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by CaptainArgh
Wed Jun 16, 2004 11:34 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: PRO RIDER LOFTED!
Replies: 85
Views: 14790

well i have tested my cl qr under load....but how can u test under extreme load? ive pulled it numerous times while coming in fully powered at the end of a session just to make sure it works properly. yeah, you would hope the manufacturers test it that way. was curious to hear feedback on particula...
by CaptainArgh
Wed Jun 16, 2004 10:24 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: PRO RIDER LOFTED!
Replies: 85
Views: 14790

Re: gettin fofted

Rollin totally agree on the QL thing. Especially with some shackles. Is there any QL system that you think will work at extreme loads? ...short of your knife that may take too long to withdraw and cut a line. It would have to be some mechanism where the force to pull the QL is a significant fractio...
by CaptainArgh
Wed Jun 16, 2004 3:27 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Glow in the dark green Algae.
Replies: 11
Views: 2120

How do you see your kite at night?

Full moon or did he attach glow sticks?

Just curious...seems way more interesting to me than glowing water which I've seen every time we sail at night in NC. :)

-todd
by CaptainArgh
Tue Jun 15, 2004 9:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: PRO RIDER LOFTED!
Replies: 85
Views: 14790

What kind of safety equipment could have helped at that last moment when Shannon was attempting to unhook? The new Slingshot Surefire Spreader bar comes to mind. No, in no way affiliated w/ SS, don't even own a kite yet! Just wondering if this system would release under load?? - can't tell from the ...
by CaptainArgh
Fri Jun 11, 2004 6:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: recon question
Replies: 19
Views: 1761

mickpilch wrote:There are 2 issues here: ...

2. Kite nose down on the water, pulling on one side to activate the relaunch follow all the instructions and like anything else PRACTICE and its not an issue.

...
...that clears some of it up. Thanks!
by CaptainArgh
Fri Jun 11, 2004 4:33 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: recon question
Replies: 19
Views: 1761

I'm about to buy my first kite. Total novice- but have had lessons and feel like its time for the purchase. At this point I'm thinking the Recon may be a little too complex (too much to muck with) for my first kite. Love the idea behind the system and have heard a wide range of opinions (and looking...
by CaptainArgh
Tue Jul 29, 2003 10:05 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Can I really use my trainer for snowkiting?
Replies: 1
Views: 311

Can I really use my trainer for snowkiting?

Took a couple kiteboarding lessons, enjoyed them, decided to buy a trainer. I bought the Airush 3M trainer, in part, because kitemare told me I could use this for snowkiting in the winter. The other part, is that I live in Maryland and figured the bigger trainer would let me use it in light wind...w...
by CaptainArgh
Wed Jul 09, 2003 6:47 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Rigging error causes serious accident
Replies: 106
Views: 14612

Remember that when you setup your bar downwind to your kite, you have to invert your bar. And this is the same kind of situation that occurs when you untwist your lines when the kite is leading edge of the water. (but now you are upwind to your kite, and it takes wind). Clear color codes are very h...
by CaptainArgh
Tue Jul 08, 2003 9:28 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: kitesurfing in MD? (new to sport)
Replies: 4
Views: 515

thanks, kt. yeah, i suppose dewey should work for a weekend and i'll have to check out the east of maui site at that location. any other suggestions for afterwork (or late afternoon) options? Getting to and driving to route 50 can be a very trafficy commute from DC- but it is no different from me dr...
by CaptainArgh
Tue Jul 08, 2003 7:08 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: kitesurfing in MD? (new to sport)
Replies: 4
Views: 515

kitesurfing in MD? (new to sport)

Just had a couple lessons of this very addictive sport down in NC and I'm thinking of buying a rig. Problem is, I live in Maryland, USA. (just outside of DC) What are my kitesurf/boarding options in this area? I'm just wondering if it is worth investing in a rig and the best size kite and board to b...

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