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by Cab Driver
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Beginner kites with the best safety systems?
Replies: 32
Views: 2267

Re: Beginner kites with the best safety systems?

I guess it's a tradeoff between the two with the fixed point perhaps being easier to learn with vs the rope bringing the bar closer to the body. Or one could also use a smaller harness loop or a system like Fireball that is already about 8cm closer to the body without any tradeoff. The Fireball bri...
by Cab Driver
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Beginner kites with the best safety systems?
Replies: 32
Views: 2267

Re: Beginner kites with the best safety systems?

While I agree with your comments on the cloud system, and I believe the cloud system needs to be under tension to release which would not be awesome (someone can clarify), but I would never recommend a rope slider system to a beginner for a myriad of reasons not limited to the addition of one extra...
by Cab Driver
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Beginner kites with the best safety systems?
Replies: 32
Views: 2267

Re: Beginner kites with the best safety systems?

For the reasons below, I believe the Cloud Connection System to be the safest of all: 1) Option to fully disconnect with 01 step only. 2) One single front line system. 3) More depower, because the bar is closer to the body ( Does any other system has 72cm of travel to sheet in/out?) Unless the OP's...
by Cab Driver
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Please help: stop the ban in Miami Beach
Replies: 16
Views: 2263

Re: Please help: stop the ban in Miami Beach

The City of Miami Beach is trying to BAN KITESURFING! They will soon vote to force all kitesurfers to kite in one small location, at the edge of the City, far away from our homes, which will in fact create a safety hazard. ******************************************************************* SIGN THE...
by Cab Driver
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Please help: stop the ban in Miami Beach
Replies: 16
Views: 2263

Re: Please help: stop the ban in Miami Beach

The City of Miami Beach is trying to BAN KITESURFING! They will soon vote to force all kitesurfers to kite in one small location, at the edge of the City, far away from our homes, which will in fact create a safety hazard. ******************************************************************* SIGN THE...
by Cab Driver
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Any kiters here saved the lives of swimmers?
Replies: 18
Views: 1454

Re: Any kiters here saved the lives of swimmers?

I am working on a campaign at the moment that tells the story of kiteboarding in a positive light. All to often are we cast as the outlaws on the beach, crashing kites and scaring beach-goers. Little is said about the lives that kiteboarders have saved over the years. We love when the wind picks up...
by Cab Driver
Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Stains on Slingshot kites
Replies: 10
Views: 806

Re: Stains on Slingshot kites

It's mold. It's not coming out. Fresh water left on the ripstop polyester canopy material will stain permanently. No biggie, it just makes your color "unique".
by Cab Driver
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What about kiting in the olympics?
Replies: 77
Views: 3214

Re: What about kiting in the olympics?

james wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:46 pm
Not without some of your coaching anyway ;-)
...As long as someone wants to be coached to a loss, I'm your man!
by Cab Driver
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What about kiting in the olympics?
Replies: 77
Views: 3214

Re: What about kiting in the olympics?

If I was a betting man, my guess would be that there's not a name in the sport of open class kite racing that would qualify for the Olympics, if there is eventually a one-design racing class for kiting.
by Cab Driver
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What about kiting in the olympics?
Replies: 77
Views: 3214

Re: What about kiting in the olympics?

hope you're right mossy. from above link no way this proposal passes get rid of two sailing classes and windsurfing for kiteboarding ? I think that article is printed way too early and it's controversial and will be read a lot => good for advertisers on that website. The windsurfing class in the Ol...

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