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by TheJake
Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Ride Engine harnesses - any problems?
Replies: 17
Views: 4367

Re: Ride Engine harnesses - any problems?

Try getting or demoing a Manera harness - again, I'm not sure if it fits everyone but we've never had any returns and it's the comfiest one I've ever ridden in (see here: https://www.skymonster.com/products/man ... s-uk-store)
by TheJake
Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Winter wetsuits / coming home
Replies: 6
Views: 1107

Re: Winter wetsuits / coming home

I use a 5/4/3 Manera in Scotland during the winter - works well for 2h sessions in next to 0C. A storm jacket helps if it's a longer day.
by TheJake
Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Newbie from Edinburgh -
Replies: 3
Views: 604

Re: Newbie from Edinburgh -

Hey dude! Try http://fekc.org.uk/news.php for local Edinburgh & Fife forum and join https://www.facebook.com/groups/edinburghkitesurfers/ group too. I've also moved on from windsurfing some few years ago and never looked back :) Drop us an email at Skymonster & I'm sure we can sort you out a deal lo...
by TheJake
Sat Apr 23, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Becoming an instructor
Replies: 8
Views: 1550

Re: Becoming an instructor

They already have the assistant instructor part done with IKO.
by TheJake
Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Best Kiteboarding and Best UK?????
Replies: 10
Views: 2820

Re: Best Kiteboarding and Best UK?????

Come over to the Dark Ozone Side of the Force! Best made some weird movements in the UK :/
by TheJake
Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Becoming an instructor
Replies: 8
Views: 1550

Re: Becoming an instructor

Once you get your license you can just start looking for openings around the world, just as for a typical job. We're a shop that's soon to launch its kite school but being in Scotland I don't think it's something you could classify as an exotic location to teach ;) Assistant instructor is a bit of a...
by TheJake
Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Becoming an instructor
Replies: 8
Views: 1550

Re: Becoming an instructor

Hey Martyn, You need to get the qualification first, unless you'll find an IKO centre that will train you up & retain you for the season so you can "repay" the course as you go. The courses are normally in the region of €750. You start with assistant instructor course (providing you've got the first...
by TheJake
Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Best vehicle for a kitesurfer
Replies: 44
Views: 7125

Re: Best vehicle for a kitesurfer

Dude, I've got three kids and believe - there's no Estate on SUV that will make you comfortable with all your gear and the gang. I've tried loads and even with XC90 I still need a roof rack for the bikes etc. - way too much hassle. I'm selling it soon and getting T5 ideally in some LWB - no more cha...
by TheJake
Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: shinn gintronic v red? (Replacing 136 trax)
Replies: 4
Views: 702

Re: shinn gintronic v red? (Replacing 136 trax)

I've tried the Red in 135 (I'm 85kg) - easy to go upwind even in the marginal wind and it handles the chop very well and was generally very smooth to ride. It's definitely "less power hungry" than Trax :) Haven't ridden Gintronic though...
by TheJake
Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Neoprene socks
Replies: 5
Views: 1673

Re: Neoprene socks

I'm not sure about non-slips, might be harder to get into / out of the bindings. I'm using 2mm O'Neil Heats (made just out of neoprene it's actually easier to get into boots in them!) with my CT's and so far I'm way too toasty ;)
by TheJake
Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Manera Exo 2015 Harness
Replies: 6
Views: 1435

Re: Manera Exo 2015 Harness

They should be around £179 mark as per 2014 edition but I'll confirm in a PM on Monday as soon as we'll get the stock update :)
by TheJake
Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Manera Exo 2015 Harness
Replies: 6
Views: 1435

Re: Manera Exo 2015 Harness

What size? I might be able to help.
by TheJake
Tue Nov 04, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Fitting Ronix Parks onto 2014 Slingshot Asylum
Replies: 8
Views: 1636

Re: Fitting Ronix Parks onto 2014 Slingshot Asylum

Well I've got LF Raph instead, in the longterm I'll probably will get Vision for boots and will use Asylum for days when boots aren't an option.
by TheJake
Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: the poo moment
Replies: 10
Views: 1634

Re: the poo moment

A wee bit OT but sweet clip dude ;)
by TheJake
Mon Nov 03, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Fitting Ronix Parks onto 2014 Slingshot Asylum
Replies: 8
Views: 1636

Re: Fitting Ronix Parks onto 2014 Slingshot Asylum

Yeah, I've seen you have some beef with Slingshot in the RPM topic. I'm still interested in a way to place them on my board :) Thanks anyway ;)