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by edt
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Boots: Any safety tips?
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Boots: Any safety tips?

Make sure that if you are in the "superman" position that you can get your board in front of you without having to get out of your boots and then back into them. That's one thing that people who ride straps can't do a lot of the time, if they are in the superman position on the water after a crash t...
by edt
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Bars / Kites compatibility
Replies: 4
Views: 364

Re: Bars / Kites compatibility

Alex didn't ocean rodeo finally start making single front line flagging bars? Specifically yes you can fly your bar with your wainman kite, you can tell from Alex's helpful chart, just make sure to correct the pigtails (from knot to loop as needed). In general you can swap and mix and and match fair...
by edt
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Global Kiteboarding Population
Replies: 29
Views: 1434

Re: Global Kiteboarding Population

By the way I play chess in addition to kiteboarding, so here is an example of the range you get when you ask "Do you X?" For chess there are 400,000 Fide chess players. Those that play in chess tournaments and get a world rating. There have also been surveys which put the number of chess players at ...
by edt
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Global Kiteboarding Population
Replies: 29
Views: 1434

Re: Global Kiteboarding Population

I think the best way to count "kiteboarders" is if you ask this question: 'Do you kiteboard?" and they say "Yes" then they count. If you ask that for someone who golfs they would say "yes" if they golfed 2 or 3 times a year. I got somewhere around 2 million kiteboarders the last time I did this, but...
by edt
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Stupid question - what does overpowered feel like?
Replies: 55
Views: 2098

Re: Stupid question - what does overpowered feel like?

"Overpowered" has only relative not absolute meaning. It's like boosting "huge". What's huge to one person isn't to another. I guess a good definition is that you wish you were on a smaller kite. So maybe you are on a 15m and wish you were on a 10m kite. Or maybe you are on a 12m kite and wish you w...
by edt
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Freestyle Basic Tricks Terminology
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: Freestyle Basic Tricks Terminology

beautiful video but useless for actually learning the differences. I couldn't tell any difference from his blind judge 3, 313 and 315 to be honest they all looked like the same trick.
by edt
Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How often do you break bars? How's warranty?
Replies: 8
Views: 537

Re: How often do you break bars? How's warranty?

It's not to hard to break a control bar when you have a big crash on a kiteloop. The forces on something like that, something is going to give you can snap a line, break a spreader hook, tear out bridle attachments or snap a control bar in two. Kite manufacturers in my experience are pretty good abo...
by edt
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Horrible Ram Air Disaster
Replies: 35
Views: 2705

Re: Horrible Ram Air Disaster

Can a foil kite death loop ? There are two or so types of death loop that a foil kite can do. I've been in many different death loops, so I understand the different types. The first type is the wingtip wrap. The long bridle wraps around the wingtip on your kite. this type can not happen on a foil k...
by edt
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: who's down for kiting this USA solar eclipse?
Replies: 3
Views: 336

who's down for kiting this USA solar eclipse?

Looks like we have oregon coast or charleston, SC, both are pretty windy 3rd week of August. It's a monday so have to skip work.
by edt
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foiling in zero wind..
Replies: 4
Views: 805

Re: Foiling in zero wind..

We've discussed this before. There are a few locations suggested, a few rivers and of course, tidal currents. Definitely a nice stunt.

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