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Video - Great Lakes Kiting on New Years Day

Postby BigFallProductions » Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:20 am


A kitesurf session on the north shore of Lake Erie on New Years Day, 2012.

Riders:
Brendan Schnurr
Martin Jurasz

Camera:
Martin Jurasz
Brendan Schnurr

Editing:
Brendan Schnurr

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Re: Video - Great Lakes Kiting on New Years Day

Postby L0KI » Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:17 am

It's January 2nd, where is the snow????
You must have snow by now!!
It melted for New Years?
Happy New Year to you then. :) :) :)

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Re: Video - Great Lakes Kiting on New Years Day

Postby Don Monnot » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:46 pm

Sweet session! We got ours on the west side of Lake Michigan on New Year's Eve. Very strange "winter" so far.

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Re: Video - Great Lakes Kiting on New Years Day

Postby LiquidTempus » Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:12 am

How long is that Jellyfish board you were riding?

I have a 6'3" Thruster that I rode with just the front foot strap all summer and was making 60-70% of my gybes. I took the strap off when I started to need booties and really found the board hard to manage in the turns.

Is a shorter surfboard easier to manage strapless or is it more my lack of strapless experience that is more of a factor?

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Re: Video - Great Lakes Kiting on New Years Day

Postby tkettlepoint » Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:28 am

Brenden thanks for riding our Board and doing the Vid's. Your snowboard should be ready in a week or so...

Liquid. I think it is a 5'10" board if I remember right , hell it might be a 5'6" we have made alot of boards sence then I can't remember any more... must be the part of me getting old and sniffing to many paint fumes. I would like to say it is all the board but Brenden rides more then anyone else I know here in ontario.

I like under 6' for the great lakes to play around with strapless. But you should be able to do the same thing as Brenden to more you ride and try... Ride strapless all together and just practice and practice some more...

Once you get it you won't look back , I haven't rode straped in over 2 years now.. Surf or Skate is the way I enjoy the ride now

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Re: Video - Great Lakes Kiting on New Years Day

Postby laz » Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:37 am

Nice job :D

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Re: Video - Great Lakes Kiting on New Years Day

Postby BigFallProductions » Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:31 am

LiquidTempus wrote:How long is that Jellyfish board you were riding?

Is a shorter surfboard easier to manage strapless or is it more my lack of strapless experience that is more of a factor?
It's a 5'6" five fin board. In my opinion, kitesurf boards should be 6' or shorter so they're easier to navigate. But like Terrie said, the success of your strapless riding comes with time. The board can make a difference too though. The wider the board, the more stable it will be so it should be easier balance while you gybe. This board is 20" wide. My first board was a narrow Jimmy Lewis and it was definitely more difficult to ride and gybe than the rest of the boards I own. Keep putting in your time and it'll come.

Thanks Jellyfish for making a board durable enough to learn strapless airs on.


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