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by iriejohn
Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Compstick trim conversion.
Replies: 11
Views: 530

Re: Compstick trim conversion.

This will tell you how to do it - it's a Smartbar but the same process but simpler for you because your line lengths will be the right length to start with (my other bars are Compstick Sentinels). http://www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2395364 (the images have gone because Dropbox has changed ...
by iriejohn
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite too Fast
Replies: 24
Views: 1518

Re: Kite too Fast

Matteo V wrote:
Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:34 am
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TL;DR

In general, smaller kites fly faster and are more sensitive to control changes thus requiring smaller user inputs,

:thumb:
by iriejohn
Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite too Fast
Replies: 24
Views: 1518

Re: Kite too Fast

Just use plenty of front line trim and make smaller and slower bar movements. Rocket science. Not. :wink: the more you trim the kite the worse it performs, it will spill air out of the sides and the trailing edge so it won't respond as quickly to inputs, it won't turn as well , and the remaining ba...
by iriejohn
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite too Fast
Replies: 24
Views: 1518

Re: Kite too Fast

kitegirls wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:37 am
Been 5m weather as of late. Things outta control fast. Any tips on making it less reactive as well as any recommendations on slower, more stable 5m kites?
Just use plenty of front line trim and make smaller and slower bar movements. Rocket science. Not. :wink:
by iriejohn
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Impact vest vs cracked ribs?
Replies: 15
Views: 816

Re: Impact vest vs cracked ribs?

I wear an ION Echo seat harness.

Edit: with a Dynabar V7 as Bille says in the next post.
by iriejohn
Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Impact vest vs cracked ribs?
Replies: 15
Views: 816

Re: Impact vest vs cracked ribs?

The ION Vector impact vest which I wear does have under arm rib protection. You can see it in this picture.

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by iriejohn
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Impact vest vs cracked ribs?
Replies: 15
Views: 816

Re: Impact vest vs cracked ribs?

In a previous life I raced motorcycles on closed circuits and more than once sufferered broken ribs. 6-8 weeks of pain from every sneeze, cough, hard shit, laugh, and sleeping upright in an armchair is fucking horrible so because it's a place I don't want to risk being again I wear an impact vest wh...
by iriejohn
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Bridle line replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 438

Re: Bridle line replacement

edt wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:32 pm
I know everyone loves those low friction rings but I still think a pulley has less friction ...
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by iriejohn
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Bit of help needed to choose first kite
Replies: 39
Views: 1485

Re: Bit of help needed to choose first kite

Thanks for the replies. Been looking further into the year or two old new kite deals. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be any 12m rallys, however I've found a 2016 Lithium compete with bar and a 2016 Vox board all for just of £1200, feels like a good deal. One last question, the Lithium has pull...
by iriejohn
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Bit of help needed to choose first kite
Replies: 39
Views: 1485

Re: Bit of help needed to choose first kite

TomW wrote:any all around kite from a major manufacturer that has at least 2 seasons as a model today, is easy to fly. you don't have to look for a beginner kite.
Agree with that.

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