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vpkiteboarding
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Kiting since: 2005
Local Beach: Cherry Grove, Millionaires Row NMB. Pawlies Island, Sullivans Island, Oak Island, White Lake NC
Favorite Beaches: Cherry Grove is like my back yard play ground I owe all of my kiting skills to this little spot. Its a very dangerous spot to ride and have seen countless kiteboarders and surfers get in trouble. If you make it to the Point make sure you know what you are doing or you will be in the same rescue boat as many others before.

Pawlies Island SC is great in NE this is another dangerous spot strong currents big shore break and I spot a shark or two every time.

Hatteras is the bomb. KP, AVON, BUXTON, WINDMILL POINT, Planet of the Apes, you take your pick.

Banana River Cocoa Beach FL is OK watch out for stingrays only kite in N winds
Sullivans Island in Charleston is nice go during mid tides
Tybee Island GA
Oak Island NC works well in West winds
White Lake is good in WNW with shallow water 500yds out, watch out for the docks they will eat a kite in a min.
Style: Big air, wakestyle, Kiteloops
Gear: EPIC KITES, Caution, Flexifoil, Nobile Boards
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Epic Screamer 14 Demo

Postby vpkiteboarding » Sat Jan 09, 2010 2:47 am

Got to try out the Epic Screamer 14m in about 12mph wind. The kite had nice consistent and predictable power. After just a few tacks I had a real good feel of the kite, like I had been riding it for months. I am about 190 pounds and to my surprise had no trouble staying up wind. On my old 14 in that wind condition I normally would have to do "the walk of shame" after a few tacks. Had to work the kite a bit but noticed that it tended to stay toward the edge of the window, that really helped keep the upwind line. After an hour of riding the wind picked up to about 15mph at that time was able to easily park the kite and enjoy the ride. Got to boost a few jumps and was pleased with the height and hang time. The kite did not rip me off of the water even when sent hard and fast, yet provided a nice smooth controlled upward pull that provided a nice in control feel, great for making grabs with confidence. As far as kite loops the kite was fast with light bar pressure I was able to get some nice rolls in. The first couple thrown the kite stayed really high (being use to my old kite I was pulling a bit hard) after an adjustment in execution backing off a bid on my pull the kite dropped down in the zone and pulled like a horse. Kite drove hard and fast back to the top of the window with plenty of time to spot my landing. In short, I have tried many kites through the years and am really excited about these Screamers and think they stack up to anything out on the market today.
Want a DEMO in the Myrtle Beach area look me up.
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