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by edt
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: A caes for full face?
Replies: 11
Views: 539

Re: A caes for full face?

Full face helmets seem like a great idea to me! I think a single bar might be practical like they have for punters in american football.
by edt
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Loose straps or tight (for a beginner who broke self)
Replies: 12
Views: 571

Re: Loose straps or tight (for a beginner who broke self)

I think what happened is that people who want really tight straps just ride boots! That's the change in the past 10 years or so. If you ride straps instead of boots, the reason you ride them is for doing board offs, jesus walks, one footers, so you have to learn to ride them loose. Straps = loose. B...
by edt
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Loose straps or tight (for a beginner who broke self)
Replies: 12
Views: 571

Re: Loose straps or tight (for a beginner who broke self)

I've never used hooks. It's hard to boost with hooks and well, I love boosting, even on my hydrofoil. You'll have to ask someone who likes the hooks.
by edt
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Loose straps or tight (for a beginner who broke self)
Replies: 12
Views: 571

Re: Loose straps or tight (for a beginner who broke self)

Toby is an expert rider. If you are not an expert, especially if you are new, I suggest not making the straps completely loose. If you can do this: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4455/37765110236_d0dcfa3687.jpg . . .then the straps are too lose and you should tighten them up. What happens is the ent...
by edt
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Loose straps or tight (for a beginner who broke self)
Replies: 12
Views: 571

Re: Loose straps or tight (for a beginner who broke self)

You want them very loose but not so loose that you cant twist your foot in the strap (foot can get stuck if it's too loose). So make them comfortable, loose enough so you can remove your feet whenever you like but not so loose that the strap can go up around your ankle. Having both feet never leavin...
by edt
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 4 meters waves yesterday at tarifa!
Replies: 61
Views: 3654

Re: 4 meters waves yesterday at tarifa!

Yeah surfer has right of way 100% of the time, but the only way they can enforce it is if they beat you up in the parking lot. So don't cut in too much!
by edt
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North bag zips complete sh*t!
Replies: 36
Views: 2180

Re: North bag zips complete sh*t!

If north zippers suck they suck. 'nuff said. Personally I don't give a shit about the zippers, I throw my kites into a small laundry sack, takes less space. But a friend of mine rides North pretty much 100% and as we were walking from the car to the launch, her zipper failed and her keys fell out di...
by edt
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North bag zips complete sh*t!
Replies: 36
Views: 2180

Re: North bag zips complete sh*t!

yeah those north zippers aren't that hot. Come on North fix it! Not a big deal for me, I always throw my bags in nylon laundry sacks but it sucks that the zipper on those bags are inferior.
by edt
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How often do you swim in @ <10knots ?
Replies: 30
Views: 1707

Re: How often do you swim in @ <10knots ?

everyone should buy at least one foil kite if just to understand how to fly it. I know some people swim less the better they get but I swim as much or more because I try harder tricks in lighter wind the better I get at this hydrofoil. in lighter wind it's all about speed and pop because the kite do...
by edt
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How often do you swim in @ <10knots ?
Replies: 30
Views: 1707

Re: How often do you swim in @ <10knots ?

It's not about skilled = never swim. more like who wants to push their limits. Some days I don't feel so like swimming so only launch if it's good other days I don't care how low it is or how bad the lulls I'm going for it. so not really about skills but how much you feel like testing yourself. some...

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