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by reinis
Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: northern portugal now. what to expect?
Replies: 3
Views: 999

Re: northern portugal now. what to expect?

great to hear that! thanks.
by reinis
Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: northern portugal now. what to expect?
Replies: 3
Views: 999

northern portugal now. what to expect?

going for a short visit over easter. thinking of surf and wondering if it is worth taking kites along? are there any good beaches? flat or good waves? not interested in regular ocean chop. if any surfshops in the area - would be interested in renting some gear too? any info appreciated. I will be lo...
by reinis
Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What are the traits a wave kite should have?
Replies: 42
Views: 3880

Re: What are the traits a wave kite should have?

1) Small kite with a lot of power: deep profile needed (typically a delta or compact kite) 2) Fast turning without pulling you off the board - compact kite needed these both are valid points, but unless you ride at a spot where wave/wind direction are at the perfect park&ride angle, you will have t...
by reinis
Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Learning Directional, straps or strapless
Replies: 47
Views: 10864

Re: Learning Directional, straps or strapless

yeah, start strapless and once you feel comfortable you can move to straps or stay unstrapped.
by reinis
Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Directional Straps position
Replies: 7
Views: 827

Re: Directional Straps position

just stretch the strap over an additional pair of inserts. wider strap over a narrow arch should solve the problem
by reinis
Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Strapless, what's the fuzz all about??
Replies: 41
Views: 3501

Re: Strapless, what's the fuzz all about??

i would say that all the strapless movement is about imitation of surfing. if you are about imitation and physically disabled to paddle on to a wave, but want ride the same board and shorts as ke11y - strapless is your way. at my home spot good waves usually come with 30+knots of wind and pretty har...
by reinis
Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:02 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: learning tricks to your less skilled drive direction ?
Replies: 3
Views: 535

Re: learning tricks to your less skilled drive direction ?

well, you will notice that it`s more about the less skilled passing hand than driving foot. e.g. you will find out that raley to blind goes to the left, but raley to wrap goes to the right, or maybe it is just me and everybody around me :) also - i find tricks to the less skilled direction a bit eas...
by reinis
Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Moves and jumps on a waveboard,directional
Replies: 9
Views: 1314

Re: Moves and jumps on a waveboard,directional

These sound like pretty complicated moves. I suppose you guys are strapped in for these ? Nico must be. strap your feet and free your mind :jump: are there any inspirational videos on this type of riding? just getting into this type of riding due to shoulder injury and would like to see what people...
by reinis
Fri May 25, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Bar with single line safety & above bar trim?
Replies: 11
Views: 1530

Re: Bar with single line safety & above bar trim?

crazy fly sick bar 4line version would be your choice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... BPsBVQwc1I#!

(get to the second minute ~)

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