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678[ksurf] Re: boards

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  • Thomas DAVID
    Nov 1, 1998
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      On 01-Nov-98 Jack Brutschin wrote:
      > I am actually amazed about most people who drop their opinion on the kites.
      > So
      > much talk about the kites and if I think about it a bit I come only to one
      > conclusion; there are already a few and one very good system on the marked.
      > Everybody is talking and comparing with the different kites. But that is not
      > the area where is to be gained most if we talk about going upwind. It's the
      > boards! See, even if you can go upwind with one kite more than the other, the
      > gain will be very little.
      >
      > It started kitesurfing on a very old board; a bic with a weight of about 20
      > kg.
      > For jumping it was nothing, but for going upwind it was incredable!!!!
      > I am certainly not the expert on this matter, but I tried the boards which
      > are
      > especially made for kitesurfing. I tell you that this lousy BIC board was
      > better!
      > I find it a waste of knowledge that people spend so much time on something
      > where the gain is the smallest.
      >
      > I hope this message wil inspire somebody who IS an expert on building boards,
      > as the sport is great!
      >
      > Thanks for your time.
      >
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