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by Babel
Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Don´t ban kitesurfing in Germany !
Replies: 71
Views: 11769

Re: Don´t ban kitesurfing in Germany !

I signed it yesterday after reading it on Armin Harich's FB page. We have similar problems here in the US. Kitesurfing is banned along the whole of the Cape Cod National Seashore to protect the endangered sea birds. I'm all for protecting wildlife, but there are not many kiters. To top it off, peop...
by Babel
Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wave Kiting – doubt about specific quiver vs. technique
Replies: 43
Views: 5240

Re: Wave Kiting – doubt about specific quiver vs. technique

12 knots in onshore winds does not work, at least not for me. 12 knots in sideoff can work, but it is very tricky. Better suited kites might help you a lot there. You will want a kite with good drift. Faster turning wont help you much, as all kites I know will be too slow turning in that wind range...
by Babel
Thu May 07, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hydrofoils and Sharks?
Replies: 44
Views: 8307

Re: Hydrofoils and Sharks?

Sharks eat rays and the front wing of the foil kinda looks like one. Maybe thats the reason why the shark in the video charged at it...
by Babel
Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: Flamer's Paradise
Topic: Are the Euros ruining kiting? Answer is yes.
Replies: 218
Views: 28169

Re: Are the Euros ruing kiting? Answer is yes.

Most of the locals that kite make their living off it so they are not going to bite the hand that feeds them. Some teach lessons, other have a surf shop, others fix kites and boards. There is very little opportunity there to make money so they are more worried about putting food on their tables for...
by Babel
Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New Product: Switch Launches Lightwind Kite Helium
Replies: 63
Views: 9089

Re: New Product: Switch Launches Lightwind Kite Helium

@ Switch Kites: Is there a reason, why the Helium despite the exchange rate is actually more expensive in Europa than in the US?

849 USD is about 730 Euros. For that price I would probably buy one ;)
by Babel
Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Northkites customer service issue
Replies: 58
Views: 9313

Re: Northkites customer service issue

NEVER HAD TO SHIM So back to the fins I need for the Freerace. I contacted several North Kites dealers and only one replied. They replied saying it would take 4 to 6 weeks and they asked if I would like to order them. So I asked for the price including shipping them to me. I asked this on october 1...
by Babel
Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: dry suit with or without built-in socks? Opinions Pls
Replies: 42
Views: 6698

Re: dry suit with or without built-in socks? Opinions Pls

Love the socks. Tried both, with and whitout. Only the socks will definitely keep the water out with crazy impacts. However, it is true, if you sweat a lot, you might have a little "pool" for your feet after a longer ride. Thus, always wear cashmere or merino wool socks underneath. Both types keep w...
by Babel
Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Northkites customer service issue
Replies: 58
Views: 9313

Re: Northkites customer service issue

Interesting point of view. Customers seem to become more and more demanding :) So, you are saying that North should have all their kites at the same time in all shops? I wonder how many companies do that. Can you buy a Iphone 6 in greece right now? Well, in the US you can ;) I think its totally norm...
by Babel
Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North Kites confusion! On purpose???
Replies: 93
Views: 15218

Re: North Kites confusion! On purpose???

@ Heinzbush: I know. However this was a default by my 2013 North Rebels: If you take a look at the round black patches on Rebels 2013 (and probably every other north kites 2013), the sewing doesn't go till the edge of the patch, thus, if the adhesive looses strength sand sticks to it and they sort o...
by Babel
Wed Aug 27, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North Kites confusion! On purpose???
Replies: 93
Views: 15218

Re: North Kites confusion! On purpose???

@ Dan: Since there is an example for my theory now, how would Norths policy be in adding the patch for 2014 rebel buyers?

Reason why I am asking is that I can already see the fabric above the valve being stressed and I would like the patch before there is an actual hole.

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