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by andylc
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is Wakestyle dead?
Replies: 4
Views: 3274

Re: Is Wakestyle dead?

edt has it right. It’s the most difficult branch of the sport. Most people don’t have the time to progress in it, and the vast majority even if they did would find that there is quickly a level beyond which they cannot progress, and where the risk of injury becomes increasingly high. Anyone who has ...
by andylc
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Soul
Replies: 110
Views: 34940

Re: Flysurfer Soul

OK maybe I overdid it but it is bloody good. The first foil kite I’ve flown where there is no real adjustment in technique to get the best out of it, and for me at least the first one I’ve flown with genuinely LEI like feel on the bar feedback. That is a big change compared to everything else out th...
by andylc
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Soul
Replies: 110
Views: 34940

Re: Flysurfer Soul

If anything I think the great early reports if the Soul are underplaying just how good it is. I demo’ed it once and immediately ordered one. In one session I was more comfortable on it than my Chrono V2, jumping higher and having more fun. It feels like my LEI’s in terms of handling and bar feedback...
by andylc
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Apple Watch 3 Apps
Replies: 2
Views: 691

Re: Apple Watch 3 Apps

Xensr sessions works well, it also measures jumps but is woefully inaccurate for this.
by andylc
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..
Replies: 147
Views: 54658

Re: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..

I agree with omg. Most buyouts involve keeping the company name if it is successful. The only reason to change the trading name would be eg the Harvey Weinstein Film Company - better off changing something like that! The name is part of the ongoing success of the brand so there would be no point in ...
by andylc
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: SupaEZ Where have you been?
Replies: 130
Views: 34241

Re: SupaEZ Where have you been?

I wasn't really spending time on this forum until recently, but it has to be pretty unlikely that whatever is discussed on here has a big effect on the way the sport in general is going. My personal feeling about freestyle kitesurfing is that although I occasionally try it a bit, it is just too hard...
by andylc
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Sandpaper edges of TT?
Replies: 2
Views: 446

Re: Sandpaper edges of TT?

I have certainly done this before more than once when there are rough bits or little edges from stone damage - much prefer it to be smooth, I think as long as there are no deep scratches or deep damage it should be fine. Deeper scratches I have filled with epoxy.
by andylc
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Super simple very minimal bar/chicken loop system
Replies: 16
Views: 5734

Re: Super simple very minimal bar/chicken loop system

A nice little bit of home engineering but I really can’t see the point! Modern bar / trim systems work very well and really don’t get in the way - why make a system with no safety apart from losing the kite???
by andylc
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Pivot Unbaised Review. Good Kite For Surf?
Replies: 30
Views: 11277

Re: Pivot Unbaised Review. Good Kite For Surf?

I’m not sure any kite will be as good in waves as a dedicated wave kite, but the latest offerings are coming close. I’d say the Ozone Enduro V2 fits that bill as well. Haven’t tried the Pivot but the Enduro is also a frigging great kite.
by andylc
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New TT - Regular Raptor/ Naish / North?
Replies: 15
Views: 4817

Re: New TT - Regular Raptor/ Naish / North?

I don’t think you would go wrong with the North Jaime - definitely a great board for most types of riding. I was surprised how easily the edge and base scratches / dings - this was the 2016 model. If you want a long-lasting durable board be aware of this - after the first few rides and really just t...

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