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by br44
Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Put your name on it! Another lost KBHF!
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Re: Put your name on it! Another lost KBHF!

Cheap visibility enhancer: attach a bottle cap to your board. Screw in the bottle tightly before starting. Have pliers ready at the end, to unscrew the bottle.
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by br44
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Looking for Advice on Winds for My 11m LEI Kite
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: Looking for Advice on Winds for My 11m LEI Kite

For me 11m LEI works between around 4-15 mph on snow, depending on the surface. If over 15 mph then 7m LEI, usually. Foil kite - yes but only if your winds are clean. If very gusty then better stick to LEI. Sizing charts and permutations: you'll just have to try and see what works for you. Be ready ...
by br44
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Loose straps or tight (for a beginner who broke self)
Replies: 14
Views: 779

Re: Loose straps or tight (for a beginner who broke self)

3rd option - strapless?
by br44
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Smallest Chicken Loop Serie
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: Smallest Chicken Loop Serie

The problem with those is you must already have a Slingshot / North bar. If you don't, good luck trying to buy a reasonably priced QR.

This one might fit your requirements.
https://www.kiteattitude.fr/en/52-aka-q ... easer.html
by br44
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Saved by the wrist strap
Replies: 26
Views: 1577

Re: Saved by the wrist strap

I tore both wrists badly from too many all day sessions, excessive bar pressure combined with some acute injuries. Soft tissue injuries can heal very slowly. ........ Thanks. Your experience sounds extreme. I am aware of all of these options (and also those mentioned in prior posts). The strange th...
by br44
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Saved by the wrist strap
Replies: 26
Views: 1577

Re: Saved by the wrist strap

Wrist straps have been in use in power kiting for a long time. What I shared here is an adaptation. If you don't want to insert your hand, you could hold on to the strap (2nd picture). That doesn't offer the full support that someone with actual wrist pain may need (ouch), but still has the benefit ...
by br44
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Saved by the wrist strap
Replies: 26
Views: 1577

Re: Saved by the wrist strap

Great points. I had actually thought carefully about the safety aspect, and should have mentioned that earlier. In addition to many hours of riding, frequently inserting and removing my hand, I had to QR once while using the strap. The wrist strap MUST be large enough to avoid lock-in and to be able...
by br44
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Saved by the wrist strap
Replies: 26
Views: 1577

Saved by the wrist strap

Several weeks ago I got some significant pains in one wrist, probably tendonitis. As I gradually realized, this was caused by: a few long asymmetric sessions (more time and power on one side - going out more slowly against the waves); improper loading of the wrist (bending it while pulling in the ba...
by br44
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Best kite for sub 10 knot foiling
Replies: 19
Views: 2042

Re: Best kite for sub 10 knot foiling

I have done quite a bit of riding on a relatively small inland lake (about 1 mile diameter), mostly in the winter (on ice). Yes the winds are not as clean, but are usually doable. The key step is launching and riding in the area with the best local winds. For example if there are trees or hills, the...
by br44
Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: go-joe
Replies: 43
Views: 3887

Re: go-joe

I use a plastic bottle, for visibility. The pliers help with unscrewing the cap at the end. (If not tightened well, the bottle has a tendency to fall off.)
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