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by StanCan
Sat Aug 20, 2016 12:55 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Firewire Vader/Vanguard convertion to Foil board
Replies: 8
Views: 1092

Re: Firewire Vader/Vanguard convertion to Foil board

Probably really not worth to do that with great board. No, it's completely worth it to do that to the board. I'm not much of a do-it-yourself person when it comes to board building, so I had a board builder put a Tuttle box and reinforcement into my new Vader for me (Rob Mulder at Roberts Sailboard...
by StanCan
Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: LiP water shades?
Replies: 10
Views: 1825

Re: LiP water shades?

I've got a pair of their Typhoon model in the "Up" fit (Asian/Small face). I really like the fit, how secure they are, and think that the Zeiss lenses provide amazing optical clarity. But yes, having paid full price, I agree that they are on the pricier side of things. €300 tho :o I'm not sure where...
by StanCan
Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Firewire Vader
Replies: 88
Views: 17515

Re: Firewire Vader

Hey K-Roy, I used to have a Vanguard and currently ride a Vader - they're both great boards. While I agree with the first part of magic Ed's statement (Vader is better in chop - yes, because it has more rocker), I'm not sure that I would come to the same conclusion about going with that board. Becau...
by StanCan
Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:03 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Standard category name for Firewire Vanguard-style boards
Replies: 60
Views: 6546

Re: Standard category name for Firewire Vanguard-style board

Had a Vanguard and have a Vader now - both awesome boards. With respect to the original question in the post, FCS calls them "Performance Hull" for their 3DxFit Dayrunner line of bags. I kind of like the simplicity of that naming convention/description: "Performance Hull Fit: designed to fit perform...
by StanCan
Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:10 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Ride Engine Harness
Replies: 39
Views: 9431

Re: Ride Engine Harness

Now the question will be...did people who've ridden the harness find the chart was accurate for them? If you want to ride the harness with a wetsuit/drysuit should you size up or is that all taken into account already by adjustment. ? I've got one of the original Ride Engine custom harnesses and al...
by StanCan
Fri Jun 19, 2015 1:46 am
Forum: Kiteracer
Topic: Kite Racing Events in 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 3131

Re: Kite Racing Events in 2015

Hey bacon, Here is where Nitinat/Nitinaht Lake is: https://www.google.ca/maps/dir//48.8049783,-124.6773992/@48.8062997,-124.676498,16z It is not that simple to get to. From Vancouver, Canada you need to take a 1.5 hour ferry, drive about 1 hour on a paved road, and then drive about 1 hour on a dirt ...
by StanCan
Sat Sep 20, 2014 12:21 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2015 Naish Skater
Replies: 56
Views: 15488

Re: 2015 Naish Skater

miketovey wrote:What I am struggling with is finding a board bag for it , can anyone recommend one ?
FCS has a day bag for "performance hull" surfboards:
http://www.surffcs.com/shop/surf-surfbo ... mance-hull
by StanCan
Sat Sep 20, 2014 12:08 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2015 Naish Skater
Replies: 56
Views: 15488

Re: 2015 Naish Skater

I've ridden both the Vanguard and the Skater. I own a 5'0" Vanguard and demo'ed a 5'2" Skater for about 45 minutes in Hood River (i.e. not in proper waves so can't really comment on how it would perform in those conditions). The Skater seems to ride a lot bigger (i.e. floatier) than the Vanguard for...
by StanCan
Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:59 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Firewire Vanguard vs SS T-Rex vs LF Messenger
Replies: 0
Views: 585

Firewire Vanguard vs SS T-Rex vs LF Messenger

There are a few different threads comparing one to another, so I thought that I'd consolidate to one place. Thread about the Vanguard. Thread about the T-Rex. Thread about the Messenger (?) Has anyone ridden all three (or at least, two of them)? I own a Vanguard (love it, but have also snapped it......
by StanCan
Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kitesurfing in NYC
Replies: 14
Views: 4340

Re: Kitesurfing in NYC

Definitely get in contact with the good folks at NY Kite Center. I was visiting NYC for a few days in May and joined them for one day on the Great South Bay (by Amityville). They've got miles and miles of amazing slicks there if you like buttery flat water riding. If you like waves, apparently you j...

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