Matteo V wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:07 pm
In your rage to frame me as a "Mr. knowitall", you have again demonstrated your inability to see what is right in front of you. The lower limit has been established, though it is not solid number. At 160kg, you are definitely good to go with regular replacement of the lines and NO JUMPING. At 200kg, you are recommended to replace after 100hrs and still shy away from high loading, definitely no wakestyle or beginner usage/crashes. For regular kiteboarding usage, jumping, trying new things that result in crashes, and long wear life, go up to 250-300kg minimum on you back lines. I am afraid more clarity on this issue is not possible.
I am not trying to berate you because I very much appreciate your post. It adds discussion and gives kiters an idea of the mentalities/ideas out there. So thanks and keep posting.
You are again patronizing, however with a bit of 'toned' response, which is slightly better. But still not polite enough. It can be learned, not to worry.
I've asked a simple question: " I think, the less bar pressure, the less weight we pulling! But how much really?"
It's simple really, you know or you don't know the answer. I'm still not convinced that anyone knows the answer. However, it does look like some people at least tried and succeeded with quite thin lines. Good on them.
You Matt can at least show appropriation for this ppl coz they are pushing the boundaries in this sport. Not you I'm afraid, you just follow (apologies if not, but that's how it sounds).
NO JUMPING means NOTHING in my books. By that token Nico Parlier would be long dead with his jumps I witnessed. I would be long dead since jumping in super shallow water with 0.8mm thin back lines.
It's a general safety advice not taking into account the rider ability AND weight, a 'blanket rule' for the general kiting community. And fair enough. Up to you to follow or not.
The perception of 'pulling weight' with the bar is wrong when I think of it:
- same rider, high pressure on the bar. Is he/she pulling more weight on the bar?
- same rider, light bar pressure would indicate LESS weight?! How? The rider is the same?
So no, the options are not in front of me. I can't just rock up into the shop and buy the bar with the lines for my weight. This is what industry is offering, 'one size fits all'. Buy the bar for 30kg kid off the shelf, if you can.