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by FLandOBX
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Global Kiteboarding Population
Replies: 28
Views: 1048

Re: Global Kiteboarding Population

5 or more?? (No clue, just a guess.)

Seriously, why ("obviously") don't people who have just taken lessons count? You must have a (marketing) purpose for asking the question?
by FLandOBX
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The ideal kite for oldschool style?
Replies: 32
Views: 1797

Re: The ideal kite for oldschool style?

But being in the Microloop your rear hand can also steer forward... And once the trick in the air is done I go quickly out of the Microloop and both hands steer the kite forward. Which kite do you use? My largest size kite (Liquid Force NRG) is 16 meters. I often use smaller (14, 12, 10) in higher ...
by FLandOBX
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Stupid question - what does overpowered feel like?
Replies: 36
Views: 1185

Re: Stupid question - what does overpowered feel like?

On the topic of obscenity, Potter Stewart said.......you "know it when you see it." Being overpowered is just that way.
by FLandOBX
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The ideal kite for oldschool style?
Replies: 32
Views: 1797

Re: The ideal kite for oldschool style?

Every trick I do without rotation is locked into the Microloop. So yes, Tricks I do are with front hand. Back hand holds bar in place, no problem with Microloop. But with rotations I have the front hand on the bar...so the kite steers forward. No Microloop used with rotations...only if no handed ro...
by FLandOBX
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How often do you break bars? How's warranty?
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Re: How often do you break bars? How's warranty?

Interesting comments about Slingshot bars. I agree that Slingshot makes very durable equipment. But, coincidentally, the only bar I've ever broken (in a mega-crash) was a Slingshot. My local Slingshot dealer replaced the bar free under warranty, so I got great customer service. The tip of the bar br...
by FLandOBX
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The ideal kite for oldschool style?
Replies: 32
Views: 1797

Re: The ideal kite for oldschool style?

Try to experience with longer lines...that will make the kite turn slower... I ride my 18 on 32m lines and still crashing bigger airs with rotations due to the kite being too far forward. Toby, am I correct that you use your front hand to grab board for board-offs (leaving back hand on bar)? When y...
by FLandOBX
Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The ideal kite for oldschool style?
Replies: 32
Views: 1797

Re: The ideal kite for oldschool style?

......or my favorite, the Slingshot Turbo Diesel.......think of the money you'll save over a new kite.....(I started kiting because the names of the old kites were too hard to resist.....Rhino, Turbo 2.....) (Note to mr shutupjoy - - please ignore the last few posts. all in good fun. But do try one ...
by FLandOBX
Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ask Locals First!
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: Ask Locals First!

Agree 100%. Ask locals.

I'd also add that if you are a "local" and you're asked by a newcomer about riding in your spot, be helpful and courteous. Answer questions and offer to give him or her a launch. One day, the tables will be turned. It creates good karma to help the new people. :thumb:
by FLandOBX
Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: mystery spare part
Replies: 18
Views: 946

Re: mystery spare part

So, inside the bag within the bag, you'll find the dreaded "knotted bungee", a rather expensive little bugger ($15-16 USD) that holds the Cabrinha CL quick release in place. I've always thought Cabrinha could come up with a better idea. If the bungee loses elasticity or breaks, the quick release can...

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