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by Sammiye
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Surfboard for UK conditions - Dom's view
Replies: 1
Views: 438

Re: Surfboard for UK conditions - Dom's view

Yeah it definitely helped me!. I was on a standard short board for a while. Would be interested to hear Dom's thoughts on the recent explosion in cut off designs in the Tomo Vanguard mould..
by Sammiye
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Ditching the jobs to do want we really want to do. A little advise please
Replies: 14
Views: 1312

Re: Ditching the jobs to do want we really want to do. A little advise please

If you're a bit different in weight, you could get away with three kites to cut down a bit. 12/10/7 or similar. Can always share the big kite on light wind days. Although western aus is windy, it rarely gets more than 9m weather in Asia.
by Sammiye
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Cutting a full-length wetsuit down to a steamer?
Replies: 6
Views: 990

Re: Cutting a full-length wetsuit down to a steamer?

As above - or melt with the tip of an iron.

Consider 3/4 length legs... for some reason warm knees works for me!
by Sammiye
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: What would happen if you didn't buy a new kite?
Replies: 19
Views: 1916

Re: What would happen if you didn't buy a new kite?

Not just kites is it.. can't believe people pay £700+ for a surfboard!
by Sammiye
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Current restrictions at Camber
Replies: 4
Views: 581

Re: Current restrictions at Camber

Yep lots.

With all the work going on they're making everyone wear coloured shirts and have some sort of safety chat.

More info on this group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/5098469 ... 5/?fref=ts

Scroll down a bit.
by Sammiye
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: BWS boards - build quality?
Replies: 6
Views: 551

Re: BWS boards - build quality?

Cheers for the responses all. Might stay away for the time being, until I get somewhere with a flat sandy beach break! The search goes on.
by Sammiye
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: BWS boards - build quality?
Replies: 6
Views: 551

BWS boards - build quality?

Anyone had any experience with the BWS boards build quality? My local eats boards - shore dump to pebbles - so looking for something that is going to last at least a year or two but still be good to ride. Interested in the drifter or the white noise and don't want to put my foot through it within th...
by Sammiye
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Week off 5th-13th September - anything going on?
Replies: 0
Views: 242

Week off 5th-13th September - anything going on?

Got a week off as above and the other half cant get it off, so i'm free to do whatever i please!

Anyone know of any organised trips/holidays going on to anywhere windy and/or wavy? UK or Europe most likely.

If not, might organise something myself if anyone else is off that sort of time!

Sam
by Sammiye
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: EASTBOURNE
Replies: 48
Views: 7644

Re: EASTBOURNE

Massive thread revival here...

Reasonably new to Lewes and have been out at Tidemills a few times recently. Anyone on here still kite around there at all???
by Sammiye
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Road trip advice.
Replies: 8
Views: 766

Re: Road trip advice.

If you're thinking of Cornwall, check out Dom Moore's spot guide here:

http://www.surfsanctuary.co.uk/blog/cat ... pot-guide/

For flat water, you won't get better than Exmouth on a NW or S/SW.
by Sammiye
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Let's talk about.. custom surfboards!
Replies: 6
Views: 611

Re: Let's talk about.. custom surfboards!

Not the most useful answer but thanks for the input..

Why would I spend 500 odd quid plus shipping, plus import tax to a big American company when I can support a local shaper and a local shop for half the cost and get something I really want..?!
by Sammiye
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Let's talk about.. custom surfboards!
Replies: 6
Views: 611

Let's talk about.. custom surfboards!

So I met a local surfboard shaper the other who has made a number of epoxy kiteboards - he said he'd like to do more so ask me if i wanted one - naturally, I said I'd have a think about what I'd like, but having not that much idea about surfboard shaping thought I'd put it to you lot! I like my 5'8 ...
by Sammiye
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Kite Bags (the ones they come in)
Replies: 27
Views: 3012

Re: Kite Bags (the ones they come in)

No one mentioned Slingshot yet?. Best bags I reckon. But could do with opening a bit bigger.

My PL ones are pretty decent and have all described. Bit too much padding though.

I saw a kitebag the other day with a separate "wet pocket" for wetsuit/boots etc which I thought was a great idea.
by Sammiye
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: HB Surfkite boards?
Replies: 3
Views: 520

Re: HB Surfkite boards?

Cheers Blast.. Didn't see that.

Just had a look.. £800 is a little steep for a kite board in my eyes. Good looking though!

http://www.board-worx.com/kitesurfing-e ... e-5-8.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Sammiye
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: HB Surfkite boards?
Replies: 3
Views: 520

HB Surfkite boards?

Anyone ridden these offerings from French maestro Herve Boure?

http://hb-surfkite.com/index.php?page=index" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Or anyone considering distributing them in the UK? Think they look great and would be keen for a demo!