I have to issue a partial retraction on my previous statements, as yesterday I demoed a new (either '17 or '18) 10m Cabrinha Switchblade. The kite and bar were brand new - never used. I prefer to use my own bar at demo's (after checking line lengths), but could not as I did not have any "barbel" converters to use with my all loop line ends. So I used the supplied brand new Cabrinha bar.
Contrary to my previous experiences on Cabrinha bars specifically, I had no issue sheeting while turning the kite hard. And given the wind was 14m, it was a loopfest with the 10m. I had to loop everything from down the line to backrolls off white water.
alexeyga wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:57 pm
Lol, nothing wrong, in fact - only thing I meant to say was that you're like a rocket scientist trying to argue with a bunch of kids who are playing in a sand pit
... great points, but most riders are just happy to be out there and ride without being that technical. Your experience and your background (surfing using kites that are too small for the conditions and your weight) are waaaay too specific and what works best in your case, isn't necessarily what would be "the best" across the board. Besides - there isn't such thing as "the best", there's only what works best for you.
Yes, I agree that my posts are written in too complicated a manner. But that does not always indicate intelligence. Put more simply, "it don't make you smart just because big words pop into your head". And I am certainly no "rocket surgeon" or "brain scientist".
I strive to write more simply, but the details always seem to get in the way. Communication handicaps can go both ways.
And yes, riding does not have to be technical, nor is there any "best" way to do it. I will argue that there ARE ways to maximize potential of a system like kiting. But like you said, that may not be best
for your average rider. I post for those that want to examine the details, and try to fill in the blanks that I can. I read others posts for the same reason, and learn in kind. I do not think about these things until AFTER a session or move. I have a hard enough time with just building the instinct to react in a "quicker than thinking" way while doing these things. Post session examination or even pausing on a run can bring to light what happened, so you can plan your modification of the initiation on your next attempt. At least for me, after the initiation of a move, everything relies on instinctual reaction. Or at least I cannot grasp the words that would describe those things that happen when things go to a blur.