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by longwhitecloud
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Broken control bar
Replies: 12
Views: 907

Re: Broken control bar

if you on a budget, you may be able to cut all the lines down by a couple of ms . if you are left with over 20m of each line all lines equal length usually fractured skulls.. did their brain end up ok? i seen a brain injury happen in front of my own eyes.. deathloop beach launch (bridle tangle i thi...
by longwhitecloud
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What is kitesurfing for you? This it is for me
Replies: 40
Views: 2464

Re: What is kitesurfing for you? This it is for me

Jake Burton once said, if you really love something, why not move to the best place in the world for it.

Makes complete sense to me. Have fun every day.
by longwhitecloud
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What a classic kite video
Replies: 4
Views: 698

Re: What a classic kite video

good skills, stuggled with my old 2 line 8.5 wipi recently, you need a lot of wind! going up wind well... good luck!
by longwhitecloud
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Vantage kites, is the revolution announced?
Replies: 12
Views: 1161

Re: Vantage kites, is the revolution announced?

that is sick! thps in kite form.. there is money in that clearly.. the gods of our great sport " world kooking", i mean "world sailing", pioneers of kiteboarding since its birth are onto it. World sailing introduces E Sports.. they own the term world championship for that too! https://edition.cnn.co...
by longwhitecloud
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?
Replies: 132
Views: 26364

Re: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?

stiff leaders lines can mimimise risk of halfhitched bar deathloops you can buy a clamp with a low friction hole in it.. harkon sailing brand? we used to clamp them onto alluminium bar. years ago a friend made a complete bar and lines from a hardware store after forgetting their bar and lines on hol...
by longwhitecloud
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Vantage kites, is the revolution announced?
Replies: 12
Views: 1161

Re: Vantage kites, is the revolution announced?

its not at all about kite designs any more, the design has peaked imo 3 years ago. Woo however is making groundbreaking progress in its jump calculations. Algorythmic calculations the likes we have not seen before in kiteboarding have already set the woo top 10 charts alight with 8%, i repeat 8% hig...
by longwhitecloud
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: How can I repair a waveboard that was run-over by a car?
Replies: 36
Views: 2116

Re: How can I repair a waveboard that was run-over by a car?

looking good. 200 grit... if too many dips give it a sand them paint it with epoxy to fill dips.. then sand... easier
by longwhitecloud
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Why is everyone hating on old kites ?
Replies: 21
Views: 2042

Re: Why is everyone hating on old kites ?

i ride an 8 year old 9m torch on a regular basis, it's most awesome. i get easily bored riding some newer kites.
by longwhitecloud
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Question Profile Go Foils ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1036

Re: Question Profile Go Foils ?

copying a board/ foil design for personal use is absolutely fine. i personally think open source foil design will develop like in the world of surfboards. Sure it disrupts business, but it's 2018 so adapt or die. So many of the big companies you know are cut and paste anyway .. coincidence that a to...
by longwhitecloud
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: woo2 vs. Woo3 and why I've recommended upgrading for higher jumps
Replies: 17
Views: 1528

Re: woo2 vs. Woo3 and why I've recommended upgrading for higher jumps

i am looking to jump higher and willing to pay for it, for sure will get a woo4 the way things are going. where is the best place to stick it on a board to jump higher? i did see i jump much higher when i swing my legs very hard upwards and snap them at the top followed by a very heavy deliberate bo...

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