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by TheJoe
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Compressed air Kite pump
Replies: 24
Views: 2736

Re: Compressed air Kite pump

Time to pump up the thread. I occasionally hear that filling kites with a compressor isn't a good idea because they don't usually filter out the oil and other stuff the bladders don't like. Is it an urban legend? I have a 4x4 compressor with a 20gal tank. It is an oiless compressor so no worries on...
by TheJoe
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How to Blind Judge 3 - Stuck in Blind Judge
Replies: 1
Views: 232

Re: How to Blind Judge 3 - Stuck in Blind Judge

Don't stop rotating. You need to get both hands on the bar. If you concentrate on that it will help you to keep your rotation going. So after you pass keep pulling to your hip and get that other hand on the bar.
by TheJoe
Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Delaminated valves.
Replies: 18
Views: 1245

Re: Delaminated valves.

https://www.tear-aid.com/ You can get this stuff and patch your valves back on. Just cut them into 3" squares and round the corners with a hole in the center to the size of the valve. Remove most of the old plastic you can so you can get to the bladder ( some bladders have heat welded plastic you ma...
by TheJoe
Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: New Members
Topic: Hey guys/girls. New to kiting. Need a learning spot this year.
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Re: Hey guys/girls. New to kiting. Need a learning spot this year.

Corpus Christi is you only option during the summer months unless you go during a storm. You might wait till the fall mid to late Sep when the fronts start blowing thru. Houstonkiteboarding.com you can get all the info you need for them to set something up. Both Houston and CC are good spots to lear...
by TheJoe
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: TT bottom channels...does it matter?
Replies: 18
Views: 1728

Re: TT bottom channels...does it matter?

The do help. But at the same time there has to be testing to make sure that they do work the way intended. You can over do it on them and kill a boards performance. I ride the Slingshot Refraction which does not have any channels and no concave. It makes for a loose ride for sure.
by TheJoe
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Stupid beginner question - waves in your face?
Replies: 20
Views: 1868

Re: Stupid beginner question -waves in your face?

I have to wear glasses due to wearing contact lenses. I hate them. Before I had Lasik I wore contacts. I switched over to a daily lens and never had a problem with them. You might want to try those for kiting too. You can carry some xtras if you lose one while in the water and you don't have to wor...
by TheJoe
Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Sanding / Painting my Sword 2
Replies: 15
Views: 1158

Re: Sanding / Painting my Sword 2

Is it carbon or aluminum? If it's carbon I would sand it down and epoxy the hot coat and not paint. I would do the same if it's aluminum but not sure. I know to paint aluminum you have to acid wash it for the paint to stick. Then again I'm lazy and would just sand down the nicks and leave it that.
by TheJoe
Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Boots: Any safety tips?
Replies: 11
Views: 1051

Re: Boots: Any safety tips?

Dont use the handle pass leash attachment on your harness with boots ( or ever really). Its a lot harder to turn around in boots while you are getting dragged backwards by the kite. All so you could get pulled down and under while wearing boots. Honestly you should never hook your leash to the back ...
by TheJoe
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What is a Backroll?
Replies: 78
Views: 3912

Re: What is a Backroll?

I have never tried woo 2.0 wake style, if it can detect how inverted the rotation is and name the trick accurately that would solve the issue ;) It's like raley, some people keep kite high and throw their leg up scorpion style and call it a raley. I am fine with it, but you can tell one looks bette...
by TheJoe
Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What is a Backroll?
Replies: 78
Views: 3912

Re: What is a Backroll?

You guys are funny! I stopped correcting people on names a long time ago. Ignorance is bliss and if all kiters think spinning under a kite is a backroll and you know what they are talking about then I guess it is a backroll. Does it look like shit? Well yeah but really if everyone is enjoying there ...

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