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Slappysan
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Re: Gear that has exceeded your expectations!

Postby Slappysan » Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:21 pm

Catch Surf Wave Bandit Performer 4-10. At my weight (74 kg / 165 lbs) it's amazing. It's pretty much replaced all my other boards.

More info on it: http://www.nwkite.com/forums/t-42781.html

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Re: Gear that has exceeded your expectations!

Postby Guttorm » Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:19 pm

The 06 SS Glide 149x46 with only 5cm heelside fins and close to cero rocker, combined with my 2012 Edge 19 with 32 meter lines gets my (+110kgs) always able to kite if anyone else can kite on a TT no matter their weight or kite.

And my Xr4 13.5 is amazing its way better than any other kite I have tried inkl the Xr5.

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Re: Gear that has exceeded your expectations!

Postby f2020 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:06 pm

Taaroa Sword RS UHM 2018 hydrofoil. Very fast, very maneuverable, perfect.

RRD Passion MK9 7m kite. Go wherever you want it to be.

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Re: Gear that has exceeded your expectations!

Postby Hasse » Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:26 pm

Hydrofoil....

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Re: Gear that has exceeded your expectations!

Postby Bhwillia » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:03 pm

Just to keep a fun thread going- ozone hyperlink kites (12 ultra, 9, & 5m ) and Cloud Ds; with Moses 633 foil. Light wind butter, waves, or bay chop. WOW

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Re: Gear that has exceeded your expectations!

Postby ap888 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:30 am

Flysurfer sonic 2 for hydrofoil/big air

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Re: Gear that has exceeded your expectations!

Postby OzBungy » Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:38 am

Switch kites in general. 1/3 to 1/2 the price of the name brands. Does everything at least as well. The first kite was a half price 7m Element from an end of model runout sale. It's still my most used kite. The 4m Element is also a hoot. Such fun in 30+ knots but still works down into the teens.

J Shapes Cruzer foil. Super stable. Quite fast. Able to blast around in waves. Can ride in everything from 8-40+ knots and have a whale of a time.

J Shapes 120cm freeride board. Who'd have thought that knocking 25cm off the board length would result in so much fun? Awesome.

I have had a 70cm mast for quite a while but normally ride my 95cm. I've put in a few back to back session on the 70cm and it is surprisingly good fun. Lots of snappy turns and whizzing in close in the waves.

needEssentials 6mm wetsuit with hood. Finally winter kiting is no longer an issue. Toasty warm and very affordable. The quality is not quite as good as the name brands, but it works as well and at less than half the price the result is excellent.
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Re: Gear that has exceeded your expectations!

Postby matth » Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:08 pm

Ocean Rodeo Prodigy... Great all around kite, good low end, very good and stable in gusty overpowered conditions, med bar pressure, instant depower by sheeting out, nice pivoting loop,
great boosting and hang time, decent drift in wave.....and insanely fast relaunch.

Perfect kite if you are a freerider who likes to boost, do basic tricks, and play in the waves........

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Re: Gear that has exceeded your expectations!

Postby Adventure Logs » Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:00 pm

Moses 633, was able to do flying foot switches for the first time on my first session with it. The turns are just like butter and you can basically stop and still be on foil. Also my Soul 8m has quickly turned into my favorite all time foil kite. Huge range, fantastic drift, and I’m able to pull some kite loops out of it which is pretty rare for a foil kite.

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Re: Gear that has exceeded your expectations!

Postby TomW » Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:04 pm

Bhwillia wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:03 pm
Just to keep a fun thread going- ozone hyperlink kites (12 ultra, 9, & 5m ) and Cloud Ds; with Moses 633 foil. Light wind butter, waves, or bay chop. WOW
+1 on Hyperlink 9 m UL and Moses 633 hydrofoil


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