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by fishy
Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:20 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Help a mate launch or land, with your kite in the air
Replies: 62
Views: 6199

Re: Help a mate launch or land, with your kite in the air

As long as your tether is fixed, and provides a good firm and strong launch point, I can't see any real advantage with someone holding the chicken loop. What happens if it powers up, or a line snaps or gets tangled round a pulley :o Personally, if I didn't have a fixed tether or the ballast to fill ...
by fishy
Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:32 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite Storage - Cold Weather
Replies: 4
Views: 1675

Re: Kite Storage - Cold Weather

Just a minor point .. leave the tops of your kite bags open as well, lets them breathe, so if there's any moisture in there it can escape. :thumb:
by fishy
Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiteboarder´s life...... being a parent?
Replies: 32
Views: 3446

Re: Kiteboarder´s life...... being a parent?

These are the things that have helped me over the years: Plan sessions well in advance if possible Flexible job hours/self employment Live near a decent beach The family never come down the beach, if it's kitesurf weather, then it's not beach weather I don't think you can expect to do as much as you...
by fishy
Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Looking for jumping board that's easy on the knees
Replies: 84
Views: 12001

Re: Looking for jumping board that's easy on the knees

As people have suggested, something with a lot of flex and good rocker. Nobile NHP has bags of rocker and flex, not so great for huge pop, but good for general riding in choppy conditions and softer landings. You can also adjust the angle of the pads as well, which may help you a little. I got mine ...
by fishy
Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Riding in offshore winds
Replies: 18
Views: 4672

Re: Riding in offshore winds

Personally I'd never kite in off shore conditions, unless there was boat cover.
by fishy
Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: My first real self rescue today
Replies: 31
Views: 5734

Re: My first real self rescue today

That's a good idea for the board leash. Also, remember that if you're using something like the Cab IDS system, and you find yourself having to self rescue, you can always detach the leash and connect it onto the board, as the leash does not form part of the depower set up. Then just throw it behind ...
by fishy
Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: My first real self rescue today
Replies: 31
Views: 5734

Re: My first real self rescue today

gbleck, You said "you can go up one line" Can you expand on that? For instance... which line? Will any line do? or just one of the double lines of the new style safety system... Do you recommend swimming along side the line? Grabbing the line with one hand and ratcheting yourself up the line, while...
by fishy
Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:13 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cabrinha IDS malfunction
Replies: 38
Views: 7371

Re: Cabrinha IDS malfunction

That would be a useful test for 2011 models :thumb: ... or learn to do rotations the other way :D
by fishy
Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cabrinha IDS malfunction
Replies: 38
Views: 7371

Re: Cabrinha IDS malfunction

I agree that this doesn't sound like a malfunction, it's just what the kite can do when you transfer the load onto the IDS, it either sits in the 'horse shoe' position or as somebody else said rolls over onto it's leading edge. I think one important point to remember is take a step or two towards th...
by fishy
Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: PFD for kitesurfing?
Replies: 17
Views: 2456

Re: PFD for kitesurfing?

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