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by Matteo V
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite Manufacturing - free feedback
Replies: 27
Views: 8686

Re: Kite Manufacturing - free feedback

Oh I got one! Graphics should not be printed to the fabric especially on the leading edge using a process called hot split plastisol. It is notorious for pealing off over time. That kite my profile picture looked great at first but the graphic detail was half pealed off in two years. That is the op...
by Matteo V
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: SupaEZ Where have you been?
Replies: 130
Views: 34182

Re: SupaEZ Where have you been?

I made the experience that those pros and top riders on here got flammed by wannabees and therefore didn't come back. Sounds like a little disconnect between "forum" and "real life". Forum - Pretty much typing words to explain what we do and how we do it, as well as why we think it "is". Real life ...
by Matteo V
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Researching kiteboarding locations
Replies: 16
Views: 3084

Re: Researching kiteboarding locations

Denver is not a bad place to snowkite out of. Honestly, Salt Lake City UT is better as it is close to Skyline. Denver is not a great place to water kite. The winds are pretty unpredictable coming off of the back side of the mountains around Denver. Most Denver kiters go to Nebraska to kite Lake McCo...
by Matteo V
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Improve Kite Drifting Technique
Replies: 26
Views: 9100

Re: Improve Kite Drifting Technique

a couple points to add: First, you need side shore or side off for this too work. Forget it with side on. Second, I suggest to get to drifting, you not actually park the kite and try to work with it but instead try to use lesser and lesser kite movements, more and more subtle. And eventually, you m...
by Matteo V
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Improve Kite Drifting Technique
Replies: 26
Views: 9100

Re: Improve Kite Drifting Technique

Eduardo, that is exactly my idea to do less with the kite and more with the board in the good sections of the wave. To me the video shows a mixed style with the rider apparently getting out well into the flats and quite some kite movement in some sections and pure drifting in others. But the wide a...
by Matteo V
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Improve Kite Drifting Technique
Replies: 26
Views: 9100

Re: Improve Kite Drifting Technique

Swell riding, was pretty foundational to my strapless experience prior to getting on the ocean. Inland swell is pretty much onshore as the wave is traveling in the same direction as the wind. That may help you, but you have to push the limits. Riding swell on the ocean (if it lines up onshore with t...
by Matteo V
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Improve Kite Drifting Technique
Replies: 26
Views: 9100

Re: Improve Kite Drifting Technique

Are you strapless trying to simulate prone surfing?

Or are you strapped, trying to do more than that?


These two things are almost opposite, though the latter can preform the former with ease. But you can't go the other way easily/completely.
by Matteo V
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Beginner Board Advice: Door vs Regular Large
Replies: 29
Views: 9036

Re: Beginner Board Advice: Door vs Regular Large

From what I understand, the conflict here in this thread is that : 1. Pro-Big-Board guys: You need bigger wider board for the surface area to get going. But.... 2. Anti-Big board guys: On the Contrary, the wider boards are tougher to edge. Both statements are true. That is the very definition of "t...
by Matteo V
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Advice for first time buyer
Replies: 4
Views: 1414

Re: Advice for first time buyer

Most modern kites are good. These look like a good way for you to get into the sport. As many others will say, lessons first, then make an effort to get in with a group of your local kitesurers. They will likely have better advice than you will get here on this forum as it will be tailored to your s...
by Matteo V
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: California seeks to regulate kite-boarding
Replies: 48
Views: 10939

Re: California seeks to regulate kite-boarding

Whether or not you believe big government is good or bad, that is what most left leaning states have - big government. And some tendencies are inherent with big government, such as broadly and increasing nets of regulation. It is typical for a piece of legislation to be narrowly defined in it's init...

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