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by dylan*
Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: LF Rocket Foil mount position
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: LF Rocket Foil mount position

My preference is for when you're riding at a "cruising speed", i.e. not trying to go fast, but up and riding along, I try to have roughly equal weight on both legs. Even 1 or 2cm can make a big difference, so you can try moving it forward a bit and see how it feels. It might make it easier to keep t...
by dylan*
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Tantrum / inverter frontroll- any different?
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Re: Tantrum / inverter frontroll- any different?

look at some wakeboarding videos, what kiteboarders call back/frontrolls are usually just frontside/backside 360s backroll is a heelside backflip tantrum is a toeside backroll frontroll is a heelside front flip it doesn't have to be exactly like doing a backflip on flat ground, but you should be get...
by dylan*
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Loose straps or tight (for a beginner who broke self)
Replies: 12
Views: 597

Re: Loose straps or tight (for a beginner who broke self)

It's a matter of taste, for a twintip I keep mine fairly tight but loose enough that it will come off easily if I fall the wrong way. My test is that I should be able to get my feet into the straps without having to use my hands -- I usually dive my kite and jump onto my board while putting my feet ...
by dylan*
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Calling all fatties!
Replies: 14
Views: 871

Re: Calling all fatties!

Why not just lose weight instead of trying to find workarounds for your unhealthy lifestyle?
by dylan*
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: riding toeside
Replies: 6
Views: 642

Re: riding toeside

Downlooping is usually more foolproof for me, as long as you're not riding directly at your kite, you'll always get some sort of power through the turn. You can bring the kite over your head instead, but your timing has to be better with both the kite and the turn on the foil, as it's really easy to...
by dylan*
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: sitting on the board to relaunch
Replies: 14
Views: 908

Re: sitting on the board to relaunch

I find sitting on the board to greatly impede my ability to relaunch my kite in light winds, since it wants to run downwind and throw all your line tension away. I usually swim against my kite to get it to roll over while praying to jesus that it won't just stall as soon as it gets in the air. You c...
by dylan*
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How often do you swim in @ <10knots ?
Replies: 30
Views: 1709

Re: How often do you swim in @ <10knots ?

8 knots swim in 1 in 2-3 sessions 9 knots swim in 1 in 5 sessions 10 knots rarely swim in (once in a while if there's a lull or something) 11 knots+ almost never, can sometimes relaunch kite 12 knots I can usually relaunch my kite I drop the kite when I'm gybing and lose line tension for too long an...
by dylan*
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Rotating front/rear lines
Replies: 6
Views: 635

Rotating front/rear lines

Does anyone rotate their kite lines when they tune them? My last two bars (switch controller 2, LF response) both have lines that seem to stretch (or shrink) very easily, I am having to stretch the rear lines every 2-3 weeks to get them equal again. The difference is usually about 10cm. I was thinki...
by dylan*
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: WTH is going on with the Wainman Maniac?
Replies: 7
Views: 1368

Re: WTH is going on with the Wainman Maniac?

It's a c-kite, they are probably just trying to offload them since people don't really buy them. There are great deals on c-kites all over the place, especially used. I picked up a 13/9/7 quiver of current-year fuels with 2 bars, basically brand new for just over $1000 total a couple years ago.
by dylan*
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiteboarding Boots - Weight?
Replies: 13
Views: 1264

Re: Kiteboarding Boots - Weight?

yeah, i regret getting laces too, such a pain in the ass for kiting. i ended up getting the boots semi-tight and tying knots in the laces so I can still slip my feet in and out, and they've stayed like that for the last 3 years or so :lol: You don't smash your toes? [/quote] my current boots are pr...

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