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Re: kiteboard death spiral, agh

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:14 am
by Westozzy
Bugger about the board man. But hey you are still breathing...excellent.

Re: kiteboard death spiral, agh

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:36 am
by mr_daruman
If your not doing any pass tricks try to hook your leash either to the sides or front of the harness. Though easier to release when dragged there is a bigger chance for it to tangle with the bar...that is why I prefer a release on the harness side. Faster and less prone to miss release.
Good job though on the quick double release. . :thumb:

Re: kiteboard death spiral, agh

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:42 pm
by SupaEZ
Funny advertisement video from down under forum :lol: :rollgrin:

http://www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Kite ... ert-funny/

Re: kiteboard death spiral, agh

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:28 pm
by Slappysan
Metaphor_ wrote: I also lost my board :( hoping someone in Squamish finds it. :(
I've been told boards often end up on the shore near the highway, be careful around the log booms there though.

Re: kiteboard death spiral, agh

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:36 pm
by NYKiter
Nice work. Kite equipment is never worth an injury.
Consider a North or Slingshot bar with metal parts.
:bye:

Re: kiteboard death spiral, agh

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:31 am
by FarQueLot
Metaphor_ wrote: I also wear a PDF....
is this a document metaphor?

Re: kiteboard death spiral, agh

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:58 am
by Metaphor_
FarQueLot wrote:
Metaphor_ wrote: I also wear a PDF....
is this a document metaphor?
It's like a personal flotation device, but dyslexic!

Re: kiteboard death spiral, agh

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:12 pm
by L0KI
NYKiter wrote:Consider a North or Slingshot bar with metal parts.
Metal parts are not an improvement.
The most reliable chicken loop release systems are not the ones with lots of metal parts.
When sand and salt and snow and mud and ice are a factor, the more basic chicken loop release like Ocean Rodeo, and Wainman tend to work with no chance of failure.

Re: kiteboard death spiral, agh

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 5:30 pm
by Jantrit
Oldnbroken wrote:
NYKiter wrote:Consider a North or Slingshot bar with metal parts.
Metal parts are not an improvement.
The most reliable chicken loop release systems are not the ones with lots of metal parts.
When sand and salt and snow and mud and ice are a factor, the more basic chicken loop release like Ocean Rodeo, and Wainman tend to work with no chance of failure.
Ice, snow, salt, mud....made me shiver just reading it and remembering this past winter's sessions. That said another important point is to make sure you can pull both safeties and reassemble your loop with your gloves on. With 5mm gloves on stuff gets difficult real quick.