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by mrKnotty
Fri May 17, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Tell me about some kite history
Replies: 25
Views: 4710

Re: Tell me about some kite history

And then we always forget to mention good ol' George Pocock and his 1826 patent.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Pocock_(inventor) :lol: BTW I love these kinds of threads, I relatively recently starting kiting, and wish to relive to past. WHY are todays kites better? So I have a Naish Aero, N...
by mrKnotty
Fri May 17, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Halving the lines to teach.
Replies: 6
Views: 1761

Re: Halving the lines to teach.

I'm sure it is a hassle to permanently create the line set you want, instead of having an adjustable system. It might work by folding the lines to double, but it might weaken the line connections, because the lark's head you make halve way the line is done from a thin line, instead of a sleeve. This...
by mrKnotty
Wed May 15, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Auto Zenith ???
Replies: 19
Views: 2706

Re: Auto Zenith ???

apart from the question WHY you would want autozenith, may be this dangerous modification could do the trick: attach lines a little left and a little right from the center of the bar. Then attach the other ends to the side rings of your harness. Some tweeking is needed of course. As the kite tends t...
by mrKnotty
Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How to get maximum slack in lines for handlepasses?
Replies: 27
Views: 5906

Re: How to get maximum slack in lines for handlepasses?

I love the type of breakdown DirkGently makes and Dandaka makes in his original posting. I played around with popping as any intermediate kiteboarder has, but unfortunately I cannot hope to offer a solution. A proper breakdown that goes further than "edge hard then release" would help me a great dea...

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