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by Matteo V
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite Longboarding
Replies: 8
Views: 4114

Re: Kite Longboarding

......Go straight to strapless Obviously, with a longboard, you want to go strapless. But I always advise you learn the strapped jibe first with a normal/smaller kitesurfboard. Once you get the strapped jibe, the strapless jibe is a piece of cake. Then you move on to strapless riding and tricks. On...
by Matteo V
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Eye Protection Goggles
Replies: 5
Views: 1954

Re: Eye Protection Goggles

I use these sourced from a local construction safety supply store: https://www.cleanitsupply.com/p-18318/crews-checklite-scratch-resistant-safety-glasses-gray-lens-crwcl112.aspx?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cse&utm_term=CRWCL112&gclid=EAIaIQobChMImZTF6Mbq2wIVCgtpCh0rigmOEAQYBSABEgK4ffD_BwE I drill a...
by Matteo V
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Directional thoughts
Replies: 8
Views: 4392

Re: Directional thoughts

Holy smokes, Matteo, that makes me feel completely incompetent. I can barely tell the difference between my 4-fin Naish Global 6' and my 3-fin Fone Surf 5'11".... Lack of knowledge of the academics in kiting is no reason to feel incompetent. Kiting is mostly based on instinct and feel. Having knowl...
by Matteo V
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Directional thoughts
Replies: 8
Views: 4392

Re: Directional thoughts

Can't help with pricing. You may have a hard time with the transition from 4 to 3 fins. My back to back testing of fin config and boards over a few years, gave me more than a "Novel's" worth of info on how 3 vs 4 fin configs. Here is a very brief summary. 1. You can ride a 4-fin with your weight ove...
by Matteo V
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone
Replies: 93
Views: 53668

Re: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone

Yes...but Pete Cabrinha is a cool name... "Bob" Duotone sounds like he collects pencils. I guess I am way out or touch with reality. I never thought people, or at least not this many people, put that much stock in a name. I certainly find the psychology of this interesting, and have to wonder what ...
by Matteo V
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite Longboarding
Replies: 8
Views: 4114

Re: Kite Longboarding

The amazing thing about kiteboarding is the variety of different things you can ride. And experiencing those different things is the only way you will find out what you like. Though I am with the majority of those out there that have first hand knowledge of how bad a longboard or SUP can be with a k...
by Matteo V
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Directional thoughts
Replies: 8
Views: 4392

Re: Directional thoughts

Definitely try some different styles of directional. Little things like tail width, fins, fin number, fin placement, rails, and rocker all make huge differences in feel of a board. Feel is the key to loving or hating a board. And as opposed to prone surfing, you can use a wide range of styles of boa...
by Matteo V
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Havent been kiting for over a month..... Dont care!
Replies: 26
Views: 8466

Re: Havent been kiting for over a month..... Dont care!

"How can I miss you if you don't go away?" said I to an ex-girlfriend.
by Matteo V
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Havent been kiting for over a month..... Dont care!
Replies: 26
Views: 8466

Re: Havent been kiting for over a month..... Dont care!

I guess nobody here recognizes a cry for help when they hear one. Hope the OP is staying sane and thinking biking is doing it for him until the wind comes up again. And just like Toby, I too limit my other activities that could see me injured to the point where I can't kite. Also, I am really good a...
by Matteo V
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: north evo 9m without bar can i use my ozone bar?
Replies: 6
Views: 2010

Re: kitesurfing

First off, change the title to say "Ozone bar with North Evo" and add "compatibility" if you want to be specific. Second, tell us the year of the gear, or at least take a pic and post it so we have a chance of figuring it out. 1. Older North Quad bars had a MID "Y" up about 15 ft or so. North 5th El...

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