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matth
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Local Beach: Revere, Nahant, Chapin, West Dennis, Hardings , Kalmus, First Encounter, Dog
Favorite Beaches: West Dennis, Kalmus, Chapin, Revere, Nahant, Dog
Style: Freeride
Gear: 8m,10m, 12, Switchblades, 14m Velocity . Cabrinha Ace, Shinn Monk, Litewave DV8
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Re: You know it's a good day....

Postby matth » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:04 am

A good day for me is 4 hours on the same kite.

dazarter
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Local Beach: kiel
Favorite Beaches: Somewhere in France
Style: freeride
Gear: Gaastra pure 2016 13, 10, 8m
crazy fly raptor pro 142x42 seaflight wave
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Re: You know it's a good day....

Postby dazarter » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:16 am

Toby if i had just an 18 i would maybe get 5 sessions a year!
Your lucky to have winds like you do.......

STFU
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Re: You know it's a good day....

Postby STFU » Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:28 pm

Having to pump 4 kites and being over powered the whole time sounds like shit craic to me. I'd rather pump 1 kite and be perfectly powered

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lovethepirk
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Style: Sold my lawn mower...
Gear: 16m NRG, 14m NRG, 12m Switchblade, 10m NRG, 145x43 Tronic, 160x41 Glide
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Location: Naples, FL

Re: You know it's a good day....

Postby lovethepirk » Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:43 pm

STFU wrote:Having to pump 4 kites and being over powered the whole time sounds like shit craic to me. I'd rather pump 1 kite and be perfectly powered
Started at 8:30am finished at 4:30pm. My 12m and 9m sit in the darkness begging to be flown, I pump them up indoors just to let them live a little each month. Was fun as hell seeing how each kite performed from each gear they had. Was like a one day full quiver test back-to-back-to-back. The pack down and sand was much worse than the pump :wink:

PullStrings
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Re: You know it's a good day....

Postby PullStrings » Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:44 pm

Good for you that is was a Saturday because it can be a bad day if you are stuck at work from 9 to 5 on one of the windiest day of the year
Glad you enjoyed yourself and did not get hurt
I'm like STFU rig one kite and that's it....but in your defense you were there the whole day
Perhaps after 15+ years of kiting it won't be as much fun to pump the whole quiver

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Re: You know it's a good day....

Postby iriejohn » Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:26 pm

You know it's a great day when it's 28-30 knots, your 7m is in the sweet spot, it's flat on the inside and head high+ on the outside, you start getting tired so come in to munch some energy bars and drink some water, then relaunch into exactly the same conditions and continue until a critical part of your body is about to fail. Unfortunately I'm now an old grandad so my body does start to hurt after a few hours. :-(


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