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When kiters say fu****

Postby harppa » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:06 am

Last week at Pallas Kiteweek we were focused on the big questions :jump: :lol:
https://www.facebook.com/lappissurf/vid ... 302708781/
Video by: Ville Pääkkönen

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Re: When kiters say fu****

Postby Toby » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:00 am

Hahaha, too funny! And soooo true 👍🏻

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Re: When kiters say fu****

Postby downunder » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:05 pm

Kitos harppa !


Ex Ferratum employee :)

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Re: When kiters say fu****

Postby Eckhardt » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:55 am

Rubbish...

there is no such thing as to much wind.

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Re: When kiters say fu****

Postby kitexpert » Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:53 pm

Eckhardt wrote: Rubbish...

there is no such thing as to much wind.
At northern fells winds can be very strong, AFAIK records for averaging winds in Pallas region are over 70kn and gusts 100kn. Cold air is dense which increases power.

Wind like that would throw you down and kill you. That is too much, isn't it :wink:

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Re: When kiters say fu****

Postby downunder » Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:27 pm

Eckhardt wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:55 am
Rubbish...

there is no such thing as to much wind.
You never experienced a cyclone?

Or 'bura' wind in Croatia? No? Well than...

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Re: When kiters say fu****

Postby Eckhardt » Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:02 pm

Haha oké oké I knew I would push some buttons there. L

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Re: When kiters say fu****

Postby harppa » Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:30 pm

Heheh yes most of the time I would also agree that there is never too much wind but like our camp last year the wind reached 52m/s so even for the toughest of us it got a bit gnarly :)

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Re: When kiters say fu****

Postby grigorib » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:54 pm

few more cases:
- you're launching someone's kite and while you still have it in hands he/she starts pulling on the bar hard powering it a lot
- you're barely managing a lightwind tack and someone drops a kite in front of you
- you keep coming back close to shore to do a nice jump/transition just to keep seeing someone hanging out with a kite parked static in the air, chatting
- you're coming back to shore tired (or grossly overpowered) to land but others are continuously coming out from that tiny launch spot :)
- someone else (besides several people you know well and trust) attempts to pump or roll your kite or rig/attach your lines
- when someone borrows your pump (and/or connect a different hose to it) and doesn't return it where it was
- when someone demoes your board you see them for no particular reason start readjusting straps
- when someone picks up or lands your kite and then moves with it in a way that you just see they move one of the lines over the wing and you end up with crossed lines
- when you see a knot on your line
- walking in/out and a line catches on some root or rock
- when you see someone with a cigarette is getting near your kite
- when you go on a quick downwinder with someone who spends 45 minutes to pump and rig
- you fail a frontroll and wipeout. Another dude stops, parks his kite so he's actually "in the way" to the board and checks on you "do you know how to bodydrag upwind?"
- someone starts correcting your launch technique "you should launch with kite towards water, it's safer that way"
- someone is riding in your wake as you approach shore and it's about time to be turning around
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Re: When kiters say fu****

Postby kjorn » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:16 pm

You do a jump then run out of water to land in


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