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by neworleansrich
Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:28 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: want to upgrade from my 2009 Rev 2
Replies: 5
Views: 622

Re: want to upgrade from my 2009 Rev 2

I love my Rev's. Too bad Slingshot does not make anything comparable any more. I guess I won't spend several thousand dollars with Slingshot this year updating my kites. Maybe I will just buy some new pulleys and lines. Oh well, sorry Slingshot.
by neworleansrich
Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:46 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: kite pumps
Replies: 8
Views: 926

Re: kite pumps

Attention, all you manufacturers out there:

Someone needs to make a really good long action, easy moving, long lasting, aluminum shaft pump. Think of all the kite shops happy to sell it. Think of all the kiters who would pay at least $100.
by neworleansrich
Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:46 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: One pump system - rubber hoses
Replies: 10
Views: 3135

Re: One pump system - rubber hoses

If you are going to purchase some bulk rubber hose, please consider using SILICONE hose. It will last forever and not get gummy in the heat. I had a 20 year old section in my garage which was still as soft as ever. When I used that up, I got some more on Ebay. McMasters has it also.
by neworleansrich
Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Valve delaminations....a statistical comparison...help!
Replies: 31
Views: 3910

Re: Valve delaminations....a statistical comparison...help!

I have been doing kite repairs in the area for a few years so I have seen my share of valve delaminations. As you will find from this survey, the problem is not specific to any brand since the PE bladder material and stock valves are basically the same across all brands. When I get a partially separ...
by neworleansrich
Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Bladder probs
Replies: 16
Views: 1459

Re: Bladder probs

5200 does not work as well as Aquaseal. Follow the instructions listed in the earlier post.
by neworleansrich
Wed May 18, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: where do the go from here
Replies: 2
Views: 499

Re: where do the go from here

I love the REV series. Fast, tight turning, low bar pressure, thin bladder tubes, super easy relaunch, huge depower, never falls out of the sky. These are not "Park and Ride" kites...you need to move them around to generate power. The only down side is dealing with the pulley maintenance; no big dea...
by neworleansrich
Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:45 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New Orleans march 18-28
Replies: 4
Views: 497

Re: New Orleans march 18-28

www.cat5kiteboarding.com is up to date. Drop us an email and we will let you know what's happening. I have been riding mostly 9m and 11m REV's during the last few weeks. I suggest checking Ikitesurf.com or Sailflow.com a few days before you pack to see what the breeze will do, then pack whatever is ...
by neworleansrich
Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Who has a sketchy launch area?
Replies: 11
Views: 3050

Re: Who has a sketchy launch area?

This is the worst of the New Orleans launch areas, but rumor has it the Corps of Engineers is ready to add more rock to our "better" launch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBtPWyBO9o4
by neworleansrich
Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best Light Wind Inflatable 2011
Replies: 174
Views: 25060

Re: Best Light Wind Inflatable 2011

Hopefully this thread won't become yet another debate over whether it's worth kiting in light wind. For those of us that don't live in a place with steady 20kt winds, having an efficient light wind kite helps fill in the days between real breeze. Sometimes you can have fun riding in 10kts; other tim...

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