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by cleepa
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hindenburg
Replies: 23
Views: 1589

Re: Hindenburg

Strutless kites are pretty awesome at handling this situation. When the nose of the kite dips, the canopy of a strutted kite is at quite an angle to the wind and gets pushed down out of the air instead of back into the window. With a strutless kite, the canopy luffs completely and drag acts to push ...
by cleepa
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Big Kiteloops always end in an enema
Replies: 12
Views: 1134

Re: Big Kiteloops always end in an enema

Maybe try one of these?
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by cleepa
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Best place to learn waves
Replies: 5
Views: 420

Re: Best place to learn waves

Something that helps a lot with learning waves is learning surfboard basics on flat water. How to make S turns following the kite, being good at riding toeside, being able to turn around quickly, gybes, 30ft strapless airs like Ian Alldredge... just kidding on the last one. Anyhow, getting as much t...
by cleepa
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wainman depower-line spare part
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: Wainman depower-line spare part

I possibly have a new one too.

But, you should be able to get one from Wainman pretty easily. I used to go through Kite Naked, the US distributor. They would get Wainman to send the part direct to me.
by cleepa
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is this worth fixing?
Replies: 28
Views: 2621

Re: Is this worth fixing?

Definitely repair it. I did the same thing to an older Slingy board. The Board Lady's method is the right way to do it, but also the hardest. The way mine was repaired was by first cutting slots into the deck all the way down to (but not through) the bottom of the board. Foam stringers wrapped in fi...
by cleepa
Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Surfboard Size
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Re: Surfboard Size

"Getting your jibes" isn't a criterion for choosing a surfboard. There are a thousand surfboard size recommendation tools on the web, pick one and use it. Kite the same board you would surf in your conditions. +1 for this. If you're on a board that is too big, it will be misery trying to actually r...
by cleepa
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The lightest snappiest surfboard for overhead waves?
Replies: 26
Views: 2700

Re: The lightest snappiest surfboard for overhead waves?

Yes, very similar. I did that to a Slingshot SRT. Repaired it by putting in stringers (foam wrapped in glass) under the heels and a carbon patch over the buckled base. Never any issues after than, but eventually moved on to other boards.
by cleepa
Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The lightest snappiest surfboard for overhead waves?
Replies: 26
Views: 2700

Re: The lightest snappiest surfboard for overhead waves?

Quick note on durability on the Loyd. I've got 2 seasons on mine. I do jump it and sometimes land it fairly hard. The jumping has cracked a rail of an older Celeritas and even buckled an older Slingy board. So far, I've got heel dents on the Loyd and that's it. But one day it will break... Surfboard...
by cleepa
Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The lightest snappiest surfboard for overhead waves?
Replies: 26
Views: 2700

Re: The lightest snappiest surfboard for overhead waves?

+1 for Loyd boards. I have not yet ridden a board that is more fun. I will always own one. As Da Yoda says, super light and impressively strong. There are 5 kite shapes and the choice is very personal. I tried the Rocket, and didn't really like it. But the Rippa and the Flying Pig were amazing for m...
by cleepa
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: one strut vs strutless
Replies: 49
Views: 5512

Re: one strut vs strutless

I recently updated my Cloud C2 quiver to a Cloud D quiver. It is pretty amazing how tight the canopy is on the D. I can't see any reason to add one or more struts to a D Cloud. On the C2 you had to keep tension on the rear lines to prevent flapping. This is not the case with the D. Thanks to the de...

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