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Postby blast » 11 Sep 2019, 17:58

Two sessions today
1st lit on 5m North Carve and surfboard.
2nd on 9m North Orbit

Tidy

My body is getting tired now. All this wind the past month plus. 10k race up the hills of ogmore vale on Sunday. 5mile last night and two sessions today.
Getting ready for Brazil baby!!
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Postby Stoney » 12 Sep 2019, 09:14

Heading back to rest for about 12 again today

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Postby marmankites » 12 Sep 2019, 09:23

I'm going to try and get down today - Doesn't look too nice again haha, such a shame as yesterday evening was amazing weather again :?

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Postby 4ndr3w » 12 Sep 2019, 09:28

11'ish at Rest for me.
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Postby blast » 12 Sep 2019, 09:31

Got a lesson from 11am (Richie) and a few people demo-ing the North from 12ish
It will hopefully pick up and also brighten up by then as very light here at the moment.
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Postby blast » 12 Sep 2019, 09:32

marmankites wrote:I'm going to try and get down today - Doesn't look too nice again haha, such a shame as yesterday evening was amazing weather again :?



I was actually about to go in for a 3rd session then Sarah reminded me we were out for meal and then the Ocean film festival :roll:
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Postby Stoney » 12 Sep 2019, 18:47

Great session today.. not exactly sure what the difference was but the sea seemed less of a mess than yesterday and I had a lot more fun.

Also super chuffed with the Orbit 12 now I've had some better conditions for it today and yesterday - even though I didn't feel I was doing my best jumps I still got over 7 meters both days (without lifting the board up!) and I've never been that high before. Minor problem.. it feels almost too controlled and safe - I'm actually missing being scared to death :lol:

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Postby blast » 12 Sep 2019, 19:06

Stoney wrote:Great session today.. not exactly sure what the difference was but the sea seemed less of a mess than yesterday and I had a lot more fun.

Also super chuffed with the Orbit 12 now I've had some better conditions for it today and yesterday - even though I didn't feel I was doing my best jumps I still got over 7 meters both days (without lifting the board up!) and I've never been that high before. Minor problem.. it feels almost too controlled and safe - I'm actually missing being scared to death :lol:



Awesome well done Jon, keep up with your huge progression. Get even higher and I'm sure you will begin to scare yourself once again!
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Postby blast » 12 Sep 2019, 19:13

Something to work on next week when it's light winds
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Postby blast » 12 Sep 2019, 19:17

Damn, this makes it 4 x deaths kitesurfing this year in the UK alone
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Postby Stoney » 12 Sep 2019, 20:02

:o :(

blast wrote:Awesome well done Jon, keep up with your huge progression. Get even higher and I'm sure you will begin to scare yourself once again!


Thanks - I think today / yesterday was mostly down to the kite but I was still very happy with how it went.. at least, until I saw what Marcus was doing with his one! ;)

But yeah, thinking back to the jump 1:2:1 - with you laughing every time I screamed down the radio :lol: - it seems like like a lot longer than a few months ago!

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Postby marmankites » 12 Sep 2019, 20:20

That 12m Orbit was nice and floaty! Can do some nice slow/powered down loops on it too coming out of jumps which is fun on bigger kites. Really liking that North bar too.

Only perceived downside for me so far on the North’s - The backpacks are too small / tight in comparison to my old Enduro / Edge bags. I used to get two kites into the larger Ozone bag if I tried which was really handy. I don’t see that happening on the North bags. Also I think I prefer the feel and perceived quality / stitching / reinforcements on the Ozone kites I’ve owned vs the Orbit. I’m confident there won’t be any issues but the Ozone definitely looked and felt tougher to me. Both great brands for sure.

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Postby valdez » 12 Sep 2019, 20:45

Thoroughly enjoyed session after teaching today, smashing round on the North Orbit and Carve in the sun, awesome kit :D
Was good to see lots of riders trying the demo kites..keep it up ;)

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Postby blast » 12 Sep 2019, 21:18

marmankites wrote:That 12m Orbit was nice and floaty! Can do some nice slow/powered down loops on it too coming out of jumps which is fun on bigger kites. Really liking that North bar too.

Only perceived downside for me so far on the North’s - The backpacks are too small / tight in comparison to my old Enduro / Edge bags. I used to get two kites into the larger Ozone bag if I tried which was really handy. I don’t see that happening on the North bags. Also I think I prefer the feel and perceived quality / stitching / reinforcements on the Ozone kites I’ve owned vs the Orbit. I’m confident there won’t be any issues but the Ozone definitely looked and felt tougher to me. Both great brands for sure.

Don't even start me on bags, Ozone need to sort there bloody zips out once and for all. :lol:
I thought the North bags were pretty generous tbh, I'm going to measure both and see how much difference there is as thought they were very similar tbh
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Postby blast » 12 Sep 2019, 21:27

We are really luck to have what we truly believe are a few of the best brands available....and for all pockets too.

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