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New Video: Reo Stevens and the FCD "KiteGun"

 
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Reo Stevens

Since 23 Apr 2013
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Kook



PostWed Mar 14, 18 7:44 pm    New Video: Reo Stevens and the FCD "KiteGun" Reply with quote

I've been working on this board with Fletcher Chouinard at FCD Surfboards trying to create a "step-up" for kitesurfing...

Made specifically for good waves and high speed riding (or if you just like going fast) the FCD "KiteGun" was a board I didn't know that was missing from my quiver. The KiteGun is simply a 6'8/7'0 step up shrunken down to a 5'10 length and has quickly become my board of choice the moment the waves get good. Check it out here from a good day at home this past winter.

Read more about it here: www.fcdsurfboards.com/blog/2018/3/13/co ... e-kite-gun



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Ho-Toe

Since 30 Apr 2014
136 Posts
thread-killer; non sequitur specialist
Upwelling Specialist



PostWed Mar 14, 18 10:36 pm    siiick Reply with quote

That was the raddest thing I’ve seen in awhile. That makes me and the rest of my homies on the OR coast look like a buncha jotos... Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

5’ 10” ‘gun’. I love it.

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Windian

Since 28 Apr 2008
757 Posts
Newport, OR
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PostThu Mar 15, 18 7:26 am     Reply with quote

That is called raising the bar by several notches. Great edit and super inspirational Reo, thanks for sharing.

Very Happy

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Gman

Since 11 Feb 2006
4748 Posts
Portland
Unstrapped



PostFri Mar 16, 18 11:05 am     Reply with quote

dont understand the mechanics of the "step up" but looks interesting in the video

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Wind Slither

Since 04 Mar 2005
2307 Posts
The 503
CRAB-KILLER



PostFri Mar 16, 18 5:01 pm     Reply with quote

Nice Reo, Nice! Thumb's Up

What is a Joto? Confused

G, I'm totally confused by your post.

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Ho-Toe

Since 30 Apr 2014
136 Posts
thread-killer; non sequitur specialist
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PostFri Mar 16, 18 9:57 pm     Reply with quote

Wind Slither wrote:


What is a Joto? Confused



Well, since you asked...

Like so many things in life, it’s complicated, and nuanced. In the current context, it’s Mexican slang surfspeak for “kook”.

E.g., “Yo soy un tabla larga joto.”

But be careful using that vocabulary term. Sorta like this example:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=n2G3x0CF74I

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Scriffler

Since 03 Jul 2005
578 Posts
LYLE
Addicted



PostSat Mar 17, 18 9:11 pm     Reply with quote

I just got a 6'0 sky surfboards kite gun called the spartan. Have not taken it out in big waves and probably won't, but it's identical dimensions. Looks like it works!!! That guy might rip a door that hard though!!!

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OG

Since 07 Jun 2011
495 Posts

Obsessed



PostWed Mar 21, 18 7:29 am     Reply with quote

Ive got 4 fcd surfboards, i think theyre pretty sweet. The guy that does my ding repair (Tom Scott in seaside, cheap, really good, very interesting) was telling me that the type of foam they use (which is supposed to be more durable and enviro friendly) is prone to bubbling when the board is either left in direct sun or a place where it heats up. No biggie, now i just make sure it gets back in the dakine board bag (not the board sock).

I cant qualify my opinion across a bunch of different brands or shapers. Just thought Id throw in that I think FCD has been great for me, and this one little tip to take care of your whip in the event you go for one.

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scottnorby

Since 23 Sep 2005
488 Posts
Cascadia - Seattle - Encinitas
Obsessed



PostThu Mar 22, 18 7:23 am     Reply with quote

Nice clip Reo.
I have an FCD that Fletcher shaped for LF back in 2008 ish.....great board.
I think the foam referred to is I-foam....and I am not sure about the bubbling.

But we have made a couple of boards with it in the past and didnt have any issue.

Busy making surf/kite/wake/foil/foilsurf conversion boards with Cush Tech.
In case anyone is getting ready for the season and/or has new goals?

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