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by dylan*
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New York
Replies: 17
Views: 742

Re: New York

If you are living in NY it's only a matter of time before you move to Florida. May as well save yourself some time and just move straight there!
by dylan*
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Quikfin - tool free fin system
Replies: 10
Views: 652

Re: Quikfin - tool free fin system

Interesting concept, but how many people actually swap out their TT fins on a regular basis? They aren't like surfboard fins. I've never even heard of anybody changing TT fins for different conditions. It also doesn't make any sense for travel because, if you're going to pull your fins off, you nee...
by dylan*
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Airush Lithium vs Cabrinha Swiftblade - Opinios
Replies: 12
Views: 660

Re: Airush Lithium vs Cabrinha Swiftblade - Opinios

the lithium is much lighter and faster turning kite when i was learning i personally hated the switchblade because it was so slow/unresponsive, but that was a few generations ago and there have been refinements since then. some people also like that feeling because the mushy feeling hides your mista...
by dylan*
Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Drag launch tips, line tangle
Replies: 24
Views: 1297

Re: Drag launch tips, line tangle

Have you tried reverse launching? Some kites like it some don't. The bonus is that the lines are tight and they don't drag so there is no danger of snagging lines. Just get ready for a hotter launch. the envy rolls over so easily im not sure i'd even be able to flip it around into a reverse launch ...
by dylan*
Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Drag launch tips, line tangle
Replies: 24
Views: 1297

Re: Drag launch tips, line tangle

hooked in, just holding on to the bar. I don't think I'm sheeted in but I haven't paid attention to it. I'll make sure I'm sheeted out next time
by dylan*
Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Drag launch tips, line tangle
Replies: 24
Views: 1297

Re: Drag launch tips, line tangle

That's what I thought, I keep my lines tight though. I rig up directly downwind, rotate the kite into the wind a bit and walk maybe 45 degrees and get lines tight (no tangles), then keeping lines tight continue walking upwind rotating the kite around. As you get to 90 degrees to the wind the kite st...
by dylan*
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Drag launch tips, line tangle
Replies: 24
Views: 1297

Re: Drag launch tips, line tangle

I disagree, I think it's much easier and less error-prone to rig behind the kite. But I won't try to convince you. Rig however you want.
by dylan*
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Drag launch tips, line tangle
Replies: 24
Views: 1297

Re: Drag launch tips, line tangle

I haven't considered rigging up upwind. That might just keep the lines clear until the kite is flipped all the way around. I'll give that a try, thanks.

And yeah the lines are always totally fine, I make sure bridles are laid out nicely, they get snagged as I'm pulling it around 90 degrees.
by dylan*
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Drag launch tips, line tangle
Replies: 24
Views: 1297

Drag launch tips, line tangle

I just picked up a 2016 envy 12m and though the kite is awesome, about 50% (or more) of the time doing my usual drag self launch the front line gets caught on the wingtip and causes the kite to start deathlooping. I usually just flag it out after 2 or 3 loops since it doesn't usually untangle. I've ...
by dylan*
Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiteboard Pealing, How to Fix it
Replies: 11
Views: 589

Re: Kiteboard Pealing, How to Fix it

I have a board that looks like this, I haven't touched it for almost 5 years and it still hasn't gotten any worse. I think it got that way just from dropping it on the tail while leaning it against the wall or something i've fixed another board just with UV surfboard epoxy. cut the loose bit off wit...

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