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by Matteo V
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: snow kiting - which is better? skies or board?
Replies: 26
Views: 1291

Re: snow kiting - which is better? skies or board?

Easy, skis for hard conditions and exploring the terrain, and snowboard for freestyle :) And snowboard for riding on features like deep holes and roadside piles. I am not the best kiteskier, but I know from watching other kiters on skis, who are better than me - a snowboard (me) can take gnarly fea...
by Matteo V
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Issue with Naish Kite leading edge, manufacturing defect ?
Replies: 27
Views: 1529

Re: Issue with Naish Kite leading edge, manufacturing defect ?

You can not have read the previous posts in this thread otherwise you would not have made such a silly statement . I am assuming you are referring to my statement you put in bold " So don't buy Naish anymore if they deny the claim ." Would you continue to purchase Naish kites if you had problems wi...
by Matteo V
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: WD-40 weakens kite lines?
Replies: 9
Views: 754

Re: WD-40 weakens kite lines?

HDPE is one of the hardest things to get anything to stick to. It is so nonreactive, that you could get rich figuring out a glue that would bond with it. This nonreactive property, along with UV resistance, is a primary reason that HPDE (actually UHMWPE) is so good for kite lines. Other "Super" mate...
by Matteo V
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: snow kiting - which is better? skies or board?
Replies: 26
Views: 1291

Re: snow kiting - which is better? skies or board?

4. If you don't know how to kite and don't know how to either ski or snowboard. A. It is easier to learn kite control on skis and you fall down less with less force (on your backside). Time skiing on a hill is very important to getting some feel for edging skis (though rollerblading or ice skating ...
by Matteo V
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Issue with Naish Kite leading edge, manufacturing defect ?
Replies: 27
Views: 1529

Re: Issue with Naish Kite leading edge, manufacturing defect ?

all it needs is for a fold to be compressed for a weak spot to be created. I could be taking your statement in the wrong way, but if you suggest a crease created by a fold is a potential weak spot,.......Not on any LE I have ever seen. I even have a 2013 Best kahoona that I got off of Ikitesurf (be...
by Matteo V
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: [Beginner] Impact+Life vest advice?
Replies: 18
Views: 880

Re: [Beginner] Impact+Life vest advice?

If there are no laws requiring life jacket use, then you make the choice. Personally, I use a full flotation vest at all times in fresh water. I am a bit dense, may be from eating too many paint chips as a kid, so I sink pretty easy in fresh water and thus flotation is a must for me. You should go t...
by Matteo V
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite companies can you please stop the drone hype!
Replies: 17
Views: 969

Re: Kite companies can you please stop the drone hype!

Wait, I'm back.....not as fun to watch as you made it sound.
by Matteo V
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite companies can you please stop the drone hype!
Replies: 17
Views: 969

Re: Kite companies can you please stop the drone hype!

Seawolf wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:59 pm
...And frankly I get the same excitement from watching Bamboo grow in time-lapse.
I am selling all my kite gear to take up this new hobby.


Peace out!
by Matteo V
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: snow kiting - which is better? skies or board?
Replies: 26
Views: 1291

Re: snow kiting - which is better? skies or board?

Short of going flow chart....... 1. If you already know how to kite on the water - A. Snowboard if you already know how to snowboard. B. Skis if you already know how to ski, or are just learning to snowkite with no snowboard background. 2. If you don't know how to kite on the water but can snowboard...
by Matteo V
Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiteboarding Rules-of-Navigation Video
Replies: 42
Views: 1687

Re: Kiteboarding Rules-of-Navigation Video

C'mon, that's purely academic. In overhead conditions, you make sure your way is free when you're going out. You obviously don't kite where I kite. At my good wave/low wind spot, you could do this if the wind does not lull (takes longer to get out than anticipated). If it lulls, you don't beat out ...

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