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Re: The Video Topic - post all videos here

Postby Toby » Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:53 am

Who Has Right of Way? Chasing the Dream: Vlog 10

Intimidated when you ride a crowded beach? Learn the kiteboarding rules for who has the right of way on the water.

In this weeks episode I’ll be going to my sisters bachelorette party in Las Vegas, then I’ll be making my way to interview my good friend Kara Mulder.

Kara is a kiteboarder, the author of the flight attendant life and a digital nomad like myself. She has some amazing insights behind the community to be found in kiteboarding and travel.

Before we get into the rules:

A quick reminder, like driving it's always your responsibility to avoid a collision, even if you have the right away. You can not take it. It must be given to you. Be cautious, know the rules but don’t assume the riders around you do. It's always better to be safer than sorry .

Rule 1:

The rider on the starboard tack has the right of way. Starboard tack means your right hand is forward. When your left hand is forward that is port tack. There are somethings that will affect this, for example the a slower moving vessel will have the right of way regardless of tack. This can be sailboats, windsurfers or even slower kiteboarders. Keep this in mind and yield to them.

Rule 2:

Downwind rider has the right of way. I have a few sailing terms for you to learn. Windward and leeward. Windward is the vessel closest to the source of wind, or upwind. Leeward is further away from the source of wind, or downwind. Now, the upwind rider must yield to the downwind rider so remember, the downwind rider has the right of way.

If you’re riding with people who might not be aware of the rules, you can signal your intentions to them with your kite. If you plan on riding upwind, keep your kite up high around noon. If you plan on going downwind, get that kite nice and low. Keep an eye on the other rider and follow in suit.

Rule 3:

Yield to riders who have fallen or are body dragging for their board. They always have the right of way. It’s also important to note that beginners have the right of way by default. Always give new riders a wide berth and be respectful. If you're a new rider, take comfort in the fact that experienced riders are going to be able to spot you quite easily and will likely give you plenty of room to figure things out.

Rule 4:

Riders leaving the beach will have right of way over riders who are tacking back in. Keep this in mind when your heading back to the beach. If you see someone heading out, tack back the other way and let them get on the water first.

Rule 5:

Be cognizant of your surroundings before executing a maneuver such as a tack or a trick. Always look upwind and downwind of you first. Make sure you have about 50 meters clearance upwind and 100 meters downwind. Kite lines are around 24 meters long and you can cover that distance quite quickly.

Rule 6:

What about wave riding? If you see a kiteboarder surfing a wave, they have the right of way. If there are multiple riders on the same wave, the rider closest to the crest or breaking point of the wave has the right of way. Be respectful and give them room. We’re very fortunate to be so mobile on the water with our kites. Give them room and find your break.

That covers it for the most part. Be respectful and most importantly have fun out there!

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Re: The Video Topic - post all videos here

Postby jpham » Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:16 pm

The Summer Edition #16

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Re: The Video Topic - post all videos here

Postby Toby » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:56 am

Home - Roderick Pijls

Traveling is amazing!! But spending some time home with family and having great kiting days with friends is great as well.
Loving it and having good times!!

Shot by Edwin Haighton at the Maasvlakte in 15min

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Re: The Video Topic - post all videos here

Postby Toby » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:23 pm

5 Steps to Better Kite Control

There are a few things you can do to dramatically improve your kite skills. In this video, Blake Olsen Breaks down five things you can do to get better fast.

Step one
Rigging & making sure you have the right setting for the conditions. The first thing I would like to talk about is choosing the right size kite for the conditions. Every kite model and size is going to have a predetermined wind range where it will perform optimally. You can usually find this chart in the packaging or listen on the manufactures website. It's important to stick within these parameters if you want to have any fun and progress.

Every kite is going to have that grey area where it will still perform albeit, not optimally. In these situations. Most kites will have two to three knots you can chose from. If you are appropriately powered, you will want to choose the middle knot. If the wind is light you will use the knot closest to the kite. If the wind is strong, you will use the knot furthest away from the kite. This will change the angle of attack and make a big difference in power.

Step two
It's important to trim your kite so that it will not backstall. Experiment with the the trim o before your session. Park the kite at noon& pull the bar all the way in. It should just sit there perfectly above your head.

Step three
The wind window will change with different winds.There is a light wind skill set, a moderate wind skill set, and a high wind skill set. Sometimes in gusty you need to use all three skills sets in the same session. Something I've noticed while teaching kiteboarding lessons over the years is that my students will take a lesson and do well. Then a few days later they get back out in different wind conditions and it's like starting all over again. Light wind can be the most frustrating of all. It takes the most skill to be able to ride up wind and do tricks on a light wind day. Remember, these are the safest days to learn and you're going to get the most out of them. So do yourself a favor and have fun and practice.

Step four
Have a point of reference downwind and realize that It may shift or change during your session. It's not uncommon for new kiteboarders to get going and as they get up on the board they lose their point of reference. This causes them to fly the kite at the edge of the wind window where there is very little power. The next thing they know, they are sinking in the water. If you know where down wind is, you can work your kite where it needs to be so you can keep riding or get upwind.

Step five
Fly the kite with your fingertips. While learning people like to hold on really tight and over steer the kite. Always be gentle with the bar. Kite control is a very subtle thing. Also just feel out the line tension. The goal is to keep soft even line tension. If you're flying and the lines get really tight or really slacked the kite will be aggressive. So line tension is everything. If you are aggressive with the kite, it's going to be an aggressive ride. If you are smooth and gentle, well, it's going to be a gentle ride. Modern kites really are amazing, they basically have auto pilot, so relax and let the kite do the work for you.

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Re: The Video Topic - post all videos here

Postby jpham » Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:49 am

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Re: The Video Topic - post all videos here

Postby jpham » Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:18 am

The Summer Edition - #18 - in 4K/SUHD

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Re: The Video Topic - post all videos here

Postby Toby » Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:58 am

North: Rio

In this North Team Episode Tom Court and Colleen Carroll head out to Brazil to meet up with Brazilian locals Reno Romeu and Sebastian Ribeiro to explore one of the most vibrant cities in the world, Rio De Janeiro. Taking the new 2017 Dice and a whole host of boards to make the most what this beautiful coastal city has to offer. Not only riding some of the best spots in the area, flat water lagoons, waves, beach breaks and more but also exploring some of the worlds most famous tourist destinations like the Cristo Redentor in the centre of Rio. Wake boarding in the city centre and getting a flavour for the city whilst they put their 2017 Dice through its paces in all the local spots.

Reno Romeu the local hero and star of the Brazilian TV show on Channel Off. Who better to show the crew around the city of dreams!?

For more info head to: https://www.northkiteboarding.com

Music: Unippm Database

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Re: The Video Topic - post all videos here

Postby jpham » Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:03 am

The Summer edition #19 - see it in 4K

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Re: The Video Topic - post all videos here

Postby SaulOhio » Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:46 pm

Trying to learn to do the Darkslide.



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