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by matt at jibe's
Tue May 23, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The Safety Topic: please post your experience and advice!
Replies: 263
Views: 87999

Re: The Safety Topic: please post your experience and advice!

Thanks for posting that Sarc. Sorry to hear about the death in San Francisco. You're right, it's good to have discussions about launch procedure. I'd like to offer some thoughts: Excellent point about not hooking in till the last moment before launch, see 6:31 in the video above "Assessing for Best ...
by matt at jibe's
Mon May 22, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The Safety Topic: please post your experience and advice!
Replies: 263
Views: 87999

Re: The Safety Topic: please post your experience and advice!

Getting into the slow season so i had some time to make a video about kite safety practices. Please enjoy and comment.

by matt at jibe's
Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiting kids
Replies: 84
Views: 7245

Re: Kiting kids

thanks dimitri,
good luck to you and cameron, and with the epic kites.
hope i get a chance to try one sometime.



matt
by matt at jibe's
Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiting kids
Replies: 84
Views: 7245

Re: Kiting kids

Thanks Dimitri, No doubt that you and your son are both skilled kiters, I can tell that you care about him and want him to have fun. It's great that he can kite so well, and congratulations on the good report card. I'm just saying... ya know? here are some of my observations: -We all have the right ...
by matt at jibe's
Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:48 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiting kids
Replies: 84
Views: 7245

Re: Kiting kids

p.s. look in the previous post at the picture of that young rider on the jellyfish board, jumping just upwind of the guy in the wetsuit, and in shin-deep water. that's the kind of stuff i mean. this kiter either was not taught that this is not OK... or he just forgot, in the excitement... or perhaps...
by matt at jibe's
Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:43 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiting kids
Replies: 84
Views: 7245

Re: Kiting kids

I'm going to disagree with a previous poster who said that the first golden rule when teaching kids is "make it fun." Kiting is fun enough already. The first golden rule I say is, make it safe. Often parents come to me and ask me if it's a good idea to teach their younger kids to kite. In my experie...
by matt at jibe's
Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:23 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Sharing a small beach space effectively
Replies: 5
Views: 649

Re: Sharing a small beach space effectively

Thanks plummet, i agree that the strategy will depend on your location and conditions. Where we are, the biggest part of the shorebreak crashes directly on to the beach, which may be narrow enough that not only the people on the beach/in the shorebreak, as well as the concrete wall or tree line is w...
by matt at jibe's
Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:25 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Sharing a small beach space effectively
Replies: 5
Views: 649

Sharing a small beach space effectively

This season at our location we’ve seen more erosion and a smaller beach than in recent years. Some of us are sharing a beach which is narrower than the length of our lines, using the same spot for multiple kiters both launching and landing, and having to watch out for pedestrians and swimmers in the...
by matt at jibe's
Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:34 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Distance to front line split effect on turning/ performance?
Replies: 39
Views: 4613

Re: Distance to front line split effect on turning/ performa

I've played around with this a fair bit and here is my two cents' worth; I quite agree with Bill. In my experience, putting the Y too close to the kite does definitely pull the tips of the kite together and adversely affect performance. I found this out because I've done a lot of cutting down lines ...
by matt at jibe's
Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: KTA Vietnam Teaser Video is out
Replies: 12
Views: 1336

Re: KTA Vietnam Teaser Video is out

I was also in Mui Ne when the the kite competition passed through. I think it’s great if people can get together to have fun and compete, I saw lots of people there enjoying themselves immensely. It’s too bad about the noise issues, I am far out of earshot but the people I know who live in the area ...

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