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by we
Wed May 09, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is Wakestyle dead?
Replies: 100
Views: 34566

Re: Is Wakestyle dead?

The current high margin target kiteboarding market of middle and high income male 35-55 year olds enjoy mowing the lawn. Everyone can enjoy kiting; however, this recent change in kiter demographic means that kiting no longer attractively self advertises itself to youth and a new generation of rider...
by we
Fri May 04, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is Wakestyle dead?
Replies: 100
Views: 34566

Re: Is Wakestyle dead?

How many riders actually unhook, regardless whether it's on a TT, strapless surfboard or foil? It seems like most just mow the lawn on a TT, then a strapless surfboard and then maybe a foil. Most riders around here move from a TT to a strapless surfboard before they can even jump hooked in.
by we
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Important Message: I almost died - Gunnar Biniasch
Replies: 53
Views: 16594

Re: Important Message: I almost died - Gunnar Biniasch

Where was this? Did he ask the other kiters if they saw that he was in distress? My guess is they either couldn't see him or thought he was ok. Foil-ers go can get far away very quickly. I take it he was downwind of everyone else? If he was upwind he would have floated to others.
by we
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The end of kiteboarding in Florida?
Replies: 34
Views: 11786

Re: The end of kiteboarding in Florida?

Is there any possibility to create a "private" kite club with a small slice of waterfront access? Something that is too small for condo/house development?
by we
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: below the bar trim
Replies: 20
Views: 3600

Re: below the bar trim

kiterocky wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:47 pm
Change The trim. ..below the bar was a past mistake...nobody will do it again...its useless and dangerous
Why do you say that? I think they are far superior to above the bar trims. Main reason is you get twice the "depower". I've kited with them for years and have had no problems.
by we
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite companies - please stop the wakestyle hype!
Replies: 119
Views: 12684

Re: Kite companies - please stop the wakestyle hype!!!

I second this. I want to see more "mowing the lawn". That's my favorite style. Or better yet, underpowered sloggy mowing the lawn, that what I do best. Kind of like pushing the lawn tractor when it's broke down.
by we
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Unhooking for big boys!!
Replies: 23
Views: 1880

Re: Unhooking for big boys!!

Exactly as I was saying, he's not gripping the bar tight enough and it's getting ripped off of his hands. No, I think he's doing it wrong. I bet he's going too slow which gives a very deep edge. When he starts edging, it just increases bar pressure, but the board is stuck deep in the water. There's...
by we
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Unhooking for big boys!!
Replies: 23
Views: 1880

Re: Unhooking for big boys!!

Do you have a cable park nearby? It's well worth it, even though the kite is more forgiving than the cable. But Starsky nailed it, it's the direction of travel. Try slowly edging up into the wind. Once the pressure gets too much in the hands, go back downwind.
by we
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What is this trick?
Replies: 10
Views: 1427

Re: What is this trick?

It's not a Bel-air at all. It's a back-roll transition from toe side.
by we
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite Crash 9
Replies: 16
Views: 2458

Re: Kite Crash 9

This is why most riders switch to strapless surf and foils.

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