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by overboard
Wed May 03, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Trick to keep foil kite from stalling
Replies: 20
Views: 2326

Re: Trick to keep foil kite from stalling

If you mean back stalling then just grab the front lines and pull them in.
by overboard
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Sonic FR User friendly trim to tame launch
Replies: 7
Views: 1160

Re: Sonic FR User friendly trim to tame launch

Thanks for the tips guys. Mossy 757 has described exactly how I launch the Speed 5 kites having tried various methods. I shall look forward to using the Sonic FR a bit more this summer now I am confident that I am using the best launching technique. One of the beaches I fly at is quite narrow and wi...
by overboard
Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Sonic FR User friendly trim to tame launch
Replies: 7
Views: 1160

Sonic FR User friendly trim to tame launch

Have flown Speed 3's and 4's for quite some time and I just throw them into the air, let the wing tips flap a bit and they sort themselves out no problem. Last year decided to try Sonic FR's for their upwind performance. The 18m was not too bad to launch in light wind but I found the 9 was a bit of ...
by overboard
Sun May 10, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Attention All Airush Sector V3 Owners
Replies: 7
Views: 1957

Re: Attention All Airush Sector V3 Owners

Those washers look to be a larger diameter than the screw head. If the screws do not fit without the washers then taking a bit off the diameter of the head could cure the problem. I would secure the screw in to the chuck of an electric drill then spin it up with the head against a grinding stone. Yo...
by overboard
Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ocean Rodeo: Heat Drysuit
Replies: 41
Views: 9806

Re: Ocean Rodeo: Heat Drysuit

Going back to the subject of gloves I have found that Dakine mitts are the only ones that keep my hands warm in all conditions. Having the fingers in contact with each other probably helps to reduce heat loss. The palm is made from a thinner material so provides reasonable feel and grip. In respect ...
by overboard
Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wetsuit question time
Replies: 8
Views: 1234

Re: Wetsuit question time

I second the Soul. I used dry suits for a lot of years then went back to wetsuits about three years ago but the spec on the Soul looked so good that I couldn't resist it. I like the pee zip,the side pockets where I can keep my gloves until I need them and the hood which will fit over my helmet. I ca...
by overboard
Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Please need some advice on my flysurfer unity 10m
Replies: 6
Views: 1187

Re: Please need some advice on my flysurfer unity 10m

My Unity 10 also tip tucks when launching especially if I do not pre -inflate it very much. The answer to reduce this is take a little time to pre-inflate the kite as much as possible then when launching the kite pull the bar in to hold the wing tips out. For the front stalls do a mixer test and set...
by overboard
Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Roll Call - Older Kooks & Seasoned Age Kiteboarders
Replies: 47
Views: 5670

Re: Roll Call - Older Kooks & Seasoned Age Kiteboarders

Learnt to windsurf at 50 then went onto kitesurfing at 60 and am now 72. The two biggest problems I find are putting on a wetsuit, especially a winter one and walking to and from the water. One knee is completely shot and the other is not brilliant so walking can be painful. Once I am on a board and...
by overboard
Tue May 14, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Following a Yacht on a kite - questions
Replies: 27
Views: 2706

Re: Following a Yacht on a kite - questions

I have kited off yachts a few times in the past using foil kites. Having a wet foil kite on a yacht is a pain so we have developed a system that keeps the kite dry most of the time when landing it. My mate on the yacht stows the sails and uses the yacht engine to control the yacht keeping the back o...
by overboard
Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: splitboard - newind
Replies: 26
Views: 10195

Re: splitboard - newind

I have a twin tip and a wave board from Bali Wind and they are both excellent. Very high build quality and a smooth ride. It is useful to put a board and kite into your normal luggage when travelling without having to pay excess baggage.

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