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by swell
Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:05 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Proposed IKA Foilboard Class Rules! Rise up against this!!
Replies: 24
Views: 4421

Re: Proposed IKA Foilboard Class Rules! Rise up against this

Mayby not the exactly right topic to post this question, sorry, but: Why lots of riders at foilboards competitions use helmets? Is this because they all are beginners (if so I would adwise to use a boardleash too) or is this sort of kitesurfing even more dangerous than using raceboards with 3 long a...
by swell
Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:17 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: FoilBoarding - is it the future of kiteboarding?
Replies: 12
Views: 2942

Re: FoilBoarding - is it the future of kiteboarding?

For the 95% of twintip riders the directionals are useless because of the fact that they require tacking or jibing, that actually means a significant better kite flying skills... if only raceboards and foilboards were bidirectional! :allbegood: ...
by swell
Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:00 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2013 European Kiteracing Championships Day 3
Replies: 5
Views: 1359

Re: 2013 European Kiteracing Championships Day 3

ronnie wrote:Interesting also that there are ram air kites doing very well in the ladies event, but none in the men's.
Ivan Doronin (RUS) is using the same ramair kite ELF and was leading the qualification series.
by swell
Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:54 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: South/Middle American Championships Day 1
Replies: 1
Views: 827

Re: South/Middle American Championships Day 1

What is the course they are sailing?
by swell
Tue May 21, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: Kiteracer
Topic: Looking for foot strap placement input on 2013 north ltd.
Replies: 22
Views: 5146

Re: Looking for foot strap placement input on 2013 north ltd

From how it rides the straps should be all the way forward, otherwise the board bounces pretty much. They also should test the boards befor production - not all the riders have small footsize, mine is euro 47 and its hell f***g uncomfortable for the front foot as the board is very canted on the outl...
by swell
Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: Kiteracer
Topic: A detailed look at the game changes for the 2013 racing
Replies: 4
Views: 2968

Re: A detailed look at the game changes for the 2013 racing

I honestly do not see a practical use of this 360 penalty turn... imagine all the fleet goes upwind with 20knots of speed and you try to make a penalty 360 turn if you brake any rule - nobody will watch you and even less whether you did it right... for the rider who had the right of way its a lot ea...
by swell
Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Airstyle 1965
Replies: 11
Views: 1895

Re: Airstyle 1965

... and those hooked-in handlepasses :jump:
by swell
Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: wainman vs North Neo
Replies: 4
Views: 1698

Re: wainman vs North Neo

clint2070 wrote:Did North take a Wainman,dye it neon and call it their new wave kite ?
I'm affraid Wainman did take a Norths trainer kite Buster and called it all-in-one kite...
:rollgrin:
by swell
Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Spy photo new 2013 North Dyno !!!
Replies: 39
Views: 11545

Re: Spy photo new 2013 North Dyno !!!

masterred wrote:
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not a new kite, but a new North LTD board for sure!
by swell
Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 8 years kiting and I was so wrong about boards
Replies: 82
Views: 13368

Re: 8 years kiting and I was so wrong about boards

lost few minutes presciuos time reading this BS topic...

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