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by iblocalsurfer
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 4 meters waves yesterday at tarifa!
Replies: 61
Views: 3732

Re: 4 meters waves yesterday at tarifa!

What a waste of a nice wave. Almost like the kiter was running away from the pocket. Totally understandable if the kiter has no wave expedience. However, don't mess it up for the people(surfer in this case) that are there to actually ride waves. JBrooks nailed it. And yet, the surfer did exactly th...
by iblocalsurfer
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 4 meters waves yesterday at tarifa!
Replies: 61
Views: 3732

Re: 4 meters waves yesterday at tarifa!

What a waste of a nice wave. Almost like the kiter was running away from the pocket. Totally understandable if the kiter has no wave expedience. However, don't mess it up for the people(surfer in this case) that are there to actually ride waves. JBrooks nailed it.
by iblocalsurfer
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Correct stance on a waveboard for riding upwind
Replies: 14
Views: 1022

Re: Correct stance on a waveboard for riding upwind

Try to keep the board flat by using more front foot pressure(more toe pressure, less heal). Use your hips to drive back knee into bend of front leg. (surf stance, not duck stance).This will help to utilize your fins to drive upwind. Think more fins, less edging. Keep your kite low(45 or less). :thumb:
by iblocalsurfer
Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wetsuit Dryer?!
Replies: 8
Views: 796

Re: Wetsuit Dryer?!

Hanging a "wet" wetsuit on a hanger stretches out the shoulders. Maybe the shorter time duration to dry will not cause any stretch, however, it would be a deal breaker for me. It is a bitch to put on a cold wetsuit in the morning though. That's why I have 2 of the suit I use the most(3/2 full). If i...
by iblocalsurfer
Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: light wind surfboard VS foil board
Replies: 42
Views: 2540

Re: light wind surfboard VS foil board

200 + lbs, 17m LEI, Sweet Potato(38 L) w/ Controller fins: I have a blast if it's 10 knots and above(do-able in 9 knots, just limited). The bliss, to me, is the smooth surface conditions/wave faces. Down-the line is out, however, you can hack the hell out of the lip as your heading out, and somewhat...
by iblocalsurfer
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Most durable kite bar and lines
Replies: 28
Views: 2046

Re: Most durable kite bar and lines

Second the Slingshot Compstick. Seems like the lines and bar never wear. You give up a little comfort on the bar though(less cushy).
by iblocalsurfer
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Beginner - buy gear or more lessons?
Replies: 34
Views: 2483

Re: Beginner - buy gear or more lessons?

Hey, I finished recently a 5 lesson course (3 lessons in group + 2 private). Right now I good at controlling the kite, I can waterstart 100% to the left, but still need to improve to the right ( dont ask me why, I dont undertand why is so easy to the left but difficult to the right :lol: is this no...
by iblocalsurfer
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Helmets on eBay $20
Replies: 19
Views: 1576

Re: Helmets on eBay $20

Why don't you try one and get back to us. See if you can get some $20 lines while you're at it. Seriously though, why even chance it.
by iblocalsurfer
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Anyone try the 2018 Drifter
Replies: 8
Views: 1374

Re: Anyone try the 2018 Drifter

Thanks BW. I haven't flown a Cabrinha since 2008 and thinking of giving them a try. I've heard some say that cabrinha's have heavy bar pressure. Is that the case with the Drifters. (like compared to a North Neo in the same size)
by iblocalsurfer
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Anyone try the 2018 Drifter
Replies: 8
Views: 1374

Anyone try the 2018 Drifter

?????How's the bar pressure, turning speed, and low end? sizes 9m/11m. Thanks in advance :thumb:

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