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Postby BLOWN AWAY » Tue Oct 29, 2002 9:10 pm

I'm interested to see if anyone has tried this.....

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Postby Guest » Tue Oct 29, 2002 10:55 pm

tried what????

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Postby Dix » Tue Oct 29, 2002 11:06 pm

BA -

I carry a Camel back for drinking water. Good for staying out for 5-6 hours when conditions are good.

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Postby BLOWN AWAY » Tue Oct 29, 2002 11:50 pm

Ok let me explain......

If you stick a few bottles of water in a backpack you can increase your weight and hence can go out in higher winds... If the conditions get lighter again you can let the water out.

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Postby 1980buick » Wed Oct 30, 2002 12:23 am

i dont mean to be rude, but why dont you just use a smaller kite, i woulndt want to be held down by a weighted backpack

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Postby aklbob » Wed Oct 30, 2002 4:23 am

You could safely launch your kite very powered up with exra weight on you, then take it off when you get to the water!
Nice idea, for days when you launch and ride alone, it would be good!

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Postby Dix » Wed Oct 30, 2002 4:40 am

OOH, like comp sailplanes, they carry water ballast then dump it before landing.

and unlike lead wieghts, the water ballast won't sink you:)

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Postby Guest » Wed Oct 30, 2002 7:06 am

Poleboarders often use lead weights in their chest harnesses.....

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Postby Guest » Wed Oct 30, 2002 7:16 am

Have a bit of string do you can dump the water just before you jump... could be quite handy....

Also fill the bag with shit and dump the faeces at the top of your jump.... preferably on some seagulls .....

and see how THEY like it!!!

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Postby murdoc » Wed Oct 30, 2002 1:45 pm

there are water-vests (speedsurfers do carry them to increase weight)

but why? :wink:


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