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Postby WILCO » Wed Apr 21, 2004 12:24 pm

I thought most people here on this forum were using inflatable kites and not C-quads or blades or other waterbags.
So droping the bar is probably just a micropin in the ass for most of us...
Dont know how you gonna relaunch with tangled lines, but when using a sliding leash system- 9 out of 10 times the kite becomes unrelaunchable and you'd have to swim in..

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Postby judsta » Wed Apr 21, 2004 12:29 pm

Who gives a F*!Kinf toss,
Just ride the way you want to ride. Unhooked or not 8)

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Postby kjelleren » Wed Apr 21, 2004 12:48 pm

I am always amused by the high level of concern that some kiters have about how they look, how their moves look, and what looks "old school". Is this sport between you and who's watching or between you and the wind,water, and waves? Frankly, we all look pretty damn foolish hanging off a kite, and I don't care. I care about what is happening between me and the kite. The sense of freedom, and flight. Learning new things, and having a great time with friends, even if they are the kind of lame kiters who would dangle off a schackle. :wink:

I'm going kiting today in a deserted summer area. The wind is supposed to go over 40 kts. Nobody will be watching, and I will have one excellent session. Just play, cause that's all kiting is.

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Postby Thisl » Wed Apr 21, 2004 4:12 pm

Hi,
I also learnt unhooked, some years ago.
I didnt even know that it might be necessary to wear a harness.
And it didn't look really cool.
Well it was not exactly wakestyle :D
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Postby Captain Goodvibes » Thu Apr 22, 2004 1:40 am

Thisl you rock man

the humble one is always happy and always has fun :thumb:

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Postby MadMick » Thu Apr 22, 2004 2:14 am

Thisl wrote:Hi,
I also learnt unhooked, some years ago.
I didnt even know that it might be necessary to wear a harness.
And it didn't look really cool.
Well it was not exactly wakestyle :D
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Looks like wakestyle !

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Postby Dax » Thu Apr 22, 2004 5:09 am

bragnouff wrote:
Dax wrote:Easy to drop your kite unhooked. Not sure if its hardcore, but it sure is a pain in the ass if you drop your bar.
:-? I thought most people here on this forum were using inflatable kites and not C-quads or blades or other waterbags.
So droping the bar is probably just a micropin in the ass for most of us...
Let me qualify: Self rescuing in the Gorge because you dropped your bar is a pain in the ass.

Have fun on your beaches. :thumb:

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Postby Natefizzle » Thu Apr 22, 2004 8:07 am

For sure. One time last summer i dropped my kite in the gorge and ended up messing with it for so long that once i finally got it back up, i had drifted so close to the washington side i had to do a quick downwinder and land on that little beach by the greenhouse, just down stream from the bridge. I was so beat i didn't even bother riding back to the other side...also didnt want to end up close to the bridge. So i just hitched a ride in a truck from some old guy who was going back across the river anyways...he seemed kind of annoyed with my presence at first, but once i gave him a slightly wet 20 for his troubles he was pretty stoked! But yeah, unhooked is cool if your close to shore or have a pal on a jet ski to help out...otherwise i'd rather ride than mess with a tangled leash and safety release.

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Postby unhook » Fri Apr 23, 2004 4:37 am

if you unhook the consequences are greater if you fall for starters. loosing your kite, or letting go and taking the suicide leash for a ride is always fun. being unhooked is very technical, starting from your load, edge, and release. being unhooked is a much bigger commitment, and doing unhooked tricks lead to more technical and sick tricks. doing a back mobe 5 like bertrand has to be the best feeling in the world in my oppinion. step outside the box and explore. a buddy of mine is 46 and he is riding a pulleybar now and doing raileys. everyone has there own style but i think its things like a hooked in railey that stirr everything up.


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