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by tombeaton
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: High wind boards
Replies: 9
Views: 850

Re: High wind boards

if you were trying to hold down your 8m in more wind, i would say sure get a smaller board. a 5.5m though wont provide the same lift and wont deliver power as smoothly as a larger kite - so i really wouldnt want a smaller board. landing jumps and tackling bigger seas - it is nice to have a solid pla...
by tombeaton
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: High wind boards
Replies: 9
Views: 850

Re: High wind boards

I cant see why you would need a smaller board with a 5.5m kite.
by tombeaton
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: The News Room
Topic: Flysurfer Kiteboarding
Replies: 19
Views: 2693

FlySplit

FlySplit Flysurfer really value innovation and go out of their way to invest in developing new concepts. The FlySplit is one of those projects. I have seen various prototypes over the years but the final product is actually stunning. The system is so simple and just works - the sign of a great prod...
by tombeaton
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Riding waves and what to do with the kite
Replies: 7
Views: 890

Re: Riding waves and what to do with the kite

it is also much easier on smaller kites in more wind than larger kites in less wind. it is ok for the lines to go slack, as long as you catch it before its too late.
by tombeaton
Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Big changes in the industry..
Replies: 47
Views: 4446

Re: Big changes in the industry..

Do each brand build their own safety systems or do they licence them?? Surely an industry standard is cheaper than each brand developing their own. Also when a brand develops a board do they ever consider releasing it with a different flex pattern so for example stiff is you ride flats or like a mi...
by tombeaton
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Big changes in the industry..
Replies: 47
Views: 4446

Re: Big changes in the industry..

This already exists! The Brunotti Buzz for example is a kiteboard retailing at £339. Tom for the average kid its still a shed load of money no matter how the brands try to dress it up, can see their point ref production runs tooling etc but go to any beach not that many youngsters taking up the spo...
by tombeaton
Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Bindings and kiteboard - how to choose?
Replies: 11
Views: 1329

Re: Bindings and kiteboard - how to choose?

I would say for kiting - as Dan mentioned, the Hyerlite Systems are a good call. Especially if you are not on a lovely sandy beach.

Tona boards are good. Loads of boards take bindings though whilst being less "wakestyle" focused.
by tombeaton
Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Big changes in the industry..
Replies: 47
Views: 4446

Re: Big changes in the industry..

Introduce some "value" entry type kit to enable youngsters/adults to get into the sport without having to shell out a shed load of cash to start with,dont have to be pretty just does the job of getting you up and going safely , once they get a taste for it thats when they will want the latest all s...
by tombeaton
Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: The News Room
Topic: Flysurfer Kiteboarding
Replies: 19
Views: 2693

Flysurfer Kiteboarding

Flysurfer Kiteboarding has been working away on closed cell foil kites for a very long time now and pretty much become synonymous with the concept. This year they launched the Speed 4 Lotus which was the first major release of their flag ship product since 2009 when the Speed 3 launched. There have ...
by tombeaton
Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Big changes in the industry..
Replies: 47
Views: 4446

Re: Big changes in the industry..

highalpha_pass wrote:Make the kit recyclable and then introduce a monthly payment system so everyone can have new kites every couple of years.
we are not banks!
by tombeaton
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Bindings and kiteboard - how to choose?
Replies: 11
Views: 1329

Re: Bindings and kiteboard - how to choose?

you need a board with inserts which can take the load caused by boots (significantly more than straps) the board should have 6" insert spacings the width should be no less than 39" length depends on your size and the rocker of the board. you could have a shorter board with less rocker, or a larger b...
by tombeaton
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: The News Room
Topic: Ozone 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 4053

Ozone REO

http://ozone-uk.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Reo-Header.jpg Ozone REO The REO is our all out wave kite! It had a complete redesign last year so this year it is minor tweaks, an extra size (4m now available) and material upgrades to Teijin Technoforce D2 and Teijin Dacron. The new fabric has less ...
by tombeaton
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: The News Room
Topic: Ozone 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 4053

Ozone 2015

The first of the 2015 releases are now available. We have staggered releases through the year but there are a good few over the next few months including the Catalyst, C4 and Zephyr for the water and an Access, Frenzy and Summit for snow. The Chrono and new Edge released in 2014 (which already have ...
by tombeaton
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: A plea to inexperienced Camber riders!
Replies: 35
Views: 2823

Re: A plea to inexperienced Camber riders!

Paulie - thats the joke though - Camber is not short on space at all. It is just everyone insists on kiting on top of each other. beginners dont have a "right" to be in the shallows, but due to their ability that is where they will be. It is like complaining people are driving slow in the slow lane ...
by tombeaton
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: A plea to inexperienced Camber riders!
Replies: 35
Views: 2823

Re: A plea to inexperienced Camber riders!

there is a lot of beach there - if you are an experienced rider you can always go more than 40m offshore and use the miles of open water. no need to hang around in the shallows with the beginners. personally i was alot more scared of people's need to launch with so little room for things to go wrong...