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by tautologies
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: concerning of nuclear radiation ocean surround from japan
Replies: 64
Views: 8769

Re: concerning of nuclear radiation ocean surround from japan

Me too and yet there is a LOT of politics/media/money between measurements and official reports. Have you seen what passes for truth in the USA lately? Yeah this isn't a political anything tho. EPA is publishing raw data on radiation. They have a shit ton of measuring places in the US.It would be i...
by tautologies
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: concerning of nuclear radiation ocean surround from japan
Replies: 64
Views: 8769

Re: concerning of nuclear radiation ocean surround from japan

I wouldn’t trust official reports. IMO radiation is given. And I am sure also Hawaii will have higher concentration...if not now, then in the future. How high and dangerous, I have no idea. And don’t forget: millions of liters of highest concentration are stored in the rusty tanks...they will leak ...
by tautologies
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: A friendly warning: don't kite in Singapore
Replies: 34
Views: 4571

Re: A friendly warning: don't kite in Singapore

Simply asking these kinds of questions at their forum would invite snipes, name calling, and outright threats. "You came to my country, you should know" "We're not here to answer your stupid questions" ... would be the kinder responses. As my topic goes, best to stay away. If you actually did that,...
by tautologies
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Complete beginner advice..
Replies: 23
Views: 2574

Re: Complete beginner advice..

OP you are on the right track. Get a trainer. Have fun on land with it. I would not get a small kite until after lessons. Once you get lessons they can help you decide size of kite. You do not have to buy from the instructor, but they can definitely give you advice. Make sure you get a good teacher....
by tautologies
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: A friendly warning: don't kite in Singapore
Replies: 34
Views: 4571

Re: A friendly warning: don't kite in Singapore

I think it is common sense to ask locals about the rules and regulations. It was always a bit demoralizing for us who worked for a spot to see when people just came in to a local beach and didn't give a shit about the rules that were made to keep a spot open.
by tautologies
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: light wind surfboard vs foil board
Replies: 130
Views: 21131

Re: light wind surfboard vs foil board

joriws wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:47 pm
Your quoted line has been taken away from it's surroundings.
It was not my intention to take your quote out of context. :-)
by tautologies
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: light wind surfboard vs foil board
Replies: 130
Views: 21131

Re: light wind surfboard vs foil board

Sure, I've both foil & flydoor xl twintip. On low wind days (which we have plenty) I cannot imagine that I could go foil any better than flydoor-twintip. Foil and any sized TT cannot compare. The foil will win that game every time. If you can go on a TT you'll be able to go on a door (simple fact i...
by tautologies
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: light wind surfboard vs foil board
Replies: 130
Views: 21131

Re: light wind surfboard vs foil board

The few times that I experienced lack of volume is when the wind dropped so much that I had very little pull when looping the kite, maybe only during 20% of the loop, kite barely staying in the air. And too much time between two loops or sines to stay longer on the surface and gain anything. The ki...
by tautologies
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: light wind surfboard vs foil board
Replies: 130
Views: 21131

Re: light wind surfboard vs foil board

For the same wetted surface, assuming you can angle that floaty board as much as necessary , it will have the same benefits you describe for your low volume board in terms of starting on the foil. You're not losing anything on that front having some volume in the board. But on the other hand, that ...
by tautologies
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: light wind surfboard vs foil board
Replies: 130
Views: 21131

Re: light wind surfboard vs foil board

This is a pretty interesting, albeit super marginal discussion. I can see both points on which I have thoughts..but of course I can be wrong / missing pieces. I can go either way..if just standing on the board is the way you go to start floating up, then sure volume matters. On the old raceboards th...

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