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by jonysan
Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Naish 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1748

Re: Naish 2019

The Helix kites were a lot of fun, fast or maybe it was the shape that made them look fast. I really liked mine.
I guess the shape was dropped because it affected sales. (to a relatively conservative market)
by jonysan
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Why do you need especially fast turning kite
Replies: 48
Views: 2239

Re: Why do you need especially fast turning kite

And the Oscar for the best, fastest, most appropriate kite for your style and purpose goes to.

Drum roll, Ta Da.


The one you just bought !!!! everything else is crap, and your choice was inspired.
by jonysan
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Naish 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1748

Re: Naish 2019

Don't be sorry, You've got CORE kit, we'll survive.
by jonysan
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Naish 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1748

Re: Naish 2019

I did worry that my 2018 Pivot 12 might be a "small" 12 , as the wind range for a 75 K rider seemed ridiculously wide, up to an 22/23 knots (checked later on wind recording sites) ( i was on full depower, and riding fairly loose). but also found that I could also get on the water at exactly the same...
by jonysan
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Naish 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1748

Re: Naish 2019

Hi Thickair, I had the 2016 Pivot 12m, and now have the 2018 Pivot 12m , totally happy with both years, after a few sessions on the 2018, I honestly can't tell the difference between 2016 and 2018. I weight 75 k, and use the 12 from "just about doable" 10 or 11 knots , up to 22-ish knots. (on a Dire...
by jonysan
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: What are the white patches on boards?
Replies: 7
Views: 437

Re: What are the white patches on boards?

I first noticed this paint effect about thirty years ago , on some "Pro" team windsurf boards, at the time most boards were predominately white, These Carbon copies of production boards were painted white, and quite a few riders had sanded back the paint finish to further lighten the boards, i first...
by jonysan
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: what size F one mitu.
Replies: 14
Views: 5541

Re: what size F one mitu.

Second session on Mitu Pro Carbon 5,8 , ( I weigh 75K ) seems faster than my 2016 non carbon Mitu. with slightly more volume under the front foot. would have tried the 5'6 but none in stock , the weight difference between the 5'6 and 5'8 is minimal, and I prefer more float for tacks, and the extra l...
by jonysan
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Pivot 2018 10-12m kite weight, please?
Replies: 12
Views: 7326

Re: Pivot 2018 10-12m kite weight, please?

Hi ,
Weighed on kitchen scales ! my 2018 Pivot 9m weighed 2.95 k, and the 12m weighed 3.55k. hope that helps.
by jonysan
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Pivot 2018 10-12m kite weight, please?
Replies: 12
Views: 7326

Re: Pivot 2018 10-12m kite weight, please?

I have 9m and 12m 2018 PIVOTS, will weigh them tomorrow, and post numbers, I'm guessing manufacturers weigh kites without attached bridles, the same as boards weighed without fins.
by jonysan
Wed May 23, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Longboarding/Noserider with a kite?
Replies: 3
Views: 2598

Re: Longboarding/Noserider with a kite?

Some photos of noseriding Kiteboards ,

scroll down the page.

http://www.gongkite.com/spip.php?page=n ... _principal

also lots of interesting Foil shots.

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