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by bc-sf
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: below the bar trim
Replies: 20
Views: 2177

Re: below the bar trim

Go downwind to take some tension off. If you're so overpowered that you can't hold an edge, sit down and put the kite to the water at the edge of the window. If you still can't pull the trim then yeah, problems. My issue with above the bar trim is that I can't easily reach it, or it's gotten wrapped...
by bc-sf
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Video: Grabs every kiteboarder needs to know
Replies: 16
Views: 1149

Re: Video: Grabs every kiteboarder needs to know: Part One

Nice video with some good tips - practice the grab on land to figure out how and where. Some grabs will add some rotation as you reach and twist your shoulders. I'd like the video more if it didn't just show the same clip a bunch of times of a much more complicated grab, but rather showed what he's ...
by bc-sf
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wetsuit itches
Replies: 6
Views: 739

Re: Wetsuit itches

I had an issue with my suit when it was new (hyperflex)- probably something in the lining that caused an itch after awhile on the areas that get some pressure/movement. It felt fine everywhere else though. Try a 1mil top, or a rashguard. The itchyness did get through the thin layer of a rash guard, ...
by bc-sf
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Extreme itch due to wetsuit? Fresh water? red dry blotches..
Replies: 69
Views: 8658

Re: Extreme itch due to wetsuit? Fresh water? red dry blotches..

I'm happy to say that whatever was on the surface layer of the hyperflex wetsuit interior has mostly settled out, though I still occasionally get some mild irritation when my harness is loose and causing some rubbing. I picked up a 1mil neoprene top, and that really helped - it's a much better barri...
by bc-sf
Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Who Has Right of Way?
Replies: 19
Views: 1823

Re: Who Has Right of Way?

Maybe not a rule, but general etiquette- downwind opposing tack shouldn't gybe/tack just before or immediately after upwind rider passes. This makes it so the upwind rider can't jump.
by bc-sf
Fri May 26, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Durable board recommendation?
Replies: 9
Views: 1145

Re: Durable board recommendation?

I have the f-one foilboard (bamboo) and have busted or cracked the nose 3 times now. Apparently I must be hitting it with my calf or shin as I go over the front from cavitating at speed. If it breaks again I'm either lopping off the nose or going ghetto with a home carbon layup. If I can get a kfbox...
by bc-sf
Sun May 21, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Woo vs Xensr
Replies: 118
Views: 19299

Re: Woo vs Xensr

Just checking in if anyone has received the newer (2017?) Xensr? I wanted to purchase one, but they weren't ready to ship in time for a trip in December 2016. I saw the 'preorder' status keep getting pushed back every month, and email inquiry about current shipping dates merely stated that they are ...
by bc-sf
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Moving to San Fran answer have some questions.
Replies: 12
Views: 1738

Re: Moving to San Fran answer have some questions.

Most of your questons can be answered by perusing bayareakiteboarding.com. Get an account if you are going to move in The City, here are some short answers: "San Fran" is a term visitors call San Francisco. We Bay Area locals call it The City. Its a dead giveaway if you visit here and may get mugge...
by bc-sf
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How to boost tutorial
Replies: 4
Views: 769

Re: How to boost tutorial

Angus rocks!

Now where do I get those nipple wind direction meter doodads so that I can get the maximum understanding of where the wind is fromming to?
by bc-sf
Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Why doesn't everybody side rig their lines in launch position?
Replies: 63
Views: 5236

Re: Why doesn't everybody side rig their lines in launch position?

I think most people are just used to launching how they have always done and aren't considering that there might be a better way. Yeah, at our local beginner spot, people tend to set up how they were shown the first day, regardless of the wind direction. I've had a kiter yell at me that they've bee...

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