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by BWD
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Could Foot Straps on a Surfboard Lead to Broken Femur?
Replies: 11
Views: 628

Re: Could Foot Straps on a Surfboard Lead to Broken Femur?

One wonders if osteopenia could be involved. I’ve known some athletic women who had it, and you wouldnt expect it from their apparent health and activities... On the other hand, “junky” overhead waves could be blown out mush or gnarly closeouts that can crush you. Hope the injured rider heals well! ...
by BWD
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Tips for travelling with kite equipment - how do you pack?
Replies: 19
Views: 921

Re: Tips for travelling with kite equipment - how do you pack?

TIP: buy lighter gear.
One kite = 4 kg is like a time machine from 2004, goes with 17m C kite and 5 struts...
Also you can use a 300g laundry bag instead of a 1500g kite bag. 2 bags is probably enough, even if you fly with 4 kites... etc.
by BWD
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What 14-15m kite feels most like a small kite? Lightness, turning speed, but still has power for LW?
Replies: 16
Views: 1142

Re: What 14-15m kite feels most like a small kite? Lightness, turning speed, but still has power for LW?

If you want a nimble kite, it just cant be that big. A 10-12m cloud or other surf kite can pretend tobe agile, until it runs out of airspeed across the canopy. Probably same for the mid aspect foil kites in 9-10m size range. Before i took up hydrofoils i built a 5’ x 22” x ~1.5” board with a round n...
by BWD
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Bellacera vs. Mako
Replies: 13
Views: 2038

Re: Bellacera vs. Mako

Call or email windance or maybe look for John via nwkite.com, a local PNW forum he has used in the past.
by BWD
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cloud Kites A Caution
Replies: 28
Views: 2161

Re: Cloud Kites A Caution

Plummet I not only fly clouds, I live in Virginia, and I must take exception to your remarks. There is some irony in the fact that we are confronted with an entity which prides itself in hacking together odd diy combos of old surfboards, hydrofoils, and prosthetic aquatic rodent appendages, yet has ...
by BWD
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cloud Kites A Caution
Replies: 28
Views: 2161

Re: Cloud Kites A Caution

Everyone has limits in what they can do, and it's too bad BRM can't support international sales, but fellow cloud fliers can help you out if you need it. There is some support available from fellow users via a facebook group and online communities, including this one. If you use a non original repla...
by BWD
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Make your own Splitboard
Replies: 16
Views: 3510

Re: Make your own Splitboard

Weak, also too complicated, wonder if it would last in salt water.
The forces on a split kiteboard lengthwise, are more than a snowboard side to side.
The snowboard is bridged by the mainly rigid boot, as well as the binding, and the span is much smaller.
by BWD
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Making the home text visual nice - your help and opinion needed
Replies: 42
Views: 1191

Re: Making the home text visual nice - your help and opinion needed

Whatever you do , DO NOT make it lower contrast than it is now, or it will be bad for mobile, bad for "more experienced users" (who might they be ;) ???), and simply harder to read, more often, for more readers.
Just a little touch more contrast would be nice, in fact.
by BWD
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Making the home text visual nice - your help and opinion needed
Replies: 42
Views: 1191

Re: Making the home text visual nice - your help and opinion needed

how about what you have now except no italics for the forum?
Or the "opposite "of evan's idea - darker text for title of post, and lighter for forum (sorry evan ;) )
by BWD
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Help me jump strapless :)
Replies: 14
Views: 881

Re: Help me jump strapless :)

Thoughts come to mind: Good steady wind and good wave direction help a lot. Absent ideal conditions, if you ride a short, wider board it catches the wind well and that helps. If the board does not have a long pointy nose, it is easier to avoid board blowing in wrong direction in the air or rotating ...

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