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by TheRussian
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Saunton Beach death
Replies: 47
Views: 6403

Re: Saunton Beach death

RIP.... thoughts & prayers to family & friends. As noted, wait for the coroner's report.... but even then, it is unlikely the full details will ever be established. On high wind days, check prevailing & forecast conditions at your spot & surrounding upwind spots, gusts, water temp/conditions, triple...
by TheRussian
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Accident at Kite Beach, Bloubergstrand, South Africa
Replies: 32
Views: 4105

Re: Accident at Kite Beach, Bloubergstrand, South Africa

Each to their own re wetsuits - when I went (a loong time ago) a 3/2 shorty was toasty. As for accidents, as noted before, newbies to the beaches be careful as the intensity/density of the wind is incredible - a mate's brother is an orthopaedic surgeon and is kept very busy with an operating theater...
by TheRussian
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How to self launch a kite
Replies: 62
Views: 7002

Re: How to self launch a kite

As you say, nice video & I'm sure that is fine for hydro-foiling (i.e. lighter winds), but for me 12m means 20-25knots and a kite held with a tiny sand bag would disappear off down wind
by TheRussian
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Any news from Woo HQ ?
Replies: 42
Views: 5748

Re: Any news from Woo HQ ?

I saw this and thought I would share my experience, as I had a weird thing going on with my stats going off all the WOO leader-boards. I emailed WOO and had very prompt responses & given the advice to simply delete the WOO app & reinstall (DOH should have though of this!). Problem solved & all worki...
by TheRussian
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Casualty in Sicily
Replies: 73
Views: 7401

Re: Casualty in Sicily

RIP to the rider/friends & family From the location footage showing the clouds, this should have triggered everyone to stop any launches, with all kiters coming in & getting their kites down asap. With experience, strong gradient winds are fine, but squall activity is dangerous - if you are in doubt...
by TheRussian
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Barbados in November ?!
Replies: 7
Views: 807

Re: Barbados in November ?!

I've been in November three times - kited or surfed every day at Silver Sands & up the E Coast - had a couple of mornings with rain & went fishing.
by TheRussian
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Len10 - Captain Carbon
Replies: 28
Views: 6389

Re: Len10 - Captain Carbon

Just noticed that Simon at Nomad is knocking out carbon/"spectra" boards for close on €2,000 ! But at least this is for a custom board. Made me think back 15years or so when Tad Ciastula started making boards with this new wonder-material Had one of Tad's tinkler tails. First tail broke after 30 mi...
by TheRussian
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best Waist Harness for Overpowered Riding?
Replies: 12
Views: 5260

Re: Best Waist Harness for Overpowered Riding?

Everyone's body is different. Choose whatever is most comfortable. I usually ride with 1 or 2 inches slack in my harness and rely on keeping the kite low so it doesn't ride up. I don't like the feeling of a tight harness. Do whatever feels right. I know Dimitri rides with 1 or 2 inches slack in his...
by TheRussian
Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 10m Edge Line length
Replies: 4
Views: 788

Re: 10m Edge Line length

+1 25m is perfect for big boosts
by TheRussian
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ozone bar new graphic
Replies: 43
Views: 6100

Re: Ozone bar new graphic

edt wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:08 pm
Sucks there is no standard, but there's always red tape.
What tape is recommended ? Bike handlebar tape? My NEW Ozone bar grip tape has started to come away after a week in hot temps :roll:

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