Dimitri M wrote:
so u are saying SupaEz went to the outside by swimming? not just by.. kiting up-wind?
Yes you are correct Tiago1973
because his surf/race board had very long fins and were I was the water was too shallow so he had to swim out past the break to start so his fins don't touch the ground.
Sorry i will have to disagree about the SMACK coming out of your mouth
I started in way LESS than KNEE DEEP of water
I started inside the break....i never need to SWIM outside (maybe that is what YOU need to do)
I went upwind across the break...because my kite pulls me upwind
The "NAME" of the board is Freerace...it is a twin FIN and they are NOT long at all..14cm = 4 1/2"
Raceboard directionals boards are WIDE with very LONG fins
My board was only half a centimeter wider than yours...47.5 versus 47.0
The effective waterline surface area when riding are exactly the same
The true winner is THE KITE that finally smacked down the Infinity in" true non-gradient light wind"
You failed your reverse launch...my reverse launch was very good..we were both in 4-5kn wind
Our kites did not fall out of the sky like one said...we collided when our kites were real low
We exchanged kites...and you really felt the POWER of my kite...heel dragging in the sand
This video re-creates the mood of that afternoon...and that one kite performed much better
If a kite is not superior or equal to another in all the important criteria of LW..then it is ...inferior
It is OK...you can't win them all....just be gracious..honest and admit it..
....there is always a first time for everything...and this was YOUR first time
Your kite does NOT fly in less wind speed than mine
Your kites needs MORE wind speed to keep the rider going on the water
Your kites does NOT go upwind as well as mine
Your kite does NOT loop any better than mine
Your kite does NOT jump as well and as high to do LW transitions as mine
Sorry you did not get the 7-10kn you were hoping for.........no need to use the s**t word
All we had for wind on the water was 7-8kn....and one very short lived puff..of 9kn
No gradient wind...just an ordinary onshore wind day...nothing UNIQUE about the wind on that day
Nice work Supa. That vid is pretty conclusive....