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by mariner
Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:24 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Florida Grey Suits (Steve Schafer Tragedy)
Replies: 3
Views: 759

Re: Florida Grey Suits - Steve Schafer Tragedy [bump-alert]

needed to retitle to provide direct lead info...
local news updates available...
google: "Steve Schafer kitesurfer dies"
by mariner
Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:14 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Florida Grey Suits (Steve Schafer Tragedy)
Replies: 3
Views: 759

Re: Florida Grey Suits

Steve Schafer RIP SteveSchafer2.JPG Exact details unknown - sharks have been abundant - no one else out [on water] at the time - kite went down - Guards stated he was swimming towards kite - then not swimming - water discolored - Guard scrambled paddle board - he was conscious to beach apparently; b...
by mariner
Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: Wave Kite
Topic: looking for board advise for backside riding
Replies: 9
Views: 2472

Re: looking for board advise for backside riding

Paul - I meant to reply a while back - hope you still check this thread Try Richie Buehn in Melbourne (under Buehn Surfcraft I think, or call Spectrum, he shaped for them) He's shaped several thousand boards (all kinds) & has been a supreme waterman for years IMHO, he's the Jimmy Lewis of the East C...
by mariner
Sun May 31, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Flexifoil Ion 3 build quality you be the judge!
Replies: 10
Views: 1608

Re: Flexifoil Ion 3 build quality you be the judge!

Mmmm... sorry you've joined the club... I've had several kites (diff mfr's/old & new) blow when flipping them over - usually lotsa press. & it kinks,,, hot sand & storage (car or wherever, are not your kite's friend)... a back-up or cold beer helps... ...the last one was my 12m Atom8, but it was tra...
by mariner
Sat Jul 26, 2008 4:58 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ion2 LE Bladder Replacement - Instructions
Replies: 2
Views: 558

Re: Ion2 LE Bladder Replacement - Instructions

SB - sorry no pic's - removal/replacement is tedious but not hard... very similar for many kites...as long as there are not "fittings" to be replaced (e.g.Cabrinha's - i.e. extra parts) & this assumes you will not remove any strut bladders... 1) buy new pack of tie-wraps/zip-ties... use same size as...
by mariner
Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Sucessful removal of misplaced stick-on pad/strap
Replies: 11
Views: 1878

Re: Sucessful removal of misplaced stick-on pad/strap

Any comments on location relative to Quad fin cluster. Any thoughts regarding how sweet spot position would change when I set up board as thruster (I did not test that) ? ...fun taking those things (or any glued pads) off, eh??? ...after setting a lot of boards up, & getting comments like, "I'd rid...
by mariner
Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Naish Flash 4"10'
Replies: 7
Views: 770

Re: Naish Flash 4"10'

Valsema - I rode this board for awhile... it is a good board for what it is... a small, versatile directional... & can be ridden "backwards" - like a twin-tip... but only as a last resort when jibing or transition-type move... & can be ridden toeside very easily due to its size... .... but because i...
by mariner
Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: a MUST read for everyone (Safety)
Replies: 53
Views: 12661

Re: a MUST read for everyone (Safety)

thanx, DesRes: fact 1) complacency... [can't emphasize enuff]...too many kiters who are just that...complacent - about gear, attitude, "never happen too me", "gee, the kite felt normal...", etc.... its easy & everybody is guilty of it... resist it... Ever break a line? 3 line kites don't fly well......
by mariner
Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: We need a GK position on security issue
Replies: 280
Views: 25294

Re: We need a GK position on security issue

funny how people slam engineers... as they hack viciously away on their superfast internet machines... drive to their beach in whatever vehicle that prevents WALKING... & fly stuff designed on 3d software & manufactured by some of the coolest shit man has invented yet... no pimp, no basher here - I ...
by mariner
Wed Jan 09, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Retrofitting Footpads (with photos)
Replies: 4
Views: 668

BTW, the LF Lux sets are great!!! really comfortable & offer a good foot-grip/position... but watch the aircushion section after a few hours, they've been known to blow out... I jammed a small piece/layer of eva (from an old pad set) into the area of the one pad of mine that blew out & manged to re-...

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