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by Slappysan
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New to kite, need to choose kite
Replies: 14
Views: 553

Re: New to kite, need to choose kite

While a Pivot will definitely work and is an extremely versatile kite there are other options that might be better to consider. What kind of wind strength are you going to be riding in? Will it be gusty? I'm a big fan of single strut kites for beginners (and experts too!): - they tend to fly well wh...
by Slappysan
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Open Palm Mitts and Pogies
Replies: 13
Views: 613

Re: Open Palm Mitts and Pogies

Just keep in mind though, if the water is on the colder side and you spend much time IN the water, they are about as warm as bare hands. This isn't true for me. I have 2 different pairs of open palm mitts: 1) the 2mm NP Surf ones, and they don't provide amazing warmth in water but if you make a fis...
by Slappysan
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Open Palm Mitts and Pogies
Replies: 13
Views: 613

Re: Open Palm Mitts and Pogies

I have low blood pressure so my hands/feet get pretty cold when I kite. I have the NP Surf version of the 2 mm open palm glove and they are great for 10 degC and up. But where I kite I'll go out in as low as -2 degC so for 9 degC and lower I use the NP Surf 3 Finger Mitt. They are toasty warm, it's ...
by Slappysan
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 73
Views: 7193

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Water re-launch in 7 knots doesn't look very promissing, but pretty much all LEI kites wont relaunch in 7 knots either.


by Slappysan
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What are the world's best hydrofoil travel destinations?
Replies: 17
Views: 1102

Re: What are the world's best hydrofoil travel destinations?

My favorite aspect of foiling is actually the exploration. You aren't stuck in one spot like you are with a TT or SB. You are free to travel 10 km up or downind in an hour.
by Slappysan
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Inexpensive long-term Kite destination Feb-April
Replies: 14
Views: 1128

Re: Inexpensive long-term Kite destination Feb-April

I'd opt for Thailand, better to live really well for little money and have mediocre kiting than try and stay in hostels with a bunch of kite gear. Not that the kiting is that mediocre, you should be good for several spots that time of year. I'd do Hua Hin or Pranbui myself. Honestly, the food alone ...
by Slappysan
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kitesurfing & Family - the best spot?
Replies: 7
Views: 803

Re: Kitesurfing & Family - the best spot?

The Viva Wyndham Tangerine in the DR has gotten good reviews for kiters with family.

If you are more set on Egypt then also take a look at the Dahab resorts, the kite beach is literally right in front of them.
by Slappysan
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: When is "Big" too big?
Replies: 25
Views: 2163

Re: When is "Big" too big?

The 11m peak 4 seems very different and I love the fact that it at least seems to be pretty structurally sound ( can take a beating ). What I cannot find is any info on what kind of lift it provides for heavier people, how does it compare to a say 15m lei for power. And why does the 4m have such a ...
by Slappysan
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: When is "Big" too big?
Replies: 25
Views: 2163

Re: When is "Big" too big?

Here's the question, do you want to soar? If you do you'll get loads of good times out of a big ram air kite (I would go with the flysurfer Soul 15/18/21 myself) Now if you just want to ride around with a bit of jumping, but no serious air time then you can get a flysurfer Peak 4 8m or 11m at 1/3 of...
by Slappysan
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Neil Pryde Glide Reports/Reviews?
Replies: 22
Views: 3182

Re: Neil Pryde Glide Reports/Reviews?

foilfun wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:09 pm
I attach her to my harness with a waist harness and snap shackles.
Do you attach her to you via two points one on either side or a single point in the middle?

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