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by styleito
Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hot launch techinque with inflatable
Replies: 13
Views: 5907

Re: Hot launch techinque with inflatable

I don't bother with the side self launch anymore b/c it ends up being a hot launch anyway. I've seen people cross the lines before yanking the steering lines...Is there a way to predict the direction the kite will go and/or make this a much more predictable launch? Are you reverse (hot) launching? ...
by styleito
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Naish Park/Dash - like kite but not Naish?
Replies: 32
Views: 6329

Re: Naish Park/Dash - like kite but not Naish?

GregK wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:50 am
Naish octopus 1-way valves
I never thought about it before but, If you have a leak in a strut on a Naish kite does it suck the air out of the leading edge?
If so, that's another nail in the coffin for Naish IMO.
by styleito
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Which kitesizes do YOU use ?
Replies: 31
Views: 4394

Re: Which kitesizes do YOU use ?

Peter_Frank wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:59 am
Where is this styleito ?
Sorry Peter,
I'm in Eastern North Carolina.
by styleito
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil Videos
Replies: 301
Views: 67865

Re: Hydrofoil Videos

The weather conditions in this video probably fall somewhere between those in Frank's and Gunnar's videos.
The rider skill displayed is at least an order of magnitude below either.

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by styleito
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Which kitesizes do YOU use ?
Replies: 31
Views: 4394

Re: Which kitesizes do YOU use ?

I don't keep track of sessions but, I do log days kited and the kites used on those days. A day for me can be anything from a session after work to as many as 5 sessions spanning practically the whole day. Any thing less than 45 minutes is considered a failed mission and not counted. My stats for th...
by styleito
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How to Assemble a Naish Foil Set
Replies: 31
Views: 2479

Re: How to Assemble a Naish Foil Set

That North foil looks like it melted.
Was that caused just by leaving it in the sun?
by styleito
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Opinion on lessons
Replies: 21
Views: 2115

Re: Opinion on lessons

grtlakes wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:38 am
I'm launching at rental house in Salvo north of Avon.
How is the grass there?
Even a couple of pieces of that can change the way my foil rides.
A small handful makes it all but impossible.
by styleito
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is the twintip a dying breed?
Replies: 26
Views: 3591

Re: Is the twintip a dying breed?

airsurfer wrote:
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:36 pm
great riders ride everything and can do the same tricks regardless of what board they ride.

https://youtu.be/nyI2mAqixFk
Nice.
I like the dog trained as a kite launch assistant.
by styleito
Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: rescuing a foil board
Replies: 36
Views: 3659

Re: rescuing a foil board

Impressive.
Not the least of which because he's carrying a Hoverglide.
by styleito
Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Spleene Kiteboarding starts Kite-Direct
Replies: 23
Views: 3560

Re: Spleene Kiteboarding starts Kite-Direct

socommk23 wrote:
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:39 pm
Pansh is a direct sales company.
Until you try to contact their customer service then, they become very indirect.

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