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by bigjohn
Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: High-wind board?
Replies: 12
Views: 5995

Re: High-wind board?

I do agree kiteboard size is very important. I found with my "heavyweight" size I could put a lot of stress on all the parts and was breaking a lot of things before I finally got dialed in. So putting a smaller board added too much pressure on my CL, bar and lines, bridles, kites. Something lighter ...
by bigjohn
Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: High-wind board?
Replies: 12
Views: 5995

Re: High-wind board?

My highwind board is a 2003 Best LTD. It's 144 x 44cm but has a ton of rocker to it. I find the more rocker the board has the more power I need. Might be good to look at a board with more rocker in it. Not sure which ones though. Still trying to figure out what high wind board would be good for me a...
by bigjohn
Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:20 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Info on Sweet Potato
Replies: 6
Views: 1902

Re: Info on Sweet Potato

14Toeside,

If you pick up the potato let us heavyweights know what you think on the heavyweight group forum. I was looking at one as well.

BigJohn
by bigjohn
Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New Heavyweight group forum on here
Replies: 17
Views: 2950

Re: New Heavyweight group forum on here

The doughnuts only lasted 10 seconds with this group.

We'll have more in the heavyweight forum group. Stop by and say hi.
by bigjohn
Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:13 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New Heavyweight group forum. Introductions...
Replies: 11
Views: 2630

Re: New Heavyweight group forum. Introductions...

I'll try my hand on my first review of my OR Razors as soon as I can. Keep an eye out for a new topic on here for them. I've been kiting since 2009. I've exploded QRs and spinners, snapped lines, and stressed kites until the give up and stop flying. I will say the 2012 OR Razors are the best kites I...
by bigjohn
Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:03 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Heavyweight general observations - kite size selection?
Replies: 5
Views: 2436

Heavyweight general observations - kite size selection?

So I show up to my local spot. Winds blowing. Like most people I'm wondering what everyone is out on. And as I'm assessing the situation. most are asking "what are you out on?" I find myself always asking right after "mind if I ask what you weigh in at? " Most guys are out on 7s, 8s, and 9s. I'm thi...
by bigjohn
Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:54 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New Heavyweight group forum on here
Replies: 17
Views: 2950

Re: New Heavyweight group forum on here

Thanks kite2heaven. PJ Sofine. Past members of the heavyweight class still get to weigh in. I know I owe my successful progression and gear selections to gleaning knowledge and experience from fellow heavyweights I chatted with from here who have flown the gear, rode the boards and advised according...
by bigjohn
Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:40 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New Heavyweight group forum on here
Replies: 17
Views: 2950

New Heavyweight group forum on here

Toby was kind enough to add a "Heavyweight" section to the group forums. Hoping to generate gear discussion and equipment upgrades with fellow people over 210lbs (95kg). Hopefully we can make it easier to keep all the great info that has been discussed/will be discussed in one area. Here is the link...
by bigjohn
Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:36 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New Heavyweight group forum. Introductions...
Replies: 11
Views: 2630

New Heavyweight group forum. Introductions...

A new place for us big guys to discuss gear options and necessary equipment upgrades. I've found that people less than 210lbs (95kg) can't usually offer usable advice on gear because generally the weight differences make gear choices vastly different. I'm 6'5" 260lbs. I would consider my current sty...
by bigjohn
Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: A Harness that Doesn't push up
Replies: 36
Views: 4489

Re: A Harness that Doesn't push up

I remember those days as a beginner. Have a look at the Ocean Rodeo Session 2. It comes with detachable leg straps that are very adjustable and comfortable. You can adjust the lengths to wear the waist harness down low (almost like a seat harness) or up high as a waist harness. Then as you get bette...

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