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Oregon Surf

Postby kitenake » Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:58 pm

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iblocalsurfer
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Re: Oregon Surf

Postby iblocalsurfer » Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:05 am

:thumb: Like the speed you maintain when you land the airs, looked smooth. Nice hacks too.
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Re: Oregon Surf

Postby sfpete » Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:08 am

I usually hate kite videos, but I liked this one for some reason. Good job.

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Re: Oregon Surf

Postby Eurus » Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:13 am

Nice vid but jeezus your slider rope is frayed!

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Re: Oregon Surf

Postby SalmonSlayer » Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:24 am

Nice video. I liked the fast landings too.

A couple of questions.

Can you comment on your experience with the Engine Harness?

You don't appear to have any sort of adjustable depower on your bar. Did you determine the length of the fixed depower line should be set (the length as if there was adjustable depower) fully powered, fully depowered or somewhere in the middle?

I hope the 2nd question is clear.
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Re: Oregon Surf

Postby mike dubs » Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:46 am

I will try and help.

I have had an Engine harness all year. by far the best harness in 30+yrs of wind and kite surfing, transfers power better as its rigid, fits perfectly and doesn't move as its molded to your back shape. No webbing needed to tighten the belt and a wide carbon spreader plate that does not twist.

On your second question, all the Cali strapless guys Alldredge, rebstock, Ropner, etc all ride with a long depower line and generally no trim strap, if you look at the video's they also don't use leashes and depend on the extra long depower line killing most of the power or they pull the QR shackle/hoop and ditch the kite in the surf.

Look at the TDZ and LTD videos as well as Coleman's Ride-Engine site.

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Re: Oregon Surf

Postby SalmonSlayer » Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:30 pm

mike dubs wrote:I will try and help.

On your second question, all the Cali strapless guys Alldredge, rebstock, Ropner, etc all ride with a long depower line and generally no trim strap, if you look at the video's they also don't use leashes and depend on the extra long depower line killing most of the power or they pull the QR shackle/hoop and ditch the kite in the surf.

Mike


Thx Mike,

I have been building my own bars and sliding spreader bars, but not in this control bar configuration. You confirmed what I needed to know. I love the simplicity

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Re: Oregon Surf

Postby kitenake » Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:52 pm

simple is key. if you are a lighter guy i would run a depower line through the chicken loop. if you can hold it down just have the single line. you can also have 2 or 3 bars with line lengths. I like 18, 19,20, and 23 meter lines
4 bars 4 lines 4 kites all wind conditions!!!
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