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Re: Straps or strapless poll

Postby bay surfer » Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:59 pm

Best of both worlds Hooks, strapless cant Jump.
Hooks 1
straps 7
strapless 10

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Re: Straps or strapless poll

Postby SaulOhio » Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:09 pm

straps : count 9
strapless : count 10

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Re: Straps or strapless poll

Postby IainMacaskill » Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:33 pm

Seriously, is there no Poll plugin for this forum?

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Re: Straps or strapless poll

Postby Peter_Frank » Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:50 pm

IainMacaskill wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:33 pm
Seriously, is there no Poll plugin for this forum?

There is, but in a seperate group where most will be anonymous, and not really needed in this "easy" poll :D

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Re: Straps or strapless poll

Postby Peert » Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:57 pm

straps : count 10
strapless : count 10

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Re: Straps or strapless poll

Postby Pemba » Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:16 pm

Straps: count 11
Strapless: count 10

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Re: Straps or strapless poll

Postby loco4viento » Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:11 pm

So far it appears that people who ride strapless tend to reply more quickly

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Re: Straps or strapless poll

Postby IainMacaskill » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:36 pm

To throw in my two cents, I'd say you want to keep loose front straps for when you're learning to launch and ride downwind. Then you want to retake them off so your feet can explore the balance of the wing which will help with toe-side and touch down turns. Then when your turning on demand and ready to start jumping put them back on.

I took my straps off after a twenty minute chat with John the Physio who told me my knees don't like crashing in staps. Launching in swell without straps is a pain but the increase in kite skill you need to develop is worth the trade off.

So I'd say Straps on, straps off, straps on for jumping.

And wear a helmet!

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Re: Straps or strapless poll

Postby Whattheflock » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:27 pm

Strapless!

Straps: count 11
Strapless: count 11

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Re: Straps or strapless poll

Postby early bird2 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:56 pm

3 straps


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