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by JoshNoe
Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What wetsuit for freezing cold weather? neilpryde?
Replies: 30
Views: 7632

Re: What wetsuit for freezing cold weather? neilpryde?

Yes, the NPX are definitely more durable than the slick skin suits, this is one of the trade-offs you get. Good point on the E4, but are you sure you're not referring to the E3? To be clear, the E3 is a pullover back-zip closure that creates a water barrier behind your zipper. Any water that leaks i...
by JoshNoe
Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:00 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What wetsuit for freezing cold weather? neilpryde?
Replies: 30
Views: 7632

Re: What wetsuit for freezing cold weather? neilpryde?

As Jedi mentioned, Neilpryde suits are designed primarily for windsurfers, but work great for kiting too. Some windsurfing-specific features include the windproof neoprene, looser-cut forearms, adjustable ankle closures, and very heavy duty kneepads. NPX suits are great for all watersports, but have...
by JoshNoe
Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:47 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What wetsuit for freezing cold weather? neilpryde?
Replies: 30
Views: 7632

Re: What wetsuit for freezing cold weather? neilpryde?

A lot of kiters agree with you Karls. Windproof neoprene definitely makes sense when you're doing a wind sport. Neilpryde suits are great for kiting. We've made the NPX Zealot in a windproof version for the past two years and it's been very popular too. It's nice to have options! as a kitesurfer I a...
by JoshNoe
Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:41 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What wetsuit for freezing cold weather? neilpryde?
Replies: 30
Views: 7632

Re: What wetsuit for freezing cold weather? neilpryde?

Just to be clear, the 3000 Series actually a "5/4/3". It's 5mm on the front and back of your upper body, 4mm in the legs, and 3mm only in the underarms and arms where you need the most stretch. This is a pretty common panel layout. The 3000 5/4/3 is way warmer than surf suits when it's cold and wind...
by JoshNoe
Thu Sep 09, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What wetsuit for freezing cold weather? neilpryde?
Replies: 30
Views: 7632

Re: What wetsuit for freezing cold weather? neilpryde?

Are you sure you're not talking about drysuit zippers? From my experience, wetsuit zippers stay in pretty good shape and almost never need replacing. I've seen teeth on wetsuit zippers break (very rarely), but never corrosion. Drysuit zippers do sometimes need replacement and they're not cheap so we...
by JoshNoe
Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What wetsuit for freezing cold weather? neilpryde?
Replies: 30
Views: 7632

Re: What wetsuit for freezing cold weather? neilpryde?

hi, thaks for you answer. I know the elite is the better one, what about the 5000??? will be fine with it in those freezy conditions combine with a 3mm woody top? The 5000 is very warm too, but since there are such good deals on Elite II suits right now, you can probably find one close to the price...
by JoshNoe
Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Flotation Vest / Impact Vest
Replies: 40
Views: 18335

Re: Flotation Vest / Impact Vest

Yup, the Neilpryde High Hook Vest and NPX Immortal are essentially the same vest. The main differences, as you mentioned, are the graphics and the pocket in the front of the Neilpryde. Most of the schools we work with use these vests for their students, and we've had overwhelmingly positive feedback...
by JoshNoe
Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What wetsuit for freezing cold weather? neilpryde?
Replies: 30
Views: 7632

Re: What wetsuit for freezing cold weather? neilpryde?

Hey Karls. The Neilpryde Elite II is pricey, but in my opinion, it's the warmest wetsuit available for wind sports on the market. The entire suit is made of Japanese S5 Limestone neoprene which is warmer and more windproof than any neoprene on the market, and VERY stretchy. It also has Zirconium hol...
by JoshNoe
Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:08 pm
Forum: Kiteracer
Topic: Tacking the board. How in the world...
Replies: 20
Views: 6705

Re: Tacking the board. How in the world...

Here are two things that helped me get my tacks more consistent: 1. Don't feel like you need to get your feet in the straps right away. Most race boards balance a little better at low speeds if both of your feet are in front of the straps. Plus, this lets you be less accurate with your footwork. 2. ...
by JoshNoe
Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:27 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: No more anchoring (or kiting) at Stiltsville, Need Your Help
Replies: 13
Views: 4033

Re: No more anchoring (or kiting) at Stiltsville, Need Your

Thanks for posting this Rick. If we were all as proactive and passionate about preserving access as you are, we'd have a lot fewer kiting bans and a lot more places to ride down here. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. I posted my comments on the park's site yesterday when I read this on FKSA. If ...

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