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by taichikiter
Mon May 17, 2010 8:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ghana?
Replies: 5
Views: 2075

Ghana?

G'day Folks, I would kindly appreciate any feedback on Ghana for water sports? I am an Aussie looking at relocating to Accra and was wondering about local shops, spots and the most importantly, the wind? If thats to hard, what nearby travel to other local? Besides a surfboard, I have 9m xbow3 and 14...
by taichikiter
Wed Sep 27, 2006 1:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiting in Brunei ?
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Kiting in Brunei ?

Hello fellow kiters from around the globe. Just wondering if anyone has kited in Brunei or can hook me up with fellow kiters located there. Just wondering what sort of winds to expect wrt. kite sizes etc. Me 70kg currently located in Perth, Western Australia where my 9m & 12m (xbows) dominate (12-25...
by taichikiter
Sat Apr 29, 2006 2:21 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Anyone know anything about kite physics?
Replies: 27
Views: 2395

try out the NASA site for some kite fundamentals before moving onto physics....

http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/shortk.html
by taichikiter
Mon Nov 21, 2005 7:27 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Crossbow tangle
Replies: 5
Views: 974

If your kite lands leading edge down in the water, pull on the centre lines, this hot launches the kite upwards just up above the water then control it to the side of the window.
by taichikiter
Fri Nov 18, 2005 8:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Crossbow Powerlock Photos
Replies: 74
Views: 32657

Crossbow Powerlock Photos

Here are some pictures of the Crossbow Powerlock. The entire (black) centre line is replaced as it is fixed securely to the reinforced end near the QR. In addition, I am using a smaller chicken loop so I still employ the same arm stance. Engagement is similiar to the Recon powerlock: pull the bar do...
by taichikiter
Thu Aug 25, 2005 3:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: X-Bow owners thoughts - kite quiver?
Replies: 15
Views: 2665

X-Bow owners thoughts - kite quiver?

Generally, have Crossbow owners got more than one (or other) kites in their quiver? I currently (weigh 70kg) possess 14, 10, 7m2 CO2's and prefer to ride/cruise about on light winds 10kt to 20kt using my 14 & 10. My delimma is should I go for the 9m2 Crossbow and get a 16.5m2 Contra or just be conte...
by taichikiter
Tue Aug 23, 2005 6:55 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What's your occupation?
Replies: 134
Views: 16352

chemosavi wrote:taichikiter, How about the Mackerel Islands for the top location and Jervoise Bay, Perth for the lower? Do I get a place to stay on the Mackerel islands now? KIND OF REMOTE, wooden U say mate?
Close but still no bannana!

Think of the other name for the Mackeral Islands
by taichikiter
Mon Aug 22, 2005 12:48 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What's your occupation?
Replies: 134
Views: 16352

Nothing beats working 2FIFO (2wks flyin-flyout) especially when both locations are islands. Kite here,ummm sorry, work here: 21°27'33.13"S, 115° 1'0.15"E and at home, kite here: 32° 8'7.00"S, 115°44'37.90"E Any guesses to what islands they may be? First correct answer gets free holiday a...
by taichikiter
Thu Aug 11, 2005 12:13 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: OT - Screw Lids ... Helmets, not jar caps!
Replies: 15
Views: 1405

I always wanted to know why motorcyclists were known as temperory citizens.
by taichikiter
Wed Aug 10, 2005 3:02 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: bladder volume
Replies: 12
Views: 1247

Inflate your kite fully, submerge it in the swimming pool, noting the difference in displacement height thus converting to volume :thumb:

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