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Postby Xboy » Mon Oct 28, 2002 3:30 pm

lol Jo do knees count? I've had a few good drags downwindies on my knees just can seem to get feet in front :smile:

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Postby Mr Jo Macdonald » Mon Oct 28, 2002 3:32 pm

Howzabout this,
Barefoot 100 points
Knee drag 40 points
Bum drag 0 points

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Postby BLOWN AWAY » Mon Oct 28, 2002 7:41 pm

Why are bum drags zero points???? What if you spin around on your ass.... does that score..... ????

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Postby murdoc » Mon Oct 28, 2002 8:18 pm

the smallest board we tried was a piece of wood about 65x20cm (no rocker, no fins, just footstraps).
it was possible to go upwind and jump.
landing was kinda difficult.



jo:

all you'd need is a nice 28kts and a 16m kite.
while riding a very very small board, you still have an edge.
downwinding with a kite is not really possible faster than the windspeed.
so get really overpowered and fly the kite at the edge of the window, powered up.
be sure to have 2 guys watching you as you blast downwind cuz you'll have to land the kite somehow.


i did some knee-drags when a dark cloud broaugh me some 30 knots while i was out with 16m and i dragged back, landet the kite and then had to swim for my board ..
i suppose that barfooting would have been possible.

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Postby Hernan » Tue Oct 29, 2002 3:30 am

I have seen some new UG for Martin Vari that looks really small side by side with a WT 137. I guess something like 110 x 34 with flips ends and inserts for a thrid central fin. He rides this board with a 14 BT 2003 on a gusty 15 knots day.


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