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by timebandit
Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best surfboard shape/fins/thickness for upwind?
Replies: 31
Views: 5925

Re: Best surfboard shape/fins/thickness for upwind?

Technique gets you upwind better than anything. Lots of rocker will slow you down simply because you are "pushing" water unless you can get onto the tail end of the board, which wont happen in light winds. Flat rocker and parralel rails you might as well be on a twin tip. Riding a surf board like a ...
by timebandit
Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:34 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Line Mount for GoPro
Replies: 21
Views: 2821

Re: Line Mount for GoPro

stringy it can happen very easily... I was riding down the line on a good sized wave, lines went slack during a turn and one line snagged. I can post you a photo of it if you like. I saw this happen to another kilter at the same spot a few days earlier. Thanks for the tip though. Better get a safer ...
by timebandit
Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Line Mount for GoPro
Replies: 21
Views: 2821

Re: Line Mount for GoPro

Be careful.... it is very easy to get lines bought in the line mount !!
by timebandit
Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Surfboard riders...Whats your biggest Kite?
Replies: 55
Views: 8273

Re: Surfboard riders...... Whats your biggest Kite???

14 is my biggest kite and a board with a bit of volume works well. If you have proper groundswell then the waves will be perfect in a sideshore light wind, Anything less than a ten and the waves start to get a bit choppy unless you are lucky enough to have a reef or sand bar to keep the chop to a mi...
by timebandit
Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:57 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: the newest, gnarliest, kite and windsurfing destination
Replies: 11
Views: 2954

Re: the newest, gnarliest, kite and windsurfing destination

Are there many places to stay ? Also the beaches are private so where can you launch if kingfisher is full.?
by timebandit
Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:01 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: KSP Mauritius One Eye Pro Day 1
Replies: 4
Views: 1975

Re: KSP Mauritius One Eye Pro Day 1

[kiteforumtv][/kiteforumtv]
Be good to see what Wave Rules/Rights of way they are working to....
by timebandit
Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:35 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: With 1 Death already, Design for a safty device is needed :
Replies: 112
Views: 9506

Re: With 1 Death already, Design for a safty device is neede

Yes a good sharp Knife works, however a deflated kite is even better.
by timebandit
Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:12 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: With 1 Death already, Design for a safty device is needed :
Replies: 112
Views: 9506

Re: With 1 Death already, Design for a safty device is neede

If you were to take the deflate the kite idea to China you would have a solution within a few days.
by timebandit
Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What kites do you hate?
Replies: 30
Views: 2856

Re: What kites do you hate?

The Takoon Pure, what a load of Pure crap. They loved to fall out the sky and Takoons fix was a banana shaped bit of plastic to put in the trailing edge strut. !!!
I will Never buy anymore French crap.
by timebandit
Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: Wave Kite
Topic: Resin8 USA status
Replies: 6
Views: 3447

Re: Resin8 USA status

There are a few left... gonna let mine cure for a year shame to see them go to waste . Cutting edge boards are not going to be cheap and there are plenty of folk out here who are willing to pay for that , me included. Once we can sort out the common problems experienced with all exotic boards then w...

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