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by Dwight
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Naish Torque Control Bar issue
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: Naish Torque Control Bar issue

It comes with a tag attached warning to listen for the sound of the click when inserting loop in the hole during reset.
by Dwight
Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Naish Foiling 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 4130

Re: Naish Foiling 2018

Starting it flat is also super hard. I'm curious why it's hard to start flat. I’m referring to it being hard to get kite to pull you up to your feet. Once standing, it’s easy to foil it. Getting to your feet on a massive sup, is nothing like getting up strapless on a surfboard. Surfboard is easy by...
by Dwight
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Naish Foiling 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 4130

Re: Naish Foiling 2018

Slappysan, I have tried a SUP foil mounted to a SUP with a kite. Not the Naish, but my problems with it still apply. The problem is getting started. It’s very hard to flip SUP on edge to start. Starting it flat is also super hard. It’s just easier and more fun to bolt the SUP foil to a small kiteboa...
by Dwight
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: foot hook warrenty
Replies: 12
Views: 789

Re: foot hook warrenty

by Dwight
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Liftfoils materials and durability
Replies: 19
Views: 1478

Re: Liftfoils materials and durability

It’s not plastic. Everyone has to do some sort of black pigment to hide weave where it transitions. Otherwise you’d see ugly weave not straight and cut edges of carbon
by Dwight
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ride Engine 2018 Harnesses
Replies: 37
Views: 5199

Re: Ride Engine 2018 Harnesses

The new heavy dual straps are nice improvement.

I tried one on at Surf Expo.
by Dwight
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 5'4 FW Vanguard
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: 5'4 FW Vanguard

It has not been replaced. They make 3 models in kite construction. Vanguard, Vader, Evo.

Vanguard become less popular when Vader was released. I think Vader is most popular. I ride Vader.

http://www.realwatersports.com/
by Dwight
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Switch Element5 vs Cabrinha Drifter
Replies: 20
Views: 2093

Re: Switch Element5 vs Cabrinha Drifter

I've flown the 13m 2016 drifter and 13m element 5 a lot. I rate the element better on the 3 things you asked about. It's a more normal kite, meaning less performance compromised for wave riding.
by Dwight
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Wind meters?
Replies: 18
Views: 1164

Re: Wind meters?

They are nice to have. Get the windtronic 2.
by Dwight
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Do U use an impact vest for hydrofoiling?
Replies: 24
Views: 2323

Re: Do U use an impact vest for hydrofoiling?

I like the extra cushion it gives to my harness. Like a pillow under my harness.

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