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Unlimited designs by Saul Custom

“A board must be my friend, my partner, not the one I have to fight with. I want to trust my board and be sure that it will perform the way I want and expect.”  These are the wise and passionate words from twin tip shaper Saul. He is not only referring to the shape, but also to the fact you can get your twin tip looking just as you wish. On top of that the board will be cheaper as most others. Pure and 2 Crossover twin tips

Saul customs will make both the shape and the appearance just as you want it. Saul is an experienced shaper from Lithuania (Europe) and respectful 40+ freestyle addict himself. He offers a couple of standard shapes and is waiting for your artistic input to get any picture or print you want on the board. Made in his own production unit he ensures that at least the quality of a standard production board can be achieved; “Boards of the highest quality, newest shape and unbreakable“.

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Review WOO Sports: tracking of jump height and air time -part 1-

It is just for sale for a few months. The Woo Sports is a small waterproof device which measures and records automatically the height and air time of your jumps. You may see it as something similar as some people (men?) do with their cars; show off how good looking their bling-bling car is on a sunny boulevard with plenty people to watch. One huge difference though between a good looking car and a Woo; A good looking car needs money, a supreme height on the Woo leader board demands some athletic skills.

The Woo should be mounted to you board, turned on and when finished kiting you read the results from your iPhone with the Woo App. Then the big comparing game is on; in the Woo app you will find leaderboards (World/Europe/Asia etc) including one for you and your followers/friends. Ranked either in height or air time.

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Session results in the Woo app
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Leaderboard worldwide

Main question of this review; how accurate is the Woo? Or even more important how consistent are the readings? If you think about it, you probably start to wonder how does the Woo actually measure the height and air time? Time to dive a little deeper in the Woo Sports.

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Test Twintip North Jaime 133*40 2015

The North Jamie board is one of the most popular boards of North. The 2015 model is already the 10th edition. It got its name from Tarifa veteran kiter Jaime Herraiz.  The website of Northkiteboarding has sophisticated choose&slide features which pops up “best match” with the Jaime when selecting 25% Freeride and 100% Freestyle. The Jaime, according to the North website, is “The real beauty of the Jaime however is its forgiving nature; it’s one of the easiest boards to ride, yet it is still packed with performance “. Continue reading Test Twintip North Jaime 133*40 2015

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Bar and lines Bandit 8 and Dice 2015

Both Bandit and Dice have a 4 line set up. The Dice kite comes with a 5th line (hidden in a pocket on the middle strut) for the kite, which means a 5 line bar could be used on the Dice. The North bar is available in one size only and costs (either 4 or 5 lines) 439,- and you could choose between 4 lengths;19m, 22m, 24m and 27m. For a dice 2015 22m or 24m is recommended. In this test we used 22m lines. According to North a 5th line is added to a better safety, but further is has n’t got any extra functions.

The f-one “Monolith” bar, unchanged from 2014, comes with 21.8m lines. The bar is available in 2 sizes; 45 and 52cm (for 11m and above).

The differences between the North and F-one bars are mainly to be found in the details; Continue reading Bar and lines Bandit 8 and Dice 2015

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