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unbob
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Re: FireWire Evo KiteSurfBoard

Postby unbob » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:27 pm

topmick wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:32 am
I'm 72kg & ride the 5'3 Evo & just use a smaller kite.
Wow! 159lbs - and the 5'3" works well for you? In what conditions? Have you ridden a smaller Evo previously?

chalks
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Re: FireWire Evo KiteSurfBoard

Postby chalks » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:31 pm

Don't know if this helps but I am 69kg and I ride the 4'10'' Evo. Seems to work well for me and I'm not sure that I would want to go larger but there again I haven't tried an Evo in a larger size.

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Re: FireWire Evo KiteSurfBoard

Postby unbob » Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:32 pm

chalks wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:31 pm
Don't know if this helps but I am 69kg and I ride the 4'10'' Evo. Seems to work well for me and I'm not sure that I would want to go larger but there again I haven't tried an Evo in a larger size.
I'm about 80kg - so ~15% heavier than you. So I'm still thinking the 5'1" is the better choice for me.

I've actually ridden the 4'10" in 18-20kn wind - and it worked well - but I also want the board to work well in lighter wind 12-15kn.

NorCalNomad
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Re: FireWire Evo KiteSurfBoard

Postby NorCalNomad » Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:35 pm

unbob wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:27 pm
topmick wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:32 am
I'm 72kg & ride the 5'3 Evo & just use a smaller kite.
Wow! 159lbs - and the 5'3" works well for you? In what conditions? Have you ridden a smaller Evo previously?
I have a 5'3" and am 160ish. Wish I had a 5'1" even for paddle surfing it.

topmick
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Re: FireWire Evo KiteSurfBoard

Postby topmick » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:31 pm

unbob wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:27 pm
topmick wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:32 am
I'm 72kg & ride the 5'3 Evo & just use a smaller kite.
Wow! 159lbs - and the 5'3" works well for you? In what conditions? Have you ridden a smaller Evo previously?
I primarily got the 5'3 to paddle surf but after a while its become the only board I have used for kiting also.
No, I have not ridden a smaller Evo - so maybe I don't know what I'm missing.
I use 10 & 7m kites & 5'3 Evo & the
Conditions at my local (Cotton Tree river mouth) are,
Wind: 13-25 knots
Surf: 1-5 ft

unbob
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Re: FireWire Evo KiteSurfBoard

Postby unbob » Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:07 pm

topmick wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:31 pm
I primarily got the 5'3 to paddle surf but after a while its become the only board I have used for kiting also.
No, I have not ridden a smaller Evo - so maybe I don't know what I'm missing.
I use 10 & 7m kites & 5'3 Evo & the
Conditions at my local (Cotton Tree river mouth) are,
Wind: 13-25 knots
Surf: 1-5 ft
Well, if the 5'3" works for you in that range of conditions with your 8kg lighter weight - then the 5'1" should be totally A-OK for me at 80kg!!

And I'll be using only for kitesurfing - no paddle surfing.

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Re: FireWire Evo KiteSurfBoard

Postby austroKiter » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:19 am

Any recommendations for fins for the Evo 5'1?

mmac
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Re: FireWire Evo KiteSurfBoard

Postby mmac » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:17 pm

austroKiter wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:19 am
Any recommendations for fins for the Evo 5'1?
Get some good ones!
Evofins.jpg
Evofins.jpg (150.66 KiB) Viewed 867 times
:thumb:

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Re: FireWire Evo KiteSurfBoard

Postby Onda » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:15 pm

I really like the Futures "Roberts" (M) as thrusters as well as quads - depending on the conditions. They´re actually depicted in the pic of mmac above!
I also like the Futures "JohnJohn" Alpha (M), thrusters only.
Don´t chose too much area, the Evo shoots upwind anyway, even with rather small fins.


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