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by Adam S
Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Kiteracer
Topic: North American Championships 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2059

Re: North American Championships 2013

What were the wind conditions for this. Very novice kiteracer - but seemed everyone was riding fully powered upwind. Wouldnt there be advantage to going up a kite , or are downwinds really power reaches and not true downwinds? Downwinds are true downwinds - 45 deg off true downwind on 17-15sqm kite...
by Adam S
Thu May 30, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: Kiteracer
Topic: How do you handle sea weed ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1955

Re: How do you handle sea weed ?

This is something where rules could make sense. Just ban fins with a rake angle smaller than 40 degrees for competitions in areas with weed ! Does it make sense to replace a three-fin setup with a dual weed setup? That is the extra area and backward center of lift characteristic for weed fins could...
by Adam S
Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:05 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Current Competitive Race Boards
Replies: 11
Views: 2361

Re: Current Competitive Race Boards

It is literally impossible to make a honest ranking - firstly no one has compared all the 2013 boards (bolded on IKA list) using same fins and same kites. Secondly - all top riders are biased, they prefer one or another style of riding or feeling of the board. My personal experience is that the boar...
by Adam S
Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:32 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Nobile 555 and their quite truthfully rubbish footstraps
Replies: 36
Views: 6625

There is a manual attached to every pad and strap set (it is when the board leaves the factory). Read it guys and quit thinking so much.

And proper factory setting suits 99% of the people.
by Adam S
Wed Mar 15, 2006 3:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: initiating s bend
Replies: 37
Views: 5057

Guys, your're being to picky. Ten4's trick might be not the most stylish s-bend i've ever seen but it's definitely a s-bend. Not much different form the one form PKRA site. Lukasz - kite is at about 45 degrees - what is low enough for you? Moreover, to finish the rotation (and not land on your ass) ...
by Adam S
Thu Mar 09, 2006 6:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Help with my Indy Grab (This is not another bow topic)
Replies: 2
Views: 467

The key point is to bend your knees before you grab the board. And when you straighten them, rotate (120-150 degrees in my case) in frontside direction. If you don't rotate the bar will be right in your face. Rotating back before landing should be no problem when hooked in. Less rotation is needed w...
by Adam S
Thu Dec 22, 2005 3:05 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 20m Best Yarga for low winds? Any opinions?
Replies: 26
Views: 2873

Going upwind on the Yarga 20m is more about the board than the kite It's unquestionably true for almost any given kite ;) Alex, if you want to find excuses for that kite, try a bit harder ;) And it's unquestionable that Yarga 20m is the worst big kite I've ridden so for in terms of going upwind. Fa...
by Adam S
Thu Dec 22, 2005 1:48 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Naish 2005 20M Raven
Replies: 22
Views: 2940

Raven 20M is the slowest kiet on the market (or very close to). Forget tuning, sell it and get something else. I agree it's got nice upperend but usually it's not something you're looking for buying a 20m, right?
by Adam S
Thu Dec 22, 2005 1:45 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 20m Best Yarga for low winds? Any opinions?
Replies: 26
Views: 2873

2005 Yarga 20m is a great kite for wakestyle downwinders. And for nothing more - great equal pull, nice kiteloops (for a 20m size) but no kite jumps (it's to slowmoving to get you higher than 2-4meters) and going upwind is a nightmare. If you're into something else than wakestyle downwinders go for ...
by Adam S
Sat Dec 17, 2005 2:45 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: whos got the coolist kite pic
Replies: 257
Views: 71098

do you guys think that out of focus photos are cool?
gimme a break

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