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by plummet
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kitesurfing New Zealand north island round christmas
Replies: 11
Views: 644

Re: Kitesurfing New Zealand north island round christmas

Auckland has one advantage. You can kite 360 deg wind angle. Other than that it's pretty average as far as the kiting is concerned.
by plummet
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How To Self-Land a Kite in High Winds
Replies: 21
Views: 1458

Re: How To Self-Land a Kite in High Winds

That video is bullshit and unsafe and not recommended for high wind. Any learners watching this. This is a dangerous method to land. Don't copy it. I suspect that this kiter has only ever kited in moderate winds and hasn't had to land it crazy conditions before. A lot of what he does is just plane w...
by plummet
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Question for Toby
Replies: 11
Views: 541

Re: Question for Toby

I've thought about this before. Some threads are ruined by arguments between members. It drowns out the intention the thread and kills it. A recent example is the 3d printed plastic parts thread. http://www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=2398257&p=999120. That was an interesting discussion and market...
by plummet
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How to turn a hydrofoil - and what is YAW ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1124

Re: How to turn a hydrofoil - and what is YAW ?

Interesting thoughts. My take is a little different. Yaw control to me Is very similar to other sports as far as i'm concerned. What is different is the weight distribution and height control. I lean in and "yaw" every time I turn my mountain bike. The technique is different. The balance point is di...
by plummet
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ozone Uno for young, light weight rider?
Replies: 11
Views: 2478

Re: Ozone Uno for young, light weight rider?

I have a 4m uno. Yep it will work no worries. I use it one the hydrofoil and stupid high wind on the mutant. At 78kg bottom end for me on the foil is around 18 knots. But I don't see why a light person couldn't take it a lot lower. It flys fine in lighter winds. Its actually got some performance too...
by plummet
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Jumping with a smaller kite 7m Bandit 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 497

Re: Jumping with a smaller kite 7m Bandit 2016

Hold the kite back longer and wait later before flying it above your head and do a last second dive in front of you. You need to be precise with a small kite and slow your decent with carefully time dive forward or downloop.
by plummet
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: carving to toe
Replies: 23
Views: 1145

Re: carving to toe

One more ditty of advice. Keep the foil low to start with. Then when you can low level foil carve around take it higher.
by plummet
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ram airs crash in 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1486

Re: Ram airs crash in 2017

Hehehe. Yep that's a goodie. Now back to crashing kites. Here is a personal factoid. I have never had to swim in when flying a foil kite. The only times that I have been unable to relaunch a kite in the water is with lei's. Has to float in from about 500m out on Wednesday because my bloody ozone edg...
by plummet
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: carving to toe
Replies: 23
Views: 1145

Re: carving to toe

I say don't over think it. Just carve around like you would on a surfboard. To make it easier have a nice amount of kite power. Not so little that you run out of grunt mid turn and not so much that you get pulled into a high speed toeside death run. For me that's about 15 knots on the 8m
by plummet
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kitesurfing New Zealand north island round christmas
Replies: 11
Views: 644

Re: Kitesurfing New Zealand north island round christmas

As a general rule the prevailing wind is westerly, The west coast has Bigger swell and bigger winds and better wave locations. East coast. lighter winds, flatter water, more estuaries. If you want waves then add Raglan and Taranaki (new Plymouth) to your destination list. It looks like La nina weath...

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