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 Post subject: Re: Why? Why? Why?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:26 pm 
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They are feeding us wrong kites too for onshore conditions.... if you can believe it. We need the kites that go upwind but fly deep in the pocket I think it's called anyways the kite should fly almost straight down from you. If it flies way upwind you go down the wave and the kite completely depowers if you don't work it. In ofshore conditions the wave pushes you in the front of the kite so the kite powers up. So you see most buy stuff designed for Hawaii but it is useless in real life.


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 Post subject: Re: Why? Why? Why?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:01 pm 
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Not to be a pimp, but I got a "cloud" kite from hawaii and used it in onshore waves once so far, it was good. even though it's 17m.
When you sheet out, it does not shoot forward in the window, but hangs back. Drift is great.
Sheet in and it drives forward. I think having no struts is one of the things that keeps it from overflying the window when on a wave. Goes upwind well.
Of course you still have to have it in a somewhat appropriate place in the sky, but it behaves very nicely for waves. I've heard the smaller ones are really awesome in waves.
Try one, you might like it, but it is different.
With some other kites, you can choke/backstall it a bit to help keep from shooting under it in onshore I guess, used to do that with fuels.
But with all of them, keep it low or loop it seems to work. usually...


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 Post subject: Re: Why? Why? Why?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:10 pm 
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Thanks for the tip. Strutless is a good option because it has to sit deep to be full and not flutter making it perfect for onshore.


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 Post subject: Re: Why? Why? Why?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:48 pm 
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Here is the deal with Paulownia ply. This company is trying to make it at the local mill. The mill however says it might be difficult because the Paulownia stock comes a little small for their machine. However if you email them they will get back to you if it works.

http://www.woodsurfboardsupply.com/


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 Post subject: Re: Why? Why? Why?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:40 am 
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Eventually we are going to get there but it's a long process.

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 Post subject: Re: Why? Why? Why?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:27 am 
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BWD wrote:
Never rode a white sky pirate, only the original yellow ..


Still have one of those, gonna find some footstraps and use it to take the dog for kite- sugar coated deck is good enough to carry an esky as well


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 Post subject: Re: Why? Why? Why?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:10 am 
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Hi. For light wind and onshore conditions I suggest you the the Airush Slayer 60 wich is a directional freestyle board. Thanks to the deep channels under the deck in the nose area can be ridden like an hybrid board. But the best solution remains the old Naish Mutant 4,10. I still ride with that awesome board! Here's some pics of a recent session I had with the Slayer.
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 Post subject: Re: Why? Why? Why?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:32 pm 
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Thanks for posting the pictures of the Slayer. That's how front footstraps should look like on the board. Why they don't make it possible on other boards? Why that Trex don't have them? Why there is no 4'7" size since the nose is chopped off? You take 5'3" you chop the nose off you should get 4'7" which would fit in 140cm bag so you get the travel directional board.


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 Post subject: Re: Why? Why? Why?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:43 pm 
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I like this idea and hope for smaller version down the road.

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 Post subject: Re: Why? Why? Why?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:05 am 
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marlboroughman wrote:
I like this idea and hope for smaller version down the road.

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I have this one, amazing board. Small board 5" x 50 cm the 2013 version. For me it's better than airush sector 60 v3 in light wind, super fun with 20 knots as well, you can jump as high as you want, no problem, carbon construction very light, I bought it just for 575 euros.
I don't understand why is not popular yet.


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