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by sarc
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Gear that has exceeded your expectations!
Replies: 23
Views: 1484

Re: Gear that has exceeded your expectations!

Better spot with clean beach, clean water
by sarc
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The Safety Topic: please post your experience and advice!
Replies: 277
Views: 107684

Re: The Safety Topic: please post your experience and advice!

Deathloops on launch WILL happen in your kitesurfing career. it may be just a few bruises and a laugh, or a life in a wheelchair or worse. In my case it was a slight concussion and a broken rib... and I was wearing helmet and PFD. It was a perfectly normal launch like I have done 10,000 time before...
by sarc
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Triple & quad ripstop
Replies: 22
Views: 1843

Re: Triple & quad ripstop

So anecdotally, my friend's 2018 North Vegas still ripped its canopy in a crash. So maybe not the miracle fabric It's made out to be. Though apparently Naish were so happy with how well their new material stood up on last year's Torch that they were able to remove the dacron reinforcing on the wing...
by sarc
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Opinion on NP helmets
Replies: 16
Views: 1065

Re: Opinion on NP helmets

Jus' saying that I have been using the Pro-Tech ace water helmet and it's super comfy, and cheap. Years ago wearing this helmet I passed out for several seconds when I hit my head on sand during a deathloop on launch (also broke a rib, that's another story) so there's that, but I don't know if anoth...
by sarc
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Maybe I'll get to keep my name after all..
Replies: 160
Views: 14393

Re: Maybe I'll get to keep my name after all..

Foil, I think your numbers are off. No way north sold 60k kites. (?). I agree .. taken from a clip on youtube from their Dutone Launch meeting in Tarifa DFA67568-BB27-41B6-A6B9-6C43EF4031C4.jpeg You can see that the Rebel WAS (emphasis on WAS) the most sold kite... until they made it 4 lines I gues...
by sarc
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Maybe I'll get to keep my name after all..
Replies: 160
Views: 14393

Re: Maybe I'll get to keep my name after all..

Dan-At-Duotone is STILL the man. Thank you for sending me the ope-pump tubes, and the 5th line length specs, and all the info over the years. You are still the best reason to buy Duotone kites!
by sarc
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Second TwinTip
Replies: 11
Views: 1015

Re: Second TwinTip

Shinn Speedball 18w.... fast, super loose, great light wind/upwind. Dirt cheap as you can still find some closeout sales in the UK. Only downside is no pop.
by sarc
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Rescuing A Loose Kite At Sea ...
Replies: 33
Views: 2331

Re: Rescuing A Loose Kite At Sea ...

I have seen it done on flat water. Experienced rider approached by the leading edge, scooped it up and rode back to beach with bar and lines dragging in the water, kite upside down like you hold it on the beach. I had tried to do same earlier and got tangled in the loose kite's lines... got free in ...
by sarc
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What is the international signal for "Abort launch"?
Replies: 38
Views: 2223

Re: What is the international signal for "Abort launch"?

I always thought it was screaming, jumping up and down flailing your arms around like a drunk chicken. Always works for me....
by sarc
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Bar Sizing
Replies: 6
Views: 1895

Re: Bar Sizing

Personally I like 60cm with my 12m because i like to chuck it around. 55cm OK. Too long bar on small kite is much better than too short bar on big kite. My sweet spot is 50cm for 5m, 55cm for 9m and 60cm for 12m. So a 50-55cm adjustable bar is most versatile I think.

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