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by SSK
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Strapless skills
Replies: 5
Views: 1129

Re: Strapless skills

Not sure about others, but nobody rides like this at my local launch sites. There are a few OBX local kids riding like that. Here are two Reider Decker https://vimeo.com/147386230 Evan Netsch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x706yeOIOT8 Both videos are 2 years old and both are going bigger and more ...
by SSK
Sat May 06, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Strapless board for a big guy
Replies: 65
Views: 7976

Re: Strapless board for a big guy

There is a volume point that corresponds to rider weight. At my weight (80kg) its around 30l. 30L? Seems like a pretty corky board for someone at that weight, unless you are riding pretty light wind conditions. I am a little under that and most people I know are on 20-25L at that weight. We ride mo...
by SSK
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Moving to San Fran answer have some questions.
Replies: 12
Views: 2399

Re: Moving to San Fran answer have some questions.

Have you checked out Bay Area Kiteboarding?
http://www.bayareakiteboarding.com/forum/
Pretty active site. Active forum, maps, transportation info, etc.
by SSK
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cabrinha Fireball update
Replies: 20
Views: 5860

Re: Cabrinha Fireball update

There has been a couple of threads on FB reviews http://www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2394392&hilit=fireball http://www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2394587&p=954735&hilit=fireball#p954735 Everyone I know who has gone to it really like it especially in the surf. They have replaced their...
by SSK
Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Modern Type KiteSurfboards
Replies: 21
Views: 3527

Re: Modern Type KiteSurfboards

A couple of areas of confusion here. Just because a board does not have a nose does not make it a parallel rail board or modern planing hulls (MPH). Tomo MPH boards are a very radical change, and the squared off nose is more a by-product of other design features than a feature on its own. Here is a ...
by SSK
Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Surfboard preferred riding stance
Replies: 15
Views: 1671

Re: Surfboard preferred riding stance

Huh ? Is it like that in your region ? Here, it is almost 100% that ride switch - I might be able to think about 1 person only, out of ALL I know, that ride the "wrong way" (when ONLY done on their natural side, always) as it is also labelled here. Interesting. Here it is not like that. I think the...
by SSK
Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Surfboard preferred riding stance
Replies: 15
Views: 1671

Re: Surfboard preferred riding stance

Pretty similar 1) Yes. Unlike surfing there are plenty of kiters that can ride waves very well on either stance. I would say those who do not come from a strong history of surfing, probably have it easier. Do not have to overcome as much muscle memory 2) No. Only as a novelty. There may be a tiny fr...
by SSK
Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Why doesn't everybody side rig their lines in launch position?
Replies: 63
Views: 5826

Re: Why doesn't everybody side rig their lines in launch position?

As pointed out what works at your spot may not work at others. It is kind of naive to assume every beach in the world is just like your beach. We rarely side rig on our beach since the beaches are pretty narrow. We rig almost always down wind (which is parallel to the beach for us). Our beaches are ...
by SSK
Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best single line flag-out kites?
Replies: 12
Views: 1344

Re: Best single line flag-out kites?

Someone put a nice table in the below thread, showing kite companies and type of flagging. It shows the move towards SFL.
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2393692&p=943728&hi ... ng#p943728
by SSK
Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What is the biggest risk self launching?
Replies: 44
Views: 4767

Re: What is the biggest risk self launching?

This video shows how it can go wrong. Yes, there are plenty of really bad decisions made that lead to this. See if you can count them all. But it shows when it goes bad it can happen real quick.


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