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by FLandOBX
Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Beginner looking for board advice
Replies: 12
Views: 420

Re: Beginner looking for board advice

I see too many people on here telling beginners to buy doors and shit, which is terrible advice unless you're old like FLandOBX and just like to cruise. "...doors and shit...."???? Now you're stretching, Junior. Nobody but you has said anything about "doors and shit". And as for my riding style? Yo...
by FLandOBX
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Beginner looking for board advice
Replies: 12
Views: 420

Re: Beginner looking for board advice

Hey, dylan. Once you have a bit more experience, you'll find a lot of older kiters will rip your junior-sized shorts off......and a lot of junior-kiters like yourself, just cruise.
by FLandOBX
Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Beginner looking for board advice
Replies: 12
Views: 420

Re: Beginner looking for board advice

dylan* wrote:
Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:23 pm
...start with a bigger board only if you...... are older and will mostly be cruising anyway.
Huhhhhh??!!!!
by FLandOBX
Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How to post a found board in OBX
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: How to post a found board in OBX

I'd suggest leaving your name & number with the major kite schools on the island (depending on where you found the board, try Kitty Hawk Kites, REAL, Ocean Air, etc.). A lot of people check with those schools to see if someone found or turned in a lost board. Also, post your message in the Lost and ...
by FLandOBX
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Not feeling the love
Replies: 23
Views: 1323

Re: Not feeling the love

... I'm not even looking at forecasts. Hmmmmmm. Learn to PG ; you , "WILL" be looking at forecasts again !! :D Bille Good suggestion. Any related sport that's new and different may help restart the fire (PG, land board, buggy, foilboard, etc.). Bille - Not to hijack this thread, but..... some peopl...
by FLandOBX
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Beginner looking for board advice
Replies: 12
Views: 420

Re: Beginner looking for board advice

Beginners usually do better with bigger board + smaller kite. The bigger board (especially width) provides enough surface area to manage new tricks and transitions without 100% precision, and the smaller kite facilitates developing the kite control and timing needed later for loops, fast transitions...
by FLandOBX
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Not feeling the love
Replies: 23
Views: 1323

Re: Not feeling the love

So, plummet, I get that way sometimes. I find that the more proficient you become at any endeavor, the harder you have to work to keep it fresh and exciting. Sometimes, it doesn't happen, and we move on to other activities. Other times, we find a way to stoke the fires again. With kiting, I find the...
by FLandOBX
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Drag launch tips, line tangle
Replies: 25
Views: 1356

Re: Drag launch tips, line tangle

I think kites with longer bridles are prone to getting tip wrapped, or having the wing tip go through the bridle on self launching. I've had it happen a few times on my 2014 cab velocity kite when launching from a boat by drift launching. A solution that I've though of but haven't has the opportuni...
by FLandOBX
Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Drag launch tips, line tangle
Replies: 25
Views: 1356

Re: Drag launch tips, line tangle

Maybe rigging upwind of the kite and keeping the lines under it until you pull the kite into position directly upwind will keep them free... Dylan, I think that might be the best approach. I have had the same problem (LF kites), and I think the wrap occurs when the kite has been raised onto its tip...
by FLandOBX
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Pinholes
Replies: 2
Views: 347

Re: Pinholes


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