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by GraemeF
Sun Jan 11, 2004 10:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: DIESEL ?!!?
Replies: 21
Views: 1726

Hi, The Diesel is still a freeride category kite like that which the Fuel pretty much defined. It will have a different canopy material, be slightly less refined in build to the Fuel, yet have more range. Chances are in some markets it may be more economical. Don't expect to see it in Europe much be...
by GraemeF
Sun Jan 11, 2004 4:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: G ARCs in the gorge?
Replies: 25
Views: 1626

So I wouldn't go as far to say 90 degrees and back, if it went that far chances are it would be on the wane. But 15-35 degrees are fairly common, again depending on the day and the direction. It doesn't always blow exactly the same way. Once your on the water and say out in the middle it aint a prob...
by GraemeF
Sun Jan 11, 2004 2:28 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: G ARCs in the gorge?
Replies: 25
Views: 1626

Hi, I've seen arcs being used in the gorge, but all the qualities that make the kite so use friendly elsewhere (steady wind sites) unfortunately make it difficult for gorge use. Two reasons. First the wind varies in power fairly quickly, this in itself the arc copes quite well with, but Secondly the...
by GraemeF
Sun Jan 11, 2004 2:12 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Antigua?
Replies: 9
Views: 2363

Sorry about this guys, I uploaded those pics using a Mac OSX with Safari browser and to me they are one under another. I've just today borrowed my daughters P.C. which takes ages to load this site and now I see the problem, it's damned anoying and the page is too wide. I'll try and edit that picture...
by GraemeF
Wed Jan 07, 2004 2:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Flawed Technology Responsible For Kiting Deaths
Replies: 52
Views: 3401

Having read through this thread and separated the sensible from the shall we say less than.. I would have to say the title demonstrates a typical U.S. "something or someone else is always responsible for things going wrong, so lets blame someone or even sue them" This actually discourages manufactur...
by GraemeF
Tue Jan 06, 2004 9:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Antigua?
Replies: 9
Views: 2363

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by GraemeF
Tue Jan 06, 2004 7:01 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Antigua?
Replies: 9
Views: 2363

Hi, just come back from two weeks out there with the breadknife & kids. It's a wonderful Island, locals real friendly, the kite spot is cool, just check in with Kevin and stick to his guide sheet, cos they don't want to get banned and they are quite close to the Airport. (turn right drive several hu...
by GraemeF
Mon Jan 05, 2004 10:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: slingshot fuel 2004 some honest opinions
Replies: 57
Views: 4953

Never mind apologies, a little explanation is what's required, so... 1)A high aspect ratio kite any brand it doesn't really matter, has to be ridden fast to develop it's power, that's why they work, like a high rev engine, the power only cuts in when the revs are achieved. So it is with Hi Aspect ki...
by GraemeF
Mon Jan 05, 2004 2:49 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: slingshot fuel 2004 some honest opinions
Replies: 57
Views: 4953

Australians

It is an inescapable fact that when someone from Europe is communicating with an Australian, the Australians head is in fact further away than his arse.

You can therefore quite factually state that all Australians talk through their arse.

Unless of course they're up here then they use their nose.
by GraemeF
Mon Jan 05, 2004 1:22 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: slingshot fuel 2004 some honest opinions
Replies: 57
Views: 4953

Id love to try a fuel and will do in the near future... they look like the most improved kite for 2004 as they were pretty bad in 2003... but unfortunately i doubt ill be getting slingshots due to the politics in my area and the attitude of the shop who sell them, i prefer to take my business elsew...

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