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by iriejohn
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ozone kites 12m low end experience
Replies: 25
Views: 2019

Re: Ozone kites 12m low end experience

81kg/1.8m/178lb/5'11", retired grandfather, live near the sea, 136 x 40.5 Lieuwe Shotgun twintip and 5'8" Mitu directional. For 3 kites I would have: 7m x 1.3 = 9.1m, then 9m x 1.3 = 11.7m, so 7/9/12m I have 6/8/10/12 Enduro V2s - 10m is the biggest I use on the directional and 12m the biggest on th...
by iriejohn
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2019 Duotone Click Bar
Replies: 56
Views: 6241

Re: 2019 Duotone Click Bar

dice wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:28 am
I once talked to someone who worked at North back then and he told me that it's built to withstand sand. Idk about the lines.
You were evidently told the truth about the mechanism being built to withstand sand. Shame about the lines but hey, you can't have everything. :wink:
by iriejohn
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Please measure your line lengths!
Replies: 16
Views: 1421

Re: Please measure your line lengths!

Just measured Slingshot (2016) bar leader lines, they are about 30cm. Therefore the Slingshot so-called 23m line set steering lines are about 24.6m - 0.3m = 24.3m Question: So why the extra 1.3m? Answer: It's an easy way to make Slingshot kites "more powerful". Any other answers? Edit: Just measured...
by iriejohn
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Please measure your line lengths!
Replies: 16
Views: 1421

Re: Please measure your line lengths!

Ozone line lengths are correctly described, it is Slingshot who are incorrectly describing their line lengths. I think "correct" is relative here. I would prefer to know the length of lines from end of leader lines to pigtails. For example, perhaps I will choose to put slingshot lines on an ozone b...
by iriejohn
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Anyone else dodging "flying fish"?
Replies: 12
Views: 1114

Re: Anyone else dodging "flying fish"?

I haven't dodged flying fish but they've dodged me many a time while sailing out beyond the reef in Barbados to pick up an incoming wave. While you're stuffing upwind flying fish will sometimes fly right past you, I guess because they think you're a large predator so they take to the air.
by iriejohn
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Please measure your line lengths!
Replies: 16
Views: 1421

Re: Please measure your line lengths!

Wish I'd known that before getting Ozone 23m lines because Ozone 25m lines are nearer in length to Slingshot 23m lines which is what my brian (sic) is dialled into with my Enduros. Live and learn. Dude Ozone should absolutely switch the lines for you if you paid full price for the lines. Send them ...
by iriejohn
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Please measure your line lengths!
Replies: 16
Views: 1421

Re: Please measure your line lengths!

Another variable: bridle length. That can also add up to several meters in line length between different brands and model kites. Some have an almost direct connection to steering line pigtails on the kite where others have really long bridles. So comparing a short bridled kite on a 23m ozone bar to...
by iriejohn
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Please measure your line lengths!
Replies: 16
Views: 1421

Re: Please measure your line lengths!

Being able to measure strings ought to be even easier than area, where brands also consistently fail to be able to give correct figures. Exactly. And it's one thing that I have never seen measured in tests so it's easy for a manufacturer to get a "more powerful" kite simply by increasing line lengt...
by iriejohn
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Please measure your line lengths!
Replies: 16
Views: 1421

Re: Please measure your line lengths!

http://www.infexion.nl/info/vergelijkingstabel-barren/ Made an overview a few years ago, it is in Dutch but you can focus on the last column of the table. For example Airush advertises with 23m lines where the actual length from the end of pigtails to bottom of the bar was 1.14m longer. Ozone is th...
by iriejohn
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Please measure your line lengths!
Replies: 16
Views: 1421

Re: Please measure your line lengths!

To the bar, not the leader lines.

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