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by DariKite
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kitesurf boards to learn strapless/wave
Replies: 8
Views: 3473

Kitesurf boards to learn strapless/wave

I am going to Brazil (Nordeste) next month and I want to learn to ride a strapless kitesurf board. I was able to score a really good condition used shaped board 6´0" x 18" x 2 3/8". But I look at the board and both in shape and thickness seems to be thin. I was thinking of maybe buying a new 2012 Wa...
by DariKite
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Would I learn faster by shortening the kite lines?
Replies: 11
Views: 3590

Re: Would I learn faster by shortening the kite lines?

OK, makes sense. A lot of the stuff you told me I already imagined. It's just that I know a lot of kitesurf schools give students kites with shorter lines but it's probable like you said: just to learn the basics of flying the kite. I'm glad I won't have to shorten them :) Thank you!
by DariKite
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Would I learn faster by shortening the kite lines?
Replies: 11
Views: 3590

Would I learn faster by shortening the kite lines?

I saw this video on how to shorten (folding in half) your kite lines. This apparently removes some power for the kite and allows beginners to learn faster? Link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKkKxSTR3gc How would I shorten the lines on my 2014 Cabrinha Overdrive 1x bar? I´m a beginne...
by DariKite
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Used kite exploded in front of me and seller
Replies: 10
Views: 3987

Re: Used kite exploded in front of me and seller

I intend to buy a 9m cause I'm going to Brazil on holidays to kite for 2 weeks. But I don't want to spend my vacation days fixing my kite at the shop. I told the guy to inflate it cause I wanted to make sure it didn't leak air for at least 2 hours. Turned out that it couldn't even inflate to flying ...
by DariKite
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Used kite exploded in front of me and seller
Replies: 10
Views: 3987

Used kite exploded in front of me and seller

Today I met with the seller of a 2013 Weinmann Hawaii Smoke (9m) kite. The kite seemed in very good condition. No repairs, pinholes, nor damage whatsoever other than a patch on the leading edge done to cover up a slit done to remove the bladder. As the seller inflated the kite we heard a BANG! Suppo...
by DariKite
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Trying to understand kite quiver
Replies: 30
Views: 8384

Re: Trying to understand kite quiver

WOW. That was some insightful information! Thank you. I think it’s pretty clear that a 5m gap wouldn’t be advisable in most cases and even less for me being a beginner. I had a feeling that those wind range charts could be unrealistic and that’s why I reached out to you guys. I was still wondering i...
by DariKite
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Trying to understand kite quiver
Replies: 30
Views: 8384

Trying to understand kite quiver

I’m a beginner and I’m looking for advice on building my kite quiver. I already have a 12m kite. I will travel to Brazil this year and I need to buy a smaller kite to be able to ride in more windy conditions. While doing research I see that most people rarely have a gap wider than 3 meters (maybe 4m...
by DariKite
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Help - Purchased Old Kite - Does it need bridles?
Replies: 24
Views: 3519

Re: Help - Purchased Old Kite - Does it need bridles?

Update: the kite never arrived to my address. The seller said the item got returned to him because I didn't pay enough postage but it doesn't make sense. I'm not sure if he was a scammer but I had paid USD 150 and ebay refunded me the money. I also purchased a 12m Liquid Force WOW 2016 which did arr...
by DariKite
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Any good instructors or kite schools in Florianopolis or Floripa, Brazil?
Replies: 0
Views: 1177

Any good instructors or kite schools in Florianopolis or Floripa, Brazil?

I wonder if anyone knows a kiteboard instructor or schools in Florianopolis or Floripa in Brazil. I am on vacations for two weeks and would like to take my first lessons here but it seems because it's high season classes are much more expensive. I am on a budget and if I would like an instructor who...
by DariKite
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Help - Purchased Old Kite - Does it need bridles?
Replies: 24
Views: 3519

Re: Help - Purchased Old Kite - Does it need bridles?

Overall it is 6 inches and when you loop and attach it will shorten by about 1 inch....and yes if you put a single knot it will shorten about an other inch to 4 It will be safe to put knot...it's on the back lines attachement Thank you for the info. May I ask how you know that the extensions should...

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