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by alexrider
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Airush Ultra: one strut kite that meets expectations of a ram air lover
Replies: 191
Views: 56651

Re: Airush Ultra: one strut kite that meets expectations of a ram air lover

Has anyone with experience of first generation Ultra, tried the V2? If so, is there a significant improvement in terms of weight, handling etc...?
by alexrider
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Thailand: Hua Hin vs Rawai (Phuket)
Replies: 15
Views: 1809

Re: Thailand: Hua Hin vs Rawai (Phuket)

Hello Anna, November - June: Hua Hin or Paknam Pran. Easterlies from North sector at the beginning of the dry season to South sector later on. At high tide, go to Paknam Squid beach. Later in the season Feb onwards, high tide isn't an issue. As a matter of fact, the whole coast from Cha Am down al t...
by alexrider
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ram airs crash in 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1248

Re: Ram airs crash in 2019

fernmanus wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:43 am
Just saving you time Pumpy...
You forgot to copy/paste the bs...
by alexrider
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer-specific training?
Replies: 30
Views: 17341

Re: Flysurfer-specific training?

Foil kites exist in all sizes. It's a misconception to think they exist only in big sizes. There a new generation of foils that are not more expensive than LEIs, and that includes extremely easy to handle (and relaunch) kites that are aimed at beginners (e.g. Flysurfer Viron). When you count the hou...
by alexrider
Thu May 24, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: ideal LEI for freeride/race
Replies: 17
Views: 10570

Re: ideal LEI for freeride/race

foilonfoil wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 4:54 am
Make the jump to a foil kite. The Flysurfer Soul and Ozone Chrono v3 are pretty forgiving as a first foil.
I second that!
I wish mcfly777 explained why he wouldn't consider a foil. Probably heard too many derogatory (and uninformed) comments from people who have never flown them.
by alexrider
Thu May 24, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Learning with Zeeko Carver vs Green
Replies: 16
Views: 10492

Re: Learning with Zeeko Carver vs Green

I've got both, and also first though the Carver would be easier for the learning stage and more adapted for carving (what's in a name!). But after a couple of hundred hours on both, I find the White&Green easier and more predictable. It warns impending stalls with a sort of buffeting and there is no...
by alexrider
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Soul
Replies: 388
Views: 118837

Re: Flysurfer Soul

I do appreciate the increase of camber when powering, as well as the reflex providing stability when depowering. But not such much "adaptive canopy curve" (decrease of projected area). Why? Because to get the best going upwind in marginal conditions, you've got to counter-intuitively decrease the an...
by alexrider
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines fail
Replies: 13
Views: 4748

Re: Ethiopian Airlines fail

Update! To be fair, I must say Ethiopian Airlines in Addis Ababa finally agreed to pay USD 100 compensation and, more importantly, graciously apologise. Over 50 emails and 6 weeks to get to that point. I hope their agents in Antananarivo will be schooled and taught how to treat their customers accor...
by alexrider
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines fail
Replies: 13
Views: 4748

Re: Ethiopian Airlines fail

"Here's the thing though, that the referred compensation of $100 a day refers to your checked luggage, and by checked luggage I mean only your normal suit case with clothing in it. Those are the essentials: clothing, toiletries, shoes so that you're clean and not naked on the next day. " Did you mak...
by alexrider
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines fail
Replies: 13
Views: 4748

Re: Ethiopian Airlines fail

Is it actually the airlines or the airport staff? I think it's the Airline which is at fault for not respecting its obligation to compensate for costs. The airport staff share it's responsibility as they have been mistaken when they said I had to come to pick the luggage personally because it was r...

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