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by Peter_Frank
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fatality in France
Replies: 58
Views: 3742

Re: Fatality in France

I don't like raising hands in any way. Just throw the chicken loop away. Agree there is a risk and releasing is even better yes. Although if you throw the CL you still have to signal to abort the launch after that, as you have the bar in the safety leash and might not be seen by the helper you have...
by Peter_Frank
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: naish ride
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Re: naish ride

neilhapgood wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:25 pm
any thoughts on if a 9m would be good for foiling, 2014 one going secondhand going locally to me?

thanks

Havent ridden it, but based on the reviews and its size, I would say "Go for it" :thumb:

Fast turning, and lighter than most Naish kites, and that is perfect for a 9 m2 on a foil.

8) PF
by Peter_Frank
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fatality in France
Replies: 58
Views: 3742

Re: Fatality in France

True, see this older thread about "Aborting a launch", as IMO the thumbs down or tap on your head is useless and dangerous. Either the cut-throat signal, or crossed waving arms - NEVER raise your hand not with thumbs up nor tapping your head, as it will be misunderstood when most critical. http://ww...
by Peter_Frank
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fatality in France
Replies: 58
Views: 3742

Re: Fatality in France

Very sad... Condolences. Short version is, most of us like to ride in high winds 25-35 knots average, either because you can jump higher on a TT, and loop wilder with more acceleration, everything gets more exciting of course. Or bigger waves forming, and simply necessary to be able to ride with "op...
by Peter_Frank
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fatality in France
Replies: 58
Views: 3742

Re: Fatality in France

P.S. that vid above is Lake Ontario. Yes, we need strong wind to get good waves there. 40 knots? No. Something over 25 knots is good. I would say 30 knots is just about perfect with a 5m kite. Over 35 knots it's too windy to ride waves wth any kind of control. Very true, 25-30 knots is perfect for ...
by Peter_Frank
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: wave riding: why isn't bigger better?
Replies: 5
Views: 741

Re: wave riding: why isn't bigger better?

It seems like the current popular wave wings are in the 1100 to 1200 cm2 range. For riding small waves, when you are trying to maximize time on wave with depowered kite, wouldn't a larger wing be better? Anyone tried a really big wing in the 1400 to 2000 cm2 range for waves? They won't work well if...
by Peter_Frank
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Got my hands on the Quark!
Replies: 62
Views: 13773

Re: Got my hands on the Quark!

Disagree Ozbungy, I have lately found the linecams gives you EXQUISITELY good pictures very often :thumb: Opposed to helmetcams or chestcams, that gives you almost ZERO unfortunately… :roll: Two examples, my friend Ralf out here in Capetown: Ralf3.jpg An myself a few weeks ago here in Denmark: 20.jp...
by Peter_Frank
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Who ride with sunglasses, and where?
Replies: 49
Views: 2832

Re: Who ride with sunglasses, and where?

For what little it’s worth here’s another small sample group. In the 2 places I ride the most, the Gorge & Mexico I see about 2% wearing sunglasses on the water. And one of those also wears a full face mask from a cancer scare so is probably more concerned/conscious about the sun. So basically, no ...
by Peter_Frank
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Who ride with sunglasses, and where?
Replies: 49
Views: 2832

Re: Who ride with sunglasses, and where?

Hey Peter.... your Kiteforum dancing avatar wears sunglasses :coolshades: Indeed Calvin wears sunglasses yes 8) But not when surfing, neither do I... Years ago I wore glasses for a while, kitesurfing, it was a nightmare on waveboards when getting washed in a wave, and even worse, the impact when yo...
by Peter_Frank
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How to self launch a kite
Replies: 23
Views: 2062

Re: How to self launch a kite

Awesome video, it shows the 2 ways we launch every day, most of us "experienced" at least - but I still meet many who have ridden for years, and dont know how to, so important to share over and over, thanks :thumb: Launching in the water is the last option - you risk getting lines tangled, can be da...

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