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by johnm
Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How to jump out of a big wave when things go very wrong?
Replies: 12
Views: 1731

Re: How to jump out of a big wave when things go very wrong?

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by johnm
Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: new type of bar suggestion?
Replies: 12
Views: 1364

Re: new type of bar suggestion?

here's Aaron Hadlow's description of a wipeout at the 2014 king of the air - presumably someone has the video footage somewhere? "I didn’t do myself any favours when I boosted into one of my biggest loops of the day, then came in and tried another close to the beach where I broke my board and caught...
by johnm
Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: new type of bar suggestion?
Replies: 12
Views: 1364

Re: new type of bar suggestion?

With most of my bars (North, Zeeko, Naish) you have elastic bungee straps that are used to keep the lines wound when not in use. If you were to put them on whilst riding it would stop (reduce?) the chance of tangles because the gap to wind the lines up wouldn't be there any more? not sure that woul...
by johnm
Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: new type of bar suggestion?
Replies: 12
Views: 1364

Re: new type of bar suggestion?

or you could just have smooth, curved bar ends all the time - and just learn to wind up your lines the 'old' way - figure of 8's around the middle.

That's the way we all used to do it and honestly doesn't take that much longer :wink:
by johnm
Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: new type of bar suggestion?
Replies: 12
Views: 1364

Re: new type of bar suggestion?

pretty much every bar has that 'design-fault'

what i'm suggesting are pop-out tabs that enable the bar ends to be smooth / curved / snag-free while you're kiting

then when you finish - you pop out the tabs on each end of the bar and wind up as normal...
by johnm
Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: new type of bar suggestion?
Replies: 12
Views: 1364

new type of bar suggestion?

quite a few changes to kitebars this year particularly North and Cabrinha... Personally - what i would like to see (and would buy) - is a bar that DESIGNS OUT line snags / leash snags on those stupidly large bullhorn linewinders on the end of most bars. This one design fault has landed kiters of all...
by johnm
Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: my first deathloop in +30 knots
Replies: 83
Views: 7776

Re: my first deathloop in +30 knots

well fair play - he reshot his video with a 6m in strong winds

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by johnm
Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: More Beginner Self Rescue Mistakes & Lessons.
Replies: 35
Views: 3097

Re: More Beginner Self Rescue Mistakes & Lessons.

as for swimming straight to the kite - yeah, there's some occasions that might be the best option - say your drifting quickly towards a hazard... I still think everyone should know / practice how to do a standard packdown though. If a rescue boat is coming to pick you up - they shouldn't have to ris...
by johnm
Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: More Beginner Self Rescue Mistakes & Lessons.
Replies: 35
Views: 3097

Re: More Beginner Self Rescue Mistakes & Lessons.

proletariat wrote:none of them actually talk about HOW to wrap the lines
like this...



yes i know - this is in shallow water and not very windy :roll:

in strong winds try pivoting one end of the bar on your hip while you pull the other end towards you...
by johnm
Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: More Beginner Self Rescue Mistakes & Lessons.
Replies: 35
Views: 3097

Re: More Beginner Self Rescue Mistakes & Lessons.

First off - i think it's good that you're practicing proletariat :thumb: I don't agree with your main point in the video though... (unless i misunderstood you :wink: ) Admittedly it depends on the particular safety system - but the basic principle should be to keep one line much shorter than the oth...

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