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by Onda
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fatality in France
Replies: 79
Views: 5402

Re: Fatality in France

Absolutely! By far the biggest danger is strong / gale force wind! My impression is that this factor is heavily underestimated by many, especially younger and very experienced kiters. In 30+ kts the result of even minor mistakes of pilot or material are easily fatal with no time for proper reaction....
by Onda
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What is kitesurfing for you? This it is for me
Replies: 65
Views: 4647

Re: What is kitesurfing for you? This it is for me

Guys! Great topic! This brilliant vid from HB Surfkite sums up a lot for me (words by C. Bukowsky - so fitting :thumb: ) https://vimeo.com/99810517 https://vimeo.com/99810517 "If you´re doing it for money, or fame - don´t do it. ... If you´re doing it because you want women in your bed - don´t do it...
by Onda
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wetsuit recommendation Cape Town Nov/Dec?
Replies: 9
Views: 831

Re: Wetsuit recommendation Cape Town Nov/Dec?

Thanks guys!
I´ve purchased that "Euro-style" suit with cut-off lower legs, just covering the knees.
If water temp would drop far below 15 °C, I´ll buy another suit locally.

Looking so much forward to return to Cape Town!
by Onda
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: some proper Wave foiling with a Kite
Replies: 41
Views: 3759

Re: some proper Wave foiling with a Kite

Crazy :o
Very impressing! My deepest respect.
However, it doesn´t really look like a lot of fun. More more like stress...
In such perfect waves, I think waveboards make more sense. In case of missing wind, go for SUP / prone surfing.
by Onda
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wetsuit recommendation Cape Town Nov/Dec?
Replies: 9
Views: 831

Re: Wetsuit recommendation Cape Town Nov/Dec?

9 °C seriously?
All I can find is long-term statistics claiming a minimum of around 16 °C for Nov/Dec. Claimed to be measured values from satellites (NOAA).
Do these upwellings happen at this time of the year already? Or more regularly in high-summer?

Thanks :bye:
by Onda
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wetsuit recommendation Cape Town Nov/Dec?
Replies: 9
Views: 831

Wetsuit recommendation Cape Town Nov/Dec?

Hi all, I´ll be in Cape Town last week of Nov & first week of Dec and like to get your recommendations for a sensible wetsuit choice. Air is very warm (25 °C), sun intense, water is cool (15-17 °C). I´d go for a 4/3 mm Overknee with long sleeves. What do you think? I´m not the "being cold easily" ty...
by Onda
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cymatic (Tomo MPH) in kiteconstruction?
Replies: 28
Views: 2465

Re: Cymatic (Tomo MPH) in kiteconstruction?

Wait until the Cymatic will be available in the HE version as well. Very light and totally robust. Cannot take too long, I guess, until they launch it in HE.
by Onda
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fireball with slider bar question
Replies: 14
Views: 1301

Re: Fireball with slider bar question

Try a "Ronstan Orbit Block 30"! A small shackle has to be added to it to connect the Ronstan block with the QR of the bar. The roll of the Ronstan block glides along the harness rope without the slightest friction. Very very comfortable! http://www.12seemeilen.de/ronstan-orbit-block-serie-30-bb-eins...
by Onda
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Wave Kite
Topic: Fone Mitu's Waveboard: don't buy it
Replies: 7
Views: 1067

Re: Fone Mitu's Waveboard: don't buy it

The Firewire Helium construction is excellent.
My Vader 5.1 weights 2.8 kg (naked board w/o pads and fins). After a full season of abuse it looks like new still.
High-priced, though...
by Onda
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Please measure your line lengths!
Replies: 16
Views: 1675

Re: Please measure your line lengths!

I´m sure it has something to do with the metric system which is a prodigy for many "imperials" :lol: Vincent: „And you know what they call a... a... a Quarter Pounder with Cheese in Paris?“ Jules: „They don't call it a Quarter Pounder with cheese?“ Vincent: „No man, they got the metric system. They ...

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