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by dylan*
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: self launch - minimize kite damage
Replies: 17
Views: 773

Re: self launch - minimize kite damage

Tether, much better than drag launch IMO yeah definitely, just much more of a pain in the ass if you're on a big empty beach (i.e. no trees/cars/etc to tether). have to fill your kite bag with sand, or carry around one of those stakes. I spend the time to do it when the wind is stronger but usually...
by dylan*
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: self launch - minimize kite damage
Replies: 17
Views: 773

Re: self launch - minimize kite damage

The kite can help a lot too. I'm riding an Envy as my main kite now and that kite barely needs to rotate around before it's trying to roll up onto a wingtip, so the movement is very minimal. Some kites that aren't as swept back take a bit more effort and therefore a bit more movement on the sand. I ...
by dylan*
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Opinion on lessons
Replies: 16
Views: 578

Re: Opinion on lessons

I don't think $150 per hour is too crazy considering for foiling you're basically paying an expert rider for private lessons. But at that price for me, not worth it at all. Foiling isn't that hard to learn if you're a competent kiter, it just takes time. Maybe if you only kite a couple times a year ...
by dylan*
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Bars n kites
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: Bars n kites

here's a non-potato version of that image
by dylan*
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Take Off Speed
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: Take Off Speed

forward speed is kind of a useless measurement because you have a kite pulling you up at the same time, i can often water start straight into foiling with 0 kts of board speed. obviously there is some speed measurement for the foil there because that's how wings work, but i dont know how you would m...
by dylan*
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kites for 60kg girl - chose of shape and size (Slingshot example)
Replies: 12
Views: 794

Re: Kites for 60kg girl - chose of shape and size (Slingshot example)

if you want to ride waves at all i wouldn't get a turbine. but it depends on your spot whether you have waves in lighter winds or not. we often have waves here around 15 kts so I ride a 12m + surfboard a lot and would want something drifty for that, turbine will fall straight out of the sky the seco...
by dylan*
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best Kite for Downwinders- Recomendations.
Replies: 13
Views: 919

Re: Best Kite for Downwinders- Recomendations.

you can use any kite for downwinders...
by dylan*
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Big Kiteloops always end in an enema
Replies: 12
Views: 1141

Re: Big Kiteloops always end in an enema

try another loop before landing
by dylan*
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: anyone used a best kahoona for foiling ?
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: anyone used a best kahoona for foiling ?

Kahoona is a really low-performance kite in general, I'd recommend trying one before buying even if it's a good deal because you might hate it. Personally I'd look elsewhere.
by dylan*
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Who was this crazy guy who kited hurricane Irma in Miami Beach?
Replies: 30
Views: 3522

Re: Who was this crazy guy who kited hurricane Irma in Miami Beach?

What were the winds in Miami Beach at 12pm Eastern time? I was a little north in Boca Raton and was pretty underpowered on my 7m, should have taken the 10. Miami was getting much stronger gusts, when I looked at the meters down that way it was more like 30-35. Wind was very gusty - some people comm...

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