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by Strekke
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cape Town Visitors - Avoid killing each other
Replies: 16
Views: 1108

Re: Cape Town Visitors - Avoid killing each other

It's great that the locals have established a set of guidelines that work for them. ... Unless you want to get into a pissing contest about whose rules take precedence and who is a local and how do you go about proving it etc etc, a good old signpost will go a long way to getting everyone on the sa...
by Strekke
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: South Africa - spot recommendations?
Replies: 8
Views: 982

Re: South Africa - spot recommendations?

To keep this thread going: does anybody have local knowledge on when Scarborough/Witsands gets good winds? What to look out for in the forecast? Does it sometimes work when KiteBeach does not work, and vice versa? Or just only kiteable/pumping with the usual SE that also hits kitebeach?
by Strekke
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 9-15 Knots, choppy water, FW Evo, what kite?
Replies: 5
Views: 444

Re: 8/9-15 Knots, choppy water, FW Evo, what kite?

Don't get a bigger kite: save your cash to get a foil, and you'll be foiling on your 12 in 7 knots, and having a lot more fun doing so. All bigger kites are slow and sluggish, especially in those low winds. Many have been in your position (including me) chasing LW sessions with big kites and saying ...
by Strekke
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Sure bet places for wind?
Replies: 20
Views: 1864

Re: Sure bet places for wind?

Good and useful tread. I have heard that Dahkla Marocco is amazing - haven't been but supposedly super consistent in the windy months. Reading a lot about Sri Lanka too, windwise. Although already mentioned, I can confirm from first hand experience that North East Brazil is definitely one of the mos...
by Strekke
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: RPM gone on the Slingshot homepage
Replies: 24
Views: 2386

Re: RPM gone on the Slingshot homepage

It's from 'Der Untergang' (translated: the downfall) - it's about the Hitler's last days and how the Germans lost the war.
by Strekke
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ozone Enduro v2 ? are we there yet?
Replies: 54
Views: 7810

Re: Ozone Enduro v2 ? are we there yet?

Just in general (so not Enduro specific), if you ride a fairly efficient surfboard like an Evo, and at your weight, I would go for 10-8-6 and save the money of the 12 for a kite trip to a windy place, or for a foil.
by Strekke
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Wind, NE Brazil
Replies: 19
Views: 922

Re: Wind, NE Brazil

When I was in that spot in December 2 years ago for 2 days, everyone was on 10-12's in the afternoon. It was blowing like 16-19 knots, starting around 11-12, but I was told that normally the wind is stronger. Was only there for 2 days so can't confirm if this is true. So try and take the 12 if you c...
by Strekke
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Learning on Cabrinha FX?
Replies: 12
Views: 1671

Re: Learning on Cabrinha FX?

I think you should be fine - might be a bit more challenging because they have a more direct feel/need to be flown a bit more aggressive but in the long run they are nicer kites to progress on. Make sure you take some lessons first though!
by Strekke
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hydrofoil in 8/12 knots at 80Kg(176lbs) rider what kite size better?
Replies: 15
Views: 1402

Re: Hydrofoil in 8/12 knots at 80Kg(176lbs) rider what kite size better?

8 knots, 17m for sure. 12 knots, a 12-14m would be comfortable. I have a friend who rides a 17m Roca from about 10-15 kts at ~180 lbs. I disagree - at 75kgs and a 12m North Mono I ride at 8 knots (maybe gusting 9/10 at times). Once we get a solid 13/14 knots the 12 becomes too much and I switch to ...
by Strekke
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Where to live and kite warm water everyday?
Replies: 11
Views: 1310

Re: Where to live and kite warm water everyday?

Cape Town. Langebaan for warm water. :lol: Langebaan for warm water? You're, joking, right? It might be a bit warmer than CT, but definitely still cold :shake: compared to real tropical water (as in "no-wetsuit-water"). Maybe Kenya is an option? Good wildlife and apparently also some wind around th...

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