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Re: Non rotating airstyle

Postby downunder » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:23 pm

Ok, thx for your reply.

I think it is possible to ride a 90cm board if you are a small person for sure. But, not easy to demo or even buy such a board, even for the kids (kids need small foot pads as well).

But it is an interesting relation - 90cm board, 45/150cm rider on 8m Airush DNA, and 128cm, 94/??? rider on 18m xyz:)

Both champs:)

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Re: Non rotating airstyle

Postby plummet » Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:45 pm

Make a small board and tell us about it down under!

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Re: Non rotating airstyle

Postby Toby » Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:45 am

First:
You need a good seat harness this is key. When things get really pumping the waist harness allows you to maintain a lower center of gravity. The waist harness when really powered with a big kite will get pulled up and raise your center of gravity thus you just get pulled of the board by the power. The waist will stay lower allowing you to really lay back and use your full weight potential to hold the power until needed.


looks like you are confused with seat and waist harness here..have a look and correct where needed ;-)

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Re: Non rotating airstyle

Postby plummet » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:31 pm

Well busted out some really bad airstyle last night.

I do like being upside down. Having the board up buy the lines and looking down at the water. That appeals to me.

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Re: Non rotating airstyle

Postby Toby » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:35 pm

yeah awesome! do you have clear water below you? then it will be even more fascinating (specially when you see a dark shadow in the water ;-) But it is your kite ;-) )

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Re: Non rotating airstyle

Postby s1buell_wl » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:11 am

Toby wrote:
First:
You need a good seat harness this is key. When things get really pumping the waist harness allows you to maintain a lower center of gravity. The waist harness when really powered with a big kite will get pulled up and raise your center of gravity thus you just get pulled of the board by the power. The waist will stay lower allowing you to really lay back and use your full weight potential to hold the power until needed.


looks like you are confused with seat and waist harness here..have a look and correct where needed ;-)



lol F'ed that up

Fixed

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Re: Non rotating airstyle

Postby plummet » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:43 pm

Toby wrote:yeah awesome! do you have clear water below you? then it will be even more fascinating (specially when you see a dark shadow in the water ;-) But it is your kite ;-) )


Not clear water. But waves to boost over so its good to look at the thundering whitewash bellow.

To be fair the white wash wasn't thundering the other day.

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Re: Non rotating airstyle

Postby edt » Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:57 pm

this is pretty much what I like best about airstyle nothing fancy but so much style

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Re: Non rotating airstyle

Postby plummet » Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:22 pm

Yes edt.

Simplisity with style. How do you hold a board by its tip in 35 knot winds?

I also like the upside down action. Is that called a Deadman?

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Re: Non rotating airstyle

Postby edt » Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:43 pm

plummet wrote:Yes edt.

Simplisity with style. How do you hold a board by its tip in 35 knot winds?

I also like the upside down action. Is that called a Deadman?


he is gripping it by the fin, it's not hard to hold it from there actually it is the easiest board off you can do, because from the tail you can pull out your legs one at a time, and then put them back in one at time too while with the center handle you need to coordinate both legs in and out of the straps at the same time.

You'll need to ask Toby about the deadman that's not my thing.


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