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by geir
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: most durable 2mm gloves
Replies: 8
Views: 801

Re: most durable 2mm gloves

They don’t say the thickness but having used 3mm I’d say 2mm. https://www.powerkiteshop.com/prolimit-pro-limit-kiteboarding-polar-2-layer-gloves.htm Coming on a full year of heavy use, starting to leak but still pretty warm. Just came back from a session in 5 C˚ and 6mm hooded suit. Not cold at all....
by geir
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Rescuing A Loose Kite At Sea ...
Replies: 33
Views: 2541

Re: Rescuing A Loose Kite At Sea ...

Done it twice. Mind you I’ve only got one forearm, right one missing below elbow. Consider myself compitent though after 15 years of kitesurfing. Boards are easy, tumb in the handle and gentle on controls. Kites, a different ballgame. I approach from upwind after watching what the kite is doing and ...
by geir
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How does the safety system work on this Flexifoil bar?
Replies: 3
Views: 1804

Re: How does the safety system work on this Flexifoil bar?

Had a Flexi kite once that was the same although without that strange ring on the chickenloop. You're right about the leash attachment. It's a mini 5th which doesn't flag the kite completely but pulls equally on both frontlines - kite flattens out in water (depowers). The strange thing about this sa...
by geir
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Anniversary: 10 years speed record
Replies: 13
Views: 1858

Re: Anniversary: 10 years speed record

What if a kiter would be doing the same. Downwards pulling hydrofoil - flying anchor.
Although a release would make some extreme boost!

(I'm not going to be the first to try it! Just trying to think outside the box :) ).
by geir
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite fatality in Thailand
Replies: 40
Views: 4818

Re: Kite fatality in Thailand

Condolences to family and friends. This one hit close to home, first news said Icelandic - than later on Irelandic. Our very small community made me start counting, only two abroad. Still very sad news. About the knives issue. BUNGEE CHORD, that's what I use. Mind you I'm not your usual kiter. I'm m...
by geir
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Costa Rica - Kitehouse or Blue Dream?
Replies: 18
Views: 8712

Re: Costa Rica - Kitehouse or Blue Dream

+1 for Blue Dream/Nicola and his crew. Had a great time two years ago in January. Very friendly and good vibe. Good food at Blue Dream and Ulfs outdoor Grill Restaurant was really good. The wind is hard core, brought my 6,7 and 10. Would have even wanted my 5m Storm kite. It was a bit like our low p...
by geir
Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: teaching absolute newbie
Replies: 11
Views: 1836

Re: teaching absolute newbie

hmm...interesting. Bringing a non-kite friend on an overseas kitetrip. Might give it a go as I'll be maybe bringing a gear...
by geir
Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Be aware Mystic KRS
Replies: 2
Views: 1047

Be aware Mystic KRS

Ok - first hand (or so to speak) experience. I've been kitesurfing for 13 years. I'm missing right arm below elbow since birth and use a loop on the right side of the bar for support on my elbow for normal kitesurfing control. Ever since day one I've been scared of that loop snagging on to the harne...
by geir
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Building a Plywood Shinnster / BRM Paipo
Replies: 22
Views: 6802

Re: Building a Plywood Shinnster / BRM Paipo

Two things I've learned the hard way: Use stainless inserts (snowboard ones dont bottom out) and cut sheet with top/bottom running lengthwise :)
by geir
Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:19 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Iceland in july - what winds to expect?
Replies: 5
Views: 984

Re: Iceland in july - what winds to expect?

No such thing as kiteboarding.is (I would know). We hang out in a closed facebook group called: 'Kite Grúbban' (hehe original). Yes, frontals but nowhere near 35 knots during the summertime, winter yes. 5-25 would be closer. June-July is often pretty calm. I would suggest something big for that time...

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