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by TooMuchEpoxy
Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Raceboard - How the hell do I ride this thing??
Replies: 72
Views: 10087

Re: Raceboard - How the hell do I ride this thing??

After racing dinghys for years I've learned how to rig some wierd stuff in wierd places. Why not a 2:1 rear line adjustment inside the bar. You pull 1ft on a line that exits the bar with a cleat, it pulls both rear lines in 6 in. Less tension on the rear lines means easier adjustment, easy on demand...
by TooMuchEpoxy
Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Raceboard - How the hell do I ride this thing??
Replies: 72
Views: 10087

Re: Raceboard - How the hell do I ride this thing??

I don't understand the obsession with leashing your board. When i started kiting it was the first thing i was told not to do. I ride mostly strapless and have never been without my board for more than 30 secs, even in head high shore break... As far as the race board goes with my limited experience,...
by TooMuchEpoxy
Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Raceboard - How the hell do I ride this thing??
Replies: 72
Views: 10087

Re: Raceboard - How the hell do I ride this thing??

Thanks for the extensive tutorial patrick. You guys at ASM have been awesome. Let a buddy take the board and kite for a spin today and his Laser(sailboat) is on craigslist as we speak. He'll be calling you shortly... Today was 7-10. Did a couple of miles upwind across the harbor to the next island a...
by TooMuchEpoxy
Thu Sep 29, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Raceboard - How the hell do I ride this thing??
Replies: 72
Views: 10087

Re: Raceboard - How the hell do I ride this thing??

I race sailboats...VMG is everything.

Thanks for the insight all, ready to start pushing it.

Back at it this afternoon.
by TooMuchEpoxy
Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Raceboard - How the hell do I ride this thing??
Replies: 72
Views: 10087

Re: Raceboard - How the hell do I ride this thing??

Yeah, I feel like it's way more mannagable going as far upwind as possible or as far downwind as possible, when going upwind, dial it down to get speed and power and when going downwind, dial it up to power up.

It likes upwind and it likes downwind. It's the inbetween that is tough
by TooMuchEpoxy
Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:17 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Raceboard - How the hell do I ride this thing??
Replies: 72
Views: 10087

Re: Raceboard - How the hell do I ride this thing??

there's absolutely 0 edge control. Spilling power by letting the board point towards the kite doesn't happen. Only when your going downwind and that is a SLOW process.. As for standing on the board out of the straps, without atleast one foot in the straps the kite immedately pulls you off becuase wh...
by TooMuchEpoxy
Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 100% woodcore surf board, what's your take?
Replies: 12
Views: 1941

Re: 100% woodcore surf board, what's your take?

I feel like you need very little flex in surfboards. Putting it in the realm of TT flex is totaly unreal. The feeling I get is it shouldn't flex when your edging or riding upwind, but you do want it to flex when your loading up a powerful turn. Anything like a TT construction will flex when merely e...
by TooMuchEpoxy
Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Raceboard - How the hell do I ride this thing??
Replies: 72
Views: 10087

Re: Raceboard - How the hell do I ride this thing??

Yes, and I got that, it's just I had no control whatsoever...
Extremely unforgiving.

It felt like stepping up from a smart car to a F1 Car. I was happy just to get it around the track...
by TooMuchEpoxy
Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Raceboard - How the hell do I ride this thing??
Replies: 72
Views: 10087

Raceboard - How the hell do I ride this thing??

Took out the Cabrinha 183 with 16M crossbow yesterday in 12 kts. I'm a former windsurfer so i get the whole driving on the fins thing and by the end of the day I could go upwind and downwind by riding the fins instead of edging, but i was completely overpowered...in 12 kts. Full depower strap, didn'...
by TooMuchEpoxy
Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ultimate Knife for Kiters!
Replies: 41
Views: 6288

Re: Ultimate Knife for Kiters!

I'd imagine for an emergency tool like this I'd find some kind of soft wax that the tool could pull through and melt the wax into the tool pocket around the tool. Corrosion resistance, garunteed sharp...You'd have to repack it every time you used the tool though. I just know there's no worse environ...

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