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by ivan-d
Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Suicide + flagout line leash combo
Replies: 13
Views: 1467

Re: Suicide + flagout line leash combo

@Starsky, No worries about helping me with the issue; I appreciate your opinion anyway. Yeah, I feel a lot safer when I release the bar on the water -- the only time the kite will keep pulling is if there is a line wrap or such. And getting dragged around the water for a bit is usually no biggie. No...
by ivan-d
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Suicide + flagout line leash combo
Replies: 13
Views: 1467

Re: Suicide + flagout line leash combo

Thanks for the detailed response, edt. The first system you showed is the Ozone Megatron, which is what I have on my Ozone Frenzy. I recall reading about the half-suicide mode when I first got it, but for some reason I was left with the impression that it may be a bit difficult to reach the quick re...
by ivan-d
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Suicide + flagout line leash combo
Replies: 13
Views: 1467

Re: Suicide + flagout line leash combo

I've had to release to the flagout line more than once before due to the bar wrapping around the lines and starting to loop (no amount of letting go of the bar helped). I imagine that would have translated to at least one lost kite by now (or impacts of the freewheeling kite with other riders). The ...
by ivan-d
Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Suicide + flagout line leash combo
Replies: 13
Views: 1467

Suicide + flagout line leash combo

Is there such a thing as a suicide + flagout line leash-in-one? I'm thinking something that's attached to both the chicken loop and the flagout line, so that if the kite drops and crap hits the fan the rider can first disconnect from the suicide line, and if the flagout line situation isn't any safe...
by ivan-d
Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Stolen kites in Fuerteventura
Replies: 9
Views: 1098

Re: Stolen kites in Fuerteventura

Ugh, that's a major bummer.

Did you have your gear hidden from outside view in the trunk or was it easy to spot through the car's windows?
by ivan-d
Sun Feb 28, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North Wam Weight?
Replies: 5
Views: 736

Re: North Wam Weight?

Have you tried something like cooling the board off to get it as cold as possible, then sticking it in a large translucent nylon bag placed in a warmer environment for an hour or so, to see if it forms condensation? (My physics skills are not as mad they used to be, so this may not actually work... ...
by ivan-d
Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: REVL (formally OTO) self leveling camera raises $2 million
Replies: 11
Views: 1367

Re: REVL (formally OTO) self leveling camera raises $2 milli

...his video has gotten 3.4M views. WTF? Just another case of the maxim "it's not what you have, it's what you do". If I recall the creator's story right, he had to spend some months devising the attachment to the phone so it'd fly nice and steady (there is still some wobble to it, but since the gu...
by ivan-d
Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: REVL (formally OTO) self leveling camera raises $2 million
Replies: 11
Views: 1367

Re: REVL (formally OTO) self leveling camera raises $2 milli

Those shaky clips reminded me of this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqncOP7OzMg

Now, what this guy did is awesomely mesmerizing (and stabilized to boot)!
by ivan-d
Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: REVL (formally OTO) self leveling camera raises $2 million
Replies: 11
Views: 1367

Re: REVL (formally OTO) self leveling camera raises $2 milli

@CaptainArgh: Color me unimpressed. I suppose this is still an early prototype and all, but the low-bitrate artifacts, mushy image, and the swinging shake are not inspiring. My reading, based on the video since I couldn't find any additional technical details, is that the setup keeps the lens+sensor...
by ivan-d
Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: REVL (formally OTO) self leveling camera raises $2 million
Replies: 11
Views: 1367

Re: REVL (formally OTO) self leveling camera raises $2 milli

https://vimeo.com/130835280

You call that stabilized? Some of the clips in the video were giving me eye-strain.

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