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Let's go Surfing without the kite & Paddling

Postby prayfawind27 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:57 am

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Re: Let's go Surfing without the kite & Paddling

Postby Toby » Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:10 am

Can't beat kitesurfing, but 2nd choice on the water for me now!

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Re: Let's go Surfing without the kite & Paddling

Postby Westozzy » Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:55 am

All I can say is Farq Yeh!

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Re: Let's go Surfing without the kite & Paddling

Postby AndKite » Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:17 pm

I looked through their instruction videos...

Turns out the thing cannot be submerged, then the engine floods and you have to clean all the water out before you can start it. The hole where the cables come out for controlling is not sealed, so water rush in if the board is submerged.

Thats sounds wonderful after going through the washing machine and then not being able to start again. Great as a floating device too! haha

Water in engine: ... a-zpMtlwfI

How to start, without sinking the board: ... JIGnUDZ6d8

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Re: Let's go Surfing without the kite & Paddling

Postby OzBungy » Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:27 pm

You'd think they would put a secondary valve inside the inlet to catch any water coming in and stop it. All that technology and it floods if you sit on it wrong. :roll:

While we're at it,, spraying it before and after use with WD40? Nothing like the smell of oily spray shit to make you feel you've had a nice day at the beach.
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Re: Let's go Surfing without the kite & Paddling

Postby Faber » Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:29 pm

Engine powered boards...nice toy but IMO, 100% potential risk of riots on the line up, same as when jetsky were introduced.

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Re: Let's go Surfing without the kite & Paddling

Postby Laughingman » Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:37 pm

Fortunately in Canada windsurfers and kiteboarders are given a special exemption to the following rules because we are not powered by a gas burning engine... Below is some of the required equipment you would have to carry on these vessels if they are considered a personal water craft... which imho they most certainly would be...
A sound-signaling device;
A watertight flashlight or three flares other than smoke signals;
A magnetic compass, if the PWC is navigated outside of seamarks
A Canadian-approved personal flotation device or lifejacket of appropriate size for each person on board
A buoyant heaving line at least than 15 m (49’3”) long
An anchor and at least 15 m (49’3”) of cable, rope or chain in any combination
A bailer
A 5BC fire extinguisher if the pleasure craft is equipped with an inboard engine

See now a video with all that gear on a powered surf board would just be funny.

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Re: Let's go Surfing without the kite & Paddling

Postby Dr Makani » Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:52 pm

The thought of a bunch of morons handling gas cans on the beach filling their boards makes me cringe. Imagine these geniuses then zipping through swimmers, surfers and kiters to join forces with herds of jet skiers?
Listen to the kid in the video is like ... like it is like ...well like it is what to expect!? So, he can't even put one comprehensive together, but we offer him a rocket board - sweeeell

Then .. like ...I ran out of gas ...duuude, that was scary .. like .. didn't know what happen next .. the lifeguards picked me up - so awwwesome maan - like a dream ...

Maybe I am just having a bad dream with these boards, but ... like ... I said, I don't have much faith in our general water population. :D


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Re: Let's go Surfing without the kite & Paddling

Postby jats2k9 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:10 pm

I could not agree anymore about the gas issue around the beach, but to be honest I think that we are experiencing the same feeling windsurfers felt when kitesurf first showed up. I love kitesurfing and wouldnt change it for anything though.

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Re: Let's go Surfing without the kite & Paddling

Postby DirkGently » Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:42 pm

Yea but did the kitesurfers spew out exhaust in the waves ? f*** whoever invented this....

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