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by matt_s
Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Winter wetsuits / coming home
Replies: 6
Views: 1130

Re: Winter wetsuits / coming home

Rip curl hooded flash bomb 6/4. Best suit I have ever owned by miles and I will definitely be buying the same again if I ever wear this one out. Can't comment for the 6/4 hooded version as I've not tried it but agree that the Flash bombs are phenomenal suits. I've got the 5/3 and also will be repla...
by matt_s
Wed May 04, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Thank you Bracklesham Boardriders
Replies: 1
Views: 627

Re: Thank you Bracklesham Boardriders

Haha - glad you got it back Rich. It's a good honest crew at J Rd & Bracklesham 8)
by matt_s
Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: General Equipment Discussion & Review
Topic: North Below the bar depower
Replies: 3
Views: 954

Re: North Below the bar depower

Hi - did you know you can lower the depower cleat on the north bars? it does impact the amount of bar throw you have and the instant sheet out depower, but a few inches shouldn't make much of a difference to that.
by matt_s
Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Clacton death
Replies: 20
Views: 4768

Re: Clacton death

Nicely put Tone, such sad news. I heard about it still with salt in my ears from the last session & it hammers home the grim possibilities of what could happen doing what we all love to do & the carnage that is left behind. Stay safe everyone & love to his family and kids.
by matt_s
Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Good winter gloves?
Replies: 9
Views: 1660

Re: Good winter gloves?

grey2864 wrote:hi excel infinity 1.5 mm thick gloves thinner the better as you loose bar feeling and get pumped forearms
These are my favourite too. Thin enough to put on in the van and still do yor lines etc. Virtually watertight and made really well too
by matt_s
Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: king of the air - uk riders
Replies: 34
Views: 4737

Re: king of the air - uk riders

Landing backward at that speed must have been one hell of an impact. Would wearing some kind of head protection reduce the risk to competitors? Apparently not. The explanation I read is that water isn't hard enough that a helmet would help & could actually make the impact worse as the additional di...
by matt_s
Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Kiteboard Discussion & Review
Topic: What pads and straps is everyone using?
Replies: 8
Views: 1280

Re: What pads and straps is everyone using?

I've got NTT set up on mine at the moment. Probably the most locked in feeling pads I've had so far, but check if they fit your board before considering them. I also found the Shinn sneakers the most comfortable pads I've ever had, but not quite grippy enough on my wide, flat feet for whatever reason.
by matt_s
Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Woo - Kiteboarder League?
Replies: 88
Views: 12176

Re: Woo - Kiteboarder League?

Tone wrote:we've got people round my way lending their boards to better riders and claiming the jumps as theirs!!!
lol - bonkers. Can't ever see the point in bulshitting, you always know inside that you're lying & any kudos you get is meaningless.
by matt_s
Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Woo - Kiteboarder League?
Replies: 88
Views: 12176

Re: Woo - Kiteboarder League?

Mike B wrote:thats a good height for the first session!
Thanks Mike - I was pleased with it. Hoping to improve this weekend. Have just finished doing up a camper van so am off on a mission this weekend to find wind and waves for jumping and for surfing on!
by matt_s
Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Woo - Kiteboarder League?
Replies: 88
Views: 12176

Re: Woo - Kiteboarder League?

Finally managed to get out with mine and actually switch it on properly after leaving it flashing on Standby last session. It was gusty as hell so a bit hit and miss, but managed a few decent jumps & a best of 12.1m which I'm pretty happy with. A bit more speed & power plus a decent kicker & hopeful...
by matt_s
Thu Oct 22, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Woo - Kiteboarder League?
Replies: 88
Views: 12176

Re: Woo - Kiteboarder League?

So what constitutes being a senior? to qualify you must comply with at least 3 of the following: Not have all your own teeth At least one joint replacement Have mostly Grey Hair Be Bald (even if you don't shave it off) Smoke a pipe (crack pipes don't count) at least 50% of your wardrobe is beige Dr...
by matt_s
Tue Oct 20, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Woo - Kiteboarder League?
Replies: 88
Views: 12176

Re: Woo - Kiteboarder League?

if you've just got a woo with a blue clip, don't put it on your board yet. They've updated it after some warranty claims, added some bungees and are giving them away free when you swap in your old one. Heading down to my local store this week to swap mine out and to place an order for some wind. The...
by matt_s
Thu Jul 30, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: Newbies!
Topic: 90Kg Rider - What conditions will need smaller than 8m kite?
Replies: 2
Views: 743

Re: 90Kg Rider - What conditions will need smaller than 8m kite?

If on a twinny then yeah - 35+ (neither of which you're likely to find either of the places you're going). If you branch out in to riding waves with a surfboard then a 6m would be a key size in your quiver (which would probably no longer be ID's... )
by matt_s
Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Road trip advice.
Replies: 8
Views: 959

Re: Road trip advice.

Definitely Check out Devon & Cornwall - Saunton & Westward Ho on the N Devon Coast, Moving Down to Cornwall - Watergate, Gwithian, Hayle, Daymer Bay on the N Coast. Marazion on the S Coast. Loads of spots all in easy reach of each other with varied conditions & catering to most wind directions....
by matt_s
Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: Kiteboard Discussion & Review
Topic: Leaaky board
Replies: 4
Views: 720

Re: Leaaky board

So i tracked down the leak to the inner corner of the rear fin box. Can barely see any damage, except for some coloured residue. Will be a tricky one to repair since any glue/cement i put in there will stop the fin going in properly... Other option would be repair and use only the other fins as a q...