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Re: Disadvantages of wave kites

Postby Slappysan » Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:43 pm

clint2070 wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:18 am
Punt ? If I didn't see it for my own eyes I would say it was velcro !
Not sure what he's using for wax but mostly he's just riding in 30 knots of wind. Once you get up over 25 knots boards stick like glue if you have the angle right regardless of traction.

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Re: Disadvantages of wave kites

Postby jespin4845 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:17 am

yea that 2nd part of the vid is from Rufus, easy 30 knot afternoon and sine wave chest "swell"

epic spot

still he has mad skills, Im still trying to learn backroll without the damn grab

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Re: Disadvantages of wave kites

Postby Matteo V » Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:10 am

jespin4845 wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:17 am
Im still trying to learn backroll without the damn grab
I second the "great vid". Almost makes me want to leave the coast for the Gorge.

For a no hands backroll, try not doing such a hard initial movement upwind when starting the roll motion while on the water. If you push too hard upwind early on (initiation) then the kite catches you and yanks you downwind somewhere mid roll. Strapless is all about limiting the power of a move. If you are used to straps, you are used to going for the power instead of avoiding it.

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Re: Disadvantages of wave kites

Postby clint2070 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:01 am

Matteo V wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:10 am
jespin4845 wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:17 am
Im still trying to learn backroll without the damn grab
I second the "great vid". Almost makes me want to leave the coast for the Gorge.

For a no hands backroll, try not doing such a hard initial movement upwind when starting the roll motion while on the water. If you push too hard upwind early on (initiation) then the kite catches you and yanks you downwind somewhere mid roll. Strapless is all about limiting the power of a move. If you are used to straps, you are used to going for the power instead of avoiding it.
you've convinced me to try that. Im kiting in 13mph in san diego though. I need my monkey wax !

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Re: Disadvantages of wave kites

Postby Matteo V » Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:11 pm

clint2070 wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:01 am
I need my monkey wax !
And here we go with the strap fight!

If you want to go strapless, just use pads and forget the wax.

But there is a secret wax, that I use exclusively, called West System 105. I mix the 2 part stuff, then stick down my booties over night with them. The next day, I have wax that is better than any other wax on the market because my booties will never come off the board again. Sure I have to put on the board like a wakeboard, but everyone sees me strapless so it's cool.

Just kidding!


Bottom line is if you are looking for the best wax, it is straps. If you go strapless, I do not get why you would want stick to the board as well as with straps. I never could pull off a kick flip with wax on the board unless I dumped enough sand on it to make it not stick for a while. I then realized that just using a front foot pad was the way to make kick flips WAY easier.

Though I do not really kite strapless anymore, I went through this. And again, if your goal is to stick to the board, use straps. If you goal is to be strapless, use skill to keep the board in contact with your feet.

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Re: Disadvantages of wave kites

Postby Do-it » Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:44 am

halloi wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:01 pm
i have a BEST Cabo quiver and fumkin' love that kite!
are there kites out there that jump higher? i bet.
kites out there with better depower? probably not.
if you surf waves get a wave kite, if you ride freestyle strapless get a wave kite, if you like low bar pressure get a wave kite,
if you like boosting to the moon without hassle on a tt get a freeride kite.

just my 2 cents.

and because i love this clip of the Cabo im gonna share it with you guys ; )

phpBB [video]

enjoy

ps: yes, hes using some punt on that board :naughty:
Ummmmmm. .....where the fuck were the waves???


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