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by Flyboy
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Why is everyone hating on old kites ?
Replies: 21
Views: 2050

Re: Why is everyone hating on old kites ?

Cars are extremely complicated machines with a huge number of moving parts. Kites - not so much. I have owned & flown the same brand/model kites from 4 consecutive years - not a noticeable difference in performance & certainly not in "safety". I have also had the experience a couple of times of buyi...
by Flyboy
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Why is everyone hating on old kites ?
Replies: 21
Views: 2050

Re: Why is everyone hating on old kites ?

NorCalNomad wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:10 am

Because they are dangerous and fly like shit compared to this year's or even a few years ago kites.

/thread
Yup - it's a miracle anyone survives until "this year's" kites arrive. :jump:
by Flyboy
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Wave Kite
Topic: 2 straps versus 3 straps
Replies: 18
Views: 1343

Re: 2 straps versus 3 straps

I agree there should probably be more choices in footstrap placement, including 3 strap options and angle of straps. And I agree it is more natural to have the front foot angled forward. However, in a single strap placement, you seldom are putting your foot straight in. In fact, notice in flyboy's ...
by Flyboy
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Wave Kite
Topic: 2 straps versus 3 straps
Replies: 18
Views: 1343

Re: 2 straps versus 3 straps

Would not 2 straps be more conducive for riding toeside? makes going toeside more natural /comfortable & puts more weight on the rail in the water Think about it - even TT boards have the straps set at an angle ... why? Because riding with your front foot pointing somewhat forwards is a more comfor...
by Flyboy
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Wave Kite
Topic: 2 straps versus 3 straps
Replies: 18
Views: 1343

Re: 2 straps versus 3 straps

I understand what you're saying: when you're actually riding the wave I don't think the straps don't provide any real benefit ... & off the lip you might place the front foot in a very aggressive, almost back-pointing position. In the video I lift up on the strap to get a similar effect (bearing in ...
by Flyboy
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Wave Kite
Topic: 2 straps versus 3 straps
Replies: 18
Views: 1343

Re: 2 straps versus 3 straps

Taut: I would be curious to know where exactly you place your front foot when you're riding with your inline straps? My guess is that just your toes are clinging onto the strap & your foot is more parallel with the rail (this is when you are not actually driving the board on the wave). That is how ...
by Flyboy
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Wave Kite
Topic: 2 straps versus 3 straps
Replies: 18
Views: 1343

Re: 2 straps versus 3 straps

Taut: I would be curious to know where exactly you place your front foot when you're riding with your inline straps? My guess is that just your toes are clinging onto the strap & your foot is more parallel with the rail (this is when you are not actually driving the board on the wave). That is how I...
by Flyboy
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Wave Kite
Topic: 2 straps versus 3 straps
Replies: 18
Views: 1343

Re: 2 straps versus 3 straps

Ok I have no fun with strapless on our wave with choppy waters so no discussing on that subject please. I wonder why strapped kitesurfboards only have 2 straps, instead of a 3 strap option? What would be the negative on 3 straps ? thx Dude :cool2: naishdude: I use a board with two front straps. It'...
by Flyboy
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Which Kites and lines lenght are most people using for 30 to 50 knots
Replies: 56
Views: 5086

Re: Which Kites and lines lenght are most people using for 30 to 50 knots

Surely - it depends what you're trying to do? Looking at Tilman ... he's just going in a straight-line, its better for carving, too. As you can generate more power when moving the kite. Nice carving in a storm in full control with a 4m Rally and 27 m lines: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UWDE3yyZ...
by Flyboy
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Which Kites and lines lenght are most people using for 30 to 50 knots
Replies: 56
Views: 5086

Re: Which Kites and lines lenght are most people using for 30 to 50 knots

Surely - it depends what you're trying to do? Looking at Tilman ... he's just going in a straight-line, in flat(ish) water, really fast. I can believe that longer lines might help even out the ride in those conditions - obviously trying to keep the kite as still as possible. On a SB where you're con...

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