Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

Search found 485 matches

Go to advanced search

by Don Monnot
Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Warmer booties trick
Replies: 6
Views: 701

Warmer booties trick

We're now down into the zero to 4 degrees C range for both water and air temps. I hate cold feet and hands, and I think I accidentally found a trick to keep my feet warmer with the same booties. My old cold water (7 mm) booties were about worn out, and I was using them in the warmer weather as foot ...
by Don Monnot
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Mittens vs. 3 Finger Gloves vs. 5 Finger Gloves
Replies: 26
Views: 1257

Re: Mittens vs. 3 Finger Gloves vs. 5 Finger Gloves

I totally agree (I plan on riding tomorrow when it's air temp about 35 degrees F) that full mitts are the best. Whatever you buy, though, make sure they're not too small. Too tight at the wrist is just as much of a problem as too tight on the hand. As long as the wrist is at least snug around the ou...
by Don Monnot
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North bag zips complete sh*t!
Replies: 36
Views: 2747

Re: North bag zips complete sh*t!

Velcro pockets for keys and such, drawstring opening for the kite, straps and pockets for bar and pump--seems too easy, doesn't it? Wazup, North? It shouldn't add to the cost, either. (JIMOHO) (just in my overly humble opinion). :lol:
by Don Monnot
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North bag zips complete sh*t!
Replies: 36
Views: 2747

Re: North bag zips complete sh*t!

My Ozone bags don't have zippers. No problem getting the kite in and out of the bag. Just a drawstring at the top. One of the strings broke--no problem putting in a new string. North: Why use zips? I also have kite bags with zips, and so far no problems with the zips, but I'm a fresh water kiter.
by Don Monnot
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hindenburg
Replies: 23
Views: 2114

Re: Hindenburg

Yes, yes and yes. Lots of good advice. I've tried pulling in the bottom line an arm's length with some success and then looping the kite. That takes pretty quick response once you see it starting to rotate, but often works. Pulling the top line is something I've not tried. That "drifting deep into t...
by Don Monnot
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hindenburg
Replies: 23
Views: 2114

Re: Hindenburg

I'll work on practicing the bar flip on shore. Sounds like a good idea. I agree that doing this in light winds is OK, but stronger winds would be dicey. I also ride with a longer kite leash attached to the back of my harness. Primary leash is a short leash. The near-shore issue with people/trees alo...
by Don Monnot
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hindenburg
Replies: 23
Views: 2114

Re: Hindenburg

Gusty wind alone I can deal with most of the time by just being aware. What usually gives me a hindenburg is when the wind shifts direction while I've got the kite at 10 or 2 o'clock. All of a sudden the kite is outside the wind window and all the lines go slack. Keeping the bar pulled in a bit does...
by Don Monnot
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hindenburg
Replies: 23
Views: 2114

Hindenburg

Sometimes we get super gusty, shifty conditions, especially near shore. Sometimes when I get hit with a big shift in direction, my lines go slack and my kite hindenburgs. If it's a really bad shift, my kite will sometimes wind up upwind of me. That can get a little scary as the lines are then draped...
by Don Monnot
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: FoodSaver Vacuum Seal Bladder Repair
Replies: 5
Views: 593

Re: FoodSaver Vacuum Seal Bladder Repair

Great thought. I hope it works. I usually use my waxing iron with a pencil (to focus the heat in a narrow strip).
by Don Monnot
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I hate the wmfg pump
Replies: 30
Views: 2461

Re: I hate the wmfg pump

I love mine, especially when pumping up my 15m. The stroke on it seems easier for me. It should be harder (moving more air per stroke in the same amount of time), so it must have something to do with the materials they use in the pump. Maybe the bigger hose, piston seal, ??????? When I pump it up, I...

Go to advanced search