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by geopeck
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Do I need to do lock stitching on a brummel splice?
Replies: 40
Views: 3292

Re: Do I need to do lock stitching on a brummel splice??

Thanks to those who have posted on having success with not stitching. Any one had a failure with a no stitch brummel? Yes, but not kiting. I work on boats and have seen spectra slip having gone through twice and then tucking the tail. However the load was way higher than kiting would ever put on it...
by geopeck
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: New Members
Topic: Any self taught out there?!
Replies: 16
Views: 915

Re: Any self taught out there?!

I think you'll find plenty of self taught people on here, I self taught, and most of us will say we wish we had someone to teach us. You can tell an instructor that you want to focus on just the self rescue, relaunch etc. and they will be willing to work with you on those parts that you need hands o...
by geopeck
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Stupid question - what does overpowered feel like?
Replies: 62
Views: 4967

Re: Stupid question - what does overpowered feel like?

Plenty of fine advice on here, I'll mention the way I describe it to beginning students who have no reference on edging or riding - by pounds of force. Using my own weight for reference (170 lbs.), if the bar is in and I'm getting more than 70 lbs of lateral force, then the riding will be less fun a...
by geopeck
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What is a Backroll?
Replies: 78
Views: 5010

Re: What is a Backroll?

A half cab is a switch roll-to-revert. ? Major definition drift occurred here. A cab is a caballairial, a backside 360 from fakie, not switch, specifically one pivoting from the forward portion of the board. A half cab is half of that. Fakie to fakie when Caballero did it on transitions, fakie to s...
by geopeck
Sun May 21, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Holding the bar while riding toeside
Replies: 4
Views: 575

Re: Holding the bar while riding toeside

Are you gripping thumb up or thumb down? I don't spend much time with my thumb down when on toeside, it seems like it puts the shoulder in an awkward position. If you always switch to thumb up you can drop your elbow and generally make it more natural feeling.
by geopeck
Mon May 15, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Launch Unhooked!
Replies: 40
Views: 3088

Re: Launch Unhooked!

If the reason you figure you need to launch or land unhooked is because you are slow to use the QR that is easily fixed by training. Using the QR should be as easy and as quick to do as letting go of the chicken loop. The real problem here is people who aren't able to use the QR quickly. If you hol...
by geopeck
Sat May 13, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: High-Speed-Carving - looking for the perfect turn
Replies: 46
Views: 4202

Re: High-Speed-Carving - looking for the perfect turn

Yeah Tilmann, I like your program and I suspect you are a maniac in an OK way. Talk to us about toeside to heelside vs heelside to toeside. Does the toeside to heelside turn have potential to be as good as the heelside to toeside? What kind of difference do you get in the speed and what do you do bo...
by geopeck
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Music while kiting?
Replies: 11
Views: 1200

Re: Music while kiting?

Not for me. I've had too many experiences where windsurfers, PWCs, boats, and even a powered paraglider came up on me where I could not see them, but I heard them and could avoid them. In the case of the paraglider, I was starting to make my transition bringing the kite to 12, and I heard the light...
by geopeck
Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What's your dominant foot stance foiling ? Regular or Goofy foot, and How do you become proficient in both positions?
Replies: 18
Views: 1819

Re: What's your dominant foot stance foiling ? Regular or Goofy foot, and How do you become proficient in both positions

Just a little hijack in a parallel vein - did anyone else learn their weak stance faster? I am still a guy who pretty much only uses his switch side for upwinding when using TT or surfboard, still have huge preference for natural stance in all carving, tricks etc. But when learning to foil I could d...
by geopeck
Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Advice for gear for snowkiting
Replies: 9
Views: 1122

Re: Advice for gear for snowkiting

Bibs better than pants everytime. Some version of seat harness is better than a waist due to a waist sliding over the clothing layers. Balaclava/helmet pretty nice combo. Are you going to drive up a volcano?

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