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by Sun
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: According to Google Trends, kiteboarding is declining in popularity
Replies: 32
Views: 5948

Re: According to Google Trends, kiteboarding is declining in popularity

Maybe golfing was a bad example, but it does go against my anecdotal observations. Seems liked every new housing development has a golf course. In any case, some other results I found interesting: Other things roughly in decline: Hacking, Dating, Racing, Cycling, Fishing, Hunting, Gambling, Knitting...
by Sun
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: According to Google Trends, kiteboarding is declining in popularity
Replies: 32
Views: 5948

Re: According to Google Trends, kiteboarding is declining in popularity

Don't read too much into the data, after all judging by the number of golf courses being built around me I doubt "golfing" is on the decline:
https://trends.google.com/trends/explor ... ng,golfing
by Sun
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Poll: King of the Air 2018: Straps vs Boots?
Replies: 31
Views: 2545

Re: Poll: King of the Air 2018: Straps vs Boots?

Well, Jacobsen is out. Broke his leg:
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bd7G-1dhTkR ... k_jacobsen

Hope he heals well. Any ideas who the reserve rider is?
by Sun
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Forces on a twintip
Replies: 14
Views: 821

Re: Forces on a twintip

In regards to post #1: Your approach is correct, you can resolve the long axis of the board into a beam bending case. Naturally the short axis of the board is different, but I agree that this is an appropriate first step for sizing, as the long axis should experience the greatest load. However, you ...
by Sun
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Mystic Majestic X Waist harness Quality
Replies: 13
Views: 1259

Re: Mystic Majestic X Waist harness Quality

I will take photos of mine later, but I do not think it has those bubbles. Granted, to those who do not have the harness in front of them, the bubbles must be tiny. Smaller than grains of sand tiny. The weave of carbon is about half the width of the tip of a 3.5mm headphone connector. As for the scr...
by Sun
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Poll: King of the Air 2018: Straps vs Boots?
Replies: 31
Views: 2545

Re: Poll: King of the Air 2018: Straps vs Boots?

I guess we expect the following field? Straps: Nick Jacobsen (DK) Antonin Rangin (FRA) Kevin Langeree (NL) Steven Akkersdijk (NL) Joshua Emanuel (RSA) Lewis Crathern (UK) Ross-Dillon Player (RSA) Aurelien Petreau (FRA) Marc Jacobs (NZ) Lasse Walker (NL) Boots: Aaron Hadlow (UK) Ruben Lenten (NL) Gij...
by Sun
Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: MOST SEXY KITE PICTURE
Replies: 6093
Views: 4009048

Re: MOST SEXY KITE PICTURE

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by Sun
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite fatality in Thailand
Replies: 40
Views: 4143

Re: Kite fatality in Thailand

Try to avoid using carabiners if they do not lock. Last thing you want is for your knife carabiner to catch a line. I have been very happy that the newer safety leashes have guards that slide over the carabiners to prevent this from happening.
by Sun
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Eye protection -> tips on cheap and good-ish sunglasses for kiting
Replies: 37
Views: 2863

Re: Eye protection -> tips on cheap and good-ish sunglasses for kiting

Design flaws...the temple end pivots over sharp screw threads and eventually eats it's way through The hole in the temple is too close to the outer edge of temple leaving not enough plastic material for strength Screw hole in the frame front should have been positioned more outward It's best to use...
by Sun
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The ideal wind report for a spot!
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Re: The ideal wind report for a spot!

I think this is an excellent idea, and I want to encourage you to keep doing it. I need to think on it a bit, but for me the only time I would use this data is when I am planning on visiting a spot I’m not familiar with. Data like number of days with wind over X knots is great, but other information...

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