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by knot_moving
Fri Jun 26, 2009 2:10 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Require a bit of help if anyone has 5
Replies: 18
Views: 819

Re: Require a bit of help if anyone has 5

I am a beginner also and I can vouch for what another poster said - I am 80-85kg depending on the day and have a 17m Contra and a lightwind board. For our conditions I wish I had a 14m. But I ride often with about a 105kg guy who LOVES his 17m Contra and big lightwind board. We often have days that ...
by knot_moving
Fri Jun 26, 2009 1:02 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite flipped inside out .. what to do??
Replies: 36
Views: 4014

Re: Kite flipped inside out .. what to do??

I have an 08 contra 17 and have had this happen to me (in light winds, near shore - I just walked it in and walked up the lines to grab the kite). Do I understand that I should grab onto one of the trailing edge lines and pull the safety that releases the bar from the safety loop and release the saf...
by knot_moving
Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:47 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Please! Be responsible!
Replies: 16
Views: 1064

Re: Please! Be responsible!

Perspective of a beginner (who has been through lessons). I first tried kiteboarding 3+ years ago with a C kite and tried for a while and put it away. Last fall I came back to it with a bow-kite and was immediately hooked! It was so much easier and felt so much safer. I bought a new kite this spring...
by knot_moving
Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:29 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Reduce accidents - Use the right equipment, better judgement
Replies: 10
Views: 1286

Re: Reduce accidents - Use the right equipment, better judgement

Are kite manufacturers, in their zeal to have the highest performance kites, exaggerating the top end range of their kites? I just read that one recent accident entailed a person flying a 10m kite in winds averaging 20+ and gusting over 30. In that wind, I would definiitely be flying my 8m, not my ...
by knot_moving
Fri May 15, 2009 2:16 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Jimmy Lewis Flight Deck vs Spleene Door - Very Light Winds
Replies: 26
Views: 2804

Re: Jimmy Lewis Flight Deck vs Spleene Door - Very Light Winds

Why would you put boots on a lightwind board? Isn't that sort of self defeating? http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a67/ToastSYN/LWS--.jpg The door64 is on the floor in the shot. We have some 154's on the way. Honestly if your comparing boards it really depends on a lot of different things. -Whats yo...
by knot_moving
Thu May 14, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Jimmy Lewis Flight Deck vs Spleene Door - Very Light Winds
Replies: 26
Views: 2804

Re: Jimmy Lewis Flight Deck vs Spleene Door - Very Light Winds

So I just ordered the Flight Deck from Real -- the price was just too good of a deal. Should have it before Memorial Day weekend so hopefully I'll check back with a beginner's report :)
by knot_moving
Wed May 13, 2009 3:35 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Jimmy Lewis Flight Deck vs Spleene Door - Very Light Winds
Replies: 26
Views: 2804

Re: Jimmy Lewis Flight Deck vs Spleene Door - VERY Light Winds

I should have specified the 154 door is what we are looking at - not the monster
by knot_moving
Wed May 13, 2009 1:31 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Jimmy Lewis Flight Deck vs Spleene Door - Very Light Winds
Replies: 26
Views: 2804

Jimmy Lewis Flight Deck vs Spleene Door - Very Light Winds

Looking at 154 Door vs Flight Deck. I am 185#, my son is 140# & we will both be using this board. We have lots of days with winds 8-10kts. Kites are a Contra 17m and a T3 11m. We are both beginners (been thru basic lessons) and able to ride but both still making the long walk :(. But both committed ...
by knot_moving
Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:21 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Slingshot Turbo 3 Review
Replies: 26
Views: 12171

Re: Slingshot Turbo 3 Review

my contra 17 seems a little overpowered for my 140# son (beginner) in 12-15kts. wondering whether an 11m T3 would be a better fit for him. Typical spring and fall winds are 12-18kts; summer winds are generally 8-12 and I think the contra will work there.

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