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by OzBungy
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular
Replies: 12
Views: 763

Re: Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular

I ended up deleting the Sessions app. It was too unreliable, gave no really useful information (do you really want to count jumps?), speed data was very inaccurate (don't know how that can happen with a GPS track), and the support guys were not the sharpest units on the planet. That's a little unfai...
by OzBungy
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kite loop to waterstart
Replies: 16
Views: 1007

Re: Kite loop to waterstart

The biggest mistake is you are trying to learn in too light winds. You want at least 15 knots (17 mph?). You need enough wind so that the kite is easy to fly and easy to keep in the air. You want to water start with ease, but not loads of power. Start off with more wind and the same size kite you wo...
by OzBungy
Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: best SUP for super light wind kiting
Replies: 66
Views: 5770

Re: best SUP for super light wind kiting

I haven't kited on a SUP, but I learned to kitesurf in 1999 on a 9' surfboard with a 4m ram air kite on handles. It worked fine. My experience of *everything* is that you can make anything work if you try and put in the effort to work through the difficulties. People have kited on doors (real ones w...
by OzBungy
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Which helmet?
Replies: 21
Views: 1097

Re: Which helmet?

I had a Gath convertible. It was the least worst helmet I have owned. When it worked it was fine. Problem was the size adjustment comes from stick on strips. The glue was hopeless and the strips would come off. If you have a crash and the helmet comes lose then it almost tears your head off. Massive...
by OzBungy
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Which helmet?
Replies: 21
Views: 1097

Re: Which helmet?

While we're talking helmets, does anybody have any experience using impact absorbing urethane protection? Stuff like this http://2ndskull.com/company-product/cap/?color=Black and this http://www.xrd.tech/howitworks/index.aspx The technology sounds promising but the marketing is a bit dodgy. I am far...
by OzBungy
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Which helmet?
Replies: 21
Views: 1097

Re: Which helmet?

.... I just saw recently Oakley has a Mod5 helmet out that looks pretty freaking sweet? Anyone know anything about it, looks pricier than the Gath tho, but looks tasty: http://www.oakley.com/en/helmets/ To be honest, it looks like a sexier version of every other helmet out there. You're still going...
by OzBungy
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular
Replies: 12
Views: 763

Re: Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular

So I bought an Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular. I have done a few sessions and made a few phone calls on the water. My friends have been able to find me using the Find My Friends app. So far I quite like it. It's a good toy and satisfies my core requirement. It is quite nice to be able to just m...
by OzBungy
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What about kiting in the olympics?
Replies: 35
Views: 1384

Re: What about kiting in the olympics?

The thought of kiteboarding in the Olympics make me lose my will to live. Our beautiful lifestyle reduced to some stupid commercial scam is such a depressing thought. This especially applies to freestyle with all the judging and crap that is required. On the other hand, foil racing looks great, has ...
by OzBungy
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Balance question - before I get my drill out....
Replies: 31
Views: 1218

Re: Balance question - before I get my drill out....

10 sessions? You haven't even begun to foil. You haven't developed any of the muscle memory or skills to begin foiling properly. Come back after 100 sessions then talk about modifying your gear.
by OzBungy
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North Kiteboarding Issue 12/2017 - The Bubble
Replies: 8
Views: 952

Re: North Kiteboarding Issue 12/2017 - The Bubble

... This video is a completely opposite of everything else. This video jumped the shark. It was so trendy that it was painful. Like a German rapper trying to emulate American hip hop culture. Just looked forced from start to finish. ... I wasn't going to comment because I couldn't be bothered, but ...

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