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by D_Clark
Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How much profit does a kite shop make? Who makes what?
Replies: 21
Views: 4080

Re: How much profit does a kite shop make? Who makes what?

Not much profit, as from this thread it can be noted that kiters are CHEAP. myself included.

Nobody is getting really rich off of kiteboarding right now. Lessons are where most shops make a profit. That and T-Shirts.
by D_Clark
Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Dead or dying kiteboarding companies
Replies: 145
Views: 27149

Re: Dead or dying kiteboarding companies

Eclipse is dead for sure. Epic doesn't look all that healthy but maybe that is just because I haven't seen their kites very often. Naish? Used to be a dominate brand in the areas I ride in several parts of the county, went from 40% to about 5% of the kites I see. Windwing!!! - kites on the website o...
by D_Clark
Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North Fuse - Safety?
Replies: 18
Views: 2613

Re: North Fuse - Safety?

The Fuse has a much better safety than the EVO. I have both and the extra pulleys in the Fuse bridal allow it to flop over and land leading edge down easily. The Evo stays somewhat powered up and is harder to self land. Niether is as good as a 5th Line, but I have dropped the Fuse exactly where I wa...
by D_Clark
Thu May 19, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: north kite identification
Replies: 6
Views: 1089

Re: north kite identification

2003 Vegas, looks like the same graphics as my Rhino2 2004 had better graphics.
by D_Clark
Thu May 19, 2011 3:17 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Strapless surfboard - Leash or no leash
Replies: 25
Views: 5038

Re: Strapless surfboard - Leash or no leash

Another reason to not wear a leash hasn't been mentioned. Surfboards drift downwind very quickly and are much easier to body drag to than your twintip. The board will usually end up right side up and is easy to track down. If you aren't confident in you body dragging skills, something to work on whe...
by D_Clark
Wed May 18, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Who is going to South Padre Kite Roundup?
Replies: 12
Views: 1005

Re: Who is going to South Padre Kite Roundup?

Kiting near the jetty at Isla Blanca park is where the waves can get pretty decent. Watch out for surfers, though. Other than that, I've heard peeps at AirPadre mention going out past a few sandbars for supposedly bigger waves. Watch out for the surfers and the people on the beach. The locals don't...
by D_Clark
Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Michigan or Hatteras???
Replies: 17
Views: 1990

Re: Michigan or Hatteras???

Michigan is unique and a fantastic place to ride, when its on there is no better place. Its just not on that often. I'm from TC and I miss riding the fresh water with out the crowds down here in SPI, but its full drysuits up north and I have only needed a shorty once in the past 3 weeks here in the ...
by D_Clark
Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Water Temp Padre Island
Replies: 10
Views: 1058

Re: Water Temp Padre Island

The Laguna Madre is about 75-80 depending on depth and location. The Gulf is about 73-75. and the gulf has been warming up a little each week. Much better than the 34 degree water back in my usual home location of Northern Lake Michigan.

DC - In SPI
by D_Clark
Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: A good trainer for storm days, any suggestions ??
Replies: 10
Views: 2715

Re: A good trainer for storm days, any suggestions ??

I find the lines break very quickly when using trainer kites anything more than just flight training. if you want to use a trainer to pull you around expect to replace the lines quickly. I would have to recommend the ozones and the HQ Rush Pro which both come with beefy lines standard.
by D_Clark
Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:46 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2010 IKA Course Racing Worlds - Spectator info
Replies: 2
Views: 373

2010 IKA Course Racing Worlds - Spectator info

I am driving past Corpus tomorrow on my way to SPI. I want to stop and check out the racing. Where do I go to spectate?

thanks,
- DC

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