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Re: Tell me about some kite history

Postby Bigdog » Mon May 13, 2013 2:35 am


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Re: Tell me about some kite history

Postby L0KI » Mon May 13, 2013 2:44 am

This is what I used to do, before I ever got in the water to kite.
The Dirtsurfer works good for this Kitewing, but also works great with 3-6M foil kites.
And for downhill on the road.
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Re: Tell me about some kite history

Postby pixelpedro » Tue May 14, 2013 2:35 pm

Not sure how legit this video is, but this is probably the earliest form of kiteboarding. Sky Skiing :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq0LWERy ... e=youtu.be

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Re: Tell me about some kite history

Postby kas911 » Tue May 14, 2013 4:55 pm

Bigdog wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGcg7jLtxZY

2007


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Re: Tell me about some kite history

Postby pixelpedro » Fri May 17, 2013 5:50 pm


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Re: Tell me about some kite history

Postby mrKnotty » Fri May 17, 2013 9:16 pm

And then we always forget to mention good ol' George Pocock and his 1826 patent....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Pocock_(inventor)
:lol:

BTW I love these kinds of threads, I relatively recently starting kiting, and wish to relive to past. WHY are todays kites better? So I have a Naish Aero, North Rhino 2005, North Vegas 2006.
Try to try all the classics....
Still stoked on my 2005 rhinos by the way....Smooth machines.

As a sidenode: I flew my 2006 Cabrinha Xbow lately, and wondered how much the shape looked like the 2008 Bularoo/Waroo. But the steering line is connected by a pulley to the front line bridle (pulley close to the kite, not the bar pulley!). While the modern SLE's have it all separate. So I adjusted it (30 minutes work), and now I have a perfectly fine flying SLE version of the XBow that turns 3x as fast has a small bar throw and still depowers decently (all 1:1 on the bar of course).
What did I miss? Is it just a obvious modification because I had seen the right examples?.....
What did they think when they advertised the Naish Aero in the 2001 magazines as having awesome water relaunch capabilities? :roll:


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