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by mede
Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Wave Kite
Topic: Anyone ride both Firewire Vanguard vs. OR Duke?
Replies: 15
Views: 4242

Re: Anyone ride both Firewire Vanguard vs. OR Duke?

a hint to reduce the knee pain when riding the vanguard in choppy conditions: First accelerate fully, even if it means you loose a bit of height. Board really needs to come out of the water. Then move your front feet back a bit, carve into wind to go upwind, and keep the front leg very supple. If yo...
by mede
Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wheres good for summer waves?
Replies: 19
Views: 3161

Re: Wheres good for summer waves?

it's cold? ;)
by mede
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wheres good for summer waves?
Replies: 19
Views: 3161

Re: Wheres good for summer waves?

You can check the wind statistics of Kalpitiya; we have the same wind. https://www.windguru.cz/archive-stats.php?id_spot=115722 However, in Kalpitiya, the wind comes overland, which makes it more gusty. And the termical effects of the sand dunes don't help (it slows down the trade wind) Also there i...
by mede
Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wheres good for summer waves?
Replies: 19
Views: 3161

Re: Wheres good for summer waves?

@kaioe

It's always between 14knt and 23knt.
I'm using a Tomo Vanguard 5.2, and am 76kg when wet. I'm mostly flying my 8m2 Blade Trigger, and sometimes the 10m2.

Hope this helps :)
by mede
Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Custom Surfboard
Replies: 26
Views: 3127

Re: Custom Surfboard

Just stop. Basically the questions you're asking mean you have no idea what to ask for. "Upwind ability" has no consideration in board qualities for those of us that ride waves regularly. Who cares if you can pull 25 meters higher on a tack if the on wave handling sucks? Also, you mention volume. D...
by mede
Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wheres good for summer waves?
Replies: 19
Views: 3161

Re: Wheres good for summer waves?

Kandathoduwa in Sri Lanka (about 90 km North of the Airport Colombo) has a great beach break, and close to 100% Wind from May until September
by mede
Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:53 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Freeride board for beginners?
Replies: 8
Views: 1651

Re: Freeride board for beginners?

I would second the view to get a Shinn Monk straight away. It's super easy to ride, and until you do unhooked new school moves, you won't need to look any further ;)
by mede
Mon May 23, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Some questions about Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka
Replies: 14
Views: 6223

Re: Some questions about Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka

Im curious about the waves there. Anyone have any links to some videos of people riding waves during windy season? Can anyone describe the waves here at this time? How close are accommodations to the waves? Hi mmeyers12, If you like to kite waves, don't head all the way down to Kalpitiya, but go to...
by mede
Tue May 10, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Vanguard- FCS or Futures?
Replies: 16
Views: 1906

Re: Vanguard- FCS or Futures?

Get a tri setup, and a size smaller than you would when paddle surf Do not size down, there is no reason to do that. There is a very good reason to do that actually. When surfing with a kite, you don't need the additional drive of bigger fins, as you are always planning. The VG has also ways enough...
by mede
Sat May 07, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Vanguard- FCS or Futures?
Replies: 16
Views: 1906

Re: Vanguard- FCS or Futures?

Get a tri setup, and a size smaller than you would when paddle surf

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