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Kevin Salter
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My experiences Wave riding with different boards and kites

Postby Kevin Salter » Sat Aug 09, 2008 6:51 am

don't know how this ended up here see other post in kitesurfing forum
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Re: My experiences Wave riding with different boards and kites

Postby magic%20Ed » Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:38 am

Thanks! Very interesting story.

What about the fins, can you give some more details about them? Including the setup (twin, thruster or quad), foils and materials?

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Re: My experiences Wave riding with different boards and kites

Postby ronnie » Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:58 am

Thanks for that info Kevin. That's the kind of post that makes the forum valuable.
Does the size of the waves and therefore the turns, change what gear you prefer, or how much you work the kite?
Do you always ride the same direction wind? What difference does the angle of the wind make to the gear?

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Re: My experiences Wave riding with different boards and kites

Postby Kevin Salter » Sat Aug 09, 2008 9:36 am

magic%20Ed wrote:Thanks! Very interesting story.

What about the fins, can you give some more details about them? Including the setup (twin, thruster or quad), foils and materials?


Thrusters with the side fins pointing to about 2" off the centre line at the nose work well, if they are toed to point at the nose as is std on a lot of surfboards they don't track well at speed, and on thrusters for fast waves I use a small rear fin to keep the board turning and tracking well.

Quads that are set up well are more versatile for all conditions and can handle more kite power and speed but the fin grouping needs to be closer together than a thruster fin pack or a quad will feel too stiff.

Side fins with an inside concave foil work really well for kite surfing i.e. fcs M3's .

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Re: My experiences Wave riding with different boards and kites

Postby Toby » Sat Aug 09, 2008 9:55 am

now it would be interesting if you can try a 100% wave kite and see differences there...

I just read, Eclipse is releasing a 2009 Wave Kite, the Kima.

Maybe ask Dimitri to let you test one and then compare again.

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Re: My experiences Wave riding with different boards and kites

Postby ren » Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:10 pm

Is it possible to read 1-st mess of this thread?

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Re: My experiences Wave riding with different boards and kites

Postby Kevin Salter » Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:47 pm

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Above is the link to the original post :thumb:


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