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by gavin
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: INTERNATIONAL
Topic: Cape Town - August
Replies: 0
Views: 190

Cape Town - August

Hi

looking at taking a 2 kite quiver in August to cape town and up the SW coast .

i have a 13m & 9m - would these 2 kites cover me or should it rather be 9m & 7m (looking at getting one) for CT at this time of year .
also is Blouberg ok for an intermediate rider ?
by gavin
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Board Reviews and Information
Topic: Shinn Monk
Replies: 2
Views: 507

Shinn Monk

Hi I have a Cabrihna Calibra , 136 * 42 , which now feels a bit "heavy " for me . Enjoy jumps and some basic tricks and have a surfboard for waves and low wind days . My local spot is camber sands Weight 92kg Kites 13m, 9m , 7m I've always wanted a Shinn and looking at a used Shinn Monk 135 * 42 Que...
by gavin
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: South Coast
Topic: camber sands
Replies: 0
Views: 293

camber sands

Hi Drove past CS yesterday and noted most area is now fenced off and still a lot of defence wall \walkway activity. Been off the water since last summer, so somewhat behind on activities at CS.... Is it business as usual for kiters, as in can we come and go as per normal or anything new that we need...
by gavin
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: Cambers yesterday
Replies: 0
Views: 536

Cambers yesterday

Wow what an awesome session on the 7 yesterday. i had never been out in those conditions and mentally i was knackered , but a 1.5hr plus session later was buzzing and still am. however it did concern me that there appeared to be one or two guys who seemed to be learning (standing up etc) , and in th...
by gavin
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: South Coast
Topic: Torn Kite - need repair
Replies: 2
Views: 529

Torn Kite - need repair

Hi

Tear is about 40cm long and not on the bladder area.

Looking for someone that can repair - i live close to Maidstone area , or can post off .

Any assistance would be most appreciated

Thanks
Gavin
by gavin
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: camber tomorrow
Replies: 0
Views: 418

camber tomorrow

Hi

anyone maybe heading down to camber first thing tomorrow ?

I was thinking of trying to get out on the water by 07h00ish as forecast looking good , however would be nice to have help to launch and land and someone else on the water always seems to ease my mind !
by gavin
Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: Kite Reviews and Information
Topic: Epic 9m Screamer
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Epic 9m Screamer

Hi I am a competent rider. Looking into possibly getting this. It seems like the wind range is good and ticks boxes as to safety and depower. good for jumps - Is it a good all rounder as well ? - any negatives / for me to bear in mind in decision making ? would most appreciate some feedback. Regards...
by gavin
Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:13 am
Forum: Board Reviews and Information
Topic: Board Repair contact person?
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Board Repair contact person?

Hi i received my 2nd hand board yesterday. On the heel side the laminate has peeled away from the main board structure. Can anyone please give me a contact of someone who can repair this (Kent/London region ideally) or is there something I could do, although I am crap at DIY! Thanks in advance Gavin
by gavin
Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:24 am
Forum: Board Reviews and Information
Topic: Cabrihna Spectrum
Replies: 0
Views: 212

Cabrihna Spectrum

Hi

As per previous post I am looking for a smaller board.

been offered a brand new Spectrum (136x42) for about £60 less than RRP.

I am intermediate(ish) level . Would this board be a suitable step up from my Crazyfly 145 x 42 ?

Thanks for any advice.

Regards
Gavin
by gavin
Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Kite Reviews and Information
Topic: Cabrihna kite turning
Replies: 2
Views: 303

Cabrihna kite turning

Hi I have a Crossbow 13m and Convert 9m i would like to increase my turning speed. Does that mean that I need to attach lines to the back setting or the front setting on the kite? (on the Crossbow it shows - light impulse (1 feather) lighter impulse (2 feathers) The Cabrihna manuals talk about light...
by gavin
Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Board Reviews and Information
Topic: Smaller Board
Replies: 5
Views: 635

Re: Smaller Board

Thanks Guys , I think that clears it for me

Regards
Gavin
by gavin
Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: Board Reviews and Information
Topic: Smaller Board
Replies: 5
Views: 635

Smaller Board

Hi I have a 145 x 41 Crazyfly which has served me well and tbh probably out grew a good while ago. Really enjoying pops, jumps,rolls , trying new tricks etc now , so looking to go smaller as board seems very lethargic and cumbersome . Not fixed on a particular brand board yet as 1st want to get an i...
by gavin
Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Technique
Topic: Front rolls
Replies: 8
Views: 2064

Front rolls

Hi At Camber on Sat. and was having such an amazing sesh on the 7 that I tried some front rolls. I landed quite a few which actually surprised me as on my 9 & 13 I would land say 2 in 10 and then give it rest as body at that stage would be saturated with salt water ! Would it be correct that the rea...
by gavin
Sun Apr 24, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Southampton area
Replies: 5
Views: 604

Re: Southampton area

many thanks Guys

Jeez
Hayling , CBK (past threads) membership - makes me think i rather do X hours drive more and stay at my local spot in the SE !
by gavin
Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Southampton area
Replies: 5
Views: 604

Southampton area

Hi,

I will possibly be relocating close to Southampton.

Can anyone please advice of spots around the area that is good for kitesurfing - and what wind direction .
ideally maybe a local kiting website?

Thanks
Gavin