mike dubs wrote:Tony,
All you will get is people nominating their current ride.
I ride in a onshore, x onshore spot most of the time, in my opinion you need something with a little bit more float and nose area to get over the white water. A quad might help, but personally I prefer thrusters, you also need a kite that's good upwind with a good bottom end to help you get out when it's big.
My current boards are BWS drifter and Mulcoy and bandit and noise kites. But I've owned and ridden the FireWire and Celaritas both of which were good.
But above all it's technique and practise, but there will be times when a lull comes just before a big wall of white water arrives and you're toast.
Mike have you ridden firewire hellfire,all above makes sense,had my fair share of toast,thanks tony