TooMuchEpoxy wrote:Some friends and I, former and current dinghy racers, want to get into kite racing. While we realize to race at the top end you need top end gear, we want something for practicing and learning the basics that we won't be afraid to kick around a bit, expecially for the first year. Also, we all want to be using the same thing. That way we can't be blaming anything on our boards.
Is there anything in production under 800 that could get us on the starting line(but not necessarily in first place). Something glass, not carbon. An extra couple of pounds certainly won't kill us at this point...
TooMuchEpoxy wrote:what about the 2010 north race ltd? Checking online they look plentiful at about 750 new.
Do you think the 70cm models are lightyears different to ride or would that board get the job done for learning technique?
What are your goals for the raceboard? Definitely some development from last year to now, but that doesn't mean last years boards aren't fun
TooMuchEpoxy wrote:What are your goals for the raceboard? Definitely some development from last year to now, but that doesn't mean last years boards aren't fun
I used to race sailboats(still do sometimes)My goals are to race windward leeward courses...eventualy...all possible conditions. East coast racing is limited at best, expecially in charleston. But sailboat racing is HUGE. I'd like to get some gear, A GPS, and start honing my VMG(if you have to ask don't worry about it). While doing so I'll demo at local dinghy events and win converts. Eventually I'd like a local fleet where we all vote on a production board to use, and race weekly on that board, that way we're racing against people, not checkbooks. Update boards every 2 years Fleet updates kites annually. Strict cost control. Keep as many people in the game as possible.
davesails7 wrote:Naishdude, have you ridden the nitro 16?
Cabrinha transport looks interesting but definitely more freeride than race.
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