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by slim_charles
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Megaloop Boardoff
Replies: 41
Views: 2936

Re: Megaloop Boardoff

Toby wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:23 pm

What scores more: 10m Hadlow Pass or 15m Aurelien BO?
If you mean the kgb that won it a few yrs back then that hands down! As mentioned above, unhooking at 10m plus is f****** insane... different level to hooked bo although anything above 10m with a loop is pretty impressive imo.
by slim_charles
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Could someone please invent a better way to self land a kite in high wind.
Replies: 54
Views: 3569

Re: Could someone please invent a better way to self land a kite in high wind.

edt wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:19 pm
some kites love a tethered launch and behave well, others (C kites especially) can't be tether launched as they will tumble downwind
Just pull a bit of depower and sit it deeper in the window.
by slim_charles
Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiteforum, please step up the sense of humor hype!
Replies: 15
Views: 1011

Re: Kiteforum, please step up the sense of humor hype!

iriejohn wrote:
Correct, DWX is just another arrogant patronising troll who knows fuck all about kitesurfing!
I modded it a bit ;)
by slim_charles
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Red Bull Megaloop in the Netherlands
Replies: 30
Views: 4092

Re: Red Bull Megaloop in the Netherlands

I watched the finals live it was boring. Woo ruins everything. 70% for height and best kiters in the world are woosting megaloops. Backflips front flips one footers all scored lower than a woosted megaloop. be styling. 1) don't woost. 2) don't let others woost 3) don't let a contest be won with a w...
by slim_charles
Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Boots Vs Foot Straps
Replies: 21
Views: 2463

Re: Boots Vs Foot Straps

I kind of want to hijack this thread with a question related to boots. If i don't get responses I'll start a new one. I am thinking of switching to boots. What are different things to keep in mind? It seems to me there is not much choice. So do I just get a pair or are there big differences? Aside ...
by slim_charles
Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What is a Backroll?
Replies: 78
Views: 5243

Re: What is a Backroll?

I have never tried woo 2.0 wake style, if it can detect how inverted the rotation is and name the trick accurately that would solve the issue ;) It's like raley, some people keep kite high and throw their leg up scorpion style and call it a raley. I am fine with it, but you can tell one looks bette...
by slim_charles
Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Stupid question to Hooked in Boosters on Pop
Replies: 22
Views: 1701

Re: Stupid question to Hooked in Boosters on Pop

My understanding from watching Antons video on jumping is that you aren't actually popping the board - you are generating maximum tension in the lines. Its just that the action of generating pop is more or less the same with generating maximum line tension so practising pop (without the kite moving...
by slim_charles
Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Stupid question to Hooked in Boosters on Pop
Replies: 22
Views: 1701

Re: Stupid question to Hooked in Boosters on Pop

No in my opinion. Many will probably disagree but I don't believe 'pop' is the right word if you're hooked. When unhooking, you bare downwind before edging hard upwind to quickly build line tension that snaps you off the water with power, if done correctly you loose tension once airborne creating sl...
by slim_charles
Wed May 03, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Len10 - Captain Carbon
Replies: 21
Views: 3438

Re: Len10 - Captain Carbon

sedluk wrote:
Wed May 03, 2017 12:47 am
I paid $1,750 for my Nobile Carbon split board.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by slim_charles
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: North Gambler track system. How to repair?
Replies: 3
Views: 810

Re: North Gambler track system. How to repair?

Track system is rubbish. Start a fresh, rip the lot out and epoxy some new inserts in. If you do it properly it'll be stronger than it was before with the track system. Just make sure you get your stance right cos you won't have any adjustment. Key is too make sure you clear out all the old crap bef...

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