Now I got it! The word is "smarmy"!SupaEZ wrote:I am not a doctor of Optometry....nothing illegal going on.....he is not my patient
He of "his free will" came up with some information when i first "simply asked" if he wore contacts
And i think it is relevant when eyeballing wind speed estimates especially the low ones IMO
Now if Dimitri want to share with you guys on KF.... then that is for him to do so
..........smilies are back on...
Now let's go back to this hot topic!
I believe he owns a 13 or 14 from EpicUKSurf wrote:Oldnbroken are you directly linked to Epic kites? You seem to get extremely upset whenever anyone questions one of Dimitri's totally over the top claims for his brand.
I've been following this thread the whole time and there is nothing in this thread that suggests or proves the light wind claims made by epic to be false IMO.UKSurf wrote:Oldnbroken are you directly linked to Epic kites? You seem to get extremely upset whenever anyone questions one of Dimitri's totally over the top claims for his brand.
I would say quite the opposite, I have seen nothing remarkable about them at all. If anything in the short clip I saw it looked like Dimitri was having problems going upwind compared to SuperEZ. No other manufacturer comes onto forums and starts bragging about how great their kites are, and there is a reason for it - it makes your brand look silly especially if you cant back it up. I do not think there is anything exceptional about Epic kites, and if I were to buy a kite from a smaller brand I would do it from one of those that offer it at a more competitive price than the large players.frankm1960 wrote:I've seen videos and heard comments from folks that TRIED the kite which suggest they are more true than not true.
I hear ya... I saw that too. The thing is Dimitry is heavier, on shorter lines, smaller kite, smaller board... which is why I was saying nothing was resolved during that demo. The fact is Dimity was almost able to kite... we just are not sure of the wind speed at that time in the video... that would have been nice to see... then we would have been more sure of the absolute bottom end of the V3 with a TT with an "average" size rider. I was hoping for something more definitive to come out of that demo. To not have even tried the kite ON WATER is remarkable... first thing I would've done The sad thing is Dimitry when out of his way to get up to Cocoa beach.UKSurf wrote: If anything in the short clip I saw it looked like Dimitri was having problems going upwind compared to SuperEZ.
Not sure your characterization is extremely accurate, I do answer to direct attacks, and I do get fed up with twenty page campaigns to tear something down just for personal attention.UKSurf wrote:You seem to get extremely upset whenever anyone questions one of Dimitri's claims..Are you directly linked to Epic kites?
If half of the claims being made for the Infinity V3 and Oxygen lightwind board are true he should have atleast been able to perform as well as SuperEz - who is not a professional kitesurfer it should be added (although he seems to think quite highly of his own light wind kiting abilities ). I wouldnt be surprised if the Infinity V3 and Oxygen wouldnt getting going and staying upwind any sooner than I would on my 14m and Airush Sector 60 (and I am 210lbs) - which goes upwind like crazy in 7/8 knots average.frankm1960 wrote: I hear ya... I saw that too. The thing is Dimitry is heavier, on shorter lines, smaller kite, smaller board... which is why I was saying nothing was resolved during that demo.
I own one Switch kite which I think is good - like just about every other kite on the market is good. The design tradeoffs they have made may or may not suit your style of riding. The only truely exceptional thing about it is the price and distribution method. If the people from Switch started coming on here bragging about how their kites are the holy grail of kitesurfing and they got a negative reaction I would think they had got what they asked for.Oldnbroken wrote:I own three Epic kites, so my status is the same as yours with Switch, with the exception that Epic does not call all of their customers, team riders. I don't have the talent or youth to be a team rider for any company, and unlike SupaEZ, I admit that I am just an average kiter, my ego is well in check.