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by windrider1
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: What to look when buying a used foil kite?
Replies: 8
Views: 2260

Re: What to look when buying a used foil kite?

There are no special considerations for a buying used foil kite more than looking at the bridles for obvious wear and the canopy itself for Rips tears or signs of excess wear. Foil kites usually last longer than lei ‘s .
by windrider1
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: FS speed 5 vs Sonic V1
Replies: 28
Views: 5114

Re: FS speed 5 vs Sonic V1

Th Sonic 1 will be a better light wind kite vs speed 5 . It’s a little bit quicker and the fabric is lighter. With tht being said when it comes to ozone or flysurfer I tell people ozone is an easier kite to fly and would be best for beginner to foil kites whereas flysurfer is a little more technical...
by windrider1
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: light wind foiling pansh aurora 12m ul or ozone hyperlink ul
Replies: 9
Views: 1564

Re: light wind foiling pansh aurora 12m ul or ozone hyperlink ul

Skip the pansh . Their kites are hit and miss I would say 50% come out of the factory with some kind of issue. Ure better off looking around for a good used foil kite lots of deals out there . Most modern foil kites will stay up in 4 or 5 knots with min effort So I don’t think it would make much of ...
by windrider1
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foot straps and foot injuries
Replies: 10
Views: 902

Re: Foot straps and foot injuries

The way u set up your straps on a board can make the difference between foot pain or not after a session and this can include pain anywhere like calf muscle, toes, legs , top of feet and so on . Some people set up their straps too wide and the legs are under constant strain while riding . you should...
by windrider1
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Pulleys on kites
Replies: 65
Views: 4467

Re: Pulleys on kites

Some people won’t know a good kite even if the wind gods handed it to them in the middle of their session in ocean and said hey noob try this. Like someone said nowadays , kites are designed to please noobs and hype men. I’ve flown every type of kite over 15 years of kiting and Thts why I fly foil k...
by windrider1
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Pulleys on kites
Replies: 65
Views: 4467

Re: Pulleys on kites

2 pulleys on a kite are quite unecesasry and thst why u don't see them anymore. A good kite needs a pulley. some people just don't know what a good kite is . i don't know wht people have against pulleys this nonsense pulley hate started a few years back but is not based on any science a good kite ne...
by windrider1
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Pulleys on kites
Replies: 65
Views: 4467

Re: Pulleys on kites

In engineering a pulley is a tool used to apply what is called mechanical advantage to a task . In other words its used to reduce the amount of force required to move a heavy load, In kiting in general were dealing with heavy loads and a constant changing in force required to moved this load . Right...
by windrider1
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Pulleys on kites
Replies: 65
Views: 4467

Re: Pulleys on kites

i don't know wht people have against pulleys this nonsense pulley hate started a few years back but is not based on any science a good kite needs a pulley to perform smoothly and efficiently . That's 100 % fact. Some kites may have a boomerang springy feel to it with pulleys but its designer choice ...
by windrider1
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite fatality in Thailand
Replies: 40
Views: 4256

Re: Kite fatality in Thailand

Maybe a small caribiner attached to a smal loop on the knife . I think I’ll try this . Sad, RIP :( :( :( :( knife , knife , knife can't say it enough. And that cheap ass one that comes with your harness should by your second or third choice in an emergency. Ezzycut is the best, nice little holster ,...
by windrider1
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite fatality in Thailand
Replies: 40
Views: 4256

Re: Kite fatality in Thailand

Just want to add people check your gear regularly at least once a week . make sure your safety releases without any problems before you launch and make sure your knife is there . After an incident on the water a while ago the next day I decided to look over my gear and discovered my knife was missin...

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