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by mickpilch
Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:07 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: whats the longest or coolest downwinder youve done
Replies: 19
Views: 2719

Re: whats the longest or coolest downwinder youve done

Margarita to Coche, I think it was 2002 probably as it was before the kite centre opened in Coche, i'd only been kiting for a year and it was a bit hairy for me.... Other than that, here's a little something that happened to me on a downwinder at my local spot that I posted on the UK forum where I u...
by mickpilch
Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What do you call this thing?
Replies: 63
Views: 3629

Re: What do you call this thing?

John Holmes?
by mickpilch
Fri Dec 12, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Bear Grylls Kite Lofted! (Man vs. Wild)...
Replies: 9
Views: 2582

Re: Bear Grylls Kite Lofted! (Man vs. Wild)...

MarcusH wrote:It's amazing that they used kite power in such extreme conditions when they have so little experience of actually using the equipment.
Not so amazing really.... plenty of idiots doing exactly that on the east coast and most other places I guess
by mickpilch
Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:33 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: riding toeside
Replies: 9
Views: 1528

Re: riding toeside

Wind up ya waist... Toeside is quite an unnatural position compared to heelside, you need to twist your lower body upwind, to ride real smooth toeside its almost to the point of exaggeration, make sure your shoulders point the direction you want to go. I also tend to lift my back heel to put even mo...
by mickpilch
Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North sea, which type of equipment for cold winter water
Replies: 10
Views: 1086

Re: North sea, which type of equipment for cold winter water

mx5alan wrote:I never needed to get a wetsuit hood.
checkout the man of bronze :lol:
by mickpilch
Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: how to combine kneepad with wetsuit :?:
Replies: 10
Views: 763

Re: how to combine kneepad with wetsuit :?:

Have you looked at Donjoy, they make some really solid braces for knee injuries and you can use them in the water, I had an MCL injury a month before I went on a kiting holiday. I got one of these and strapped it up tight every day on the water and it did the trick, stopped my knee rotating and any ...
by mickpilch
Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fuel Rider Discussion: 2009 available only in 4 Line
Replies: 104
Views: 8035

Re: Fuel Rider Discussion: 2009 available only in 4 Line

yer i'll be upgrading my 07 quiver for sure, you gotta admit 10 pages of discussion cant hurt to big up the 09 though :thumb:
by mickpilch
Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:25 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fuel Rider Discussion: 2009 available only in 4 Line
Replies: 104
Views: 8035

Re: Fuel Rider Discussion: 2009 available only in 4 Line

Just thought I'd mention......

Genius bit of pimping there Graeme.... :wink:
by mickpilch
Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fuel Rider Discussion: 2009 available only in 4 Line
Replies: 104
Views: 8035

Re: Fuel Rider Discussion: 2009 available only in 4 Line

Right.... I geddit.... so it just puts the kite on its front lines spilling the power. Is that a single line to the front line attachment point or is there some kind of bungee to account for when you pull in the trim strap?
by mickpilch
Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:51 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite Repair needed in Sussex
Replies: 6
Views: 577

Re: Kite Repair needed in Sussex

Nice..... I love it when a plan comes together

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