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by Greenturtle
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best TTs for waves
Replies: 115
Views: 14369

Re: Best TTs for waves

iriejohn wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:00 pm
12 pages of posts FFS!

If you ride whatever board you like with whatever kites you like in whatever the conditions and have fun that's all that matters.

End of.
This could be the response to any thread on this forum.
I thought the whole point was to discuss endlessly.
by Greenturtle
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Nigel no mates
Replies: 18
Views: 1084

Re: Nigel no mates

I agree with Toby Hydrofoil allows doing a few things way better than TT namely speed/upwind/ lightwind. However they will never surpass the TT for jumping/tricks/freestyle/shallow water/and general messing around without having to be perfect all the time. In short you have to be a better hydrofoile...
by Greenturtle
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best TTs for waves
Replies: 115
Views: 14369

Re: Best TTs for waves

Best TTs for waves?

Any TT with a lot of rocker

Helps get over the slopwash on the way out, helps prevent pearling when dropping in, and better on downwind course in general.
by Greenturtle
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How does Kiteboarding translate to snowboarding
Replies: 17
Views: 1021

Re: How does Kiteboarding translate to snowboarding

I was a snowboarder first before kiting But -Being a kiteboarder helped me gain confidence going the “other” direction on a snowboard. Being forced to ride both directions while kiteboarding has in turn given me way more confidence doing the same as a snowboarder. In general being a snowboarder, and...
by Greenturtle
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: [Beginner] Impact+Life vest advice?
Replies: 18
Views: 949

Re: [Beginner] Impact+Life vest advice?

Such as this economic and ergonomic model, nrs vapor. Can be had for around 60 bucks.
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by Greenturtle
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: [Beginner] Impact+Life vest advice?
Replies: 18
Views: 949

Re: [Beginner] Impact+Life vest advice?

The only difference Ive noticed body dragging with/without life vest on is how much water you drink without it! I could see where if you were wearing a bulky high float vest it could be less hydrodynamic on the body drag. But a slim, well fitted, open shouldered life vest designed for action sports,...
by Greenturtle
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: [Beginner] Impact+Life vest advice?
Replies: 18
Views: 949

Re: [Beginner] Impact+Life vest advice?

Slappysans advice is solid. Im amazed that with a zillion models of waist harness on the market there is not a single one I know of with any substantial flotation incorporated as a design feature. Sure they have some foam padding but bouyancy was not the aim, a lot of them soak water up almost as ba...
by Greenturtle
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: [Beginner] Impact+Life vest advice?
Replies: 18
Views: 949

Re: [Beginner] Impact+Life vest advice?

With a typical (not high float) kayaking type life jacket on I can duck under waves very easily. Heck I can dive down to the bottom of the deep end of a pool with it on. Certainly true also with impact vests as they are even less bouyant. Not saying the wave danger thing isnt real. but the floatatio...
by Greenturtle
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: [Beginner] Impact+Life vest advice?
Replies: 18
Views: 949

Re: [Beginner] Impact+Life vest advice?

If you wear a seat harness then get a life jacket designed for whitewater kayaking. If waist harness, use the product you found or similar. Also I have seen people thread a section of that foam pool noodle with the hole down the middle onto the handlepass leash attachment/grab handle on the back of ...
by Greenturtle
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Nobile splitboards. Please tell me why..
Replies: 28
Views: 2076

Re: Nobile splitboards. Please tell me why..

Agree with posters on diy. Buy the cheapest wood core board you can, cut and scab with a plate, reseal exposed core with some resin. Etc. It works. I have two I have made starting with $99 closeout boards. As for flex, the thickness and material of the scab plate can make the flex whatever you like ...

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