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by sarc
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite Lines: which ones are used by the pro?
Replies: 129
Views: 18248

Re: Kite Lines: which ones are used by the pro?

How do Q lines handle rubbing from loops or back rolls? Most of my lines get frayed pretty fast from this. Jeff Howard did a video on Q lines and all that was needed for the ends was a figure 8 knot, no splicing of sewing needed. Q-power handles this extremely well - as in it won't be a factor at a...
by sarc
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Crap surf fun
Replies: 17
Views: 1668

Re: Crap surf fun

Slappysan you are right. My only defense is that they ARE enormous fun. Why would anyone want to go strapless in crappy waves?
by sarc
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Crap surf fun
Replies: 17
Views: 1668

Re: Crap surf fun

As long as it's less than head high, I'd recommend a OR Mako 150 or a Shinn Speedball W18 (1014 or later model, with the stepped tail. There may be a few left for sale here and there). Insane fun.
by sarc
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Board short harness
Replies: 10
Views: 2014

Re: Board short harness

I've had Dakine, Ion and now Naish Targa shorts. Dakine: the old hammerhead spreader bar connect was a sad joke, kind of glad they fell apart after 6 months, otherwise comfy (I crash hard). I think they fixed the hammerhead for 2018. Ion: by far the best build quality, they started falling apart aft...
by sarc
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2019 Duotone Click Bar
Replies: 56
Views: 6242

Re: 2019 Duotone Click Bar

Q power line from a wind of change in the USA. Reasonable shipping cost international. My Q-power bought 3 years ago still looks new.
by sarc
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Casualty in Sicily
Replies: 43
Views: 4369

Re: Casualty in Sicily

The news says that the kiter was "launching" (lanciando). Seems likely that he was launching the kite. To avoid more tragedies like these PLEASE DO NOT LAUNCH HOOKED IN. There is no sense in playing with a loaded gun, even less without knowing if the safety is on. Please do watch my video here or t...
by sarc
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Casualty in Sicily
Replies: 43
Views: 4369

Re: Casualty in Sicily

The news says that the kiter was "launching" (lanciando). Seems likely that he was launching the kite. To avoid more tragedies like these PLEASE DO NOT LAUNCH HOOKED IN. There is no sense in playing with a loaded gun, even less without knowing if the safety is on. Please do watch my video here or th...
by sarc
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Duotone Rebel 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 4082

Re: Duotone Rebel 2019

Kiteloop (megaloop, downloop) with Rebel 2017 (and I 2018 I tested) is fine, not much happening really since it pivots a lot. I have stalled my 2017 completely half-loop and broken my bar + ripped my harness but it was set up wrong (5th too long and Y too high). As long as you are a recreational loo...
by sarc
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Beginner kite: Core XR5 or Naish Pivot
Replies: 54
Views: 3422

Re: Beginner kite- Core XR5 or Naish Pivot

As a beginner you will be MUCH better off with a seat harness because you will not be doing handle passes, riding blind and such. Also you will REALLY appreciate not having your harness scraping your armipts all the time and bruising your ribs when you crash. As you advance you will probably be bett...
by sarc
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: First strapless ride on a surfboard - Diagnosis?
Replies: 11
Views: 829

Re: First strapless ride on a surfboard - Diagnosis?

My 2c Have fun Do strapless if it's better in your conditions than strapped. Don't do it just because others are doing it (spoiler: it's usually not more fun than strapped. It's just different). And in any case when you lose your board every 10 minutes, GTFO the wave zone without spending 10 minutes...

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