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by dylan*
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: how thick wetsuit for hood river
Replies: 6
Views: 400

Re: how thick wetsuit for hood river

From June I had a 3/2 full suit that I wore most days, and a 2mm shortsleeve shorty for when it was hot during the height of summer (July/Aug) and was comfortable all the way through late october-ish. Also have a 5/3 but only wore it a couple times toward the end of the season.
by dylan*
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cabrinha Switchblade base collars
Replies: 9
Views: 531

Re: Cabrinha Switchblade base collars

There should be one on each end of the tube, one for each valve. If you lost one in the water during the crash (or just can't figure it out) you can always just use a zip tie instead, that's what most brands (used to?) use
by dylan*
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Concave or Flat for Lakes
Replies: 5
Views: 532

Re: Concave or Flat for Lakes

I dont know what your typical wind speed is, but the influence has just enough rocker for me that I can feel it in the lighter days. If this is at all a concern I'd go for a flatter board like the spark plug, because it has been the difference between a fun session and a struggle a bunch of times fo...
by dylan*
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 11 or 12?
Replies: 16
Views: 1025

Re: 11 or 12?

If you like your 14, you could also grab a 10m instead, and when it's time to replace the 9 switch it for an 8. Depends on your usual wind conditions though.
by dylan*
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Question from a Noobie
Replies: 8
Views: 3978

Re: Question from a Noobie

The main thing I would be concerned about isn't so much the kite design, it's definitely improved but even gear from like 2010 is still fine today, especially for a beginner. I'd be more worried about the glue holding the valves together. You can nuke a kite in less than a year if you leave it in a ...
by dylan*
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: USA Second hand Kitesurf market
Replies: 10
Views: 6903

Re: USA Second hand Kitesurf market

If youre just buying, there are some great consignment shops as well. I've bought a handful of kites from Windance (www.windance.com) and check their used section every so often for good deals. Sometimes they get new-ish kites that are put on consignment pretty cheap. That way you also know you're g...
by dylan*
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How does the safety system work on this Flexifoil bar?
Replies: 3
Views: 1739

Re: How does the safety system work on this Flexifoil bar?

Also if you intend on using this on the water, feed your leash through the chickenloop before clipping onto the ring. If this is a similar model to the one I had, the whole chicken loop detaches, so it'll disappear in the water forever when you eject if the donkey dick isnt clipped in.
by dylan*
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is directional more fun than door in LW?
Replies: 26
Views: 12722

Re: Is directional more fun than door in LW?

both are pretty boring imo the only kind of big board i've ridden and liked somewhat is the north nugget. flat and has a ton of volume so it goes upwind well enough in light wind vs riding a normal sized twintip or surfboard. definitely doesnt have the upwind that a board like a sector would with th...
by dylan*
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Scoring of tricks in GKA air games?
Replies: 19
Views: 5436

Re: Scoring of tricks in GKA air games?

competition is how everything moves forward, whether youre just having fun with your friends trying to get a better turn on a wave or throw a trick they cant do to push each other. or if youre on the tour and pushing your gear and your ability to the absolute limit and progressing the sport forward....
by dylan*
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Scoring of tricks in GKA air games?
Replies: 19
Views: 5436

Re: Scoring of tricks in GKA air games?

wow what a joke

is gka the result of world sailing trying to run kite competitions or?

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