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by Bushflyr
Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 30 Knot w/ 40+ Knot Gusts
Replies: 8
Views: 486

Re: 30 Knot w/ 40+ Knot Gusts

A hell of a lot easier than 20 with 30kt gusts. Just pick a board and or kite that has a wide range and go for it. Personally I'd go for my Monk and Razor 7. The Monk can pull down a ton of power without losing its edge and the Razor reacts reasonably well to hard edging by flying forward in the win...
by Bushflyr
Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2010 OR Rise Issue
Replies: 33
Views: 1517

Re: 2010 OR Rise Issue

Down loop : The wind today was better for my 14m NRG. While riding it, I thought about the forum's down loop advice. I wouldn't call it a "loop", but, during jumps, I do give it a little front hand to get the kite moving back in the direction of travel and away from high noon. Is that a down loop ?...
by Bushflyr
Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Popular jellyfish sting remedies make it worse
Replies: 33
Views: 1560

Re: Popular jellyfish sting remedies make it worse

I'm amazed yall aren't wickedly worried about them like I am :baby: Just different people have different reactions. I'm lucky in that I'm almost completely immune. I got one wrapped all over my face swimming a couple months back. It itched for a bit and was completely gone in 20 minutes. Others loo...
by Bushflyr
Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Strapless board for a big guy
Replies: 52
Views: 2111

Re: Strapless board for a big guy

This is where the subjective argument ensues. Who is doing it right......this is the right way.....you are doing it wrong......true kitesurfing is this way..... I wasn't making any distinction of right vs wrong, just two different ways of enjoying kites, wind, and boards on the water. No one can po...
by Bushflyr
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2010 OR Rise Issue
Replies: 33
Views: 1517

Re: 2010 OR Rise Issue

If I have just wiped out and I am (briefly, hopefully) under water, possibly inside a wave - I don't really know where the kite is (on the clock). Instinctively, until I can get my bearings - I take the kite high, to keep it out of the water, and depower, to prevent further separation from my board...
by Bushflyr
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Strapless board for a big guy
Replies: 52
Views: 2111

Re: Strapless board for a big guy

My wild guess... .... Add a kite.... the gravity component is not required, the kite provides the side ways force. No. This is exactly what "true kite surfers " try to avoid. The idea is to not utilize any kite force once on the wave and surf purely on wave power. The kite serves only to tow in. If...
by Bushflyr
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Strapless board for a big guy
Replies: 52
Views: 2111

Re: Strapless board for a big guy

Gravity. Just like skiing down a hill in powder. Except instead of you going down a static mountain the "mountain" moves up underneath you.
by Bushflyr
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Strapless board for a big guy
Replies: 52
Views: 2111

Re: Strapless board for a big guy

I understand why volume doesn't matter when a board is planing, but what about when you "catch a wave" and drift the kite? Doesn't volume matter when you are surfing a wave? The short answer is No. When you're on the wave the board is still planing. Again, as I've posted before, simply look at a sk...
by Bushflyr
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Impact vest vs cracked ribs?
Replies: 15
Views: 790

Re: Impact vest vs cracked ribs?

In my case it was the spreader bar. I went over the nose of the board on a big wave drop and got the wind knocked out of me but was totally fine until the kite ganked the spreader up into my ribs and snapped a couple of them out of place. I'd venture to say that most rib injuries are due to similar ...

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