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by longwhitecloud
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Board leashes are cool for wave kite?
Replies: 13
Views: 391

Re: Board leashes are cool for wave kite??

there is no doubt they are close to getting smashed hard out in the head but it is the situation.. potential smashed head vs kite down and getting smashed in inpact zone without a board and with bad rips/sweep... there is something else- wear some neoprene even in the tropics - you dont need much to...
by longwhitecloud
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The olympic pictogram representing kitesurfers
Replies: 8
Views: 360

Re: The olympic pictogram representing kitesurfers

Kiteboarding as the olympics is concerned currently part of Sailing unfortunately, hopefully that changes between now and 2024. I am sure windsurfers were stoked with not getting their own pictogram. https://old.sportbusiness.com/sport-news/ifko-calls-ioc-intervention-kiteboarding-dispute https://ww...
by longwhitecloud
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The olympic pictogram representing kitesurfers
Replies: 8
Views: 360

The olympic pictogram representing kitesurfers

The pictogram set for the olympics has been released.

Here is the one for kitesurfing. (Not me taking the p3#$, for real.)
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by longwhitecloud
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Do Twin tips get softer or flexier over time?
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: Do Twin tips get softer or flexier over time?

yes i think they do; however, anyone that has ridden a 12 year old twintip for example will be surprised how good it still is. I bought an old slingshot board at cashies for $29, couldnt resist at that price, i really like it. I know really good freestyle riders that have kept the same board for 5 y...
by longwhitecloud
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Common Instructor Mistakes
Replies: 20
Views: 1159

Re: Common Instructor Mistakes

An early IKO instructor (instructors course) sent to NZ couldnt actually kite (windsurfer). Before half way through the course we knew we had been fully scammed for $500 each. They had trouble getting their head around making sure the kite would flag safety while self rescuing if it powered up. " Go...
by longwhitecloud
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Importance of a lightweight kite for non-foiling
Replies: 30
Views: 606

Re: Importance of a lightweight kite for non-foiling

you would be amazed how much difference kite weight makes to exactly the same shaped kite, can make them feel more powerful. heavier kites store a bit more potential energy (weighed down in back of wind window)when you start turning them through the power zone, and plus have a bit more momentum. its...
by longwhitecloud
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Do you know the Kitesurf Right of Way Rules? Find out how to determine if you have priority
Replies: 36
Views: 860

Re: Do you know the Kitesurf Right of Way Rules? Find out how to determine if you have priority

"No one owns a wave." Unfortunately in some parts of the world they do. Examples: Until fairly recently Fiji : Cloudbreak, , Namoutu lefts etc. Maldives . (eg Pasta point) are still privately owned waves. Indo - various eg Telos It is also forbidden to surf or kite on Sundays in some parts of the pa...
by longwhitecloud
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Do you know the Kitesurf Right of Way Rules? Find out how to determine if you have priority
Replies: 36
Views: 860

Re: Do you know the Kitesurf Right of Way Rules? Find out how to determine if you have priority

Respect the country you are in, the place you are riding, and the locals you are riding with. Dont be a kook. It' so obvious to highly experienced long term kiters that kiting has it's own unique set of guidelines that grew from grassroots pioneering kiteboarders wanting to stay safe ( and safe to o...
by longwhitecloud
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Do you know the Kitesurf Right of Way Rules? Find out how to determine if you have priority
Replies: 36
Views: 860

Re: Do you know the Kitesurf Right of Way Rules? Find out how to determine if you have priority

i give another good example in kiting that is unique to kiting cross onshore or onshore conditions. riders are trying their very best to get upwind to do a trick/waveride Along comes mr kook "i read kiteboarding is sailing, I know the rules of kiting , Starboard!!" (the trick/wave/session cycle is o...
by longwhitecloud
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Do you know the Kitesurf Right of Way Rules? Find out how to determine if you have priority
Replies: 36
Views: 860

Re: Do you know the Kitesurf Right of Way Rules? Find out how to determine if you have priority

What windsurfers can just drop in on kitesurfers lol wtf! I get out my little red flag and waterproof sailing rules book as i use my priority rights to enter the water, always goes down well with the friendly locals. Here is another awesome example of how kiteboarding isnt sailing and how you cannot...

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