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by sarc
Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Could someone please invent a better way to self land a kite in high wind.
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: Could someone please invent a better way to self land a kite in high wind.

With 5th line kite (always works with my Rebels, I use this over 35kn wind, I assume works for other kinds of kites too) 1. Lower kite to the ground with tip touching the sand 2. Unhook and hold the chicken loop in your hands 3. While unhooked take a 3 or 4 steps upwind; the kite rotates on its wing...
by sarc
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North 2017 5th line distance from kite to Y split
Replies: 0
Views: 115

North 2017 5th line distance from kite to Y split

Hello I've done some googling and seems like the distance is about 14m for a 5th line kite (Rebel) does anyone have the exact measurement from kite pigtail to the 5th line split metal ring? Thanks!
by sarc
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Flatwater near Taipei
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Re: Flatwater near Taipei

Baishawan can be very choppy in winter. Sometimes huge cleanout sets. That's not all the time but not uncommon. The Spot in Zhunan is the easiest / most mellow spot I know in north Taiwan in winter. Penghu has some flat water even in winter with strong wind (contact the Sunrise Bed & Breakfast there...
by sarc
Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: More Advanced Kites
Replies: 9
Views: 882

Re: More Advanced Kites

Hi scooper, Rebels are an advanced freeride kite and MORE difficult to fly well than most other kites in the market - up to 2017 (I tried 2018 and it seemed sooo easy and forgiving). Just figure out what kind of riding in what kind of conditions on what kind of board you want to ride on, then head t...
by sarc
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Concave, flat or convex bottoms
Replies: 4
Views: 449

Re: Concave, flat or convex bottoms

OR Mako is just unbelievable for waves and chop, so much fun. You must try one if you have chance. I ride Shinn now which also have a big concave. Firewire Modern Planing Hull = concave... 'nuff said. Magical boards. ps double concave is not convex!! Flat is for best possible pop I suppose? Not much...
by sarc
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North bag zips complete sh*t!
Replies: 36
Views: 2518

Re: North bag zips complete sh*t!

Let's talk about frozen zipper (not necessarily North ) and it's blowing hard You try and try to unzip the bag of your 7m (that you rarely use) and the tab breaks don't have a pair of pliers to pull on zipper piece that's left and water to dissolve salt crystal deposits All your friends ...
by sarc
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite designers, don't do this s**t please
Replies: 8
Views: 1451

Re: Kite designers, don't do this s**t please

You may try this: - Wash with dishwashing soap and dry - Apply shoe goo wherever the EVA foam is damaged - Wrap tightly in cling foil and let dry. The cling foil pressure will distribute the glue evenly - Unwrap and go kiting (if some foil sticks to glue, it will wear out in a couple of sessions, so...
by sarc
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Penghu's kitesurfing season has just started
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Re: Penghu's kitesurfing season has just started

Highly recommended if you are in Asia!!
by sarc
Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North Rebel 2018
Replies: 94
Views: 15562

Re: North Rebel 2018

Tested Rebel 2017 9m back-to-back Rebel 2018 7m (on 4 lines). My impressions on 2018 are: more forgiving and better turning, less tendency to backstall, not as excellent depower. I felt less hunting of the window edge compared to 2017, so easier/more comfortable to use. It was very gusty and I chick...
by sarc
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Documentary on Nick Jacobsen
Replies: 10
Views: 1295

Re: Documentary on Nick Jacobsen

I think if anything it will drive gear costs up, stifle innovation, and increase bureaucracy with Olympic committees telling local councils what kitesurfing is and telling riders what to do. Looking at windsurfing I don't think the Olympics had a beneficial impact. Do you want kiting to look like th...

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