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by NorCalNomad
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North Quad bar - Slack safety line
Replies: 6
Views: 3727

Re: North Quad bar - Slack safety line

Does it hang there limp when it's fully powered or just when you pull in depower?
by NorCalNomad
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Are The Olympics Good For Kiteboarding
Replies: 20
Views: 10010

Re: Are The Olympics Good For Kiteboarding

Just like climbing, skating, and surfing trying to put action sports into the Olympics is dumb. Yes, also freestyle skiing and snowboarding, snooze fest to watch compared to a good edit. The only people who get hard ons for these sports in the Olympics it are the ones who stand to profit, nationalis...
by NorCalNomad
Mon May 21, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Firewire EVo versus Vader
Replies: 4
Views: 3205

Re: Firewire EVo versus Vader

Strekke gives a pretty good rundown. But as a beginner any of them will work. I'm about 150lbs 5'11" Also do not be conservative on the downsizing. My 5'1" Evo is a dream to (paddle) surf even on small wave days, 5'3" Vader seems a little big for both kiting and regularly surfing. I've kited a 5'1" ...
by NorCalNomad
Mon May 21, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: The Ultimate Wetsuit !?
Replies: 12
Views: 6412

Re: The Ultimate Wetsuit !?

Greenturtle wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 9:04 pm
I always shop wetsuits by cheapest price because I know Ill trash it quick regardless of brand.
Every worn a $300 suit vs a $100 suit? They definitely fit and feel different.
by NorCalNomad
Sun May 20, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fixing ION Apex Select
Replies: 2
Views: 2619

Re: Fixing ION Apex Select

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by NorCalNomad
Sat May 19, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Building my next mast
Replies: 6
Views: 6044

Re: Building my next mast

Think you need a bigger board...

pretty wood molds though
by NorCalNomad
Thu May 17, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kitefoiling at the 2024 Olympic games
Replies: 54
Views: 24002

Re: Kitefoiling at the 2024 Olympic games

meh, trying to put extreme sports into the olympics is kinda lame. Do we really need a huge uptick in users? Seems like the kite industry is on a nice steady uptick and normally when there is a huge expansion nothing great ever happens in an extreme sport that relies on a scarce resource (ex. back c...
by NorCalNomad
Tue May 08, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Any tips on building a foilboard...
Replies: 12
Views: 5819

Re: Any tips on building a foilboard...

Njrider, does your foil have a tuttle or plate mount?

If it's a plate mount it's really easy to do a plywood one, or modifying a surfboard. If it's a tuttle one either modifying a surfboard, or building your own isn't that hard if you are handy.

Also there is always buying one second hand.
by NorCalNomad
Thu May 03, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Moving from Switchblade to FX
Replies: 33
Views: 12119

Re: Moving from Switchblade to FX

To be clear the FX IS A PERFECTLY FINE KITE, but I don’t stand for BS. Right from the cow’s teet... “modified C shape design” The FX is a bridled c when you boil it down. Yeah it’s not a %100 pure C kite with a bridle. But it’s competitors/ category are bridled C’s (RPM, Dice, etc) Sure it might go ...
by NorCalNomad
Tue May 01, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Moving from Switchblade to FX
Replies: 33
Views: 12119

Re: Moving from Switchblade to FX

Bullshit on “upwind like a rocket,” it’s a bridled C kite. No bridled c kite is going to go upwind like a rocket. That’s like saying the Apollo is amazing for unhooking.

If you want to do more freestyle oriented stuff while taking a slight upwind and wind range hit then a bridled c kite is good.

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