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Re: When & Where --- did the sport of Kite Boarding begin ?

Postby Starsky » Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:51 pm

jbdc wrote:
SupaEZ wrote:When & Where --- will the sport of Kite Boarding end ? :giveup:


With you on an Epic Infinity V3 and PMU on a foil? :P



Maybe add the Tobester in boots bustin a legit slim under a 12m ..... and not claiming it.

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Re: When & Where --- did the sport of Kite Boarding begin ?

Postby icebird » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:53 am

Who came up with the idea of using a larks head knot for attaching kite lines, and when?

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Re: When & Where --- did the sport of Kite Boarding begin ?

Postby Anabatic_co_nz » Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:08 am

:naughty: NO!
They are not for attaching kite lines, they are for attaching kites.
Clearly you taunt us for a reaction. :lol:

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Re: When & Where --- did the sport of Kite Boarding begin ?

Postby joefaust » Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:43 pm

ParakitingDuringKiteBoarding.jpg

:?: Is the shown "KiteBoarding" or not? A "dangling" phase of kiteboarding?
:?: Is it "parakiting"? With a canopy wing? Woglum-based? Yet, also and still a phase of KB?
:?: Is it "gliding"? With a canopy wing? Yet, also and still a phase of KB?
:?: Is it "paragliding"? With a canopy wing? Yet, also and still a phase of KB?
:?: Is it "hang gliding"? With a canopy wing? Yet, also and still a phase of KB?
:?: Is it "FFAWE"? Is the body and board forming a wing complex, though of low L/D? Yet, also and still a phase of KB?
:?: Is it "CWKPS"? Yet, also and still a phase of KB?
:?: Is it a "kite-energy system" converting the wind's energy into useful purpose, perhaps even pleasant thrilling recreational purpose? Yet, also and still a phase of KB?

How much will kiteboarders explore the aerodynamics of the lower "wing" complex of the free-flight shown kite system? Will kiteboarders enter very long distance travel via FFAWE methods of utilizing wind-layer differentia?

The lower wing complex is composed of things among which might be: PIC, harness, wetsuit, helmet, goggles, pants, shirt, board complex, communication devices, food, water, first-aid kit with medicines, signalling devices, rescue parachute, Vitamin C tablets, seeds, fishing gear, water drogue, compressed-gas canisters, kytoon, raft, auxiliary kite system for fishing and safety, repair materials, Internet-satellite communications device, solar-energy driven battery charger, identification, credit card, additional lines, tools, checklists, prayer card, pictures of loved ones, sunscreen, trip plan A, alternate trip plans, potable water-making system, a buddy or companion for the long trips, etc. .

Shaping the lower-wing complex for flight purposes may be challenging. For FFAWE KB , the system's lines and control methods will probably altered; longer lines will permit wind-layer differentia to be harvested for effective travel. Radio-control will be considered by some to control the upper wing and even perhaps the lower-wing complex; automatic controls will be considered. The lower-wing involving the "board" complex will morph to shapes that help fulfill purpose.

Kiteboarding is being practiced in some of its possible realms, not all. The KB of today will remain an option. But other KB activity options will keep appearing as the exploring spirit remains alive.

The clip is from a larger photo:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/74/Kite-Wahnsinn_am_Silvaplana_See.jpg
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Re: When & Where --- did the sport of Kite Boarding begin ?

Postby Starsky » Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:58 pm

Its clearly dangling

And sooooooooo kiteboarding. Helmet, Tshirt and shorts over wetsuit, brastrap harness, Kite at noon, traffic, probably couldn't be more kiteboarding.

and I'm guessing your off your meds?

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Re: When & Where --- did the sport of Kite Boarding begin ?

Postby icebird » Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:18 pm

Joe, relax, book an introductionary kiteboarding course - you won't regret it.
Let us know how it goes.
Some things have to be internalized.

History: It's turtles all the way down. Image

If you kited since the early sixties - did you use a larks head then - I know it's silly, but I always wondered - it so simple and clever.

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Re: When & Where --- did the sport of Kite Boarding begin ?

Postby Windrider » Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:32 pm

joefaust wrote:Image

The Chinese first developed kiteboarding. They quickly realize that it was an extremely difficult sport because of their limitations in terms of materials. Paper kites just don't relaunch well at all. But, their land boarding endeavors were much more successful.
:jap:

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Re: When & Where --- did the sport of Kite Boarding begin ?

Postby Bille » Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:38 am

icebird wrote:Joe, relax, book an introductionary kiteboarding course - you won't regret it.
Let us know how it goes.
Some things have to be internalized.

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I got $100. USD i can donate towards your lessons .
I'll be Good for it on --- July 1.

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Re: When & Where --- did the sport of Kite Boarding begin ?

Postby joefaust » Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:06 pm

Bille wrote: I got $100. USD i can donate towards your lessons .
I'll be Good for it on --- July 1 .

Bille, I hope that means you made good progress on at fix-pros. project; wish you the best on that.

Here is a place to drop the donation, thanks!
:thumb: http://www.energykitesystems.net/donate.html :thumb:

When I receive your stated funds then I will invest such in updating KB skills at Long Beach, CA:

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