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Forum: Free Forum 5th November 2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,564
Posted By kiwiben
yeah you're right about the boom being a bit...

yeah you're right about the boom being a bit thick... must work on that because the kid gets tired hands....
Forum: Free Forum 5th November 2011, 02:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,564
Posted By kiwiben
Where do I get theses $15 windgliders and retro...

Where do I get theses $15 windgliders and retro ripper rigs? I'll take 3 of each :)
Forum: Free Forum 4th November 2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,564
Posted By kiwiben
How to make a kids rig

Got some old sails lying around with a main panel missing? I have discovered these are perfect for a kids rig. You basically cut the clew section off for later, Chop out a massive chunk from the guts...
Forum: Free Forum 12th September 2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,196
Posted By kiwiben
Hi Remi. I guess you mean not "sweet". Thanks...

Hi Remi. I guess you mean not "sweet". Thanks for the advice. I do have an old Carbon Art formula board (I think) with a wider squared-off tail and a bit more volume. I guess that would work alot...
Forum: Free Forum 12th September 2011, 04:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,196
Posted By kiwiben
Will my Carve 151 handle an 11m sail?

Hi, I have a North 11m race sail and matching 100%carbon mast sitting in my shed. I have never used it because I don't have a boom long enough. There is a boom on our ebay equivalent here in NZ that...
Forum: Free Forum 2nd August 2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,356
Posted By kiwiben
I took the hyper out in really strong wind the...

I took the hyper out in really strong wind the other day with my Pryde RSII 6.2m sail. It was pretty good, but then I jumped on my 90litre wave board and it was alot faster, easier to control and...
Forum: Ask Our Team 2nd August 2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,761
Posted By kiwiben
I have a 2nd hand hyper 105 litre. It took me...

I have a 2nd hand hyper 105 litre. It took me about 3 or 4 sessions to get used to it but now it goes great. It gets planing pretty easy. Using a C3 venom 42cm.

I am 104kg so I can only use it in...
Forum: Free Forum 14th June 2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,020
Posted By kiwiben
Nice addition Belskorpio... I swear I will never...

Nice addition Belskorpio... I swear I will never buy another bit of gear until I am shredding that f***ing fast and doing sweet loops like that with the stuff I already own. My gear is all a full ten...
Forum: Free Forum 13th June 2011, 05:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,020
Posted By kiwiben
Why is this still the most awesome WS video of all time?

Old footage of Robby Naish late 90's on youtube... this is the clip that got me into the sport and I still go back to it whenever I need reminding how sweet this sport is...
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Forum: Ask Our Team 7th June 2011, 04:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,043
Posted By kiwiben
Thanks Roger, that is just the info I need.

Thanks Roger, that is just the info I need.
Forum: Ask Our Team 6th June 2011, 05:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,043
Posted By kiwiben
How can i tell if my board has water in it?

Hi, I have just been given a 75litre 2004 acid. It weighs about 900gms more than what your website says it should. I just need to know if the weights given on the website include footstraps and deck...
Forum: Free Forum 30th May 2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 748
Posted By kiwiben
Does the Acid have a concave bottom?

I have a 2004 acid 74 and the whole bottom has delaminated. I have the fabulous board lady giving me tips on how to put it together again, but I need to know if the bottom is concave or flat before I...
Forum: Free Forum 21st March 2011, 03:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,356
Posted By kiwiben
I used the longer of the fins it came with. Some...

I used the longer of the fins it came with. Some one has painted it and the paint is chipping off... not exactly a highly tuned weapon.

But yesterday I swapped to my C3 venom 42cm and it was...
Forum: Free Forum 16th March 2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,356
Posted By kiwiben
I even nailed about 75% of my Jibes and 90% of my...

I even nailed about 75% of my Jibes and 90% of my tacks. This is unheard of for me!
Forum: Free Forum 16th March 2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,356
Posted By kiwiben
hi guys, I'm back again... In the end I purchased...

hi guys, I'm back again... In the end I purchased a hypersonic 105 last year for US$200. not the right volume for me but it was basically free so it was an easy buy... But uphauling? Forget about...
Forum: Free Forum 28th July 2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 717
Posted By kiwiben
Kiwi in San Fran tomorrow, looking for a good time...

Hi, I will be in San Francisco tomorrow, Friday 30th July, dragging my windsurfer thru customs... staying for 3 weeks in Mill valley with a rental car... anyone want to show a Kiwi boy and his wife a...
Forum: Free Forum 17th July 2010, 12:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,675
Posted By kiwiben
Don't shut up Basher, that is brilliantly written...

Don't shut up Basher, that is brilliantly written and all very useful stuff for me, and hopefully others. Keep it coming...

So, at 104kg should I throw away my little wave board? I only ever use...
Forum: Ask Our Team 17th July 2010, 03:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 16,159
Posted By kiwiben
yeah man. hyper 105! I got one too! United we...

yeah man. hyper 105! I got one too! United we stand!

But you really should ask more interesting questions... only 1344 views of this thread is amateur hour IMHO :)
Forum: Free Forum 6th July 2010, 11:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,541
Posted By kiwiben
That sounds awesome guys, I will do it all next...

That sounds awesome guys, I will do it all next session... thanks for your time and thought, much appreciated...

One question though... If my 5.9m was beautifully powered up, wouldn't a 7.5 have...
Forum: Free Forum 6th July 2010, 05:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,541
Posted By kiwiben
well, turns out i can't move the rear footstraps...

well, turns out i can't move the rear footstraps inboard, there are no screw holes.

But I had a great session yesterday anyway. I just have to get the back foot in first before the speed gets too...
Forum: Free Forum 6th July 2010, 05:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,675
Posted By kiwiben
thanks farlo, yep, I have a 205litre Bic Techno...

thanks farlo, yep, I have a 205litre Bic Techno :)

But I don't hardly use it anymore, my biggest board is my 121l carve. But I think maybe I use it when a smaller board would be faster, or more...
Forum: Free Forum 2nd July 2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,675
Posted By kiwiben
Most common rigging mistakes

I would estimate that in my first 100 windsurfing sessions, about 95 of them I didn't have enough downhaul. It seems obvious now, but at the time I just didn't know.

What do you all think would...
Forum: Free Forum 30th June 2010, 07:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,541
Posted By kiwiben
thanks Maximus, I'll do it now and see how it...

thanks Maximus, I'll do it now and see how it goes...
Forum: Free Forum 28th June 2010, 10:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,541
Posted By kiwiben
I have used the Hyper, I have seen the light......

I have used the Hyper, I have seen the light... unfortunately it was in gusty (to put it lightly) conditions, going from 2-45 knots every 20 seconds. But, in those 20 second bursts of wind I can...
Forum: Free Forum 16th June 2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,729
Posted By kiwiben
Ok Agrelon, fair enough, I will let you live......

Ok Agrelon, fair enough, I will let you live... and your maidenhead shall remain pure and unbroken for the forseeable future :)
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