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by SimonP
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: World Sailing AGM confirms Kiteboarding for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games
Replies: 21
Views: 1555

Re: World Sailing AGM confirms Kiteboarding for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games

Pretty narrow weight range. It's not obvious to me that there is much advantage to being small (or big), the kite is supporting most of the weight anyway. I have no idea how you would manage and police the transition zone. I would rather see a competition of individuals rather than mixed doubles. If...
by SimonP
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Game changer - Onewheel teaches how to turn on a foil
Replies: 63
Views: 7130

Re: Game changer - Onewheel teaches how to turn on a foil

Well worth the purchase. I have had mine three years. A kid put it in the harbour during a kite-boarding event earlier this year and it stopped working. I pulled it all apart, dried it and put it back together and fortunately it has been fine since then. The weight distribution skills are similar bu...
by SimonP
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is anyone else buying carbon credits to offset CO2 from travel?
Replies: 423
Views: 137530

Re: Is anyone else buying carbon credits to offset CO2 from travel?

You're correct, it's not 97%, it's more like 99% as those few contrarians were older and some have died recently. Others have left academia so that they are now able to be paid by lobby groups to spread fear, uncertainty, and doubt.
by SimonP
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Three strut Hybrid C kites for foiling?
Replies: 16
Views: 2096

Re: Three strut Hybrid C kites for foiling?

I use a 12m Switch Helium and it flies in less wind than I can foil in, around 6 knots. I use a small 120cm board though, so need a good gust to get up.
by SimonP
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is anyone else buying carbon credits to offset CO2 from travel?
Replies: 423
Views: 137530

Re: Is anyone else buying carbon credits to offset CO2 from travel?

LOL. If you knew your history you would know that Eisenhower was concerned about the military–industrial complex where the defense industry had far too much vested interest in public policy. Public policy in your country is now made by ignorant morons who pay no attention to scientific knowledge or ...
by SimonP
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is anyone else buying carbon credits to offset CO2 from travel?
Replies: 423
Views: 137530

Re: Is anyone else buying carbon credits to offset CO2 from travel?

It's called the Dunning Kruger effect. Try to guess where marlboroughman fits on the following chart:
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by SimonP
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is anyone else buying carbon credits to offset CO2 from travel?
Replies: 423
Views: 137530

Re: Is anyone else buying carbon credits to offset CO2 from travel?

Your opinions are inconsistent with the peer-reviewed scientific literature.
by SimonP
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is anyone else buying carbon credits to offset CO2 from travel?
Replies: 423
Views: 137530

Re: Is anyone else buying carbon credits to offset CO2 from travel?

Well, actually there is. Once again, I suggest you read the IPCC 1.5ºC Special Report (SR15) that was released yesterday.
http://report.ipcc.ch/sr15/pdf/sr15_spm_final.pdf
The science is well understood; research has been a priority once the implications became apparent in the 1980s.
by SimonP
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is anyone else buying carbon credits to offset CO2 from travel?
Replies: 423
Views: 137530

Re: Is anyone else buying carbon credits to offset CO2 from travel?

Year 0 in your chart is 1969, so omits all of the warming that we have had since then. You should have a read of the IPCC 1.5ºC Special Report (SR15) that was released today: Human activities are estimated to have caused approximately 1.0°C of global warming above pre-industrial levels, with a likel...
by SimonP
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is anyone else buying carbon credits to offset CO2 from travel?
Replies: 423
Views: 137530

Re: Is anyone else buying carbon credits to offset CO2 from travel?

You tell me, what the hell does it mean 2C limit over the preindustrial era while looking at the temp graph I just posted? You give this genius a Nobel prize? Your temperature graph was from a small number of locations in Scotland and of summer temperatures only. Globally , temperatures are rising....

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