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by dragnfly
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Calling cold water kiters! - Glove me.
Replies: 14
Views: 920

Re: Calling cold water kiters! - Glove me.

These - in XL, so they are really baggy - put them on before your wetsuit, and pull your wetsuit on over them. If it gets REALLY cold, put some very thin glove liners under them.
https://www.marigold.co.uk/product/extr ... or-gloves/
by dragnfly
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Leash carabiner opening after unhook trick?
Replies: 17
Views: 3632

Re: Leash carabiner opening after unhook trick?

I have never had the bar end of the leash become detached like that, but I have a similar issue (which is of no help to you whatsoever) whereby if I crash hardish, fairly often the leash emergency release attached to my harness fires off without me knowing it, and then when I unhook and drop the bar...
by dragnfly
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Why do pros often leash direct to CL?
Replies: 18
Views: 2926

Re: Why do pros often leash direct to CL?

The design of the new North bars would prevent this from happening as the 8 ring is prevented from moving around the CL and getting close to the spreader hook. Hmmm, just checked that out, thats a great system. I like the look of the north bars for 2018. Sadly I will probably have to wait until 202...
by dragnfly
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Why do pros often leash direct to CL?
Replies: 18
Views: 2926

Re: Why do pros often leash direct to CL?

You don't want to leash right on to the chicken loop. You need that figure 8 ring so you can clip on to one of the figure 8 loops and put the other figure 8 loop through the chicken loop. The reason you can't clip right on to the chicken loop is that when you are hooking and unhooking this setup wi...
by dragnfly
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What's the worst thing about kite surfing?
Replies: 49
Views: 6578

Re: What's the worst thing about kite surfing?

Chasing your kite up the beach having accidentally completely released it - and it seems to blow up the beach at the exact same speed as you can run flat out, without ever managing to catch it.......
by dragnfly
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North Jaime vs Cabrinha Ace 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1119

Re: North Jaime vs Cabrinha Ace 2017

Totally agree. That puts me off too.
If I had an option of 2 boards that were the same, but one was bright orange, rather than perfect sea camo colours, I'd go bright orange any day!
by dragnfly
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best gloves for kiting
Replies: 18
Views: 1346

Re: Best gloves for kiting

Marigolds and a thin glove liner for me in XL for extra baggyness and flexibilty.
by dragnfly
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fireball & Swivel Danger
Replies: 23
Views: 2767

Re: Fireball & Swivel Danger

Hmmm, this does look like an issue. On Cabs own video they almost acknowledge it, and appear to have come up with something that looks rather tricker than it should be:
See 1:32
HERE
by dragnfly
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Thoughts on the Jamie board
Replies: 14
Views: 1639

Re: Thoughts on the Jamie board

you can't ride boots with the Textreme version.

why's that?
by dragnfly
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Portugal - Lagos wind predictions and live wind...
Replies: 1
Views: 409

Re: Portugal - Lagos wind predictions and live wind...

Hey Tone
I'm thinking of going around june 2018 - did you find out any info? How was your mates trip?

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