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by ced1
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2018 Axis Limited/Vanguard
Replies: 5
Views: 602

Re: 2018 Axis Limited/Vanguard

I've got a 2018, 142x44. Had 140x43 2013 and 2015 models too. Medium rails, less aggressive channels/spines. Notice less resistance when sliding a transition but I think this board tracks better through chop. A little less harsh through the chop too, a little softer maybe, but that might just be th...
by ced1
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 20 Years of Kiting!
Replies: 49
Views: 3335

Re: 20 Years of Kiting!

Thanks for all your info and efforts Rick, and Toby for the platform. My early days were spent trolling the net to find ways to stay alive... Yeah Also been at it since 2000 first on a Peter Lynn Waterfoil then on the arcs. (was the only kites back then you could land and launch on your own). And we...
by ced1
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Triple & quad ripstop
Replies: 47
Views: 3733

Re: Triple & quad ripstop

Elongation test? Would be interested to see how that was done and how it relates to real kiteboarding situation. Yes the strength of the material and it's stretchability would be important, but the most important? What about: resistance to violent impact, resistance to flapping, sun exposure, resist...
by ced1
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hook harness completely broke off
Replies: 8
Views: 1088

Re: Hook harness completely broke off

Yeah also had a few snap a while back... once in 35/40 knots... managed to hold on as in snapped one, two... but got interesting after that.
Anyway, I agree, it shouldn't happen but then again car tyres shouldn't explode, but they do. I think you just got unlucky.

Ced
by ced1
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Triple & quad ripstop
Replies: 47
Views: 3733

Re: Triple & quad ripstop

Another point to take into consideration in the argument for thicker ripstop is flexibility. The stiffer the material, the more it suffers in any fluttering. Stiffer ripstop will show cracks if exposed to flapping or fluttering (like when your kite is on the beach) Ripstop is not inherently flexible...
by ced1
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Maybe I'll get to keep my name after all..
Replies: 160
Views: 14857

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

Amazing to see how volatile this industry is... Wipika started it and is long dead, Flexifoil Best / Eleveight North / duotone Cabrinha / Neil pride Waiman mess with investor, As much as people can talk about passion for sport... it appears passion for money has more pull. At least so it seems. Ced
by ced1
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: dynamic differences with seat and waist harness
Replies: 41
Views: 11800

Re: dynamic differences with seat and waist harness

I think most aspects of one versus the other have been covered. However coming from someone who openly admits to using both (love the freedom in wave riding with a waist and when looping or boosting prefer the solid feel of a seat which doesn't rub on my broken stick out rib) I will add this: Changi...
by ced1
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone
Replies: 196
Views: 87608

Re: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone

iriejohn wrote:
Toby wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:07 am
BUM Kiteboarding...

I would love this too!

You know what bum means in Brazil?
In English English it can mean this.

Image

:heartface:
Nice Branding :thumb:
by ced1
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What's the dumbest thing you have seen a newbie do?
Replies: 54
Views: 20374

Re: What's the dumbest thing you have seen a newbie do?

Not kidding: Saw Teenagers with a trainer kite trying to launch the kite upwind from the pilot...
I informed them that perhaps they should get some basic idea first...
Still wouldn't go for lessons. Needles to say they never made it to a four line kite.

Ced
by ced1
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hand drags getting yanked
Replies: 7
Views: 1120

Re: Hand drags getting yanked

Hi, Try and loop later and a tighter loop, so that the kite doesn't travel too far in the window. Some kites don't loop tight so to counter that is to depower the kite slightly. Smaller kites travel faster and create more apparent wind and therefore have a spike of power as they travel through the w...

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