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by Hugh2
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Lost & Found
Topic: North twintip at Canadian Hole (OBX)
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Re: North twintip at Canadian Hole (OBX)

It did! And thanks Toby for providing this forum where problems like this can be happily solved.
by Hugh2
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Lost & Found
Topic: North twintip at Canadian Hole (OBX)
Replies: 3
Views: 197

North twintip at Canadian Hole (OBX)

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by Hugh2
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Do you have a weak bladder?
Replies: 3
Views: 288

Re: Do you have a weak bladder?

I wonder about this issue with my 2015/2016 Naish Pivots. I love the kites, but the 2015 9m central strut started leaking. I was amazed how thin the bladder walls were, it seemed very fragile compared with my older Best kites. I eventually gave up on trying to fix it and got a far more robust replac...
by Hugh2
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The joys of valves leaking
Replies: 18
Views: 1472

Re: The joys of valves leaking

Valves are starting to come off my 10-year-old Best kites, but otherwise no problems with my 2012 Cabrinha Vector, and my newer Naish Pivots (2015/2016) are just fine. I've used stick-on valve replacements without problems, but it gets pricy to do an entire kite with seven valves, and like MartinO, ...
by Hugh2
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Boring question
Replies: 10
Views: 1069

Re: Boring question

I had to Google "rubble bag"!

In Cape Town the top kite repair guy, Paul at Second Wind Sports, insists that you leave with him only your kite, no bags.
by Hugh2
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Affordable Kite - Highest Jump - Longest Hangtime
Replies: 31
Views: 3193

Re: Affordable Kite - Highest Jump - Longest Hangtime

Can't believe nobody has said Naish Pivot yet. Any of the smaller sizes from 6-10m should get you way up there. You should be able to get the 2017 model for around half price used. I got my 7 and 9m (2015/2016 models) that way a year old, and the 2017 model is even better. I know Kevin Langaree coul...
by Hugh2
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil Videos
Replies: 354
Views: 98434

Re: Hydrofoil Videos

Okay now you guys are showing off a bit too much! Loved all the videos on this page.
by Hugh2
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Pull the trigger anxiety - Naish Pivot sizing
Replies: 10
Views: 1021

Re: Pull the trigger anxiety - Naish Pivot sizing

Ex Pivot owner. I had the 9 and 12m at 90 kgs and my friend went 8 and 11m at 80kgs. I think a 3m gap is good, 4m means you're increasing your time spent under or overpowered. Food for thought. I ditched the pivot in the end cause the frame was too weak and id bend the leading edge of the 9m all th...
by Hugh2
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Pull the trigger anxiety - Naish Pivot sizing
Replies: 10
Views: 1021

Re: Pull the trigger anxiety - Naish Pivot sizing

As my profile shows, I like the 12-9-7 spread, but I have not tried the 12-8 quiver. But then I also have older kites in all those sizes and more (20+ kites!). I have the original 2015 9m Pivot and love it, but in Cape Town you really need a 7m, and my 2016 7m Pivot is fantastic. And from everything...
by Hugh2
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Launching a kite when no one is around
Replies: 21
Views: 2076

Re: Launching a kite when no one is around

Hi, I've read and seen many videos describing the dangers of launching a kite on your own when no one is around. One method that I didn't see mentioned (and I am guessing there is a good reason for it but can't think of it) is to setup the kite and lines on the beach (have the kite facing down as u...

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