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by Bushflyr
Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is 16m too much for me?
Replies: 22
Views: 955

Re: Is 16m too much for me?

Kind of late to the party, but IMO I would never get a 16. I had a 14 and hated it. You're MUCH better off getting a different board, one that planes better, than going to a bigger kite for light wind. Get a skim or paipo type board (or even a foil) and stick with a smaller kite. With my Vanguard I ...
by Bushflyr
Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Repairing small holes in canopy
Replies: 11
Views: 514

Re: Repairing small holes in canopy

^That, so you don't create a rigid wear point. Also, FWIW, I haven't tried a single sided patch but everybody always does both sides on our paragliders (it's what the manufacturers recommend) and the canopy is under significantly less stress than a kite.
by Bushflyr
Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Repairing small holes in canopy
Replies: 11
Views: 514

Re: Repairing small holes in canopy

Sail tape. Offset the tape 1/4" between the two sides. Done.
by Bushflyr
Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Horrible crash into powerlines....
Replies: 18
Views: 1299

Re: Horrible crash into powerlines....

kgb wrote:
Did he survive?


Yeah. His shoes didn't come off.
by Bushflyr
Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is there a minimum wind strength for jumping strapless?
Replies: 13
Views: 626

Re: Is there a minimum wind strength for jumping strapless?

I play with punting decent airs in high winds but it requires a grab to stop from losing the board when the kite slows your decent. Grab and hold the rail from apex to just before touch down. You don't have to grab. The trick is getting the board vertical with the bottom facing into the wind so it ...
by Bushflyr
Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is there a minimum wind strength for jumping strapless?
Replies: 13
Views: 626

Re: Is there a minimum wind strength for jumping strapless?

I tried sticky wax and went back to just pads. I may tr\y Gu, but stay away from Punt wax, that shit is nasty and greasy. It sticks well enough in the air, but it's crazy greasy when you're just trying to surf. Very disconcerting to have your front foot s-l-o-w-l-y slipping forward when you're dropp...
by Bushflyr
Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is there a minimum wind strength for jumping strapless?
Replies: 13
Views: 626

Re: Is there a minimum wind strength for jumping strapless?

What board? Having a heavy board like pretty much any "kitesurf board" will make it harder for the wind to stick the board to your feet. You can still do it, but you need to find a bit of chop to help launch the board. Also, you can't send the kite, if you do it will tend to yank you off t...
by Bushflyr
Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite lines
Replies: 13
Views: 1255

Re: Kite lines

Dude, this isn't rocket surgery. You need a loop on the bridle pigtails. You need a knot on the back pigtails. (On the kite) Just make it happen. Trim your bar so all the lines are equal length. Attach to kite and see how it flies. If it flies like crap, adjust your back pigtail knots to make it fly...
by Bushflyr
Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Interchanging Bars with Kite Brands
Replies: 23
Views: 1557

Re: Interchanging Bars with Kite Brands

Several previous threads hashed this out ad nauseum. The split height is irrelevant, some people have posted diagrams of the extremes, but in practical application it makes no difference. Basically any modern 4-line kite will work with any modern 4-line bar. At most you'll need to fiddle your pigtai...
by Bushflyr
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: NRS Freestyle Wetshoe / Desperado Wetshoe / Desperado Sock
Replies: 8
Views: 574

Re: NRS Freestyle Wetshoe / Desperado Wetshoe / Desperado Sock

grigorib wrote:My analogy to kiting is boots is having sex while wearing a coat (as comfortable/sensitive/appealing)
But when it's too cold or you have sharp rocks to walk on I guess functional sense takes over.


Nah man, if she's too cold or has sharp rocks just wait for a hotter chick to come along. :naughty:

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