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by windtzu
Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 2017 Airush Cypher...Anyone try one?
Replies: 0
Views: 676

2017 Airush Cypher...Anyone try one?

I've spent lot's of time on my first gen 2013 Airush Cypher 5'6. I learned how to ride strapless on the board and it's been my go to board ever since. I can usually get going on it with my Airush Lithium 12 m in about 12-13 knots..all the way up to my 7 m Airush Wave lit. When it's windy I'll take o...
by windtzu
Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Right of way opposite tacks
Replies: 15
Views: 1471

Re: Right of way opposite tacks

right of way comes out of other wind sports in kiteboarding you want to use your indicator to tell the other guy if you are going downwind or upwind. Keep your kite high if you want to go upwind, keep it low if you want to go downwind. You do this before you get close as an indicator, not just righ...
by windtzu
Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Sad news from Maui , Fatal accident, My condolences
Replies: 40
Views: 10897

Re: Sad news from Maui , Fatal accident, My condolences

... Every day I look at his empty chair and wonder how could this happened? He was riding a bike 30km every second day. Experienced sailor in his 40's. As well, a father of two. Non smoker. It takes More than just exercise ; to ward-off heart disease . You can't eat massive amounts of salt, because...
by windtzu
Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wet-suits Front zip or back zip ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1908

Re: Wet-suits Front zip or back zip ?

I can't comment on the front zip, but I've watched many of my friends struggle to get in an out of one. Like someone mentioned, what's more important is fit and quality. Make sure the seams are taped if it's your cold water suit. I have an NP 5/4 Edge back zip. It's an average high quality suit, dec...
by windtzu
Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Bar Out of Tune?
Replies: 3
Views: 437

Re: Bar Out of Tune?

edt wrote:You can easily detect even one millimeterr difference. don't pull it tight! Let the lines droop this magnifies even a small difference in line length.
Thanks for the advice. I'll do that.
by windtzu
Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Dynabar Rope Slider with Redundant Back Up...
Replies: 1
Views: 1133

Dynabar Rope Slider with Redundant Back Up...

My friend's Dynabar rope slider broke and had to self rescue in. To avoid this, I always check my slider line for wear and recently replaced it with 3/16's Amsteel Dyneema (green line in photo). At $1.08 per foot (US) I always buy extra and keep it my bag. But what if the line does break, albeit unl...
by windtzu
Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Bar Out of Tune?
Replies: 3
Views: 437

Bar Out of Tune?

I bought a new Airush Smart Bar a few months ago - 2014 closeout. I noticed while flying my 12 Airush Lithium the kite wants to pull down (toward the water) on one tack - port. It's little more than subtle but not a control issue. On the other tack it flies fine. I contacted the dealer and he said I...
by windtzu
Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:23 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Which 12m kite ?
Replies: 41
Views: 5751

Re: Which 12m kite ?

Gautiou wrote:I know that we couldn't have a wave and freestyle kite. Most of the time I prefer boosting big air because we don't have great waves in my spots.
This video will help narrow your choices:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYSbscXv264
by windtzu
Sun Jan 17, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Firewire Vader
Replies: 86
Views: 15864

Re: Firewire Vader

Good comparison of the Vader and Vanguard (featuring some nice WMFG Traction I might add) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Pbhzs0CXpE&feature=youtu.be Matt seems to riding both boards a bigger than what most recommend for kiting. In the video he said the VG goes upwind better and is smoother ...
by windtzu
Sun Jan 17, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Which strapless board to get ?
Replies: 38
Views: 7214

Re: Which strapless board to get ?

I'm not talking about the Vanguard whip but the North Whip! There's an used one for sale around where I'm based. I also rode the 2014 North Whip, the traditional non-Vanguard copy, it's a nice refined board and completely different from it's new replacement. I like it. It is a little on the "smalle...

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