Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

Search found 86 matches

Go to advanced search

by kookfest
Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:09 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Heavier Pro Riders?
Replies: 26
Views: 3705

Re: Heavier Pro Riders?

In general, for all board sports, short-assed riders have an advantage. It's seen in surfing, kiteboarding, snowboarding, skateboarding, wakeboarding, etc. And it's all about physics: short assed riders are able to do more turns on a wave, more spins, have a lower centre of gravity, less inertia, le...
by kookfest
Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How to keep water from shooting up wetsuit
Replies: 27
Views: 2810

Re: How to keep water from shooting up wetsuit

I don't like Velcro straps for the reasons already mentioned. You sometimes forget they're on, leaving you stranded with your wetsuit stuck around your ankles when you quickly try to get it off in the middle of winter. The hook bits on the Velcro also stick to and slightly damage other things like n...
by kookfest
Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:26 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Why are people not willing to wear a Life Vest?
Replies: 107
Views: 12848

Re: Why are people not willing to wear a Life Vest?

Because vests are dangerous! I don't see how a lifejacket can make the impact worse. The buoyant force (proportional to volume) is separate from the force of impacting the surface of the water (proportional to projected surface area). No matter how fast you're moving, the buoyant force is going to ...
by kookfest
Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Why are people not willing to wear a Life Vest?
Replies: 107
Views: 12848

Re: Why are people not willing to wear a Life Vest?

Because vests are dangerous! They are not suited to the requirements of kitesurfing. Every so often we hit the water really hard or get rolled in a wave. Imagine jumping off a diving tower at your local pool with a floatation vest on. Also, when we get caught in a big wave, it's helpful to be able t...
by kookfest
Sat Aug 23, 2014 2:19 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Standup paddle (SUP) vs Kite - who has right of way?
Replies: 8
Views: 1914

Standup paddle (SUP) vs Kite - who has right of way?

There's a bit of confusion on this one. I don't think there is any doubt on kitesurfers vs surfers - surfers get rights to the wave all the time and we kiteboarders stay out of their way. What does everyone think about SUP vs kite? A lot of crew think we've got equal rights. Also, when I surf (i.e. ...
by kookfest
Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Handle passes too dangerous long-term for shoulders?
Replies: 29
Views: 4105

Handle passes too dangerous long-term for shoulders?

It seems like all pro riders eventually get serious shoulder injuries: Ruben, Bertrand F, Jeremy Flores, Adam Ratajewski, Youri Zoon, Aaron Jarman, Andy Yates, etc. Handle passes are great to do and awesome to watch, but his the cost too high? Maybe it's the nature of this sport: 999 times out of 10...
by kookfest
Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Epic Infinity & Bullshit Light Wind Claims
Replies: 1412
Views: 168909

Re: Epic Infinity & Bullshit Light Wind Claims

The interesting thing about this thread is that pretty much all the kite designers I know are following it, including some of the big companies. They all think it is interesting and slightly amusing. All agree though that the wind ranges quoted by Dimitri can't be accurate and that PMU is actually p...
by kookfest
Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What will kiting look like in 2023?
Replies: 68
Views: 9312

Re: What will kiting look like in 2023?

It may look like this if we don't get our acts together.
PS: Those are kites in the 'barrow.
by kookfest
Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:40 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Epic Infinity & Bullshit Light Wind Claims
Replies: 1412
Views: 168909

Re: Epic Infinity & Bullshit Light Wind Claims

It is easy enough to test "2-4 knots". Just take the kite inside to a big indoor stadium like a school gym or a basketball court, where there is zero knots. Then do a "hot" downwind launch and walk backwards. Normal walking speed is about 3.1mph which equals about 2.7 knots. If you can keep the kite...
by kookfest
Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Epic Infinity & Bullshit Light Wind Claims
Replies: 1412
Views: 168909

Re: Epic Infinity & Bullshit Light Wind Claims

Geezus 14 pages. I quit reading after the first couple. Most kite companies are guilty of using marketing jargon that isn't accurate or backed up by anything. The term Bombproof is probably the biggest offender of this. What was the original criticism? kiting in 2-4kts? who cares. its not like kiti...

Go to advanced search

cron