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by we
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Unhooking for big boys!!
Replies: 23
Views: 1258

Re: Unhooking for big boys!!

Exactly as I was saying, he's not gripping the bar tight enough and it's getting ripped off of his hands. No, I think he's doing it wrong. I bet he's going too slow which gives a very deep edge. When he starts edging, it just increases bar pressure, but the board is stuck deep in the water. There's...
by we
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Unhooking for big boys!!
Replies: 23
Views: 1258

Re: Unhooking for big boys!!

Do you have a cable park nearby? It's well worth it, even though the kite is more forgiving than the cable. But Starsky nailed it, it's the direction of travel. Try slowly edging up into the wind. Once the pressure gets too much in the hands, go back downwind.
by we
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What is this trick?
Replies: 10
Views: 825

Re: What is this trick?

It's not a Bel-air at all. It's a back-roll transition from toe side.
by we
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite Crash 9
Replies: 16
Views: 1898

Re: Kite Crash 9

This is why most riders switch to strapless surf and foils.
by we
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is the twintip a dying breed?
Replies: 26
Views: 2781

Re: Is the twintip a dying breed?

It's harder to excel at something than be mediocre at a lot of things. Most riders go TT, strapless surfboard then foil reaching moderate competence at each but excelling at none. It takes more and more time and effort to make small improvements once you reach a certain level.
by we
Fri May 26, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Unhooked self-launch for safety
Replies: 40
Views: 2937

Re: Unhooked self-launch for safety

This is nuts. 1. How many accidents happen in the first 2 seconds after launch? Yes, you are putting the kite in the air unhooked but you are quickly hooking in. If this is going to make any difference, you need to walk to the water unhooked. 2. It's tough to walk around the beach unhooked, I would...
by we
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How low can your tube kite go?
Replies: 22
Views: 2567

Re: How low can your tube kite go?

How does everyone get accurate wind readings on the water at kite height? Even at the water's edge, hand held anemometer's generally read quite low. The only way I see is if you have a sailboat with a wind meter on the mast. The reason I ask, is from my experience, some of these numbers are question...
by we
Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Switch QR failed me
Replies: 27
Views: 2676

Re: Switch QR failed me

With this type of release (which I think is still the best), often instead of grabbing the "release part", the rider grabs just above the chicken loop and tries to push away the whole assembly (which obviously doesn't work). I think switch is still the easiest to release when you are "blind" since i...
by we
Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The Truth behind Naish Warranties
Replies: 139
Views: 11365

Re: The Truth behind Naish Warranties

Let's see a photo of it.
by we
Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What was your Game Changer?
Replies: 53
Views: 5481

Re: What was your Game Changer?

For me, it was definitely unhooked strapless foil wave riding with a helmet. Also, I got a drone that follows me around filming my sessions. That way I can compare the point of view video with the drone video.

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