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by Matteo V
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Transitioning from a TT to a Surfboard! What do I need to know?
Replies: 27
Views: 11817

Re: Transitioning from a TT to a Surfboard! What do I need to know?

-No straps, no leash (if you learn with straps you will always have that crutch) This is definitely one point of view. So here we go with the strap fight. Learn to jibe with a high success rate with the straps first. Because it is harder to jibe with straps, you will be able to jibe pretty much aut...
by Matteo V
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Transitioning from a TT to a Surfboard! What do I need to know?
Replies: 27
Views: 11817

Re: Transitioning from a TT to a Surfboard! What do I need to know?

Anyone else admit to actually liking a TT more than a surf board? I used to love the ride of a TT in the waves. It is fast, you have the best ramps you can get, and there is almost no limit to what you can do when you don't have to jibe. I have moved on from TT's a long time ago and only use a dire...
by Matteo V
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North fin boxes
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Re: North fin boxes

I had a 2012? North Whip that I loved. It was super light, until I needed to add glass to the deck to make it stronger, and then later I broke out the fin boxes. North uses (or did that year) some cheap knock off boxes for futures that had no structural support. I think that North's idea was to get ...
by Matteo V
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best bankrupt?
Replies: 331
Views: 94695

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: 1976

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: 1855

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: 12702

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: 12702

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: 125370

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,...

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