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by Matteo V
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best bankrupt?
Replies: 331
Views: 94602

Re: Best bankrupt?

If they would just have the kite factory dig out the prints for the 2008-2010 Waroo and sell them for $350; could be number 1 in the industry! Bring out a $99-$150 kite bar... I'm up for a multi point inflation (not one pump) 2011 Best Kahoona with the only tweak being a wider trailing edge like on...
by Matteo V
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Flamer's Paradise
Topic: Impending trade war: Tariffs affecting the kite industry?
Replies: 39
Views: 1962

Re: Impending trade war: Tariffs affecting the kite industry?

......Trump’s plan is to empower smaller companies like kite companies that are run more like a family business than big draconian global corporations. It’s GOOD NEWS! Not war news 🙄 ????? Tell that to America's small farmers. No one knows how these things will play out. But "consensus" (longest cu...
by Matteo V
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Bar Sizing
Replies: 6
Views: 1847

Re: Bar Sizing

I know a medium bar may be better like a 48-52cm - but saw a good deal on a 44 fixed length. Advice would be great. Thanks in advance. Small bars are cheap because they are less versatile, but they do fill a niche in that they help slow down the turning of the kite as is desirable for wakestyle. La...
by Matteo V
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is directional more fun than door in LW?
Replies: 26
Views: 12661

Re: Is directional more fun than door in LW?

...but you cant really do anything on a sector except ride back and forth in a straight line Above is SO not true :wink: Peter is right about this part because of the physics. In clean winds , a freerace board will have more speed and thus generate more apparent wind. Think of it as half (more like...
by Matteo V
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is directional more fun than door in LW?
Replies: 26
Views: 12661

Re: Is directional more fun than door in LW?

Wind quality is very important to your decision. Clean winds (can be clean winds on inland lakes too) favor building apparent wind with speed. Thus the large fins of a sector can be exploited to your benefit by just getting up to speed and staying there. Only clean winds allow this. Dirty winds at l...
by Matteo V
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Shorten lines on trainerkite?
Replies: 3
Views: 1604

Re: Shorten lines on trainerkite?

I do not recommend doing a teaching session in high winds. And definitely make sure you do not give a 2.5m kite to a person under 55kg (125lbs) in high winds. I had one of my students try to teach his son on a 2.5m in high winds and his son got beat up pretty bad. After that, his son never wanted to...
by Matteo V
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is anyone else buying carbon credits to offset CO2 from travel?
Replies: 305
Views: 125344

Re: Is anyone else buying carbon credits to offset CO2 from travel?

No, I am not and have never been angered by anything you say. Sweet!....Then a laugh together it is!!! No, sorry, I'm laughing at your aspergers-like misuse of language. Best left like that. Naaaa, give me an explanation and let me know the details of your accusation. Or, if it is simply an insult,...
by Matteo V
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is anyone else buying carbon credits to offset CO2 from travel?
Replies: 305
Views: 125344

Re: Is anyone else buying carbon credits to offset CO2 from travel?

iriejohn wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:04 pm
No, I am not and have never been angered by anything you say.
Sweet!....Then a laugh together it is!!!
by Matteo V
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite Release Training
Replies: 13
Views: 4995

Re: Kite Release Training

The first thing I teach on a trainer kite is that letting go of the bar is the release. When moving on to a depower kite, I drill the release activation with no tension to simulate having run through the lines at the kite. So the statement by 'we' "Not everyone kites in a place where you can practic...
by Matteo V
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is anyone else buying carbon credits to offset CO2 from travel?
Replies: 305
Views: 125344

Re: Is anyone else buying carbon credits to offset CO2 from travel?

No. That is a "voice" or "tone" you are applying when you read my post. Many others with similar mentalities will do the same. My intent is not to evoke an emotional response - in fact, quite the opposite as I have stated before. So just forget about me and present evidence contrary to my argument....

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