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by mede
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: On Shore Wave Kites
Replies: 61
Views: 11565

Re: On Shore Wave Kites

My take on things (confirming what some of you already said): * To have fun, at least a couple of degrees side here and there are a must, fully completely on does not cut it for me. Kite: * Fast * very quick-turning, with defined feedback * Must fly upwind very well * Must drift nicely and with stab...
by mede
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How To Self-Land a Kite in High Winds
Replies: 41
Views: 5835

Re: How To Self-Land a Kite in High Winds

@plummet: I'm with you on this - in conditions as you describe (ridiculously overpowered). Did the same in Tarifa one day - no other option. But in regular conditions, I stay with what I mentioned before: fly to edge, steer down hard, pull upper front line, and when landed quickly walk flag line to ...
by mede
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How To Self-Land a Kite in High Winds
Replies: 41
Views: 5835

Re: How To Self-Land a Kite in High Winds

Tether is definitely the safest as long as you have a good anchor. Helix screw work better than dog anchor corkscrews in our sand at the Oregon Coast. Usually we have enough driftwood to tie to and Harbor Freight has 2” towstrap with forged shackles 12’ Long for under $10 It depends how close the t...
by mede
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How To Self-Land a Kite in High Winds
Replies: 41
Views: 5835

Re: How To Self-Land a Kite in High Winds

In that kind of wind I’d try this first (especially if kite is still dry and you don’t want a birds nest):- Assuming you have a good-sized area of beach – for plan B below, just in case! – Bring kite to side of window on the beach about 3m off the ground, steer the kite hard to the ground and immed...
by mede
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How To Self-Land a Kite in High Winds
Replies: 41
Views: 5835

Re: How To Self-Land a Kite in High Winds

I would suggest that instead of just releasing, you fly the kite to the window, steer it down (possibly grabing both front lines for an impulse), then pull the upwind frontline to properly touch the kite down. Then proceed as you described
by mede
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Wave Kite
Topic: Anyone ride both Firewire Vanguard vs. OR Duke?
Replies: 15
Views: 5069

Re: Anyone ride both Firewire Vanguard vs. OR Duke?

Jwoo wrote:
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:11 pm
We bought a Jester for my wife to learn on, and I loved it so much I bought one for myself. Rides smoother and faster than the Vanguard.
Are you sure about the "faster" part of your statement? :wink:
by mede
Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Takoon furia phi, good for big air?
Replies: 4
Views: 1071

Re: Takoon furia phi, good for big air.

It's a very different kite than your old waroo. It will turn MUCH faster, and the feeling on the bar is ways more direct. I like the furias a lot in the medium and smaller sizes, they are incredibly dynamic. For big air, they are excellent for height (go really fast, then with a strong impulse stear...
by mede
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Airton Cozzolino seals the deal in pumping Levante winds - Day 5 GKA World Tour Tarifa
Replies: 7
Views: 1396

Re: Airton Cozzolino seals the deal in pumping Levante winds - Day 5 GKA World Tour Tarifa

Don't see any picture, Toby. For me it's just a black square. Also no action when clicking. Can you fix?
by mede
Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The lightest snappiest surfboard for overhead waves?
Replies: 26
Views: 5102

Re: The lightest snappiest surfboard for overhead waves?

as @knotwindy says, try the FW Vader. Personally, I would go for the kite version, because you will end up jumping it ;) , and double overhead is not too light on the material either :D

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