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by edt
Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wind "power"
Replies: 22
Views: 2285

Re: Wind "power"

The oddest conditions however, and for which I don't have a rational explanation, are those when the kite doesn't seem to fly the same in both direction (I am a symmetry maniac and my kites are always tuned to fly straight - so the kite is responsible for that), to the point I can hardly go upwind ...
by edt
Mon Nov 15, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wind "power"
Replies: 22
Views: 2285

Re: Wind "power"

Hey all.. Can wind blowing at the same speed have different degrees of power? I mean, say you have 2 different locations both blowing 20 knots.. Can the wind at one location have more "grunt" than the other? Say if the air is hotter or colder is it more dense or anything like that? Or can air press...
by edt
Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: how do you keep your hands warm?
Replies: 23
Views: 3584

Re: how do you keep your hands warm?

thanks for all the tips guys I think all of the gloves suggested like the mystics would have worked but i got some ocean rodeo coldfire and my hands are 100 times warmer, it's incredible, thanks for the help. Before when I body-dragged to get my board my leading hand would feel ice cold, now my hand...
by edt
Sat Nov 13, 2010 4:49 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cool strapless riding, but Controversial
Replies: 30
Views: 5965

Re: Cool strapless riding, but Controversial

whether the rider can tail ride a board - strapless. i think he's doing it. the optical illusion is that you are tricked into believing he is putting pressure down on the board which is impossible, it would fall down . . . all the pressure on the shoes is directed laterally, in the direction the bo...
by edt
Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:14 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: girl who wants to learn kitesurfing.
Replies: 13
Views: 1773

Re: girl who wants to learn kitesurfing.

I think everyone on this forum wishes he had a 12m $2.3k flysurfer speed 3, a custom fit $1.5k typhoon dry suit, and a slingshot new toy kite surfboard $1.4k Ha! Cant say I want a single piece of that gear! my bad. i thought everyone wanted a flysurfer. does this mean you have no gear lust or you j...
by edt
Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: girl who wants to learn kitesurfing.
Replies: 13
Views: 1773

Re: girl who wants to learn kitesurfing.

If you don't have a dough don't sweat get yourself a kitesurfing boyfriend, the odds are in your favour. isn't that the truth. what complete and utter lies. honestly if you had the money to spend on buying your kiteboarding girlfriend a new 9m board and wetsuit or a flysurfer speed 3 for yourself a...
by edt
Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:27 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Practicing w/the kite on the beach
Replies: 8
Views: 6827

Re: Practicing w/the kite on the beach

kite_crazy66 wrote:What's a good way to practice tricks on the beach? things like unhooking, handle pass, kite loops
body drag away from the beach and practice all that stuff in a few feet in the water

I have heard that it doesn't hurt quite as much if you crash in the water instead of the parking lot
by edt
Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Riding in Offshore Wind
Replies: 15
Views: 2921

Re: Riding in Offshore Wind

Sure - intersting examples, but neither really a direct result of kiting in offshores. In one sense it doesn't matter what direction the wind was blowing before it dropped. actually all major accidents have this attribute that there's never ONE single point of failure. you have a bunch of things th...
by edt
Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: fatality in france
Replies: 54
Views: 13305

Re: fatality in france

I did read the thread and not trying to malign the dead, but the story said there were marks on the beach from where he was trying to fight the kite. Seems he could have released there, but it might have all happened too fast for him. Just trying to see if there's a lesson in it. the lesson I take ...
by edt
Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: girl who wants to learn kitesurfing.
Replies: 13
Views: 1773

Re: girl who wants to learn kitesurfing.

I am wanting to buy the kite I would end up using instead of a trainer kite. Then I would take lessons with it. My question is this. From what I have found on the internet is that 5 line kites are a bit safer. I am confused though about what type of kites are five line and what brands. Could anyone...

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