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happycamper

Since 11 Jul 2012
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PostSat Jun 13, 20 6:22 am    Strapless riding tips Reply with quote

How do you delete a forum conversation? While I'm here, any tips on switching to strapless riding?
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ldhr

Since 21 Jul 2009
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Hood River
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PostSat Jun 13, 20 4:19 pm     Reply with quote

Jon Schlecht is the Tech Rep for Slingshot. He has demos available including the Celero.
You can PM him here on NWKite (Jonpnw) or message him on Facebook.
Celero rocks!

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happycamper

Since 11 Jul 2012
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PostSat Jun 13, 20 4:24 pm    Celero Reply with quote

Jon has a 5'6 demo, I need a 5'. Found a friend riding one today at Rufus, going to ride it tomorrow. Thanks for the info.

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wannabekiter

Since 14 May 2015
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Hood river
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PostSat Jun 13, 20 7:30 pm    Rufus Reply with quote

Hey happy you went to rufus? Wasn't the flow to fast?

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Jonpnw

Since 22 Jul 2010
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PostThu Jun 18, 20 6:54 pm    Celero Happiness Reply with quote

Thank you all or the kind words . I am happy to get you out on the Celero FR surfboard . Stay tuned for some low key kite demos ! We have the Rally Gt’s , Raptors , Ghost and even the XXX to demo soon !! Alien Alien
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ldhr

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PostFri Jun 19, 20 7:35 am    Re: Strapless riding tips Reply with quote

happycamper wrote:
How do you delete a forum conversation? While I'm here, any tips on switching to strapless riding?


Once a person responds to a forum post - you cannot delete.

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flightmac

Since 14 Nov 2017
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PostFri Aug 28, 20 1:21 am    Re: Celero Reply with quote

happycamper wrote:
I need a 5'.


I’m not sure what shape or discipline you’re after, but Slingshot’s Sci Fly is 5’0” and an absolute dream to ride. I demo’ed one from Jon in July and couldn’t get it out of my head after that. I ended up getting one recently and now I split time evenly between that and my beloved TT. Def worth giving the Sci Fly a look

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bcampagna

Since 28 Jul 2006
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PostSun Sep 13, 20 6:45 am    Strapless riding Reply with quote

Yes, just fried with one front sky hook pushed all the way forward. Eventually you won’t use it. But that way you have it when you need it.
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shred_da_gorge

Since 12 Nov 2008
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PostSun Sep 13, 20 6:57 am     Reply with quote

Agree with Brian, when starting out, a front hook can help, especially getting used to waterstarting a surfboard. In the gorge I found it helpful to stabilize the board bounce in chop, too. Now I'm learning to foil and put the hook back on to help with waterstarting with the foil on. (I call it 'riding with training wheels').

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