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by Si-Fly
Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:46 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Help needed with new board!
Replies: 33
Views: 1853

Re: Help needed with new board!

Like I said in my first post, I only want it for top end blasting, since losing around 2 stone my ballistic which was great now feels too big at max speed.... As it was aimed at the heavier rider. It's now good for lighter winds, so plan at present to keep it. Is there much difference between the di...
by Si-Fly
Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:47 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Help needed with new board!
Replies: 33
Views: 1853

Re: Help needed with new board!

Thanks all for input, expected loads of different boards to come up, so guess the monk is exceptional! I have managed to find a monk ll which looks like new in the pics, coming Friday [GRINNING FACE WITH SMILING EYES] I just hope its not too big for top end blasting as its the same size as my blank ...
by Si-Fly
Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:02 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Help needed with new board!
Replies: 33
Views: 1853

Re: Help needed with new board!

Sounds like you all like the monk! . Anyone have a used one for sale? . Any ex-demo boards going Mike?

Any other boards worth looking at?

Cheers Si.

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by Si-Fly
Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Help needed with new board!
Replies: 33
Views: 1853

Help needed with new board!

Hi all, I am after some advice about a new board to add to my carbon blankforce ballistic 132x41 I loved the blankforce for blasting about at speed over choppy water, but after losing 13kg it just feels too big when powered up at speed, I have tried the newer blankforce mk3 in its smallest size 132x...
by Si-Fly
Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:41 am
Forum: Newbies!
Topic: Beginner's stoke report.
Replies: 12
Views: 1327

Re: Beginner's stoke report.

Ha ha you had it easy :grin: try self learning on a directional and a 7.5 naish arx from 2000 and no one to help!! I went that same weekend to my local ...it was gusting to mid 40 and forecast to pick up, as I was the only kiter I decided not to go in, which was the safe option. But the wind dropped...
by Si-Fly
Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:16 am
Forum: South West & Channel Islands
Topic: Bristol Kitesurfers
Replies: 5
Views: 1183

Re: Bristol Kitesurfers

Brean/ Berrow just past Weston might be better as you will have room to yourself, which I liked when first starting out. Weston can get busy! South through W to NNW is sailable again around 3 hours each side of high.
Si.

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by Si-Fly
Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:02 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Kiteboard speed record
Replies: 60
Views: 4061

Re: Kiteboard speed record

Oh and you do get a great feeling as you bear away over powered and get ripped off the water as you dive the kite in a gust :shock::grin:
If you keep low and go with it all seems fine....you just think your about to die :mrgreen:

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by Si-Fly
Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:52 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Kiteboard speed record
Replies: 60
Views: 4061

Re: Kiteboard speed record

Before I lost my GPS (only used 4 times!!) I managed peaks of 34/35 on standard twin between the chop/ waves at local beach. I'm not a very good sailor so higher speed should be easy for someone with skill :grin: Si. PS...could get over 30 on both boards I had then on 9, 12m kites, but they were sma...
by Si-Fly
Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Dunster/Blue Anchor
Replies: 11
Views: 1091

Re: Dunster/Blue Anchor

Most of these beaches you get around 2 hours each side of high water on spring tides, less on neaps. There are a few low water spots as well, and some wave spots, but most have tricky launches with rocks etc. I do know of a couple of sandy bays but they are a long walk or have cliffs behind. Minehea...
by Si-Fly
Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Dunster/Blue Anchor
Replies: 11
Views: 1091

Re: Dunster/Blue Anchor

New I recognised the name!....useless with names I am If you don't want to go that far, I have sailed a few times at stolford. This faces NE so east is cross on. This beach is small flat pebbles leading to mud. On a spring you will get at least 4 hours sailing over high from the pebbles. Behind the ...
by Si-Fly
Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Dunster/Blue Anchor
Replies: 11
Views: 1091

Re: Dunster/Blue Anchor

Only sailed it a couple of times over high, but in theory if you walk out may be usable on low, depends how far the sand / gravel goes.....I've never walked to low water. Dunster is similar but might be better in an east wind as no cliffs behind , like there is at the east end of blueanchor. Blueanc...
by Si-Fly
Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Dunster/Blue Anchor
Replies: 11
Views: 1091

Re: Dunster/Blue Anchor

The book I think is a bit out of date, but most of the info is still good.
Si.

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by Si-Fly
Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Dunster/Blue Anchor
Replies: 11
Views: 1091

Re: Dunster/Blue Anchor

minehead has a few kiters, with 2 spots one low water one high. The low water spot is a small sand beach below large boulders, just past lifeboat station. This is a small tricky launch with strong currents, but can have good waves on a reef a bit offshore. West winds here can be very strong as they ...
by Si-Fly
Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: Board enquiries and info.
Topic: F-One TT 178
Replies: 6
Views: 1002

Re: F-One TT 178

I think I had the next years board in 168? It felt very small as my second board as they were only about 35 wide! It was full carbon and fast but a bit trippy sliding round the corners if I remember Must admit mine didn't have such gay graphics....it was quite funky for back then! Si. Sent from my N...
by Si-Fly
Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: If I put my 13 yr old son on my board will it help him?
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: If I put my 13 yr old son on my board will it help him?

Depends how heavy he is and on the outline/rocker of the boards....also how powered he rides? If he rides with little power, my guess as he's learning and only has a 7m, is that the bigger board would help a lot. A 13 year old could be a big lad, or a feather weight, so need more info really. What I...