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by Slappysan
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite Longboarding
Replies: 6
Views: 2101

Re: Kite Longboarding

Honestly this isn't very good advice. Even if you have the board available I'm sure you have something else directional that you could be learning on. Literally anything would be easier to learn on. Now if you want to try longboard kiting for fun after you've learned to jibe, by all means go for it....
by Slappysan
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite Longboarding
Replies: 6
Views: 2101

Re: Kite Longboarding

It is without a doubt 100% for sure a waste of your time. If you want an easy board to learn on get a wide 5 foot surfboard like Odysea Stump, North Nugget or old Slingshot SP. If you can't find one of those a 5-6 sotftop would still work well as long as it's over 20 inches wide. Here is a video of ...
by Slappysan
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Oahu Dream Holiday
Replies: 8
Views: 5380

Re: Oahu Dream Holiday

Oahu isn't exactly a kiteboarding mecca.

There is good kiting in 2 spots, Kailua and Mokuleia. Moks is more reliable wind in the summer but it's far to get to and remote once you are there.

I would get a rental in Kailua (there are no hotels there) and get a car so you can drive up to moks.
by Slappysan
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Recommendations for Best instruction and user friendly place to learn to Foilboard this summer
Replies: 8
Views: 4392

Re: Recommendations for Best instruction and user friendly place to learn to Foilboard this summer

Instead of paying for lessons on how to foil I would say just get a foil that's so easy you don't need lessons. Shinn MODEL P FOIL: https://www.shinnworld.com/copy-of-model-f-foil (I know the URL is stupid, it's actually the correct link for the model P) Get a 60 cm mast and you'll be foiling in no ...
by Slappysan
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Busted Rib
Replies: 14
Views: 6106

Re: Busted Rib

I find it a lot harder to unhook while wearing a seat harness too because you can't adjust the angle of the hook with your body and there is always some upward pull from the kite because of the lower hook.

With a waist harness you just lean back after pushing down.
by Slappysan
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Busted Rib
Replies: 14
Views: 6106

Re: Busted Rib

I find that the lower attach point of the seat harness that's almost at the same point of your body's center of gravity makes powered loops more challenging. The reason is that there is no effect of gravity pulling your legs back down below you due to the pull coming from your center of mass. So onc...
by Slappysan
Mon May 28, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: LF Happy/Rocket Mast vs. Impulse Mast?
Replies: 1
Views: 1705

LF Happy/Rocket Mast vs. Impulse Mast?

Is there any compatibility between the Impulse mast and the happy/rocket mast?

I know they are different widths and thicknesses but I as long as the holes are the same pattern I would imagine you could ride the Happy/Rocket foil on the thinner Imulse mast couldn't you?
by Slappysan
Thu May 24, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Longboarding/Noserider with a kite?
Replies: 3
Views: 2572

Re: Longboarding/Noserider with a kite?

I've ridden both SUP and longboard with a kite and it's pretty important that the water is relatively flat to make it fun. If it's choppy you just kind of slap the nose of the board against waves and you can't maneuver the board well enough to avoid the waves. If you have a decent ground swell comin...
by Slappysan
Tue May 15, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Launching solo
Replies: 27
Views: 13170

Re: Launching solo

As far as the self-landing goes, well, I have actually practiced that quite a bit during my lessons.... my instructor has me set it right on it's side and shortening up the high side to dump that leading edge right into the sand or water. While this is the method I use 90% of the time solo understa...
by Slappysan
Tue May 15, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Crash vests, what do people use?
Replies: 12
Views: 5188

Re: Crash vests, what do people use?

I would go with http://liquidforcekites.com/product/har ... reme-vest/ if you are wearing a RE harness. Most vests don't give much flotation but this one does.

I honestly don't understand why people kite without flotation.

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