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by lovethepirk
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Rotating front/rear lines
Replies: 6
Views: 619

Re: Rotating front/rear lines

Does anyone rotate their kite lines when they tune them? My last two bars (switch controller 2, LF response) both have lines that seem to stretch (or shrink) very easily, I am having to stretch the rear lines every 2-3 weeks to get them equal again. The difference is usually about 10cm. I was think...
by lovethepirk
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: tacking pigeon toed position
Replies: 6
Views: 676

tacking pigeon toed position

I've done enough failed tacks now that I'm starting to get aggravated with the move that I need to focus on the technique vs just winging it. I am sheeting out nicely, carving up nicely although I don't know if I am carving too much or not enough, then I sheet in to get some lift... but my first iss...
by lovethepirk
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Relaunch Chaos 2016, 2017 6. Line
Replies: 14
Views: 762

Re: Relaunch Chaos 2016, 2017 6. Line

Rode my 2013 basically brand new 9m chaos today in 22knots on the hydrofoil....dropped it once trying a double roll...relaunched immediately. Anyway, fk this kite. It aint happy unless you are on flat water or in 30mph steady....if you want a brand spanking new 9m chaos dm me.
by lovethepirk
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Manera Exo failure
Replies: 13
Views: 1042

Re: Manera Exo failure

My first harness the stitching inside the harness on the straps broke mid boost. Was able to hold onto bar and get back in quickly. I have a Exo now, but I use the dynarbar spreader bar and buckle and it is in pretty good shape after over a year. What part of the below pic broke? Not sure yours is ...
by lovethepirk
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Okay who of us is kiting in Florida right now?
Replies: 24
Views: 2726

Re: Okay who of us is kiting in Florida right now?

fellow kiter playing it safe in The Villages, Florida... :thumb: Nice....I'm from Naples, eye passed dead nuts over my house. My Mom was in town and she couldn't take the stress so we are in the Villages too and I can't believe we still have power at 1am. Blowing 60knot gusts currently. If we still...
by lovethepirk
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best hurricane ultra high wind 40 plus knot kite
Replies: 43
Views: 3902

Re: Best hurricane ultra high wind 40 plus knot kite

i recon a 5 strut low aspect kite would be ultimate. I have 3 strut 6m reo which I can hold to 50 knots. I start trimming at 40 knots on the mutant. You have to pump in HARD or you can get the kite collapsing when loaded up hard. I also have a 4m uno (mainly for hydrofoiling). I've foiled on that i...
by lovethepirk
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Where to foil in the florida keys?
Replies: 4
Views: 572

Re: Where to foil in the florida keys?

From my limited experience kiting in the keys(~10 trips on atlantic side) I don't see foiling as an option without a boat. It just gets too shallow on low tide. We kited Curry during the eclipse and you could not even get back to home base without your fins on the TT scraping bottom hard enough to r...
by lovethepirk
Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Has anyone gone totally hydrofoil?
Replies: 41
Views: 3681

Re: Has anyone gone totally hydrofoil?

Toby,

Your next video series needs to be learning to foil on your 18m LEI in 18knots! I'd love to see the carnage :naughty:
by lovethepirk
Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Has anyone gone totally hydrofoil?
Replies: 41
Views: 3681

Re: Has anyone gone totally hydrofoil?

I'm in love with the foil right now. But flat water in 20+ knots I'm on the TT all day long!!!! Open ocean I'm on the foil, I just never realized the amount of chop hitting your legs at our local spot until I rode the foil. We are looking forward to doing some boosting sessions on the foil this wint...
by lovethepirk
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: I "payed the piper" today!
Replies: 17
Views: 1920

Re: I "payed the piper" today!

I rode for 70 minutes today.....ride hard!!!!

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