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by dylan*
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: riding toeside
Replies: 6
Views: 591

Re: riding toeside

Downlooping is usually more foolproof for me, as long as you're not riding directly at your kite, you'll always get some sort of power through the turn. You can bring the kite over your head instead, but your timing has to be better with both the kite and the turn on the foil, as it's really easy to...
by dylan*
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: sitting on the board to relaunch
Replies: 14
Views: 866

Re: sitting on the board to relaunch

I find sitting on the board to greatly impede my ability to relaunch my kite in light winds, since it wants to run downwind and throw all your line tension away. I usually swim against my kite to get it to roll over while praying to jesus that it won't just stall as soon as it gets in the air. You c...
by dylan*
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How often do you swim in @ <10knots ?
Replies: 30
Views: 1656

Re: How often do you swim in @ <10knots ?

8 knots swim in 1 in 2-3 sessions 9 knots swim in 1 in 5 sessions 10 knots rarely swim in (once in a while if there's a lull or something) 11 knots+ almost never, can sometimes relaunch kite 12 knots I can usually relaunch my kite I drop the kite when I'm gybing and lose line tension for too long an...
by dylan*
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Rotating front/rear lines
Replies: 6
Views: 611

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 thinki...
by dylan*
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: WTH is going on with the Wainman Maniac?
Replies: 7
Views: 1341

Re: WTH is going on with the Wainman Maniac?

It's a c-kite, they are probably just trying to offload them since people don't really buy them. There are great deals on c-kites all over the place, especially used. I picked up a 13/9/7 quiver of current-year fuels with 2 bars, basically brand new for just over $1000 total a couple years ago.
by dylan*
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiteboarding Boots - Weight?
Replies: 13
Views: 1241

Re: Kiteboarding Boots - Weight?

yeah, i regret getting laces too, such a pain in the ass for kiting. i ended up getting the boots semi-tight and tying knots in the laces so I can still slip my feet in and out, and they've stayed like that for the last 3 years or so :lol: You don't smash your toes? [/quote] my current boots are pr...
by dylan*
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Feasibility of the ONE for surf, foil and kitesurf
Replies: 13
Views: 847

Re: Feasibility of the ONE for surf, foil and kitesurf

I don't think I'd want to try to surf (or even kitesurf) on a board that heavy. Personally on a trip I don't try to take everything with me or do it all... if I'm on a kite vacation and I have to bring a foil out, something is wrong lol.
by dylan*
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: washing the kite after use make the difference?
Replies: 26
Views: 1992

Re: washing the kite after use make the difference?

No need to rinse anything. Definitely don't use a brush or chemicals as they will remove the protective coatings faster.

If you ride in fresh water, just make sure you don't roll your kite up wet, as it will mildew. This is the only thing you need to do to look after your kite.
by dylan*
Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best bankrupt?
Replies: 175
Views: 34448

Re: Best bankrupt?

bjw wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:13 am
So if Best are in financial trouble did they sell off any of their parents yet? Will they dig themselves out? Is there a 2018 range yet?
they must be in a serious pickle if they're selling their parents
by dylan*
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Pump adapter nozzle where to buy.
Replies: 5
Views: 365

Re: Pump adapter nozzle where to buy.

I was going to suggest just buying a new pump from Walmart that comes with a whole keychain of them, the last one I got from there was $8, but it seems they've replaced it with a $20 model, and I can't find any on Amazon for less than that price either. That sucks :(

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