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by Mike101
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Upgrading to a new board
Replies: 17
Views: 609

Re: Upgrading to a new board

Same as you two weeks ago. Upgraded to a Shinn Monk and the difference is unreal. Remember that carbon boards, whilst being more expensive and lighter, are also typically stiffer and will not be as smooth over the chop as a wood core. See you at Camber! Looks good for today! (Although I might go to ...
by Mike101
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Heliloops turn into kiteloops
Replies: 10
Views: 783

Re: Heliloops turn into kiteloops

Mad_dan wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:36 am
SamPolish wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:19 am
The timing of your loop is crucial, Try looping your kite just before you reach top of your jump.
Bad advise :nono:
Yeah that didn't sound right at all, the videos all suggest the same progression. Anton's are the best.
by Mike101
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Which is your preferred trim system?
Replies: 33
Views: 2647

Re: Which is your preferred trim system?

I want more than above is way shorter and way simpler chickenloop I have Best bars too. If you think the chicken loop is long on the RP try the GP. The loop is so big I could climb through it or use it to hoist a car :) these two bars are interesting though, one is clam cleat on a line and the othe...
by Mike101
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Why do I need a much bigger board AND bigger kite for a heavier rider?
Replies: 24
Views: 1567

Re: Why do I need a much bigger board AND bigger kite for a heavier rider?

I'd say you have to consider the lightest and heaviest wind days you enjoy riding in and then ask whether you'd rather a big board and a little board to enjoy these two extemes. If your only going to go out when it's 16 to 30knts then one middle size kiteboard would probably do you. If you want to b...
by Mike101
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: German online shops, info plz !
Replies: 14
Views: 4244

Re: German online shops, info plz !

Purchased from kite pirates- highly recommended. You can phone them and they speak perfect English. I asked for my shipment to be delayed as I was on holiday- the order was processed with typical German efficiency i.e. perfect execution. They had some great prices and shipped to the UK in 2 days if ...
by Mike101
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Advice for a beginner
Replies: 7
Views: 3142

Re: Advice for a beginner

Haven't used either but the local schools have been using lithiums for the past 3 or 4 years. So I'd say this is the best beginner kite you are likely to get. School kite = super predictable (as much as you're gonna get) and top build quality to survive constant tomahawks in the learning phase. I've...
by Mike101
Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Your worst kitesurf injury ?
Replies: 105
Views: 11727

Re: Your worst kitesurf injury ?

Broke tiny bone under big toe on the first day. Slightly tweaked knee Pulled groin Black and blue from feet soles to arse cheeks getting dragged for 30m over chalk bed- no major injuries. 10 years kiting, all injuries during learning stage. Nothing for a good few years now thankfully. Learning in wa...
by Mike101
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Bridle tuning advice
Replies: 5
Views: 1075

Re: Bridle tuning advice

Long time Best kahoona rider here, spent years on super slack back lines. I upgraded the bar and wow- what a difference! I was using an 09 bar and always had slack lines no matter the depower setting. I tried a 2013 bar and had the opposite. Constant pull, taught steering lines and a big fight to st...
by Mike101
Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What unit do you use for windspeed ?
Replies: 29
Views: 3238

Re: What unit do you use for windspeed ?

Knots but if my forecast website looks a little low I might convert it to kph for optimism. Out on the water I only use the water. If it goes ripply it's picked up nicely, if it's tearing spray it's probably time to down size from the 12m. After a fast run it often feels like there's no wind at all ...
by Mike101
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Europe with kids?
Replies: 21
Views: 3706

Re: Europe with kids?

Akyaka turkey was good with the small kids. Public beach a little small and not so beautiful. Locals absolutely fantastic with the kids however. Kiting conditions 10/10 but family stuff only 6/10. Food, locals also top marks.

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