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by Jackie Treehorn
Wed May 09, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is Wakestyle dead?
Replies: 100
Views: 33851

Re: Is Wakestyle dead?

The mass wants to stay upwind, jump, do a Darkslide and Deadman. Where I kite you see far more people unhooking than doing darkslides, let alone Deadman (unless you mean that halfhearted lean back a bit and bend at the waist to bring your legs up to the same height as your beerbelly thing that seem...
by Jackie Treehorn
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Switch Lineup
Replies: 65
Views: 21286

Re: Switch Lineup

why would you take an H3 over a 0 or 1 strutt design ?
More versatile kite for riders who want something for more than just foiling?
by Jackie Treehorn
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:02 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: 5243

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

Strapless freestyle. It just looks awkward - why use a surfboard when a wake skate will do the job better?
by Jackie Treehorn
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Mutants for stupid conditions!
Replies: 24
Views: 4278

Re: Mutants for stupid conditions!

Inserts run straight down the centre line of the board, so straps could be set up symmetrically if you wanted. The space craft rides pretty much like a twintip with a slight directional bias - the other LF hippy sticks might work better if you're after more of an old school mutant experience.
by Jackie Treehorn
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Shinn el Stubbo Zeeko Aluminium 90cm Hydrofoil
Replies: 14
Views: 5013

Re: Shinn el Stubbo Zeeko Aluminium 90cm Hydrofoil

I picked up an el stubbo with a 70(?)cm mast last year. It was 2nd hand so didn't get any option on mast length. So far I've had maybe 15 sessions, if the water is flattish I can make maybe 25% of my gybes in one direction and 5% in the other. To be honest I don't currently feel that the shorter mas...
by Jackie Treehorn
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What to consider when choosing kitesurfing brand.
Replies: 14
Views: 5698

Re: What to consider when choosing kitesurfing brand.

Do people chose brands? Just buy the kit that works for you - the manufacturer is largely irrelevant.
by Jackie Treehorn
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Belize Ambergris Caye - Info Please
Replies: 9
Views: 2268

Re: Belize Ambergris Caye - Info Please

I went to Ambergris Caye a few years ago during new year. Was only there for several days and the following could be out of date but this is what my initial impressions were: - Kiting around San Pedro on your own will be difficult - the accessible bits of beach on the East side of the island have a ...
by Jackie Treehorn
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?
Replies: 760
Views: 120365

Re: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?

I was looking at an old Cab bar picture online and didn't seem like it's any different from my setup except the PU on the rope itself. Again not trying or being hard headed just don't necessarily see the difference. Not used that bar but it looks like it suffers from the same flaw. The more recent ...
by Jackie Treehorn
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?
Replies: 760
Views: 120365

Re: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?

Don't you need a stopper a couple of inches above the safety release? At the moment you have a potential problem if your centre line gets wrapped around the bar and your release doesn't have enough to fully operate.
by Jackie Treehorn
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What's the worst thing about kite surfing?
Replies: 49
Views: 6861

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

Beginners who can't be bothered to walk up or down wind for 5 minutes before launching and instead stand right in the middle of where you're riding with their kite at 12 whilst they mess about with their footstraps for 10 minutes.

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