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by The Captain
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiting ban in Saudi Arabia
Replies: 34
Views: 5308

Re: Kiting ban in Saudi Arabia

edt wrote:
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:39 pm
everyone should be allowed to kitesurf no matter where you are from or who you are. Maybe if Hitler had kitesurfed he wouldn't have been so angry.
I thought Hitler did.
https://youtu.be/dDtqPWw0gmk
by The Captain
Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foil kite drift launch tips and trick needed.
Replies: 12
Views: 1826

Re: Foil kite drift launch tips and trick needed.

Also, it gets more hectic as the wind get stronger as everything happens way faster. Always have a plan B! In the first video, you can sense a touch of 'rush' as the kite starts to load up a bit and he is having some difficulty quickly getting the lines off the bar. You wouldn't want to have your sa...
by The Captain
Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foil kite drift launch tips and trick needed.
Replies: 12
Views: 1826

Re: Foil kite drift launch tips and trick needed.

The kite will sometime have a bit of water in it. That is OK. If there is a far bit, as the kite picks up enough air to want to fly, the water may all run to one corner. Then, if you let the kite go it may just rotate around the water filled tip and end up nose down on the water. What to do is pull ...
by The Captain
Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Any airline pilots with crew bypass experience?
Replies: 7
Views: 1273

Re: Any airline pilots with crew bypass experience?

Really, what is the worst that is going to happen...they kick you out to line up with the rest of the cattle?
by The Captain
Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What fin set up are people using on directional?
Replies: 24
Views: 1929

Re: What fin set up are people using on directional?

It certainly seems to be voodoo...
There is little to no information as to what combinations of setup/size/stiffness do what when searching online, which I find surprising.
by The Captain
Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:42 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ram Air Bow Tie Disasters
Replies: 33
Views: 4021

Re: Ram Air Bow Tie Disasters

Foils have there time and place. Climbing a mountain in minutes instead of hours with a kite is an incredible feeling. Getting to the top and flagging out a foil with instant depower then packing it up and skiing down. Ive done over 40'000 feet of skiing in 16 runs in a day using a kite. One of the...
by The Captain
Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ocean Rodeo stick shift bar
Replies: 267
Views: 34408

Re: Ocean Rodeo stick shift bar

Hey ORSales,

One more question. Have you tried this bar in below freezing conditions? How does all that PU tubing behave?
I appreciate that no bar will work if gets iced up...think pre-frozen bar on snow.
by The Captain
Sat Oct 08, 2016 4:31 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ocean Rodeo stick shift bar
Replies: 267
Views: 34408

Re: Ocean Rodeo stick shift bar

No need...already flown a couple sizes. Nice kite.
by The Captain
Fri Oct 07, 2016 2:46 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ocean Rodeo stick shift bar
Replies: 267
Views: 34408

Re: Ocean Rodeo stick shift bar

...It will unwind with a bump bump bump against your hand but you simply keep your hand against the winder and it will unspool. Good news. It's important to note too that our system will allow you to do all of this with your eyes still looking ahead as the winder will always be in the same spot and...
by The Captain
Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ocean Rodeo stick shift bar
Replies: 267
Views: 34408

Re: Ocean Rodeo stick shift bar

It is intriguing. I like the principal of a rear line trim for sure, but my one concern with this system is speed. I find I adjust trim often. My concern is that it would take a lot of time to power (twisting the knob), and a lot of clicking to depower. riding...click, click, click.... A 2:1 strap c...

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