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by windtzu
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Firewire Vader, Fins recommendations
Replies: 69
Views: 8411

Re: Firewire Vader, Fins - mixing front vs rear fins

I just purchased a 5'1 Vader with FCS2 Reactor tri fin config - medium. The retailer recommended the Reactors in tri fin. Im' looking forward to getting out this week. I'll use the tri fin for now, but I always leaned to quads on my kite-surfboards. It's easy enough to buy some quad rears if I decid...
by windtzu
Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: FireWire Evo KiteSurfBoard
Replies: 113
Views: 17109

Re: FireWire Evo KiteSurfBoard

I’m 160lbs but that said I’ll keep the global for now, see how I like the mph FireWire - Evo 5’1
Thanks guys for the feedback.
by windtzu
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: FireWire Evo KiteSurfBoard
Replies: 113
Views: 17109

Re: FireWire Evo KiteSurfBoard

I read through all the forums, talked to the shops that sell FireWire...Which to buy, Vader or Evo? There seems like no “best” answer. Like all gear it depends on the conditions and what I’m looking to do with it. I weigh in at 160 lbs / @ 70kg, ride strapless in everything from small to med waves (...
by windtzu
Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 2017 Airush Cypher...Anyone try one?
Replies: 0
Views: 785

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: 1540

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: 11416

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: 1953

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: 476

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: 1193

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: 476

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...

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