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by sarc
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: On Shore Wave Kites
Replies: 20
Views: 1410

Re: On Shore Wave Kites

For onshore waves you need high depower and good turning even when depowered. Drift not so important because you are riding the wave downwind. Since onshore waves usually not very good waves you need a fun kite that can let you do many things. Freeride kites are good for onshore.
by sarc
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Forearm Burn - What to do about it
Replies: 13
Views: 824

Re: Forearm Burn - What to do about it

There should be windsurfing gloves without the palm (only cover the back of your hand and top of fingers. Or you may want to cut the palm and forefinger out of an old pair of gloves and see how it goes. Not as warm as full glove but better than no glove. In the past I have used dish-washing gloves (...
by sarc
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Nose/ 5th line pigtail line length for 2015 Vegas 12m??
Replies: 12
Views: 636

Re: Nose/ 5th line pigtail line length for 2015 Vegas 12m??

2012 Rebel 12m... nose line is 267cm. Let me know if you need anything else. -Dan ..... hmmmm, I got some interesting results from my 12m Rebel when I measured the bits. The nose line was fine but the front pigtails were out,,, the little printed labels said 137cm which I could see so I hope I'm se...
by sarc
Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Not happy with Ion/North after sales service
Replies: 18
Views: 2759

Re: Not happy with Ion/North after sales service

It's completely normal for a brand to ask you to work thru the company (shop) who sold you the product. It's normal process in most industries and a legal requirement in most countries. It's not the brand or factory's job to help you - it's the job of the people you bought it from, that's what they ...
by sarc
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The Safety Topic: please post your experience and advice!
Replies: 265
Views: 91458

Re: The Safety Topic: please post your experience and advice!

This pro launches in the way I was describing in my video below. His video is much better, highly recommended! In French but video is self-explaining https://youtu.be/acLl6BtJRkM Hello guys many accidents occur at launch... just last week someone dies in San Francisco due to a launch gone wrong. In ...
by sarc
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How To Self-Land a Kite in High Winds
Replies: 39
Views: 3299

Re: How To Self-Land a Kite in High Winds

What about those days where you start kiting at a given wind (like 20 knots) but then the wind comes up while you are inside. You are alone and still need yo land the kite by yourself. I would say putting a sand anchor before entering the water is the safest. My question is how reliable is the anch...
by sarc
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Self-teaching
Replies: 41
Views: 3996

Re: Self-teaching

Lots of people have been self taught, but if you were to ask them again, I think they'd all say they wish they had taken lessons. From my experience: I flew a friends trainer kite, got hooked, bought a 12 meter C kite, no lessons, tried to launch it (after watching the DVD's over and over again, go...
by sarc
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Rebel with low V bar?
Replies: 5
Views: 461

Re: Rebel with low V bar?

I have posted about low V on Rebel before (search my name). I have been flying 2012 and 2015 Rebels with 20m from kite to Y split and 27m backlines (7m from Y split to bar). 2012 and 2015 fly very well this way with increased power and hangtime; however kiteloops are a little harder as kites don't c...
by sarc
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How to ruin your vacation with Core
Replies: 44
Views: 3543

Re: How to ruined your vacation with Core

I've split a kite down the middle. It was a reputable non-Core brand. I had a fairly long swim arriving at shore after dark. Pro tip: wash the salt and sand off kite with fresh water and let it dry before you tape it. Even better if you can clean the area with some isopropyl alcohol. Conflict of in...
by sarc
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How to ruin your vacation with Core
Replies: 44
Views: 3543

Re: How to ruined your vacation with Core

at my local spot 2 out of 2 kites that literally exploded upon impact on the water were both core kites. ive crashed my best cabo and especially my learner kahoona kite hard on the water, without any problems *knockonwood* coincidence? probably. my advice, when youre just starting out learn on a ki...

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