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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2003 8:03 am 
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Joined: Sat Jun 07, 2003 3:24 pm
Posts: 234
Location: The land of Oz
It's looking like;

151 LF picklefork (wake bindings)
142 WT (straps)

12m LF Flight Kite (SA 15.9, but flys like a 13)
8m Rhino 2
12m Rhino 2
16m Rhino 2
20m Rhino 2
8.5m hand made kite (well I'll attempt this one at least)

50cm, and 65cm Wipika Apex, with Naish powerstraps small chickenloop, and harness loop, 27m Qlines (beads and floatys on outer lines) with detachable middle line re-ride safety line to harness.

60cm Naish carbon bar, setup with qline pully system

 Post subject: gear 2003
PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2003 9:30 pm 
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Joined: Mon Jun 09, 2003 9:24 pm
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Finally after 1.5 years I have a quiver.

Learning gear

2000 Naish 15.5 ar-5
Naish 7.5' SkyPirate

Current gear

2003 Gaastra GXR 19.5
2002 Naish X2 14
2002 Naish X2 8

2002 Litewave 181
2003 Litewave 148

Dakine Impact harness/vest

190 lbs 6-0

On the Desperado team in Hollywood, FL

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2003 7:02 am 
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Joined: Mon Apr 07, 2003 9:45 am
Posts: 70
Location: Singen, Germany

My weight is 69/70 kg, I started kiting 3 weeks ago :D .

I have two WOOKs with 16.5 and 12 m2. My Board is an x-shooter 155.

I intend to buy an additional WOOK, probably 9.5 (maybe 7.5) and also an additional smaller board, don't know which one yet.

I used to wait for at least 12 kts til I went out with the 16.5. I have used the 12 at 18, maybe 20 kts. (Yust a few hours kite experiance :( )

Can't tell if the the WOOKs are good or not, haven't flown anything else. But I think it's a good kite, felt very comfortable with it. Same with the board.

Style: Beginner style
Tricks: Trying transitions, going upwind (easy), surviving first jumps
Spots: Europe, worldwide. No useful home spot (f*#&$~-windless-Bodensee :( :( )



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2003 10:55 am 
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Joined: Tue Jun 03, 2003 6:04 pm
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Location: Lisbon / Portugal
GAASTRA GXR 19.5,GXR 14,G-Spot 12,G-Spot 8,G-Spot 6.
Last Year I had a G-Spot 15.5 and a G-Spot 12.5, This year the kites are way better !!!They have huge Wind Range and the gxr has a very good Hang time, they all have improved more than 100% from last year models... I just hoping I can get my hands on the new Phoenix on time... :bye:

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2003 3:53 pm 
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Joined: Mon Dec 09, 2002 1:00 am
Posts: 35
Location: NJ, USA
Sling shot kites:
9 M Fuel
11M Fuel
13M Fuel (favorite & most used!)
15M Fuel
20M Rhino 2

2003 Board:
SS SX136 (awesome board)
Wipika Kites
8.9 Hydro
11.8 AirBlast
13M Hydro

2002 Boards
Wipika Mystery 150
Orly 175
136 Inferno w Bindings

Pulley bar
Cabinha powerlock bar

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2003 4:44 pm 
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Posts: 1130
Location: South Wales, UK
Naish Aero 2 10m
Aero 2 16m
Naish Mutant 5' (sold)/ Naish stubbie 115 (coming this week fingers crossed)/ 120 x 42 Customsheep Plyboard

standard naish 2003 bar and lines. Maui Magic Activator Waist Harness.


