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by vela99
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How to ruin your vacation with Core
Replies: 44
Views: 3257

Re: How to ruin your vacation with Core

Hi after reading the posts on this subject I have to admit I am a bit worried now. First of all, I do not have an informed opinion on Core! A few times a year I do smash my kite (another brand) on the water and while it is evident I try to avoid this from happening I thought that the risk of damagin...
by vela99
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Blowing 11mph Gusting 30mph
Replies: 18
Views: 985

Re: Blowing 11mph Gusting 30mph

In general I would say rigg the biggest you can handle in the gusts plus some safety margin but 17 seems too much. I would sail triming all the time for the gusts and the lulls. Why miss out on a day like that? At my home spot on extreme days we sit close to the shore moving the kites around standin...
by vela99
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiteboarding Rules-of-Navigation Video
Replies: 42
Views: 1861

Re: Kiteboarding Rules-of-Navigation Video

One situation I come across occasionally on a crowded day is that as I approach shore I take a look backwards before initiating a jibe to learn that close behind me lee wards another kiter approaches the shore leaving me without any options but to stop. You can take two views on this; 1. I should h...
by vela99
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiteboarding Rules-of-Navigation Video
Replies: 42
Views: 1861

Re: Kiteboarding Rules-of-Navigation Video

One situation I come across occasionally on a crowded day is that as I approach shore I take a look backwards before initiating a jibe to learn that close behind me lee wards another kiter approaches the shore leaving me without any options but to stop. You can take two views on this; 1. I should ha...
by vela99
Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Wave Kite
Topic: Stance ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1092

Re: Stance ?

Hi Pellesurf, I am goofy as you but many of the wavespots I normally go to are regular if you surf front side. Coming from windsurfing, as I prefer front side wave riding over back side riding by far, I learned to surf regular. With practuce you can become almost as good. Go for it and practice. In ...
by vela99
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wave Kiting – doubt about specific quiver vs. technique
Replies: 43
Views: 5383

Re: Wave Kiting – doubt about specific quiver vs. technique

Hi All, it has been awhile since the last reply on this post. Given that you gave me so much useful input which helped me I thought I let you know on how things developed since. I think I owe you that since it helped me to make the right decisions: I sold the 2011 North Rebel 12m and replaced it wit...
by vela99
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North Neo as freeride kite
Replies: 7
Views: 1007

Re: North Neo as freeride kite

I have the 11m North Neo 2017 and it covers the range of my previos 12m North Rebel 2011 with the added advantage that on very marginal days it is far less stressful to keep the Neo in the air in lulls for it is so much lighter.
by vela99
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The Perfect Quiver
Replies: 29
Views: 2218

Re: The Perfect Quiver

Hi I weigh 74 kg and cover from 9 knots all the way up to 50 knots with: 11m North Neo / 8m North Neo / 5.3, 4.7 and smaller windsurfing sails. In smaller sizes the steps between the windsurfing sails become smaller. I would be surprised if in kiting this is not the case, say 2m steps from 8 to 6 fo...
by vela99
Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Influence of line attachment points on kite characteristics
Replies: 13
Views: 1961

Re: Influence of line attachment points on kite characteristics

Thanks Matteo V and sflinux

For your explanations and scheme. Makes perfect sense to me.
I guess that the front line spread or front line distance to rear line determine turning such as the radius of the arc or even pivot.

Regards.

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