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by mike dubs
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Crap surf fun
Replies: 16
Views: 1508

Re: Crap surf fun

My conditions are 90% on or x on shore. Any decent surfboard shape works fine. Biggest issue is a good deep turning kite and kite skills, lots of power and an aggressive attitude and you can rip on or x on with pleasure. Also put ur foot farther back to crank it. The 10% x shore I get can be good bu...
by mike dubs
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 20 Years of Kiting!
Replies: 67
Views: 5188

Re: 20 Years of Kiting!

Had my 19th anniversary last week. Yep, I started on the 2 line Wipika, no instructions but had seen a half page in a windsurf magazine about needing to sine the kite...! Got dragged and Beaten up on it and a 7’6’’ surfboard with glassed on straps for a year before I could return to my start point. ...
by mike dubs
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Could someone please invent a better way to self land a kite in high wind.
Replies: 71
Views: 7343

Re: Could someone please invent a better way to self land a kite in high wind.

I tether launch and land 75% of the time, even when there’s others around. Only if someone I know and trust is close do I grab an assist. I do it whatever the wind strength. Depower the kite fully before launch, gives u a chance to check everything’s ok with the kite before you clip in. Seen lots of...
by mike dubs
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: I give in
Replies: 20
Views: 2153

Re: I give in

Thanks guys for the input, so generally people are advising surfier, bigger foils, carbon for lightness, lower volume small boards to help waterstarts.

Stick to my kites whilst learning in high teens mph. Then I might get a 10m strutless/solo strut kite for lighter winds.

Cheers

Mike
by mike dubs
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: I give in
Replies: 20
Views: 2153

I give in

Been resisting foiling but am going to commit. Kiting 20 yrs last 10 solely strapless SB to good standard, only use 8/6m airush wave kites from 18mph up if there’s waves. So only want to foil strapless and buy 1 more kite for 10/18 mph mellow foiling. What board, what foil and what kite? All help ap...
by mike dubs
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Barless
Replies: 4
Views: 853

Re: Barless

Why not try it with the two handles like the old blade riders did in late 90’s/early 00’s?

Mike
by mike dubs
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: surfboard vs directional kite board
Replies: 25
Views: 5091

Re: surfboard vs directional kite board

1, turn kite 2, turn head look where you want to go 3, carve using head, shoulders, hips, knees 4, when uv turned about 150 degrees, do slight upstroke to 10 ish 5, swap feet whilst weight is carried by kite upstroke. 6, if ur really powered then 4, becomes less important. 7, lose the straps, totall...
by mike dubs
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: New Members
Topic: Any self taught out there?!
Replies: 27
Views: 4641

Re: Any self taught out there?!

Yep self taught, started September 1999. 2 line Wipika, 7’6” surfboard I glassed straps to. I read half page article in a windsurf mag (was a windsurfer before) about something to do with sine-ing the kite. Took me a year to learn to get up, ride and return to same place. Used same kite no matter th...
by mike dubs
Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Airush wave kite hindenburg
Replies: 6
Views: 962

Re: Airush wave kite hindenburg

Been riding Waves for 4 yrs, if that’s happened to you it’s definitely back lines too short/ shrinkage. Check ur lines as the Wave flys brilliantly with correct lines.

Mike
by mike dubs
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ride Engine 2018 Harnesses
Replies: 54
Views: 12284

Re: Ride Engine 2018 Harnesses

I have one of the original hand made ones from Coleman who created Engine, since 2013. Never had my PU spreader hoop come loose ever.

Mike

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