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by JakeFarley
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fatality in France
Replies: 71
Views: 4757

Re: Fatality in France

Very sad to hear of this tragedy. Hopefully some will read this thread and take to heart the risks involved in high winds. In the rooster graph it appears that the wind speed would go from 30-50 knots. WOW, I do not know how anyone could ride in those conditions. Remember that the force of the wind ...
by JakeFarley
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Groin strain injury
Replies: 1
Views: 179

Re: Groin strain injury

Same problem here, but only on my left side. I think my problem may be when I ride toeside. The twisting may be putting stress on my groin. Or my riding style/stance is not that good, or I am just getting old... :D
by JakeFarley
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How to self launch a kite
Replies: 23
Views: 2078

Re: How to self launch a kite

A self launch weighted method is all i trust and it does not require the folding of a wingtip Leading edge facing up with a carefully positioned kite to the wind angle/flow Using a filled 2 foot long sandbag....just drape it's 1/3 weight/length over the kite LE (about 2 feet from the tip) by keepin...
by JakeFarley
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Who ride with sunglasses, and where?
Replies: 49
Views: 2860

Re: Who ride with sunglasses, and where?

Very interesting reading. I would suppose that the snow kiters are aware that 80% of the UV radiation is reflected by snow.
by JakeFarley
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: harness choice, doctors tale of woes.
Replies: 12
Views: 1291

Re: harness choice, doctors tale of woes.

I agree that there are pros and cons for each style harness. It took me quite some time to learn to use a waist harness effectively. I still use a seat harness with my S5 as there is so much pull at zenith. The only problem I had with my waist harness was that I had to double tie my board shorts so ...
by JakeFarley
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Who ride with sunglasses, and where?
Replies: 49
Views: 2860

Re: Who ride with sunglasses, and where?

I wear polarized, UVA, UVB, even when it is overcast. You need to protect your eyes. Also, helps with glare, and you can see under the water better (depth, obstructions, sea life). I don't go outside anymore without sunglasses no matter what I am doing. Get some that are designed for water sports wi...
by JakeFarley
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Will we see the first foil kite at King of the Air 2019?
Replies: 63
Views: 4875

Re: Will we see the first foil kite at King of the Air 2019?

Is hang time a factor in judging the competition? How do the foil kites compare in that regard? I know with my 21m Speed5 my hang time is twice as long as with any of my LEIs. Many, many years ago B.K. (before kiting), a couple of girls representing Red Bull came to the local windsurfing spot with a...
by JakeFarley
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best bankrupt?
Replies: 388
Views: 110466

Re: Best bankrupt?

Kitetwin-1 wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:34 am
Well said Matteo V, From a long time Best customer who has moved on but cannot look away.....
Same here. It's like watching a train wreck in slow motion.
by JakeFarley
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Vote for Dimitri KOTA video
Replies: 56
Views: 4169

Re: Vote for Dimitri KOTA video

Now if Dimitri would ride dressed up as his Yiayia (grandmother) as in some of his videos, that would be worth watching... :D
by JakeFarley
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Vote for Dimitri KOTA video
Replies: 56
Views: 4169

Re: Vote for Dimitri KOTA video

Even if Dimitri does not make the KOTA, I would still vote for him for "The most interesting Greek man in the world" (see below). *He held up the World for a while so Atlas could take a break. *He taught Zorba how to dance. *After speaking with Socrates, Socrates exclaimed, “I know that I know nothi...

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