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by RadDrDuke
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: TS Gordon and Pensacola Beach
Replies: 8
Views: 651

Re: TS Gordon and Pensacola Beach

I have ridden in many tropical storms, it is generally good wind day before and after. Just be prepared to drop your kite on a dime and leave when the rain/lightning/wind arrives. If known lightning it's not worth it at all, don't want to become dead Ben Franklin flying kite in a lightning storm
by RadDrDuke
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Could someone please invent a better way to self land a kite in high wind.
Replies: 67
Views: 6617

Re: Could someone please invent a better way to self land a kite in high wind.

Airush kites are awesome at self landing with the bridle. Just release the safety and the kite flips onto its back and sits there. I do it almost exclusively unless the wind is light enough I can just flip it face down.
by RadDrDuke
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foilboarding in NJ
Replies: 1
Views: 351

Re: Foilboarding in NJ

NJ has a massive amount of wide sandy beaches, you can foil essentially anywhere in the ocean. There are almost no rocks and a gradual drop off of sand so it's perfect for foiling. I foil all the time when its not windy enough to surf kite or no waves etc. LBI area is where I ride mostly. There is 1...
by RadDrDuke
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Light Years Ahead - The Airush Ultra V2
Replies: 39
Views: 14098

Re: Light Years Ahead - The Airush Ultra V2

I have a 9m Ultra and kite at least 2 days per week in all types of conditions with it (8knots foiling lulls to 26knots TT mega-air sessions) and have yet to drop the kite. It is so ridiculously stable. If it lulls below 8 knots it would fall I think but we have excellent winds that are quite consis...
by RadDrDuke
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Surf Foils for Kiteboarding?
Replies: 61
Views: 6161

Re: Surf Foils for Kiteboarding?

I have a takuma v100 and a LF happy foil. I hate the surf foil for kiting, slow and doesn't "take off" or build apparent wind at all...it's torturous. Great for actual surfing though.
by RadDrDuke
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Deal on Airush ultra vs. Naish Boxer
Replies: 9
Views: 859

Re: Deal on Airush ultra vs. Naish Boxer

I have put the Ultra through the ringer with lots of use now as I kite very frequently and the 9m ultra is the perfect kite for everything I do: foil (8-16kt) -> surf (12-20) -> TT (15+). It is a fantastic kite and very high-quality/durable as I've rolled it, crash/safety landed on beach in high win...
by RadDrDuke
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: skimboard choice
Replies: 31
Views: 9784

Re: skimboard choice

Just spent a week in Hatteras with the family and could only fit my 9m ultra and a skim. Great time in 15-20knots and chest to head high waves almost every day. Super difficult doing bottom turns on the bigger sets but a great challenge and small package for transport. You can do shove-its on the fa...
by RadDrDuke
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: The Ultimate Wetsuit !?
Replies: 17
Views: 8903

Re: The Ultimate Wetsuit !?

Rip curl flashbomb suits are amazing but expensive. I surf and kite in my 3/2 about 2-3x per week all year and no damage for past three years. If you add a 2mm neo hoody you can use a 3/2 all year for kiting down to 35*F water (but not surfing obviously).
by RadDrDuke
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: skimboard choice
Replies: 31
Views: 9784

Re: skimboard choice

Skim is amazing for super shallow water but for actual waves you want a surfboard.

My idea board is the Nobile Infinity Split Foil, great for travel, foiling, and decent surf
by RadDrDuke
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Directional thoughts
Replies: 8
Views: 5399

Re: Directional thoughts

You already have a 5'4" surfboard which is a great size. Bigger board won't really be any better.

If you want to have fun kiting in 11-13mph you need to learn to hydrofoil, which you should do ASAP!

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