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by Bushflyr
Thu May 10, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What's the dumbest thing you have seen a newbie do?
Replies: 54
Views: 19619

Re: What's the dumbest thing you have seen a newbie do?

I'm gonna change a bit the topic to "What's the dumbest thing you did recently ?" Asked my friend who is absolutely not a Kitesurfer for a launch... I gave him the instructions beforehand and I kept telling him " do not let go until I give you thumb's up". He was struggling with lifting the L.E, an...
by Bushflyr
Wed May 09, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How hard?
Replies: 32
Views: 11332

Re: How hard?

Trust the ping, it works. If you're completely tone deaf just buy a pump with a better gauge.
by Bushflyr
Sun May 06, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Are Pulley bridles more tolerant to stretch/shrink?
Replies: 26
Views: 9105

Re: Are Pulley bridles more tolerant to stretch/shrink?

^Dude. You obviously just want to argue.

That's not how kites work. Go tie your kite to a solid object, fully power it up near the ground, go ping the lines. You'll see that they're pretty equally tensioned. Then come back and whine about how the experiment is invalid.
by Bushflyr
Sun May 06, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Are Pulley bridles more tolerant to stretch/shrink?
Replies: 26
Views: 9105

Re: Are Pulley bridles more tolerant to stretch/shrink?

I can't agree on that. Just look at the drawing below. no pulley.JPG Let's assume that at this AoA (angle of attack) it is as you describe it. All bridle lines have load. Now imagine the AoA increasing (that is the trailing edge going down - back lines pulling more). What will happen to 6 in that c...
by Bushflyr
Sun May 06, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Are Pulley bridles more tolerant to stretch/shrink?
Replies: 26
Views: 9105

Re: Are Pulley bridles more tolerant to stretch/shrink?

No, all the front lines will share the load regardless of pulleys or no.
by Bushflyr
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What's the dumbest thing you have seen a newbie do?
Replies: 54
Views: 19619

Re: What's the dumbest thing you have seen a newbie do?

When being asked to assist someone’s launch, I stand exactly where their kite is positioned on the beach, and don’t move an inch. If they ask me to move I shake my head, if they try and launch in a stupid position I just shake my head and point which way they need to move. If they won’t move, I jus...
by Bushflyr
Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Removing water from board using a refer compressor?
Replies: 14
Views: 6028

Re: Removing water from board using a refer compressor?

Fiberglass supply shop.
by Bushflyr
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What's the dumbest thing you have seen a newbie do?
Replies: 54
Views: 19619

Re: What's the dumbest thing you have seen a newbie do?

^^You can definitely wind your lines straight if you keep them tight. But if they fall off the bar, as was common back in the old days you were pretty screwed. Figure 8 is "safer". If you drop the lines off the bar for some reason they won't tangle.
by Bushflyr
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What's the dumbest thing you have seen a newbie do?
Replies: 54
Views: 19619

Re: What's the dumbest thing you have seen a newbie do?

Not me but my brother saw 3 tourons trying to launch. One holding the bar booted in, the other two throwing the kite into the air straight up and straight downwind from him. It went about as well as you would expect. Then they tried again roughly 100 feet down the beach.
by Bushflyr
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Boosting only one way
Replies: 26
Views: 10077

Re: Boosting only one way

Ditto. I can really only send it goofy. Which is silly because I'm regular. :/ Just a factor of the places I learned only ramping up for goofy launches. Just practice, I'm *SLOWLY* getting better at regular, but it takes a while.

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