launch on Puttalam or Palavi side? I'm asking because a friend joins us this summer (intermediate kitesurfer) , and I'm not sure he can handle the waves in front of our house. So I w...
by mede
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is Wakestyle dead?
Replies: 100
Views: 35080

Re: Is Wakestyle dead?

Wakestyle covers just a very narrow bit of what Kitesurfing really can be, and you need specific conditions for it. I would not say it's the most difficult style in Kitebsurfing, but certainly the most demanding on your body. Look at me, I'm over 40 now, would consider myself really fit, but my body...
by mede
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Surfboard Size Poll
Replies: 24
Views: 6333

Re: Surfboard Size Poll

Me: 75 kg / 165 lbs, on a 5.2 Tomo Vanguard. 100% strapless.

Other than Peter, I love the Planing Hulls :-)
(But we both like the same kind of kites ;) )
by mede
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Poll! who is going to win King of the Air 2018?
Replies: 27
Views: 3873

Re: Poll! who is going to win King of the Air 2018?

It will depend a lot on what the judges are looking for...
If wakestyle gets the nod ==> Hadlow
If hooked in elevation and smoothness ==> Langeree
by mede
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: On Shore Wave Kites
Replies: 61
Views: 11452

Re: On Shore Wave Kites

My take on things (confirming what some of you already said): * To have fun, at least a couple of degrees side here and there are a must, fully completely on does not cut it for me. Kite: * Fast * very quick-turning, with defined feedback * Must fly upwind very well * Must drift nicely and with stab...

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