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by Carlos_C
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The perfect Surfer - Electric - Car ?
Replies: 56
Views: 2956

Re: The perfect Surfer - Electric - Car ?

Professor David Mckay addressed a lot of this in his book "sustainable energy without the hot air" his website has a readable version - essentially he looks at the energy need of the UK and looks at what is needed to replace fossil fuels https://withouthotair.com/ its quite readable and gives an ide...
by Carlos_C
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The perfect Surfer - Electric - Car ?
Replies: 56
Views: 2956

Re: The perfect Surfer - Electric - Car ?

Fukishima had some bad design there were two other reactors hit by the Tsunami on Onagawa was even closer to the epicentre If we go on mass to electric vehicles and start heating our homes with electric rather than gas .......renewables will not atm be able to cope with that demand and we either hav...
by Carlos_C
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Chris Calthrop RIP
Replies: 13
Views: 1534

Re: Chris Calthrop RIP

Bugger - I remember seeing him out at one of my local spots in Kent Uk - boosting huge on his Blades...guy was a legend.

RIP
by Carlos_C
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ram airs crash in 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 5439

Re: Ram airs crash in 2019

Have not seen a ram air kite all year, not one.
It depends where you kite

My local spot has about a dozen riders who use foils......and in the summer went to Lac de Serre Poncon in the Alpes and it was about 50:50 with up to 30 riders on the water at any time.
by Carlos_C
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiteboarding the year 2020 vs 2000
Replies: 10
Views: 1029

Re: Kiteboarding the year 2020 vs 2000

It's true I started in 2003 with a New 7 mt FS maniac - complete for £400, a home made ply board £50 harness £80 and wetsuit £150 - a couple of months later added complete 12 mt Mastair and 9 mt Psycho 1 for an extra £500....... I bought a second hand Sonic 2 kite only recently and it cost me £800.....
by Carlos_C
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Choosing kite quiver while losing weight
Replies: 8
Views: 472

Re: Choosing kite quiver while losing weight

Weight does play apart .....I've been riding for many years with a buddy who weighs 95 -105 kg....I'm around 70 kg. We both fly similar style kites - if I'm on a 10 or a 13 flysufer - he'll be on a 15. If I'm on a 6 - 7 mt tube he'll be on a 10. Oh and in 15 knts he'll be jumping around 10 mts or mo...
by Carlos_C
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: quest for a foil kite in 10m
Replies: 19
Views: 1251

Re: quest for a foil kite in 10m

I use the Sonic 2 with twin tip.....bloody great fun in 14 - 15 knts
by Carlos_C
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo
Replies: 496
Views: 51717

Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

...foilboring - a kite a board a harness and a foil . ADD $2000 Gong are making a complete foil rig for 800 Euros....that's becoming affordable for someone who gets out a couple of times a month like me. And for Foils disappearing I see more foils now on the beach now than in the last 17 years. But...
by Carlos_C
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foil Kite vs LEI kite for medium wind hydrofoil
Replies: 41
Views: 2754

Re: Foil Kite vs LEI kite for medium wind hydrofoil

I had similar issues recently at Lac Serre Poncon in the alpes - Bridles and lines snagged a lot on the big stones.....but managed ok in the end
by Carlos_C
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Any FS Soul kiters Lancing or Camber UK
Replies: 6
Views: 649

Re: Any FS Soul kiters Lancing or Camber UK

One of you chaps with the Soul at Lancing last evening ?

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