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by BiteMe
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 12m or 14m Slingshot Rally for 200 lbs riders ??
Replies: 62
Views: 11738

Re: 12m or 14m Slingshot Rally for 200 lbs riders ??

It depends on local conditions, board, and if the wind tends to the lower or higher end of your range. If it's mostly 18-21mph go with the 12m. If it's mostly 14-18mph go with the 14m. If it's somewhat even I'd go with the 14m. These kites have a huge range and given your weight you should have no p...
by BiteMe
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How old is your oldest kite you still ride on?
Replies: 42
Views: 8049

Re: How old is your oldest kite you still ride on?

2007 Royal Era. Still my favorite kite ever
by BiteMe
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2018 Slingshot Turbine
Replies: 5
Views: 726

2018 Slingshot Turbine

New Turbines are out. Does anyone know if Slingshot made any changes for 2018? They don't mention anything on their web site so it looks like the same old kite. I love the Turbine, but it's sorely in need of a refresh. I don't think they have made any improvements to the larger size for several year...
by BiteMe
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Toxic Water Nearly Killed My Kite Buddy
Replies: 10
Views: 2072

Re: Toxic Water Nearly Killed My Kite Buddy

Contact your local Surfrider Foundation chapter. See if they are willing to work with you and make it one of their campaigns. They have started monitoring the water around the treatment plant as part of their Blue Water Task Force http://www.surfrider.org/blue-water-task-force/beach/627 . Seems like...
by BiteMe
Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Slingshot wave Sst Self Launch
Replies: 21
Views: 3562

Re: Slingshot wave Sst Self Launch

@petato2 Yes, I have an SST 12m. And it WILL launch by itself when on the beach. Pointless design in my opinion as it never does that on the water, NOT ONCE. Yet its done it on multiple occasions on land for me. I use a sandbag to launch/land all of the time. It's fine and stable while launching on...
by BiteMe
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Slingshot wave Sst Self Launch
Replies: 21
Views: 3562

Re: Slingshot wave Sst Self Launch

@petato2 Yes, I have an SST 12m. And it WILL launch by itself when on the beach. Pointless design in my opinion as it never does that on the water, NOT ONCE. Yet its done it on multiple occasions on land for me. I use a sandbag to launch/land all of the time. It's fine and stable while launching on...
by BiteMe
Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: SS turbine shape 2016 Vs 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 892

Re: SS turbine shape 2016 Vs 2017

Yeah, Slingshot hasn't made any changes to the larger Turbines for a couple years. They need to, heavy and slow by today's standards. Still a great kite. Go with the 2016 and save some money.
by BiteMe
Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Spleene Kiteboarding starts Kite-Direct
Replies: 23
Views: 3559

Re: Spleene Kiteboarding starts Kite-Direct

Their boards are expensive. I guess only the kites will be direct pricing.

Has anyone tried the Surfdoor?
by BiteMe
Tue May 16, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: slingshot turbine Help
Replies: 19
Views: 1985

Re: slingshot turbine Help

Which year? Which Size? The 17m is a medium aspect kite and I find when the wind picks up the pull down wind is pretty strong. It takes a lot of leg strength (like old C kites) to keep from getting pulled down wind. In lighter winds the pull is much less so it's easier to get up wind. I've always th...
by BiteMe
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: SS Rally vs. SS Turbine... (12M vs. 13M)
Replies: 45
Views: 6916

Re: SS Rally vs. SS Turbine... (12M vs. 13M)

...Because my next kite down is a 9m Rally I'm still interested in the top ends of Rally 12m vs Turbine 13m, and of course I'm also still interested in comparing the low end of the Rally 12m vs Turbine 13m. And as said above, not from dealers/sponsored riders etc. please. I can't comment on the Tur...

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