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by KiteKarl
Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:07 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Maui in August
Replies: 16
Views: 1382

I'm goin July 15th for a week and I'm bringin my 7 and 11. If by some fluke it's too light I'll try snorkel kiting...
by KiteKarl
Thu Jun 21, 2007 6:06 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Caution pads
Replies: 14
Views: 2215

Awesome pads! Best out there. Have you tried the Liquid Force pads? They seem really comfortable. But now you've got me thinking about the Cautions too. Anyone tried both? Differences? I've tried both and both are great. I agree with aahi about the screws on the Caution straps. I had to get slightl...
by KiteKarl
Mon Aug 14, 2006 8:48 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: mainstream media ignorance
Replies: 5
Views: 930

mainstream media ignorance

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multim ... ent.4.html

They can't even get the picture right. Idiots! :roll:
by KiteKarl
Sun Aug 13, 2006 1:32 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What's your opinion on Cabrinha Crossbow 1
Replies: 23
Views: 3175

I've owned both the xbow 1 and the waroo, both in 12M sizes. The waroo is far less stable at the top end but has better bottom end. Both jump well, waroo has lighter bar pressure. I actually returned the waroo because I couldn't trust it in it's upper ranges. The xbow is far less prone to inversion ...
by KiteKarl
Fri Aug 11, 2006 8:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: canopy strength
Replies: 21
Views: 2857

Re: canopy strength

It seems like when all kites get old and get the inevitable canopy tear it does so on either side of the center strut. Knowing this, why don't manufacturers put a heavier guage material on the canopy on both sides of the center strut? Now you can say "planned obsolescence", but I would gladly buy a...
by KiteKarl
Fri Aug 11, 2006 8:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: canopy strength
Replies: 21
Views: 2857

Makes sense SQ, just wondered where Kitekarl saw the tearing? Is it caused by rubbing on the strut? I put fair mileage on my stuff, just wondering where I should be looking to spot potential trouble? scott the CFT runs along the TE then down the side of the strut and the opens out along the back of...
by KiteKarl
Thu Aug 10, 2006 6:29 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: MOST SEXY KITE PICTURE
Replies: 6083
Views: 3996476

BiteMe wrote:Toby - Lock this thread. We have a winner.
Lock this thread and we would all revolt! :lol:
by KiteKarl
Wed Aug 09, 2006 7:47 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: iKitesurf scam? Money Laundering?
Replies: 17
Views: 2098

Don't do it! I spoke to a guy in the gorge last weekend that got taken for 3K on that scam!!! I've also notice that spam artists are mining that source for new email addresses. FYI, give them a bogus email in the field and encourage them to use the Ikitesurf system or pick up a phone. slim I can't ...
by KiteKarl
Wed Aug 09, 2006 1:02 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: canopy strength
Replies: 21
Views: 2857

canopy strength

It seems like when all kites get old and get the inevitable canopy tear it does so on either side of the center strut. Knowing this, why don't manufacturers put a heavier guage material on the canopy on both sides of the center strut? Now you can say "planned obsolescence", but I would gladly buy a ...
by KiteKarl
Sun Aug 06, 2006 9:07 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Oil Spill in Squamish, BC
Replies: 21
Views: 2662

Re: Arrrrggghhhh!!!!

:x :x :x Oil should be illegal, end of story. This kind of shit has to stop. Gideon Do you own a car or do you bike your gear to your favorite spot? Yes, I own a (fairly efficient) car and produce more carbon emmisions than is reasonable. What burns me is that we, as a human race, are fully capable...

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