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by Tab-eaky
Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:12 am
Forum: Kiteracer
Topic: La Ventana Classic
Replies: 9
Views: 1951

Re: La Ventana Classic

too bad I missed this evet... but Alex, could you share the fin setup you are using for a slalom board?

I have to believe it makes it easier to use on the buoys and maybe able to ride toeside?

Tabs.
by Tab-eaky
Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:55 am
Forum: Kiteracer
Topic: Board angle when going upwind
Replies: 4
Views: 1462

Re: Board angle when going upwind

Thanks SRQ Kiter... My logic tells me that there has to be a sweet spot in the combination of fin size and position that can make this "leeward railed" board position more natural and achieve it with less effort... But I guess playing with kite position, forward speed and chop can challenge the ches...
by Tab-eaky
Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: Kiteracer
Topic: Board angle when going upwind
Replies: 4
Views: 1462

Re: Board angle when going upwind

Thanks Tone that makes a lot of sense... I have never ridden a board with longer fins than 20 cms nor a windsurf and could not figure out those physics... I have to conclude that testing on paper or CAD software is only useful after a whole lot of testing on the water... Can someone comment on the r...
by Tab-eaky
Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: Kiteracer
Topic: Board angle when going upwind
Replies: 4
Views: 1462

Board angle when going upwind

I have noticed some riders like Damien go upwind with their boards as flat as possible most likely trying to get the leeward rail in... which I think requires a strong "pointing" action with the toes against the board. On the other hand I have talked to other top riders who don't seem to worry too m...
by Tab-eaky
Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The 2009 Kiteboard Course Racing World Championships Day 1
Replies: 5
Views: 1152

Re: The 2009 Kiteboard Course Racing World Championships Day 1

Thanks to Toby and Gabe Brown for the event's covering... really cool of you.
by Tab-eaky
Thu Oct 11, 2007 5:40 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: SS REV or Rebel 2008??
Replies: 28
Views: 4696

Wipe out on landings?

I tried both... The REV have nice feel on the bar and you know where is the kite. It jumps for sure but the landings were sometimes associated with extreme power... like a truck pulling you forever and then you wipe out. The Rebel was easier to handle and had loads of manageable power and the jumps...
by Tab-eaky
Wed Oct 10, 2007 6:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: SS REV or Rebel 2008??
Replies: 28
Views: 4696

Rev vs. Rebel

Two very different kites. I suggest you try both if at all possible. I did and was struck by how different they are. Both are VERY nice kites, but designed for different riding styles. My observation: Waves: Rebel Powered Loops: Rev Easy Loops: Rebel Range: Rebel Turning Speed: Rev Relaunch: Rev St...
by Tab-eaky
Sun Sep 30, 2007 6:20 pm
Forum: Kiteracer
Topic: the big board discussion: what goes upwind better?
Replies: 32
Views: 8954

GPS

Unless you are kiting at the same time and place how can you compare? Tides, winds vary day to day in the same location. How would you compare one location to another. Some days I can make it out the Golden Gate in one tack other days it takes 20. You can search motionbased for al-kite-a and find 7...

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