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by cemdev
Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kitesurfing & Mountain Biking paradise?
Replies: 5
Views: 806

Kitesurfing & Mountain Biking paradise?

Name it if you've been there. Can be at different times of the year. The only place I can think of is Squamish, which has incredible mountain biking all around it, and mediocre kiting (offshore, choppy, cold, rocky launch, short season). Mostly looking for downhill, but climb up is okay so long as i...
by cemdev
Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:59 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?
Replies: 760
Views: 120441

Re: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?

Without reading all of this - I see no advantage in moving from a standard CL UNLESS you can redesign the harness so the load is distributed more evenly and less likely to pull up - more comfortable harnesses due to better load spread. I don't really see how that's possible - but that's probably the...
by cemdev
Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kitesurf-dominated town?
Replies: 26
Views: 4389

Re: Kitesurf-dominated town?

Cabarete for sure. That town went from sleepy fishing village in the 80s to kite-obsessed tourism (and all the associated crime and shit that goes with it) - all due to windsurfers and kiters. Tarifa not as much - most tourism there in July and August is not kite related, though there is a large kit...
by cemdev
Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:48 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Light wind kiting
Replies: 44
Views: 9361

Re: Light wind kiting

clint2070 wrote:I see so many kiters come here and try to kite our light wind and they always choke their kite to death thinking it will give them more power. Its the opposite ! rigging your kite on the last knot and flying depowered will get you much further in light wind. !
Wait. What?
by cemdev
Tue May 31, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foiling...the next big thing?
Replies: 91
Views: 8578

Re: Foiling...the next big thing?

Are foils not significantly harder than directionals in gusty conditions? I ride a lake and it's always gusty. Sometimes really gusty. Winds are almost always low. It's very normal for wind to lull down to 7 knots and gust up to 17. It's hard work on a directional some days. I have never foiled, but...
by cemdev
Tue May 31, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Liquid Force bar throw length?
Replies: 5
Views: 563

Re: Liquid Force bar throw length?

Yep, okay, thanks for that. Guess that confirms it, but being rather shorter than you, I'd adjust that stopper down a ways anyways, so in the end looks like it would work out about the same. Many thanks.
by cemdev
Tue May 31, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Holidays in June
Replies: 12
Views: 1340

Re: Holidays in June

From the UK - you have so many options so much closer!! Pretty much all of the algarve (portugal) has great kiting and lots to do for your non-kiting buddy. Look up Alvor. June not quite high season yet, especially if it's early june rather than late. Tarifa, Spain could also be good - great kiting,...
by cemdev
Tue May 31, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Liquid Force bar throw length?
Replies: 5
Views: 563

Liquid Force bar throw length?

I can't find any information on this. My wainman bar has 14.5" of throw (according to this: http://www.airpadrekiteboarding.com/kitesurfing-equipment-store.php?category=bars-and-lines&brand=wainman-hawaii&item=carrot-bar ) I recently bought a LF kite and am using my wainman bar with it, and it's fin...
by cemdev
Fri May 20, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Computer controlled kite for boats
Replies: 11
Views: 2177

Re: Computer controlled kite for boats

Yes, great stuff. just wonder what the risk is of that kite collapsing or something and hitting the water. Relaunch must be a real bitch... Relaunch will be one of the easier problems to solve I think. Unlike regular kiting - you don't have to launch with 4, 20m+ lines. If my idea works out - it'll...
by cemdev
Fri May 20, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Computer controlled kite for boats
Replies: 11
Views: 2177

Re: Computer controlled kite for boats

As software engineer I would first build a simulator with expected sensor data and evaluate if correct steering inputs could be made. Like agile development what sensor are needed and where (at kite or at boat). Then if everything works I'd start planning actual hardware. Not vice versa. I prefer j...

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