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by vela99
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Improve Kite Drifting Technique
Replies: 26
Views: 9219

Re: Improve Kite Drifting Technique

I just realize that this is not much different from what you already explain Matteo V.
by vela99
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Improve Kite Drifting Technique
Replies: 26
Views: 9219

Re: Improve Kite Drifting Technique

Hi An interesting new dimension has come up which I would like to comment. (I have purposely avoided talking about the precise wave conditions I intend to drift in to avoid a debate early on in this post before obtaining some advice on how to improve my technique.) For me kite drifting is by definit...
by vela99
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Improve Kite Drifting Technique
Replies: 26
Views: 9219

Re: Improve Kite Drifting Technique

Hi All, I am seeing a lot of good points here that will definitively help me improve. plummet & tautologies, I will try the flick trick to see how my kites behave. Based on my experience it should work with the Neos fine. Eduardo, that is exactly my idea to do less with the kite and more with the bo...
by vela99
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Improve Kite Drifting Technique
Replies: 26
Views: 9219

Re: Improve Kite Drifting Technique

Kite high so it has space to fall with gravity. Ride towards kite to slack lines(including the front ones :-) ), important bit is you can only use the wave for power once your lines are slack ( learn to surf :lol: ) Pull tension back into the lines with cut backs when kite is getting too low or abo...
by vela99
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Improve Kite Drifting Technique
Replies: 26
Views: 9219

Re: Improve Kite Drifting Technique

Hi All, Thanks for your responses. I started with strapless but have actually moved to strapped. Strapless has many advantages but I am technically not good enough when things get really challenging. Straps allow me to surf more aggressively and jump. Fixed foot placement is an issue but this is som...
by vela99
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Improve Kite Drifting Technique
Replies: 26
Views: 9219

Improve Kite Drifting Technique

Hi, I want to improve my kite drifting technique in wave kiting and would like to ask for some advice. Would the following be correct? Is there something else significant to be added? • Hold kite at an angle of 45 degrees or a bit less • Initially, before dropping down on a wave, hold the board edge...
by vela99
Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Conditioning when practicing both kitesurfing and windsurfing
Replies: 8
Views: 1472

Re: Conditioning when practicing both kitesurfing and windsurfing

Overall, practiced at the same level, windsurfing is physically much more demanding. But every time I switch one way or the other I need to adopt and certain muscles have more use than others. When kiting I am more demanding on my tommy muscles and certain muscles on my lower arms. Also the inside u...
by vela99
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Which 2018 North Kite should I buy??
Replies: 26
Views: 6343

Re: Which 2018 North Kite should I buy??

I'm mainly a wave sailor windsurfing wise so when its really firing ill probably be out on that Let me tell you how this will play out. In a year from now your windsurf equipment and twin tip will be in the garage gathering dust. You will be kiting on a directional doing things in the waves you onl...
by vela99
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Trim Issue North Dice 11m
Replies: 2
Views: 797

Trim Issue North Dice 11m

Hi A friend of mine just bought a used North Dice and Quad Bar 2015 all apparently in very good condition. Surprisingly on the first day he found out that despite sufficient wind he hardly had enough power and the kite was very slow. All frustrated he had to abandon the session. First thoughts were ...
by vela99
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2015 Ion Apex Harness Quality
Replies: 8
Views: 947

Re: 2015 Ion Apex Harness Quality

Hi,

None of my harnesses from Dakine, Manera, Prolimit, NeilPryde etc was worn this much after only 200 hours without taking any special care really. In fact my harnesses looked better the day they died after maybe 1000 hours of estimated use. (Ocassionally I had to replace a broken hook).

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