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by tautologies
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Naish Pivot vs Fone Bandit
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Naish Pivot vs Fone Bandit

Hi Everyone I am currently flying a 2016 Bandit 9m. I weight 75kg and use the 9m mostly in Blouberg in winds ranging from 16 - 25 knots. I mostly like boosting and started learning to loop a few months back. I am considering buying either a 2018 Bandit or a 2018 Pivot, and I'm looking to buy a 10m....
by tautologies
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Don't buy a Core kite before you read this!
Replies: 143
Views: 9071

Re: Don't buy a Core kite before you read this!

PullStrings wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:52 pm


MAN....GO ON SOME...
Come on pull, this isn't you now?
by tautologies
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best bankrupt?
Replies: 339
Views: 97560

Re: Best bankrupt?

This thread makes me sad. It's been a joy following Best. Last time I counted I think I'd bought about 16-20 best kites before I moved on. It's been a trip of ups and downs from early on, and regardless of what you think of best today they've been a big part of the industry of kiteboarding. The earl...
by tautologies
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite 7m for hydrofoil
Replies: 12
Views: 979

Re: Kite 7m for hydrofoil

I got the 7 naish slash for waves and foil.
by tautologies
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Triple & quad ripstop
Replies: 22
Views: 1847

Re: Triple & quad ripstop

Don't wish to get into an argument, call 20 years of sailmaking "intuition" if you please, just giving my point of view: 1 Specifically the quality of the Dacron. 2 Weight does matter' 3 Physics also apply to kitesurfing. 4 Increasing recommended air pressure is good, but it is not the thread, even...
by tautologies
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foil board compatibility
Replies: 7
Views: 656

Re: Foil board compatibility

edt wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:20 pm
fear of bolts? dont laugh it's a real thing.
Huh?
by tautologies
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Triple & quad ripstop
Replies: 22
Views: 1847

Re: Triple & quad ripstop

Close up of ripstop.
by tautologies
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Triple & quad ripstop
Replies: 22
Views: 1847

Re: Triple & quad ripstop

11 PSI for the 7 slash
by tautologies
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Triple & quad ripstop
Replies: 22
Views: 1847

Re: Triple & quad ripstop

Another marketing gimmick I heard of lately is Naish advertising the "new" super strong thread used to stitch the leading edge or their kites. Thanks to this "innovation" you can now inflate your kite to 60 +psi. Whatever, thread strength has never been an issue on leading edges even with "traditio...
by tautologies
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Totall novice
Replies: 6
Views: 570

Re: Totall novice

Stuart, thank you for asking for lessons and welcome to the sport. It is very addictive and versatile. Your board skills will serve you well later, but as you have understood kite skills is what gets you going and doing it safely is critical....but you understand that so you are way ahead of the cur...

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