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by BrightonSurf
Tue May 29, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Shinnster vs Sector 60?
Replies: 19
Views: 1897

Re: Shinnster vs Sector 60?

If you dont mind losing a bit on the low end I think you will be better off with the shinnster. As much as I like the sector for light winds blasting along with a large race kite and a GPS seeing how fast I can go, the amount of fun I have had on the Shinnster is on another level. Personally I think...
by BrightonSurf
Sun May 27, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Shinnster vs Sector 60?
Replies: 19
Views: 1897

Re: Shinnster vs Sector 60?

I have a sector and shinnster. in my opinion the shinster cannot compete with the sector at the low end. however it will get going in pretty light winds, certainly less than a twin tip. Shinnnster is great fun and has become my favourite board -endless fun and effortless to ride. if you are looking ...
by BrightonSurf
Tue May 01, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Another great test for Core, light wind content.
Replies: 13
Views: 1457

Re: Another great test for Core, light wind content.

Where did they come from? Er tricky one that, but just a clue, they're a magazine could it be from surveying their readers? Just a thought, could be wrong, they could have just made it up, you know the old saying there's lies, damn lies and statistics. But it suits my purpose for now trying to enco...
by BrightonSurf
Tue May 01, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Another great test for Core, light wind content.
Replies: 13
Views: 1457

Re: Another great test for Core, light wind content.

GRF wrote:Not surprising some mags are getting survey results like this then..

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I would love to know where those statistics came from. given those figures are to 4 decimal places they must have had 10000+ people take part in the survey :roll:
by BrightonSurf
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Stagnant 2nd Hand Market
Replies: 12
Views: 1636

Re: Stagnant 2nd Hand Market

The second hand market prices are also limited by how long kites last. in my experience if you heavily use a kite for 3 seasons it is going to be on its last legs.
by BrightonSurf
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Stagnant 2nd Hand Market
Replies: 12
Views: 1636

Re: Stagnant 2nd Hand Market

A big factor is the number of deals on new kites. Cabrinha seemingly dumping lots of kites at well below rrp, flexifoil selling everything half price etc All of that means second hand kites will sell but only at the right price.
by BrightonSurf
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Best Sellers?
Replies: 7
Views: 758

Re: Best Sellers?

do you think the size of the market for kites is expanding or contracting in the UK? I wouldnt be surprised if the number of active kiters was static, however people seem to be keeping their gear longer.
by BrightonSurf
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Pagham kiting??
Replies: 4
Views: 560

Re: Pagham kiting??

I have only been there when it is E or ENE which it is very good for. From what I understand you cant kite in the estuary but other than that it seemed you could do what you wanted. If you are staying there and it is SW I would go to East Wittering which is close by.
by BrightonSurf
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Fatality at Hunstanton at the weekend?
Replies: 9
Views: 1456

Re: Fatality at Hunstanton at the weekend?

wojtek wrote:sorry to see this.

it sounds he wasn't new to the sport, anybody knows what had happened?
I read somewhere else that his kite went into a death loop.
by BrightonSurf
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Is Evolution Boardsports in Lancing Closing
Replies: 6
Views: 1030

Re: Is Evolution Boardsports in Lancing Closing

That is a shame. No shops seem to last more than a couple of years on this stretch of coast. I regularly drive by the old S2AS shop in brighton and it still has the kitesurfing murial above what is now a dry cleaners.
by BrightonSurf
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Is Evolution Boardsports in Lancing Closing
Replies: 6
Views: 1030

Is Evolution Boardsports in Lancing Closing

Does anyone know if Evolution Boardsports in Lancing is Closing? A couple of people have told me this recently and I might pop in to see if they have a deal on a 9m.
by BrightonSurf
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: New to surfboard
Replies: 13
Views: 1404

Re: New to surfboard

unless you plan to ride serious waves check out a shinster makes strapless fun and easy and don't bounce like a surf board which is what makes strapless hard
by BrightonSurf
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Foil Boards
Replies: 294
Views: 32292

Re: Foil Boards

Helmet and impact vest, actual collisions with the pointy bits are exceedingly rare/unlikely. Think about it, your meaty a meter away from the pointy stuff, race board and sector you have three 40cm fins that are much sharper a damn sight closer to you. Thanks alot for the info. I dont know anythin...
by BrightonSurf
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Foil Boards
Replies: 294
Views: 32292

Re: Foil Boards

I am very tempted to get a foil board for next season. The idea of gliding above the water looks incredible fun. How dangerous is it compared to a regular race board? I sort of have this idea in the mind that the foil can flip up and take your head off :-D