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by Windigo1
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hung Vu, a kitesurfing pioneer, how did he help you?
Replies: 13
Views: 865

Re: Hung Vu, a kitesurfing pioneer, how did he help you?

Hung lived in Ottawa for a long time. The first time I saw someone kiting it was him almost 20 years ago. He was jumping on an old C kite. I thought what an awesome sport but you have to be a little nuts to do that! A few years later my basement is full of kite gear and I do several trips a year! I ...
by Windigo1
Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Seat harness for Hydrofoiling. Which are you using and why?
Replies: 15
Views: 1229

Re: Seat harness for Hydrofoiling. Which are you using and why?

Prolimit Kite Seat Pro light, comfortable, good padding, I also have a Dakine Fusion but it's heavier and I have seen many Dakine hooks break on the water. It happened to one of my friend twice in the same year.
by Windigo1
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Nobile splitboards. Please tell me why..
Replies: 28
Views: 2080

Re: Nobile splitboards. Please tell me why..

I have the Splitboard from KiteElement it's not bad and the price is very reasonable. It's not as smooth in the chop as my Axis Limited but most boards are not. The low end is very good. The board is very stiff you can't tell it's a split board on the water. If you go on a short trip there is a chan...
by Windigo1
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best bankrupt?
Replies: 205
Views: 41297

Re: Best bankrupt?

I have owned dozens of Best kites and I still have 6 of them (2008, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2-2017) I never had a issue with valves. I heard it did happen on a bad batch of 2015s but it's not a bad design of the valve it was a defective batch. I had issue with the stopper on the 2015 bar and they promptly...
by Windigo1
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Shinn Jackson foil 120
Replies: 18
Views: 1669

Re: Shinn Jackson foil 120

I have the 145 Jackson and the P wing with 60cm mast. I just started foiling altogether. So far I have about 3 hours on this board and after an hour I was already riding long stretches like 500M in the air. I have no other foiling experience but I think this setup is really easy to learn on. I have ...
by Windigo1
Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: light wind surfboard VS foil board
Replies: 42
Views: 3151

Re: light wind surfboard VS foil board

I agree with Matteo a large twintip door board like the Spleene Door is far superior to a surfboard. But a hydrofoil is even better. I was able to ride in the same range as hydrofoil with my 22M foil kite and the Spleene door 164 but I am getting into hydrofoils now and it's way more fun and you can...
by Windigo1
Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Hand-held vacuum cleaner for inflation
Replies: 25
Views: 1972

Re: Hand-held vacuum cleaner for inflation

My 22M Aurora 2 inflates in under a minute in 3 or 4 knots I had flysurfers before same thing. You pull the front lines very hard and you walk back and the kite will inflate and launch in almost no wind. I don't see why you would need this. If there's not enough wind to inflate it that way it won't ...
by Windigo1
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best hurricane ultra high wind 40 plus knot kite
Replies: 45
Views: 4758

Re: Best hurricane ultra high wind 40 plus knot kite

I have ridden my 7.5 kahoona in 40 knots a few times and I'm always amazed how this little guy takes a beating and remains very civilized the large Kahoonas were slow but the small ones were great. It's a shame they don't make them anymore! For the 50 knots I use an old but new Waroo 5M it's a 2008 ...
by Windigo1
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Does Best kiteboarding warranty really work?
Replies: 17
Views: 1930

Re: Does Best kiteboarding warranty really work?

I dealt with Best last year and they were pretty good they sent me replacement parts quickly and replaced a kite. But now that they are near bankruptcy things may be different. If you can,t work things out you can get parts from the KiteFix KiteAid or other similar websites etc..
by Windigo1
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 29 yo woman dies in Aytré / France (near La Rochelle)
Replies: 12
Views: 3064

Re: 29 yo woman dies in Aytré / France (near La Rochelle)

Totally agree with you Windrider it's not for everyone things can go bad very quickly you have to be on the ball at all times and very knowledgeable about what to do! A few kitemare will teach you a lot!

Sad news regardless.

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