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by Rhode Island kite freak
Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Now that's big air!
Replies: 48
Views: 6054

Re: Now that's big air!

Hey Dan,
I was there in CR when those shots were taken, definitely big winds I could barely hold down a 5 when you were going huge on that 7. cool video too!
I'll be in OBX next week 18-25 let me know if you'll be around.
Matt
by Rhode Island kite freak
Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:36 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!
Replies: 280
Views: 112262

Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!

I had a slow leak in my LE bladder which was driving me crazy, so I finally pulled the bladder out and couldn't find the leak by spraying the whole thing with soapy water so I poured about a half liter of warm soapy water INSIDE the partially inflated bladder, shook it around and carefully went over...
by Rhode Island kite freak
Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:21 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Why no young ones waveriding but freestyling ?
Replies: 34
Views: 2072

Re: Why no young ones waveriding but freestyling ?

Because the (like me) "old ones" dont have the physique to do wakestyle


old timers don't have the knees anymore.
by Rhode Island kite freak
Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:52 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Backhand or Switch???
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Re: Backhand or Switch???

practice switch!
it sux to learn, but it's worth it facing the wave. if you have a couple months to practice you should get it eventually.
keep at it!
by Rhode Island kite freak
Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:25 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!
Replies: 280
Views: 112262

Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!

is it OK to use aquaseal as a bladder glue?
I need to repair a 3cm blowout not on a seam, and was going to use a piece of old bladder as a patch stuck on with aquaseal.
thanks
by Rhode Island kite freak
Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:15 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Qpower line
Replies: 6
Views: 813

Re: Qpower line

kitezilla, I have always tied bowlines in my qline, they are not recomended by the manufacturer, but I never had one break and they are easy to untie to make up for the line stretch which I agree does occur. the double figure eight is what the manufacturer wants you to use but I doubt you will get t...
by Rhode Island kite freak
Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Qpower line
Replies: 6
Views: 813

Re: Qpower line

thanks for the replies. I think I will try setting up a bar this way to see if the kites are more responsive ps where do you ride in RI? maybe I'll see you sometime in south county....: pluvious, I ride mostly in the bay or Newport, sometimes make it to Pt. Judith or other Narragansett spots if cond...
by Rhode Island kite freak
Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Qpower line
Replies: 6
Views: 813

Qpower line

I am considering setting up a 5 line bar with this line. I have used it in the past and am very happy with the durability and ease of use. I see that it is manufactured in 600, and 300# strength, and was wondering if anyone has tried using 600# on the front lines and 300# on the rear and 5th line to...
by Rhode Island kite freak
Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New Waveriding Video- south oz searching part1
Replies: 10
Views: 1218

Re: New Waveriding Video- south oz searching part1

:o you guys are pushing the limits of strapless waveriding! Bravo!
keep it coming
by Rhode Island kite freak
Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:36 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Winter Board Storage
Replies: 10
Views: 1030

Re: Winter Board Storage

what about kites stored in an unheated garage? It can get down to zero F here. thanks no problem. I store my kites in unheated storage, it can be as cold as -40C=-40F. I use my kites about -15C=5F, could use even colder, but chill factor makes it too cold for me. and luckily winds are normally too ...

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