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by plummet
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Boosting - bar motion and sheeting
Replies: 8
Views: 909

Re: Boosting -- bar motion and sheeting

I agree with Toby. But also the timing changes depending on kite sizes, wind speeds and different styled of kites.
by plummet
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Graceful Dismount
Replies: 1
Views: 467

Re: Graceful Dismount

No. But I did see a how to vid from horue on how to do a beach landing. The guy flipped the board up when he jumped caught it and landed on the beach and walked away.
by plummet
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New Big Air / Airstyle Board...with 5th fin ... thoughts please
Replies: 23
Views: 1724

Re: New Big Air / Airstyle Board...with 5th fin ... thoughts please

I haven't seen or ridden this board. But here's my thoughts. I have a mutant with 4 find in a quad set up mainly for wave riding and 1 find on the on the healside front for when I am riding out backwards and boost off waves. I can boost as high on one fin as a can on 4.......... The extra find make ...
by plummet
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Have lei kites gotten any better in the last 6 years?
Replies: 37
Views: 2837

Re: Have lei kites gotten any better in the last 6 years?

I still ride 2011-2013 kites and have not demoed any kites that I thought out out performed mine. The only characteristics that have been improved are in the light wind department. That's the boat I'm in now. My 2012 kites are getting real thin. The new stuff doesn't feel any better to me. Nor do I...
by plummet
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How To Self-Land a Kite in High Winds
Replies: 39
Views: 3633

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 plummet
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Stance width?
Replies: 25
Views: 2959

Re: Stance width?

A couple more session and the transfer is complete. Wider stance is good for me. The longer story is this. Initially I set my straps up based on where the front foot went strapless, then spaced the back out accordingly. This ment I had good pitch control over the nose of the board but had heavy rear...
by plummet
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foot straps and foot injuries
Replies: 10
Views: 869

Re: Foot straps and foot injuries

Maybe time to see a doctor. I've
I have a foot injury at the moment where the hydrofoil hit it. Its hurting with certain footstraps and shoes. But it's getting better so all good!
by plummet
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Have lei kites gotten any better in the last 6 years?
Replies: 37
Views: 2837

Re: Have lei kites gotten any better in the last 6 years?

Better - just the fact that there are 13m and 15m lightwind kites now makes me believe that kites became more efficient Better - there’s whole new class of freestyle foiling (like wave but much lighter) wings Better - majority of brands use large inflation valves. All kites are single inflation poi...
by plummet
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Have lei kites gotten any better in the last 6 years?
Replies: 37
Views: 2837

Re: Have lei kites gotten any better in the last 6 years?

You need to try a few more then, and with my salesman's hat on I'd point you at a GTS or XR series from Core, there's many a surprised Ozone rider not believing that there could be such an improvement. No core kites at my local to test. But I'd have to test 2012 core compared to 2018 core. This is ...
by plummet
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Have lei kites gotten any better in the last 6 years?
Replies: 37
Views: 2837

Re: Have lei kites gotten any better in the last 6 years?

I see kites getting more specific and getting good at one specific goal. But there overall performance hasn't increases. Ie make it drift better it just worse or goes upwind worse. Makes something and awesome jumper it becomes a worse drifter. This is what I believe. There are only so many things y...

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