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by alfredo68
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Adding a rope to the Rideengine harness with hook
Replies: 13
Views: 876

Re: Adding a rope to the Rideengine harness with hook

Dakine Sliding hook

This is what you are looking for. Have not tried it but looks good. Anyone there tried it???

https://www.dakine.com/fr-ca/sport/kite ... rce=search
by alfredo68
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Launching your kite in +25 knots fully depowered
Replies: 15
Views: 1185

Re: Launching your kite in +25 knots fully depowered

For example...bar trow 16-17 "...trimmed fully 6"....total 22-23 inches For Toby using long 32 meter lines that will create a "reasonable sag" on the back lines which makes sense.... while using a perfectly tuned bar As the lines length becomes shorter and shorter...27...24...22...20...18 meters......
by alfredo68
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Launching your kite in +25 knots fully depowered
Replies: 15
Views: 1185

Re: Launching your kite in +25 knots fully depowered

It happened to me that when launching on +25 aprox with a 9 m AR wave and full depowered (because i saw the conditions where strong , but not crazy) my kite inverted just after launching. Crashing the kite in the water went back to normal (sometimes) Last time it inverted and reorganice the kite for...
by alfredo68
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Launching your kite in +25 knots fully depowered
Replies: 15
Views: 1185

Launching your kite in +25 knots fully depowered

I was told you shouldn t launch your kite fully clam cleat depowered. What are the risks of doing it? Kite inversion?
by alfredo68
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Help with Ben Wilson Surf Slow Leak
Replies: 28
Views: 1481

Re: Help with Ben Wilson Surf Slow Leak

pump hard the kite, get into a swimming pool with it and start searching the leak
by alfredo68
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fun little video
Replies: 18
Views: 1261

Re: Fun little video

Haha good vid!! By the good level of this community of kiters they don t seem to work a lot at their jobs!!! good for them!!!
by alfredo68
Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Trying to find old video - help!
Replies: 10
Views: 779

Re: Trying to find old video - help!

This one here starts out in black and white and has some B&W sections but then it continues in color. Brings back memories. I actually watched this at a friends house and I decided right then and there that I wanted to go to the Columbia River Gorge.....and I did....stayed for 2 months camping at t...
by alfredo68
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Launching a kite when no one is around
Replies: 21
Views: 2194

Re: Launching a kite when no one is around

Hi, I've read and seen many videos describing the dangers of launching a kite on your own when no one is around. One method that I didn't see mentioned (and I am guessing there is a good reason for it but can't think of it) is to setup the kite and lines on the beach (have the kite facing down as u...
by alfredo68
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Launching a kite when no one is around
Replies: 21
Views: 2194

Re: Launching a kite when no one is around

Sometimes when the water level at my spot is too high and wind slight cross off I put my kite on the shore, extend my lines towards the water , eject the kite by the quick realese and swim in with my surfboard (dragging the kite behind by the safety line/leash) once in the wind area reset the chicke...
by alfredo68
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Pump my Kite, right!
Replies: 13
Views: 1682

Re: Pump my Kite, right!

Pump like a rock (but try not to crash it) and then how important is it to lock the valves of each strut? i always forget though.....

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