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by longwhitecloud
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What am I doing wrong and I keep breaking my TT boards?
Replies: 34
Views: 1989

Re: What am I doing wrong and I keep breaking my TT boards?

Worth mentioning the timing of your loop - when you yank the bar, is critical to how heavy you land/the catch. Milliseconds in it
by longwhitecloud
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What am I doing wrong and I keep breaking my TT boards?
Replies: 34
Views: 1989

Re: What am I doing wrong and I keep breaking my TT boards?

the compressive strength of the core was not enough for whatever you did, or less likely the core was not well bonded to the reinforcements very common to occur where fins end under the board so all forces are directed to this point. seems to happen to very thin boards more, maybe because they bet c...
by longwhitecloud
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How do you handle groupies at your spot?
Replies: 15
Views: 1631

Re: How do you handle groupies at your spot?

lol! reminds me of a session when a bunch of cows actually went into the surf as we were kiting - it was huge - thought they would drown but they were all ok. Surf cows.
by longwhitecloud
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Any interest in eeeeee foils?
Replies: 15
Views: 996

Re: Any interest in eeeeee foils?

its fun, the swing weight is very very high though when carving around.. I have spent time bombing around on a friends, super fun but didnt have the i want to do it over and over again factor though. Maybe people will race them? Quite fun seeing peoples reactions that have never seen one as you fly ...
by longwhitecloud
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Use a wavekite with a twintip?
Replies: 29
Views: 1521

Re: Use a wavekite with a twintip?

"Use a wavekite with a twintip?" (in stronger winds) is the question - the answer is simply yes, especially so as affordability are a part of the equation You got there in the end. :thumb: Kite equipment talk is so over inflated these day where they are so well designed. You got riders with very li...
by longwhitecloud
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Use a wavekite with a twintip?
Replies: 29
Views: 1521

Re: Use a wavekite with a twintip?

That surprises me you think that, I have been recently riding a neo wave kite and it goes upwind like an absolute beast and is soooo easy to ride. It really surprised me - especially in moderate conditions. The lines that go with this kite are sooo bad though. (snapped then 3 times) and the bar is a...
by longwhitecloud
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Use a wavekite with a twintip?
Replies: 29
Views: 1521

Re: Use a wavekite with a twintip?

The obsession with kite kit in 2020 - It is completely over the top and out of control IMO and does a big disservice to actual kiteboarding overall IMO Even at the top level we shouldnt be encouraging kiteboarding to develop into even more of an equipment development sport - there is no need, it ma...
by longwhitecloud
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Use a wavekite with a twintip?
Replies: 29
Views: 1521

Re: Use a wavekite with a twintip?

The obsession with kite kit in 2020 - It is completely over the top and out of control IMO and does a big disservice to actual kiteboarding overall IMO Even at the top level we shouldnt be encouraging kiteboarding to develop into even more of an equipment development sport - there is no need, it mak...
by longwhitecloud
Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Use a wavekite with a twintip?
Replies: 29
Views: 1521

Re: Use a wavekite with a twintip?

Smaller kites are generally faster turning and therefore can generate much more apparent wind by moving them.

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