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by Flyboy
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How To Self-Land a Kite in High Winds
Replies: 33
Views: 2262

Re: How To Self-Land a Kite in High Winds

Yeah - I would call "high winds" 5m conditions ... or at least 7m conditions.
by Flyboy
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ram airs crash in 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1543

Re: Ram airs cRaSH in 2017

Dave_5280 wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:38 am
It must kill him that ram airs are selling so well by more manufacturers than ever before!
Yeah ... but WHY?!


Pump Me Up - heir to the inflatable bladder fortune? :-?
by Flyboy
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wetsuits: Front Zip Vs Back Zip
Replies: 32
Views: 2715

Re: Wetsuits: Front Zip Vs Back Zip

I don't want to get too far OT, but i'd like feedback on the NP Edge 5/4/3 rear zip suit. I have this suit, but am disappointed that the 5mm area is really just the chest and back maybe. Everything else just feels thin. Is the Edge a comparatively low-end suit or is it pretty good? When I bought it...
by Flyboy
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: below the bar trim
Replies: 20
Views: 2186

Re: below the bar trim

Still using Liquid Force CPR bars with below-the-handle trim system. I like the simplicity of the system & the direct 1-to-1 depower. There is a tendency for the depower rope to get stuck in the cleat - this happens when the rope is old & starts to expand as it gets worn. The solution is to replace ...
by Flyboy
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2017 Kite Sales
Replies: 8
Views: 1079

Re: 2017 Kite Sales

Don't you know that since the new 2018 models have been released all 2017 model kites are now obselete?!?! Genius kite designers all had their annual simultaneous revelation in kite design! Now all the wingtips are slightly different/better, the leading edges are thinner but also more durable, and ...
by Flyboy
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiting nazare
Replies: 10
Views: 1516

Re: Kiting nazare

This to me is kiteboarding in front of the big wave. The man is never on the face a any stage really. No critical wave riding. I hated this wave before this video and I hate it even more now I don't know if anybody has posted this yet, but here's Andrew Cotton seriously injuring himself at Nazare: ...
by Flyboy
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite companies can you please stop the drone hype!
Replies: 17
Views: 1045

Re: Kite companies can you please stop the drone hype!

Looked ... & found this:

https://vimeo.com/135142458

pretty awesome footage, including the opening "scan shot".

And this one from Jaws:

https://vimeo.com/88416135
by Flyboy
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite companies can you please stop the drone hype!
Replies: 17
Views: 1045

Re: Kite companies can you please stop the drone hype!

Yeah, but seriously: what has always bugged me is kitesurfing, or windsurfing, or surfing shots that DON'T show the setting - just close-ups of the rider, often from water level. Drones have, for the first time, allowed a more expansive view of the setting. This is especially fascinating with specta...
by Flyboy
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Which Bar?
Replies: 10
Views: 894

Re: Which Bar?

I would add: kites fly differently. Some fly more on their front lines & stall easily if they have too much back line tension. Other kites will keep flying with more back line tension. I use Liquid Force NRGs in sizes 12m & 10m - these are very powerful kites that work with a fair amount of back lin...
by Flyboy
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite companies can you please stop the drone hype!
Replies: 17
Views: 1045

Re: Kite companies can you please stop the drone hype!

Or some 20yr old wake up and brush their teeth while giving us deep life advice Exactly! I actually love those drone scenery shots! Gives a good sense of the overall lay of the land (water) & where the break is (if there is one). I don't like videos that concentrate on close-ups without any sense o...

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