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Re: How do KBs keep from drowning when they wear boots

Postby beebad » Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:10 pm

beebad wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:07 pm
pj sofine wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:01 pm
dylan* wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:54 pm


there is no "special technique". you just roll over so the board is in front of you. you will figure it out in less than 10 seconds.

the kite isn't going to pull you while you're in the water for more than a second when you fall. if you are being dragged then you need to let go of the bar.

it's not sugar coated, it's very simple. theres no reason for this thread to be multiple pages
You've got to remember the people coming into this sport!(no offense wankers) :allbegood: This thread could be half a page lol,but this is kiteforum.Go on a wake forum and ask about using straps instead of boots and you'll be ripped a new one. I remember using my wake board and boots 1 month into kiting and it was a non issue.So many opinions by non boot users.Might be just as well,the sight of hoards of kiters wearing boots and kiting in the very popular "poo" stance would be terrifying! :-o 90% of this site is for entertainment purposes,look at all the silly threads being started,this site would die without "somebody" constantly posting lame threads. :duh: :desperado:
PJ is your response really necessary? I think I am on the right forum for Kiteboarding for info that I want to get, so if you don't mind. Thank you for your input...

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Re: How do KBs keep from drowning when they wear boots

Postby dylan* » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:42 pm

he's not talking about you, he's talking about all the other kooks that haven't tried something yet feel the need to comment on it as if they're an expert when in reality they have no clue

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Re: How do KBs keep from drowning when they wear boots

Postby beebad » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:06 pm

dylan* wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:42 pm
he's not talking about you, he's talking about all the other kooks that haven't tried something yet feel the need to comment on it as if they're an expert when in reality they have no clue
:o OOOooofffff! DOH!!!

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Re: How do KBs keep from drowning when they wear boots

Postby rynhardt » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:14 pm

Thought I would post some pics of me getting into the boots.
Position the kite at 10, keep it stable, and place the board so the boots are on either side of your centre.
Make sure beforehand that the boots are as open as possible.
Wiggle in one foot..
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Re: How do KBs keep from drowning when they wear boots

Postby rynhardt » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:17 pm

Keeping the kite stable, wiggle in the other foot.
If you keep the kite too high it becomes difficult to bend down and deal with the laces.
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Re: How do KBs keep from drowning when they wear boots

Postby rynhardt » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:26 pm

Once you are in the boots, sit back down and lift the board off the sand onto its edge. Because by this time the board will have sucked down onto the wet sand and if you attempt a jump start you will stretch your spine..
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Re: How do KBs keep from drowning when they wear boots

Postby beebad » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:34 pm

Dang that is GREAT! What a nice launch!!! Thanks for sharing


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