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by edt
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kai on the proper hydrofoil kite. Exact opposite.
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Kai on the proper hydrofoil kite. Exact opposite.

“At first everyone wanted fast turning kites in the surf, but when you’re strapless waveriding, you want slower kites with more constant power and it’s the same thing with hydrofoils. I don’t want something that reacts super quick. I want something forgiving that I can push to its limits.” from thek...
by edt
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Important Message: I almost died - Gunnar Biniasch
Replies: 18
Views: 2897

Re: Important Message: I almost died - Gunnar Biniasch

Short version of this video, Gunnar was drowning for an hour and nobody even checked on him. What Gunnar learned: Kiters don't give a shit if you live or die. They will be boosting right next to your body and go back have a beer and tell everyone what a great sesh it was. Almost bummed out by the co...
by edt
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I need convincing too:) Bar back lines!
Replies: 53
Views: 14993

Re: I need convincing too:) Bar back lines!

Thanks for all the info on spectra and dyneema. I'm always trying to learn more. I was sure that the methods used were quite different and caused slight differences in the lines, but I could have been wrong. It's a little bit weird talking about snapping lines like it was some disaster. I've snapped...
by edt
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I need convincing too:) Bar back lines!
Replies: 53
Views: 14993

Re: I need convincing too:) Bar back lines!

In the mid-1990 s, PSR developed a patented recrystallization process for converting Honeywell s S-900 fiber into a higher strength material. The Plasma process produced ropes that were the highest strength constructions available, predating the availability of ropes made from either S-1000 or SK-75...
by edt
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!
Replies: 302
Views: 126202

Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!

looks good! i always cut it exactly as shown in the photo (minus the extra cut in the bladder)
by edt
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I need convincing too:) Bar back lines!
Replies: 53
Views: 14993

Re: I need convincing too:) Bar back lines!

Just use your lines and let them wear until they snap. When they look like a caterpillar they are about to snap.
by edt
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I need convincing too:) Bar back lines!
Replies: 53
Views: 14993

Re: I need convincing too:) Bar back lines!

lines get stronger with use as the dyneema molecules gets more and more aligned in the same direction, but that's why not why they weaken, they weaken because every time sand rubs against the lines, or you twist them on to the bar, or you make a turn, the lines fray and wear, that's where they get w...
by edt
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is Wakestyle dead?
Replies: 64
Views: 20800

Re: Is Wakestyle dead?

Many of us, including me, gave up on windsurfing because it was too hard to reach the top levels of windsurfing that deliver the same euphoric high you can get after your first 10 sessions in kiting. I never wind surfed but most of the old fellas around here quit windsurfing because they would see ...
by edt
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I need convincing too:) Bar back lines!
Replies: 53
Views: 14993

Re: I need convincing too:) Bar back lines!

If you race, the line width is a significant part of the drag of your kite, so you want to minimize the diameter of the lines and that means using the weakest lines that still hold. Racers will be able to configure their line set exactly to spec. For free riding, free style, wave riding, I don't see...
by edt
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: If you can get rid of any style of kiteboarding, what style would you possibly get rid of and why?
Replies: 23
Views: 4858

Re: If you can get rid of any style of kiteboarding, what style would you possibly get rid of and why?

for sure there are problems in the kite community and it mainly has to deal with self enforcement. So for instance, there might be a beach where the kiters are buzzing the beach goers and generally scaring the tourists. The local kite crew, instructors and those who have been there a while give a ta...

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