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by edt
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Poll: King of the Air 2018: Straps vs Boots?
Replies: 31
Views: 2374

Re: Poll: King of the Air 2018: Straps vs Boots?

I want to believe that whoever does the first in competition board off megaloop will win, but I"m thinking whoever goes highest and deepest on a megaloop front roll (or megaloop kgb) in boots will probably win because you can land hotter and harder in boots, a lot easier not to butt check on landing...
by edt
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Forearm Burn - What to do about it
Replies: 13
Views: 888

Re: Forearm Burn - What to do about it

Thanks for the replies. I agree with Dylan that technique is important, but it only gets me when conditions are really gusty and messy. I'm going to try out some windsurfing gloves from a mate (current gloves are 2mm so pretty thin). I've spent a few months on and off working out with the hand grip...
by edt
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Poll: King of the Air 2018: Straps vs Boots?
Replies: 31
Views: 2374

Re: Poll: King of the Air 2018: Straps vs Boots?

if kevin langeree does a board off megaloop and doesn't get the high score for it . . . I won't be surprised.
by edt
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Poll: King of the Air 2018: Straps vs Boots?
Replies: 31
Views: 2374

Re: Poll: King of the Air 2018: Straps vs Boots?

What about boots on a 'normal' board. Would that give speed and pop? That's how I ride. But there's a good chance you will break your board because it's not properly reinforced for boots. Nobody at the KOTA will ride this way. I wouldn't megaloop on a Pivot, seems dangerous because it doesn't climb...
by edt
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Poll: King of the Air 2018: Straps vs Boots?
Replies: 31
Views: 2374

Re: Poll: King of the Air 2018: Straps vs Boots?

I assume you can go higher with boots? Hold more power, load and pop higher? It also begs another question. C or SLE? My feeling is that you can usually go higher in straps the key point is that boards used by the pros with boots have too much rocker to go much above 20 knots board speed for instan...
by edt
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Forearm Burn - What to do about it
Replies: 13
Views: 888

Re: Forearm Burn - What to do about it

you need to reduce the amount of material under the grip. Dakine Mitts as mentioned above are some of the best for this because they don't have any neoprene on the palm just a cover and 2-3mm of neoprene on the back of the mitts. If you are running 5 or 6mm gloves and want to continue using gloves a...
by edt
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Poll: King of the Air 2018: Straps vs Boots?
Replies: 31
Views: 2374

Re: Poll: King of the Air 2018: Straps vs Boots?

Takes too long to get used to straps after riding boots for years you would botch too many landings
by edt
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Have lei kites gotten any better in the last 6 years?
Replies: 37
Views: 2802

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

Ok fair call. Ill define what a call better. 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. What I had...
by edt
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foot straps and foot injuries
Replies: 10
Views: 860

Re: Foot straps and foot injuries

like others have said you must have twisted your foot in the strap in a crash but forgot about it. I've never heard of injuries from the strap by itself, you have to crash and twist your ankle. Sometimes you don't feel those injuries until the next day when it swells up, which is why you don't remem...
by edt
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Who knows of a harness that will pack flat?
Replies: 14
Views: 978

Re: Who knows of a harness that will pack flat?

not sure I would want to wear a harness to a flight, good way to get stopped by security and have a long talk about why this harness isn't some kind of new secret bomb. any non-hard shell harness will pack flat just press hard and it will fold in half. I don't want to recommend any in particular bec...

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