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by edt
Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Boards for going up wind
Replies: 45
Views: 4238

Re: Boards for going up wind

So the flater and wider the board the better it is going up wind? I fly the 13m in about 10-18 notts then the 9m up. ok in 10 knots with a 132cm x 40 on a 13m weighing 85k (190 pounds) you will never be able to go upwind, all the power in the kite will be used to get you on a plane. If you get a bi...
by edt
Wed Nov 03, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Boards for going up wind
Replies: 45
Views: 4238

Re: Boards for going up wind

Well I only have 1 board so use it in all conditions. Its quite chopy here. I have a 9m Zeeko lotus and a 13m genetrix origin. There french so you guys might not have heard of them. ok you're 85kg, with a 132cm x 40 board, and you ride a 9m and 13m kite. what wind speeds do you ride those kites in?
by edt
Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:06 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Boards for going up wind
Replies: 45
Views: 4238

Re: Boards for going up wind

davetaff wrote:its 132cm long and i think 40 wide. I weigh 85 kg.

What is flat rocker? and if thats good for going up wind why is to much rocker bad?

All sounds a bit confusing now. So I need a bigger, wide board?
whats the wind speed & kite size too tks
by edt
Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:25 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Boards for going up wind
Replies: 45
Views: 4238

Re: Boards for going up wind

What makes a board good for going up wind? and what boards are good for it? Thanks all its not the board per se that makes going upwind easy its being able to get on a plane. If it's 20 knots and you are on your 12 meter you can go upwind standing on a trash can lid. If it's 10 knots with the same ...
by edt
Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:37 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: how do you keep your hands warm?
Replies: 23
Views: 3509

Re: how do you keep your hands warm?

Starsky wrote:I offered up a good pair of gloves that should help you out.

you mean those ocean rodeo coldfire gloves

do you like the 5mm or 3mm?
by edt
Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: how do you keep your hands warm?
Replies: 23
Views: 3509

Re: how do you keep your hands warm?

I use a regular heavy snowboard mitt in the winter and those work great as well, no cold hands and no fatigue either, use the same kites year round. There's just not as much forearm fatigue when kiting so it should be easy to find something that will keep your hands warm. wait dont those lose their...
by edt
Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:47 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: how do you keep your hands warm?
Replies: 23
Views: 3509

how do you keep your hands warm?

it's 50 water / 40 air F here in MI now that fall is here (uh I think that's 10 / 4 in C). How do you keep your hands warm? I go until my hands feel numb, and then I have to let go of the bar. I can just let my kite go into the water, and let go of the bar and bob there for a while, and just not hav...
by edt
Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite Jump - Going Upwind??
Replies: 11
Views: 2435

Re: Kite Jump - Going Upwind??

I have never seen something like that, and always thought it was impossible to go upwind while airborne. But check out this video. The kite looks like a flysurfer. Can anyone explain?? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxUT3pwc_n4 Consider the roller coaster. How does it go uphill without anyone pushi...
by edt
Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The Ultimate De-power line?
Replies: 10
Views: 1401

Re: The Ultimate De-power line?

How hard is it? Nearly impossible :lol: This is Japan - if it's not baseball, soccer or tennis people aren't interested so there's not the demand to carry stuff like that in stock. There might a shop in like Osaka or Tokyo that has all the goodies but ordering online is PITA ... if possible at all....
by edt
Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Unhooked - Questions
Replies: 31
Views: 3742

Re: Unhooked - Questions

Its the last time i give advice here on kiteforum...i could care less, cause if you are going to try to help someone just to receive insults by a 3rd guy...well. Its easy to say things behind a keyboard im not sure the guy would be insulting others face to face speedyrider, you have some excellent ...

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