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by ThickAir
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ocean City, NJ missing kiter?
Replies: 13
Views: 1010

Re: Ocean City, NJ missing kiter?

Coast Guard was searching 16 hours for this clown before he called in and said he was fine. He had been enjoying Thanksgiving the whole time. I hope they bill this fool for their trouble. Rick, wind was straight offshore and cranking hard (close to 40.) Water in the 40s now. Stupidity abounds.
by ThickAir
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Use a kite as a wing surfer?
Replies: 10
Views: 1169

Re: Use a kite as a wing surfer?

The guys on the wing surfing forum are talking about how to rig a lineset to their wings and turn it into a kite. :)
by ThickAir
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Beginner going upwind question
Replies: 21
Views: 1539

Re: Beginner going upwind question

Just ask someone who can kite well to get in front of you and simply follow them. It sounds stupid, but it absolutely works.
by ThickAir
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: OR Flite Self Launch Mishaps
Replies: 16
Views: 1251

Re: OR Flite Self Launch Mishaps

If you have problems with bridle wrap: - rig with the bar downwind - pick up the bar and put a little tension on the lines, particularly the near side tip line. - walk around the radius until you're in launch position. The kite will slowly turn as you walk around. The bridles will be straight and n...
by ThickAir
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: OR Flite Self Launch Mishaps
Replies: 16
Views: 1251

Re: OR Flite Self Launch Mishaps

chibern wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:58 pm
Do you put some sand on the upwind portion of the canopy?
No. What does that do? Does it hold the bridle down so it can't slip around the wingtip?
by ThickAir
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: OR Flite Self Launch Mishaps
Replies: 16
Views: 1251

Re: OR Flite Self Launch Mishaps

Bill, that's cheating. Anyone do regular anchor-less launches?
by ThickAir
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: OR Flite Self Launch Mishaps
Replies: 16
Views: 1251

OR Flite Self Launch Mishaps

I've got a 14.5m Flite that I often have trouble self launching (drag method) because the bridles are so freaking long. The upwind bridle almost always gets caught on the wingtip when self launching. Anyone figured out a good way to keep this from happening? Thanks
by ThickAir
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fatality in Delaware today
Replies: 4
Views: 1253

Fatality in Delaware today

https://www.capegazette.com/article/man-dies-while-kite-boarding-south-dewey-beach/190090 No idea what happened. I was kiting today about 5 miles away. Fairly windy - 8m/9m weather. Blowing high 20s - low 30s. Warm air and water. Spot is popular with novice riders. Shallow bay with water you can st...
by ThickAir
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: World Record broken! Cumbuco 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1389

Re: World Record broken! Cumbuco 2019

Hell on earth
by ThickAir
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: mystic stealth bar
Replies: 136
Views: 14448

Re: mystic stealth bar

Hey, Did anyone manage to put duotone's chickenloop through the small loop? With long rope at first it didn't go, but after attaching to the ring, the line stretched and now it is easy to attach. I am not sure if this small one would stretch or should I exchange it for something longer. I originall...

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