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by Slappysan
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best Lightweight Versatile Surfboard
Replies: 4
Views: 437

Re: Best Lightweight Versatile Surfboard

If you want inserts you'll have to pay $$$ and end up with a board you'll be more worried about.

Just skip the inserts and get the best kite surf surfboard there is, the Wave Bandit Performer 4-10:
http://www.nwkite.com/forums/t-42781.html

This thing is amazing to ride and only costs $150.
by Slappysan
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Thailand: Hua Hin vs Rawai (Phuket)
Replies: 8
Views: 782

Re: Thailand: Hua Hin vs Rawai (Phuket)

Phuket is a lot bigger than Hua Hin so you need to understand where you stay oh Phuket will greatly influence what you think of it. There are some great beaches and you get the option to surf. Patong is a bit crazy but can be a lot of fun, still lots of sex tourism but no where near as bad as Pattay...
by Slappysan
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kitesurfboard
Replies: 11
Views: 1161

Re: Kitesurfboard

Yeah, I love getting down to the Oregon coast, usually go every summer. Only thing I hate is how cold the water is! In this Westport, WA video the current was pretty vicious and I had to walk up the beach a few times, it was LW though: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKSUw1CHzgU In this Fort Steven'...
by Slappysan
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kitesurfboard
Replies: 11
Views: 1161

Re: Kitesurfboard

So here is my question - I was under the impression that doing a downwinder in breaking waves was expressly for the purpose of the rider not having to fight their way out to the outside. And if you do go to the outside, "doing a downwinder" allows you to stay on the inside while riding downwind unt...
by Slappysan
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Crap surf fun
Replies: 16
Views: 1456

Re: Crap surf fun

Um ... Neither of those are A: strapless or B: surfboards
by Slappysan
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: For an absolute newbie
Replies: 37
Views: 1909

Re: For an absolute newbie

If you are going to try and learn to foil before learning to ride a TT or surfboard you for sure need to start with the Slingshot 38 cm or 44 cm masts. Anything else is just going to take you forever to learn.
by Slappysan
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hands free foiling?
Replies: 8
Views: 711

Re: Hands free foiling?

Keahi has it nailed:
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by Slappysan
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Crap surf fun
Replies: 16
Views: 1456

Re: Crap surf fun

Wave Bandit 4-10 Performer softtop excels in such conditions!

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by Slappysan
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Crap surf fun
Replies: 16
Views: 1456

Re: Crap surf fun

Any of the small round nose fish variants on the surf market are great kite boards in grom sizes. You should really ride that fish as a twin with the fronts instead of the backs, when kiting you don't need need the stability the rear fins provide and they just make the board feel way too locked in.
by Slappysan
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cabrinha Trimlite Bar 2019 vs. 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 571

Cabrinha Trimlite Bar 2019 vs. 2018

Anyone know if there is any difference between the 2019 Cab Trimlite bar and the 2018 version, specifically the fireball variant.

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