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by sflinux
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: best SUP for super light wind kiting
Replies: 85
Views: 7845

Re: best SUP for super light wind kiting

I like to pack a SUP for the super light days. If the winds never hold steady over 5 mph, than I just stand up paddleboard before the winds pick up (as opposed to getting skunked). Sure hydrofoils start early, but I find that a SUP with kite I can start just as early. I see the benefit of the SUP as...
by sflinux
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: True C kites 14 meters
Replies: 30
Views: 2094

Re: True C kites 14 meters

I like to keep the center chord length about the same for my quiver of kites. To make the kite bigger or smaller, adjust the aspect ratio. For small kites, I go a larger aspect ratio. For large kites, a high aspect ratio. If you try to keep the aspect ratio fixed for a quiver of kites, you will find...
by sflinux
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Pulleys on kites
Replies: 65
Views: 4470

Re: Pulleys on kites

IMO pulleys on kites are a comprimise. Why? A kite without a pulley on the leading edge bridle may not be able to do a traditional water relaunch. A kite without a pulley on the steering lines, may not be able to do a reverse relaunch. I prefer kites without pulleys, especially on the leading edge, ...
by sflinux
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite collapsing on itself during down loop !
Replies: 23
Views: 1996

Re: Kite collapsing on itself during down loop !

My two cents: 1) The bar is too long (over sheeted). If you sheet in and the behavior goes away that would confirm that the kite is oversheeted. In that case, find a smaller bar for your 8M/6M. For e.x. 40-45 cm. 2) Pump the kite up rock hard. Most SLE kites are pretty flat, so a lot of force can be...
by sflinux
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Which helmet?
Replies: 26
Views: 3879

Re: Which helmet?

I have the older gath convertable. I liked it when I first got it, mainly for the spf protection. As the visor aged, I could no longer ride full faced due to scratches on the lense, and would ride with it like a visor. For reference, I have used the Protec Ace Wake. Sizing is comparable. For me, if ...
by sflinux
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Tips for learning to kite with a prosthetic leg.
Replies: 12
Views: 978

Re: Tips for learning to kite with a prosthetic leg.

Is the position of kneeling doable with a prosthetic limb? I would think that a large board would be a nice stable platform. I would think a SUP, longboard, Egg, or fish would be where I would start. Light winds and a floaty board make for some peaceful sessions. Switch to a SUP paddle if the winds ...
by sflinux
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wear on surf bootie sole
Replies: 9
Views: 734

Re: Wear on surf bootie sole

Switch to neoprene socks, then wear street shoes over them (or wake shoes if you can afford them). The neoprene socks are for warmth and prevent your feet from getting blisters. I still wear out the neoprene socks every year, but not having blisters is worth it. Avoid leather shoes. Look for shoes t...
by sflinux
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Explain bar pressure please
Replies: 22
Views: 1859

Re: Explain bar pressure please

I think of bar pressure as a relative term. If you oversheet a kite, the bar pressure will go up. This is because the steering line(s) is holding more of the force of the kite, relative to the front lines (center of bar). On most kites (i.e. c-kites), if you move the steering attachment away from th...
by sflinux
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wainman Smoke owners, I need your help
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Re: Wainman Smoke owners, I need your help

I had a similar problem with a gypsy. I would recommend contacting WH. If memory serves I was able to get the measurements from someone that works there. They may be able to sell you a replacement bridle as well. I only have gen.1, so I can't help. I only fly my Rabbits with the direct bridle. I rec...
by sflinux
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: My elbows hurt like hell :(
Replies: 31
Views: 4508

Re: My elbows hurt like hell :(

windyway wrote:
Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:52 pm
1. Fly kites with very light bar pressure.
:thumb:
Fly a different kite.
I got the pain in one elbow after trying to learn to ride unhooked. A lot of kites can have excessive bar pressure if the kite is oversheeted. Make sure your kite is in tune. My recommendation is a pulley bar. :hut:

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