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by grigorib
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: King of the Air 2019 - all info here - riders confirmed
Replies: 61
Views: 4149

Re: King of the Air 2019 - all info here - riders confirmed

Not sure, but I think the winner got 10.000 USD or so. So total would be 40.000 USD. A joke for that risk. But also cheap advertisement expenses for caffeinated sugarwater. They don’t give a damn if riders kill themselves and a death will result in even more publicity, more media coverage. Win-win?
by grigorib
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Difference on the small foil boards..
Replies: 18
Views: 2774

Re: Difference on the small foil boards..

here is mine: its an alkita as well 100x43cm 1.65 kilos without the pads. board has beveled edges, doubleconcave nose, continous rocker of +6cm these boards are the shit and you can have your imput when you have him shape one for you. http://www.olry-shape.com/index.php/shape It is beautiful! How m...
by grigorib
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2019 Slingshot Turbine
Replies: 39
Views: 2387

Re: 2019 Slingshot Turbine

Green, which do you prefer, the Flight or Turbine? - Flite- if they made a 21m Flite Id have bought that instead of the 19m Turbine. 2014 17m Turbine vs 2015 17m Flite: Turbine has more straight line power, Its bigger. For real heavy riders, smaller boards, or tandem use, its an obvious choice in m...
by grigorib
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: alcohol and kitesurfing :-)
Replies: 26
Views: 1555

Re: alcohol and kitesurfing

Life is not a safe thing to do and nobody made it alive out of it. Being drunk is certainly not healthy whatever you do and even mildly impaired judgement while riding is nothing good. Hey, some people have impaired judgement being perfectly sober and they still go ride :) But where one sees a probl...
by grigorib
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Near fatality at Hermanus today December 12 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2177

Re: Near fatality at Hermanus today December 12 2018

Does your face stay over the water with these vests? Turning to your back doesn't help if you drown when your head goes underwater. That's why decent boat rescue vests have the flaps behind your head/neck to keep your face high even when unconscious. Of course not. A vest which would keep your face...
by grigorib
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Near fatality at Hermanus today December 12 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2177

Re: Near fatality at Hermanus today December 12 2018

I'm just wondering why it's commonly acceptable to do do kitesurfing without helmet and impact vest. If you drive a car you buckle up, if you ride motorbike you've helmet, but 99% of expert kitesurfers do it without any protections. So inconsiderate. I’d say an impact/flotation vest is a must anywh...
by grigorib
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2019 Slingshot Turbine
Replies: 39
Views: 2387

Re: 2019 Slingshot Turbine

How much do you weight to even use 19m Turbine? This size must be for 300lbs rider or something... We had a huge bodybuilder guy, Tim, on a trip with us few times. At my 200lbs and 6’ I look a small guy next to him. His 14m Switchblade was his regular size and 17m was certainly not enough for him f...
by grigorib
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: King of the Air 2019 - all info here - riders confirmed
Replies: 61
Views: 4149

Re: King of the Air 2019 - all info here - riders confirmed

...It should be called the inner circle Kota. Or maybe the megaloop challenge of cape town looking at the choice more given to heavy megaloopers than stylish competitors.. I’m afraid the moment you announce a freestyle competition it would become unhooko-rama in an instance. I think it’s guys’ vlog...
by grigorib
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Near fatality at Hermanus today December 12 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2177

Re: Near fatality at Hermanus today December 12 2018

That’s what KOTA promotes - megaloop as high and as far as you can. Promote caffeinated sugar water, risk your life and inspire others to engage in the same behavior. Very cool way to die? Just remember - if you saved someone from drowning - keep them laying down until ambulance arrives. Heart atta...
by grigorib
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2019 Slingshot Turbine
Replies: 39
Views: 2387

Re: 2019 Slingshot Turbine

alford wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:31 pm
Surprised the Rally 14m would fly in less, that's a very heavy kite.
2012 Slingshot Rally 14m 7.8 lbs
2015 Slingshot Turbine 15m 8.8 lbs

I sold mine to my friend who’s 130lbs and it’s his LW kite. I’m just too heavy for it

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