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by MMac22
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: FireWire Evo KiteSurfBoard
Replies: 128
Views: 24866

Re: FireWire Evo KiteSurfBoard

See if you guys that tried different Tomo models can help me with Evo sizing. With 78kg (5'10''), the VG 502 has been working fantastically well for me in the last year, either in 12kn as in +30kn. I use my VG mostly in chopy, weak mushy waves no higher than 3'. Now I want to try more cleaner, powe...
by MMac22
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Leash...enemy of the foiler?
Replies: 13
Views: 1523

Re: Leash...enemy of the foiler?

Get one of the new short hooked-in leashes, issue solved. I think most brands now offer these. I've been using one for a couple years and haven't had any issues when foiling.
by MMac22
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Small vs large foil board
Replies: 32
Views: 3523

Re: Small vs large foil board

Get a medium size one, seriously. It will serve you well : )
by MMac22
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ride Engine 2018 Harnesses
Replies: 54
Views: 11338

Re: Ride Engine 2018 Harnesses

This raises the question then: was the real kickass value of the RE innovation the hard shell style? Or the fact that they were custom molded for each individual's body shape? Probably depends on how unusual someone's body is. However, the real value is in the hard shell that distributes the pressu...
by MMac22
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Liftfoils materials and durability
Replies: 20
Views: 3111

Re: Liftfoils materials and durability

The Lift foils seem like a really nice design that ride great. However, I know firsthand of someone who had 2 of their wings delaminate and come apart this summer. Appears they are foam inside and not solid carbon fiber. I prefer solid carbon fiber foils for durability, even if they are a bit heavier.
by MMac22
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Request: North clickbar tear down.
Replies: 4
Views: 735

Re: Request: North clickbar tear down.

North Kiteboarding's website has all the videos you need under the "video" tab then "Click Bar How to", great info if you need it.
by MMac22
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Firewire Evo Size Recommendation
Replies: 6
Views: 1128

Re: Firewire Evo Size Recommendation

5'1 as a thruster.
by MMac22
Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hardshell harnesses and traveling
Replies: 4
Views: 710

Re: Hardshell harnesses and traveling

Uh, wrap it around your kite, put in travel bag and you're good to go. Better than laying flat as it partially protects a kite & doesn't take up much room.
by MMac22
Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ripstop on new kites
Replies: 12
Views: 2037

Re: Ripstop on new kites

Hmm, I don't think I can agree with most comments here. I remember the single strand material well, I experienced multiple pinholes, punctures & tears every season. I even had a kite rip totally in half while flying, likely due to a small unseen hole. I was a frequent customer at the kite repair sho...
by MMac22
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Wave Kite
Topic: Evo vs Vader?
Replies: 13
Views: 3999

Re: Evo vs Vader?

I've owned both a Vader & Evo. Great boards and I found both work better as a thruster. The Vader is more power hungry than the Evo and needs more wind. If you mainly ride in high winds with 9m & smaller kites then get a Vader. If you ride in a variety of conditions with a lot of 12m+ days then go f...

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