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by pluvious2002
Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:05 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Jumping stoke.
Replies: 7
Views: 1929

Re: Jumping stoke.

Nice! Nothing, and I mean nothing, beats a high speed, perfectly powered, boost (preferably off a ramp). Suddenly it all goes quiet, and the next thing you know you're 40 or 50 feet up, watching the water, flying the kite, to a (hopefully) butter soft landing. Love it! Over the past few years at my ...
by pluvious2002
Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kitesurfing in NYC
Replies: 14
Views: 4166

Re: Kitesurfing in NYC

closest spot to manhattan is plumb beach, in sheepshead bay. however you get there, by car, train, or hovercraft, don't kite after it rains, as sewage overflows drain into jamaica bay, making water hazardous. i made that mistake, and ended up with at staph infection on my face. haven't been there si...
by pluvious2002
Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Q-power Line Extensions - Connecting and Knots
Replies: 15
Views: 1955

Re: Q-power Line Extensions - Connecting and Knots

extensions shouldn't play a role in the deployment of safety system, as extensions are added onto the kite-side of your current line ends, not the sailor side.

no tying required, just loop one end of the extension through the loop end of the line and presto, off you go.
by pluvious2002
Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:21 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Photos - Key West & Kiting The Flats At Christmas
Replies: 16
Views: 4325

Re: Photos - Key West & Kiting The Flats At Christmas

I was down there at about the same time. Went out w/Skot one day in extremely marginal winds. Back at the dock Skot surprised me by saying that there was no charge for the afternoon's entertainment, as the wind had failed to cooperate. A very stand up gesture, which I appreciated. (I tried to give h...
by pluvious2002
Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Back to the drawing board- how will we beat Sail Rocket?
Replies: 85
Views: 10641

Re: Back to the drawing board- how will we beat Sail Rocket?

having the pilot lay down may be the solution to the upright rider wind resistance issue. much simpler than elaborate speed suits, carbon leg cowlings, etc, etc. (rob douglas as transformer man) sounds weird, but my hunch says the solutions will not be what we expect. doesn't the sail rocket look da...
by pluvious2002
Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What are the best kite lines around?
Replies: 26
Views: 6045

Re: What are the best kite lines around?

i'll add my voice in support of the q-power. first set lasted 5 years. no breaks, no tangles, etc. for safety, i replaced them a couple of years ago. again, no problems. love the q-power. i use 300lb lines on my rears, and 600lb on the fronts, on peter lynn kites.
by pluvious2002
Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Back to the drawing board- how will we beat Sail Rocket?
Replies: 85
Views: 10641

Re: Back to the drawing board- how will we beat Sail Rocket?

i am not a scientist, so i don't know squat about aero or hydro dynamics, but one element that i haven't heard anybody mention is the sail rockets curved 'foil', which is one of the only two parts of the boat in the water at speed (the other being a small skeg or rudder beneath the front right float...
by pluvious2002
Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Toby in NY Times
Replies: 141
Views: 9862

Re: Toby in NY Times

i'm more or less with brent on this one. some people like gymnastics. others prefer rhythmic gymnastics (twirling ribbons, etc.). i've got no problem with either one, but prefer the former to the latter. i've also got no problem with toby being the master of the airstyle domain. good on him for harn...
by pluvious2002
Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New Kite Trick - The Flying Frog (PIC)
Replies: 7
Views: 1434

Re: New Kite Trick - The Flying Frog (PIC)

trick pictured is mis-identified. it's not the flying frog, but a variation on the 'o-sh*t,' which itself a version of the 'splat,' also sometimes known as the 'ohnonotagain.'

personally, i perfected this trick quite early on, and have the misshapen facial features to prove it.
by pluvious2002
Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best wave in the world, 4 barrels 1 wave!Skeleton coast. NAM
Replies: 14
Views: 2121

Re: Best wave in the world, 4 barrels 1 wave!Skeleton coast.

i was in that general vicinity about 10 years ago. i saw lots of seals, and, i presumed there were sharks....

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