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by Hong Kong Phooey
Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North Rebel 08
Replies: 11
Views: 2212

Re: North Rebel 08

Yep - thats a genuine 07 line set. And I know that faded red string anywhere - deffo pukka North!

The latest North bar/line set is so good, it is worth replacing the 07 set (which I always thought was a bit Heath Robinson).
by Hong Kong Phooey
Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:53 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What size kites for Cape Town?
Replies: 5
Views: 978

Re: What size kites for Cape Town?

No probs just having a 7 as your smallest, I'd say. The wind picks up through the day, so you may come off the water a bit early on some days (but not many). If you can carry it, I would take a 10m too, to use the earlier part of the day (or less windy days). Depends on how heavy you are, and the ra...
by Hong Kong Phooey
Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:03 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: South Africa vs. Western Australia
Replies: 7
Views: 702

Re: South Africa vs. Western Australia

If you're both out on the water, SA is tricky, because anything of value will be stripped from your car by the self appointed parking attendants.
by Hong Kong Phooey
Sat Jun 19, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: achilles rupture
Replies: 15
Views: 2117

Re: achilles rupture

Streuth! - nasty scar. My surgeon instead cut three small horizontal incisions in my heel to access my tendon. It has the huge advantage that the scars dont restrict the mobility of the joint, just stiffness of the tendon itself (but dont ask me how he managed to stitch the tendon through three lett...
by Hong Kong Phooey
Wed May 26, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2010 Rebel and Fuse
Replies: 90
Views: 14957

Re: 2010 Rebel and Fuse

Kiwi - do you remove the bung before you pack it away? I had a valve go a bit loose, so on my latest Rebels, I leave it unplugged, and its stayed tight as a badgers arse.
by Hong Kong Phooey
Thu May 13, 2010 6:44 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Oil Spills and Kitesurfing
Replies: 53
Views: 5008

Re: Oil Spills and Kitesurfing

Even when the wind was directly onshore, the oil struggled to reach the shore before it broke down. The breakdown is especially fast in warm waters - When Saddam dumped massive amounts of Kuwaiti oil into the gulf, there were predictions of disaster, but the oil broke down so fast in the warm waters...
by Hong Kong Phooey
Fri May 07, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Oil Spills and Kitesurfing
Replies: 53
Views: 5008

Re: Oil Spills and Kitesurfing

Lets be clear; this wasn't BPs accident - It was an accident caused by one or all of Transocean, Halliburton and Cameron - All US companies. The kneejerk blaming the non Americans by the likes of Obama and Palin is lazy and xenophobic, but some Americans are sucking it up - (US protectionism is hard...
by Hong Kong Phooey
Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Scam / Fraud!!! Now what?
Replies: 21
Views: 4537

Re: Scam / Fraud!!! Now what?

I'm surprised, because I had a non delivery (ex EU and not related to kitesurfing), with no responses from the vendor. After following the dispute procedure, Paypal refunded me immediately, even though they could also not get responses, and before they had been able to extract the money themselves. ...
by Hong Kong Phooey
Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiter killed by shark at Stuart Beach
Replies: 37
Views: 10859

Re: Kiter killed by shark at Stuart Beach

Much respect to the lifeguard - Brave man
by Hong Kong Phooey
Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Self launching and landing a 5 line c kite
Replies: 11
Views: 2634

Re: Self launching and landing a 5 line c kite

You're thinking 4 line kites, BWD. Releasing with the kite at 12 does seem to be better for the kite. It comes down softer, and doesnt drag. No risk either. I never thought to try and beat the kite to the deck by hauling in the 5th as it falls - Might try that, although I suspect I might tangle myse...

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