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by zarb
Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:13 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Shapes, design, pulleys, of wave kites
Replies: 9
Views: 2255

Re: Shapes, design, pulleys, of wave kites

I believe that pulleys on well designed bridles contribute to smoothing out the ride / absorbing gusts. And allowing for more back line tension when depowered so steering is more effective while depowered. Along the same vein of pulley design now overcoming that spongey feel to come up with a fast ...
by zarb
Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:38 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Shapes, design, pulleys, of wave kites
Replies: 9
Views: 2255

Re: Shapes, design, pulleys, of wave kites

I was also curious about the claim that pulleys on well designed bridles will smooth out the ride and absorb gusts, as well as give better steering when depowered. To me, this seems just as important riding strapless in the surf, as a direct feeling in the kite given without pulleys (or so it seemed...
by zarb
Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:34 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Shapes, design, pulleys, of wave kites
Replies: 9
Views: 2255

Shapes, design, pulleys, of wave kites

Hi all, I posted this on the Oz forums but hopefully some more tech minded people can get a bit more of a discussion going on this: I am curious about the shapes of some of these wave kites being released for 2014 and what affect they have on performance and choice in riding style. The differences a...
by zarb
Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Epic Kites 3rd Generation. 3G II
Replies: 874
Views: 116764

Re: Epic Kites 3rd Generation. 3G II

Thank you for this thread. It's just... its... words cannot describe how entertaining this has all been (and hopefully will continue to be). I am so happy right now I peed a little.

Please, continue.
by zarb
Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2013 Cabrinha Tronic Review
Replies: 10
Views: 5164

Re: 2013 Cabrinha Tronic Review

Love the review, I have the same board and enjoy it a lot.

If I wanted to try out boots, would the Tronic be a good board to fit out with boots? I am 83kg and I have a 140cm Tronic, and would prefer not to buy another board.

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