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by iriejohn
Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Favourite Foot Straps & Pads Combination
Replies: 24
Views: 1281

Re: Favourite Foot Straps & Pads Combination

You are probably aware but you can adjust the tension on the neoprene of the Shinn straps by changing there attachment to the fixing bolt? I personally love the new setup - I've got quite narrow size 8 feet but with both 6mm Atan (Scotland) or 3mm Xcel boots they are great. Yes, I tried using the l...
by iriejohn
Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Favourite Foot Straps & Pads Combination
Replies: 24
Views: 1281

Re: Favourite Foot Straps & Pads Combination

Im a big fan of the NSI straps and Ive swapped all the factory straps i've received for them. They are easy to adjust and really comfortable. They are a bit tight with boots but i try to never ride boots if i dont absolutely need to. I also use the race strap on my free race boards. http://www.nort...
by iriejohn
Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Jay 2017 Game Changer
Replies: 36
Views: 3421

Re: Jay 2017 Game Changer

Well if there is a solution, why did you sell it in the way it was supplied. The hook it too large and you'd never get the rope tight enough to sit flush enough to your body. Using the ring would bring it closer, but putting the chicken look through a ring is fun launching off a tether. Not sure ab...
by iriejohn
Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Aerodynamically better leading edge
Replies: 40
Views: 2043

Re: Aerodynamically better leading edge

The LE diameter could be left the same to maintain rigidity but the LE front and trailing edges could be profiled into more aerodynamic shapes to reduce drag. Don't know how though, maybe internal ribs in the LE bladders? Let's say the front remains as is but if there's a second layer of ripstop fr...
by iriejohn
Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: how many squaremeters between the first 2 kites for a beginner?
Replies: 58
Views: 2068

Re: how many squaremeters between the first 2 kites for a beginner?

dylan* wrote:The general rule is 3m gaps for larger sizes and 2m gaps for the smaller sizes


^^^ That.
by iriejohn
Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Aerodynamically better leading edge
Replies: 40
Views: 2043

Re: Aerodynamically better leading edge

The LE diameter could be left the same to maintain rigidity but the LE front and trailing edges could be profiled into more aerodynamic shapes to reduce drag. Don't know how though, maybe internal ribs in the LE bladders?
by iriejohn
Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: how many squaremeters between the first 2 kites for a beginner?
Replies: 58
Views: 2068

Re: how many squaremeters between the first 2 kites for a beginner?

OK, if that is how you want your gaps, fine. No reason to get your panties all in a bind. I prefer 12 -10 instead of 12-9 because it gets me off the 12 sooner and I would rather ride a 10 than a 12. Also, we are talking about beginners. For the "average" intermediate rider 12-19-7 is prob...
by iriejohn
Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: how many squaremeters between the first 2 kites for a beginner?
Replies: 58
Views: 2068

Re: how many squaremeters between the first 2 kites for a beginner?

Lots of interesting insights but for a beginner, 3m gap is not the answer Unless the objective is too take as long as possible to learn and be safe, imo Bullshit. Until your down under 9m 2 and 1m gaps are for enthusiasts. Most rider out there are just fine with 12/9/7 regardless of where and how t...
by iriejohn
Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Favourite Foot Straps & Pads Combination
Replies: 24
Views: 1281

Re: Favourite Foot Straps & Pads Combination

That's a bummer. I have had a similar issue. When it's really fricken cold I have Excel 7mm boots coupled to US 11 feet. I'm at the last ratchet notch to keep them closed. They work, but it's snug. They are magic barefoot or with thin booties though. The adjustable ratchet is nice. I forgot to ment...
by iriejohn
Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Lightwind board - width or area that really matters?
Replies: 11
Views: 698

Re: Lightwind board - width or area that really matters?

And stiffness, weight, planing surface shape - flat, channeled, concaved, ...

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