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by ronnie
Wed Nov 09, 2005 4:33 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: skim kiters? How High????
Replies: 18
Views: 2619

Slyde wrote:To change the topic a little, can any of you guys manage to carve a skimboard like you can a surfboard?Slyde
There is some skimboarding in this clip.
http://www.kitefilm.com/video/shinn1024.wmv
by ronnie
Wed Nov 09, 2005 4:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Photo sequence for crossbow self-launch.
Replies: 22
Views: 4251

Re: Photo sequence for crossbow self-launch.

[quote="Ismo"]looks extremely dangerous way to launch kite! [quote] I think if the chicken loop is strongly attached to an immovable object and the bar is in total depower mode, extremely dangerous is an exaggeration. You can find fault with any self-launch method. Your points are valid and the kite...
by ronnie
Tue Nov 08, 2005 9:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Photo sequence for crossbow self-launch.
Replies: 22
Views: 4251

Photo sequence for crossbow self-launch.

At http://www.dlight.net in Tenerife, they have an excellent series of photographs showing a crossbow being self-launched.
by ronnie
Tue Oct 25, 2005 5:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Mark Shinn - Boosting on a crossbow
Replies: 26
Views: 7958

Funk was good, but with a depowerable kite, the strapless surfing is going to be even better in the next one. But how about including some big wave riding with a strapped board in the next film?
by ronnie
Sat Oct 15, 2005 11:31 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiteshops in brazil and on Tenerife?
Replies: 6
Views: 871

Re: Kiteshops in brazil and on Tenerife?

hawaiikiter wrote:im going to brazil and later to tenerife.

in fortaleza and around, are there any shops/schools that sell equipment? what brands then?

in tenerife i knoiw there are shops but what brands are available?
dlight.net in Tenerife do Naish and Cabrinha.
by ronnie
Sat Oct 15, 2005 11:27 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Crossbows are fast
Replies: 31
Views: 3710

Phil wrote:Any rider on Bow type kite during the event? :o

Phil
Have Fun & Ride Safe
I cannot find out.
Aurélia Herpin was using a C kite and Olaf is sponsored by North so bow kites were not the fastest.
by ronnie
Fri Oct 14, 2005 11:50 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Crossbows are fast
Replies: 31
Views: 3710

New World Records from Walvis Bay. Men’s Kite Surfing - Olaf Marting, 41.79Kts Women’s Kite Surfing - Aurelia Herpin, France 35.20Kts All records are subject to ratifiaction with the WSSRC, although Mike Ellison, official council member who has been observing the event, saw no reason w...
by ronnie
Tue Sep 27, 2005 10:12 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: crossbow versus nova-kitesurf mag review
Replies: 4
Views: 1930

The full review/comparison of the Nova and Crossbow by Kitesurf magazine is now available on Ikiteboarding.
by ronnie
Wed Sep 21, 2005 4:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: CB 9 , nova 9 difference ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1008

The British Kitesurf magazine compared the 12m Xbow and Nova, but it is a very long article and needs to be read in detail. Overall, they saw the Nova being slightly better suited to the novice/intermediate, due to its better handling and the Xbow had slightly more for the expert, but the difference...
by ronnie
Wed Sep 21, 2005 9:21 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: More thoughts on bow kite bar pressure
Replies: 16
Views: 1485

What is the bar like ona Nova? No pulleys? Steve T Yes, it has no pulleys and the pull on the rear lines is very light. It reportedly turns very slightly slower than the Xbow and to fully depower it, the bar travels about 2 metres up the centreline, which has resulted in a messy system for keeping t...

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