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North Freerace 2012 / 2013?

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palle
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Local Beach: Brouwersdam, Holland
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Gear: Naish haze 132 2011
North freerace 2012
Bandit 3 10 m
Naish park 2011. 14m
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Re: North Freerace 2012

Postby palle » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:48 pm

I didn't have the feeling that my kite was to big. Something was wrong with the backside.
Maybe my body was to much backwards or maybe I didn't edge enough.
When you do windsurfing you have a catapult then you fly over the nose of the board.
This is opposite. I fly over the backside from the board.

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tautologies
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Re: North Freerace 2012

Postby tautologies » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:23 am

What fins do you use?

(what is the shape, cant, sweep?)

It seems to me that fins with more sweep are easier to control in higher winds, but maybe not as sharp and might not have as good upwind ability and speed once you learn to control them?

As far as I can see the fin shapes matter to an almost ridiculous level of detail.

palle
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Posts: 7
Joined: Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:09 pm
Kiting since: 2011
Local Beach: Brouwersdam, Holland
Style: race, freeride
Gear: Naish haze 132 2011
North freerace 2012
Bandit 3 10 m
Naish park 2011. 14m
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: North Freerace 2012

Postby palle » Sat Sep 01, 2012 1:33 pm

I use the fins that come with the board.

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MestreWorldCup
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Re: North Freerace 2012

Postby MestreWorldCup » Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:32 pm

Any news about North Freerace 2013 ?
Exist ?
Good wind

palle
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Posts: 7
Joined: Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:09 pm
Kiting since: 2011
Local Beach: Brouwersdam, Holland
Style: race, freeride
Gear: Naish haze 132 2011
North freerace 2012
Bandit 3 10 m
Naish park 2011. 14m
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: North Freerace 2012 / 2013?

Postby palle » Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:30 pm

I go out for the third time. Still have problem with the board. It feel strange to ride a big board on the rail. When the wind is not more then 18 knots the board ride OK for me.


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