Naish ARX 9.5m (dead)
AR5 15.5m
Takoon Curver 164 (sold)

Wipika Bar and lines + Niash waist harness

Rider : 64kg (light boy!)
Standard : intermediate - ish
2003 kite gets me out from 10 - 30 knots


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2003 4:17 pm 
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Posts: 15
Location: UK NOrth West
Kiting since may 2002 I wiegh 72-3kgs ride the choppy conditions of the north west coast of the UK (Irish Sea)


Hydro 9 first kite ever (great high wind kite)
Rhino1 12m
airush 9.4(most used kite Nice :wink:)
airush 12.2


Naish 150 w/bindings first board good on flat water
Drake 147 shweeeet board used as my only board for a while

2003 (bought the rhino2's took me a while to get used to them especially the power, but love these kites now


Rhino2 8 jumped the highest on this kite - 18-29knts
Rhino2 12 most used - 14-23knts
Rhino2 18 awesome light wind machine 7,8-16knts


Wave tray 142 (Thanx R for lending me this while I am waiting for my Dragon S to arrive)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2003 10:25 pm 
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Joined: Wed May 28, 2003 9:14 pm
Posts: 500
Location: Portugal
rinding since 2002 in portugal
83 Kg

favorite winds
10-22 Knot

2002 :
Kite : Wipika AB 10
Board : F-One TT 168

2003 :
Kite : stil have wipika 10
Dream 16 - ride betwen 10 to 17 knots-real nice wing
Board : F-One Style 149/37
some info at

Want to by Dream 12 or Mach2 12.1 for winds to 14 to 24 knots

 Post subject: history of a mexican kitesurfer
PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2003 4:25 am 
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Joined: Sat Jul 27, 2002 1:00 am
Posts: 354
Location: mexico
since we have no wind for a few weeks...i figured maybe it was time i added to this thread..for what its worth..here goes:

2001 gorge animal 5 foot board with a 9.3 concept air new wave foil

early 2002 ArC unwedged 840, 1120, and later a 1510..I rode all these stacked in various arrays and even stacked all three once! (maybe someday ill post the pics in the carribean mex. gallery) rode a lwave 169 and then a 161 picklefork (cause the graphics looked like muscles and Im a sucker for anatomy based art being a chiro and all)

late 2002 and early 2003: sshot fuel 12 bought used from Tobias in Cabarete (thanx Jeff for an awsome kite!) and a takoon 14. Pitbull 148..still one of the fastest boards i ever rode!!

My Quiver hoy en dia (right now) is: 2003 sshot fuel 17 and 9..both kickass kites..and a GXR gaastra 14 for boosting massive. 2003 lightwave 136 for the board.

TOMORROW my beautiful blue beast the MA 16 is coming back to me from its tune up with Manfred in Switzerland with the new spyder bar...this is the ultimate sunset session lightwind beast and one of the best purchases i ever made!

always used Fusion harnesses and a witchard release. ALWAYS ride with a kiteleash attached to the witchard so that it all rotates as one unit.

Dumped the boardleash recently but just because I have more riders at my spot now and im pretty damn good at dragging back to the board..but still use it on late, lonely sunset sessions.

with all the thousands of great new systems of rotating kite leashes NOBODY has an excuse not to leash the beast. PLEASE..for your safety, for the safety of your precious expensive kite, and for all those poor innocent people on the beach....LEASH YOUR FUCKING KITE!!! :bye:

hugs and kisses from the land of Mañana!

 Post subject: my gear
PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2003 2:10 pm 
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Posts: 101
Location: finland
Hi all

I started kiting last autumn. I went to course and then did some snowkiting last winter. Now I'm trying to learn kitesurfing in the water.

I weigh 77kg and I'm 90cm tall.

This my gear:
For winter:
- Flexifoil Blade II 4.9 (with handles and Wipika 75cm bar)
- Boy-Cot snow-blades
- Red snowboarding helmet

For summer:
- Flexifoil Airblast 11.8 (16m2 flat)
- Takoon Dreambar 2003
- F-One XM-80 directional board (197x45, 4.4kg)
- Body Glove 5mm diving wetsuit
- Jet-ski Gloves, 5mm wetsuit shoes, hood on early spring/late autumn
- Pro-limit floating vest
- Prijon Surf helmet

As a harness I use Naish Highback Seat Harness 2002 both during summer and winter.

I hope I didn't forget anything... I also use the Blade on summer but haven't yet tried that in the water...


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