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by BWD
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?
Replies: 496
Views: 17873

Re: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?

Toby wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:57 pm
Follow the money...then we will understand why this is going the way it is.
Just hope you don’t end up like an ABN amro gold customer....
by BWD
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Wingfoil - is it truly the best for really gusty winds? Better than Peak4?
Replies: 26
Views: 1345

Re: Wingfoil - is it truly the best for really gusty winds? Better than Peak4?

Kites are good for lulls because they can be sined or looped, sails are good for gusts (usually).
Wing is a type of sail.
by BWD
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?
Replies: 496
Views: 17873

Re: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?

Why are you dragging Orange Man Bad derangement rhetoric into this discussion? no excuse, the US could have pulled this off, they had extra time and have many large pharma companies. Like what, a month? And Pharma with mainly HQs, labs and and sales teams here? The factories aren’t here, thanks to 3...
by BWD
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?
Replies: 496
Views: 17873

Re: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?

Rate of COVID-19 testing in select countries worldwide as of March 20, 2020 https://www.statista.com/statistics/1104645/covid19-testing-rate-select-countries-worldwide/ Kind of shocking how far down you need to scroll to find the US :-( Rate of COVID-19 testing in select countries worldwide as of 2...
by BWD
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?
Replies: 496
Views: 17873

Re: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?

Who is to blame? Now, whoever isn't isolating themselves. Locally all the self styled community organizers and activists are promoting "checking on neighbors" visiting any restaurants still open for takeout, leaving flyers door to door... ...basically anything their pea-brains can come up with that ...
by BWD
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Short Lines with surfboard
Replies: 5
Views: 532

Re: Short Lines with surfboard

I remember video of neil hutchinson looping fuels on 10m-ish lines in FL 15(?) years ago, in a shorebreak I think. Looked a little crazy, more circus/rodeo than aerobatic.
Respect the gnar factor of that slammage, but personally would want 15+.
Normally I ride in 10-20, with 20-25m lines.
by BWD
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?
Replies: 496
Views: 17873

Re: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?

concentrating on shutting everything down instead of developing rapid testing and quarantine for confirmed cases. That is, they are concentrating on the possible, because they can’t do the impossible. Actually they are doing it all, but adding healthcare facilities and developing medicines and diag...
by BWD
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Question to kite experts: pimping old kites
Replies: 37
Views: 1491

Re: Question to kite experts: pimping old kites

The old fuels did very well with 5th compared to without it. Really extended range and helped upwind a bit. Spaghetti potential in wipeouts was not fun though. Some old C kites did well with 5th, some not. If you have one that could benefit it is cheap and easy to see if you like it. Running the lin...
by BWD
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Genetrix kite
Replies: 24
Views: 2901

Re: Genetrix kite

After 17 years kiting, I am not sure there are simply great companies. Definitely no perfect ones. There are great kites and bars and boards, and bad ones, and many styles. No one hits a home run every time.
by BWD
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: extend the low end; single skin, cloud, foil kite?
Replies: 37
Views: 1501

Re: extend the low end; single skin, cloud, foil kite?

If you are stuck at 10 knots a strutless lei could get you down to 8, 7 with luck, and do those launches.
Super light or single skin foil would go lower if you can adapt launching techniques, and don’t mind swimming.
Always some more chance of swimming if you go in really light wind...

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