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by longwhitecloud
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Quobba Fins
Replies: 17
Views: 3834

Re: Quobba Fins

try different boards, different fins, different tail shapes, nose shapes, rail shapes, bottom shaoes, vees, volumes, fin positions, constructions.. in different conditions /waves try it all, because reality is that few do this and there are very few qualified to comment about your own situation that...
by longwhitecloud
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Interesting interview with Caio Ibelli
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Interesting interview with Caio Ibelli

https://www.theinertia.com/surf/caio-ibelli-talks-2019-injury-wildcard-controversy-kite-surfing-and-the-california-lifestyle/ Caio is one of the best surfers in the world and kitesurfs. "You’re one of the more well-rounded athletes on tour. You’re pretty into kite surfing, right? I wasn’t able to ki...
by longwhitecloud
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: marc jacobs kota - pushed harder than anyone
Replies: 34
Views: 2854

Re: marc jacobs kota - pushed harder than anyone

Absolutely - if looping only counts for 30% - why even bother, it seems to me that a big loop scored higher than a higher rotation. Their maths says that should not be like that. Judging transparency is needed, it is too vague. I wouldnt want to be training hard for a competition where someones rand...
by longwhitecloud
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: valve delam time - time caught up - what glue?
Replies: 8
Views: 349

valve delam time - time caught up - what glue?

it seems its finally valve delam time for me, such fun getting smashed in the surf after it pretty much fell off!

anyone superglue them back on successfully and they lasted ok?

I am pretty sure they are all going to delam now nothing much sticking them :-(

are naish bladders urathane based?
by longwhitecloud
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: marc jacobs kota - pushed harder than anyone
Replies: 34
Views: 2854

Re: marc jacobs kota - pushed harder than anyone

I saw him write a very complimentary congratulations to Kevin L regarding his KOTA win, on his insta. There is no doubt the rules counted against trick progression/innovation, seemed more so this year. Think about Aarons KGB megaloop a few years ago - way lower, but won. The maths of 70/30 today mak...
by longwhitecloud
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: marc jacobs kota - pushed harder than anyone
Replies: 34
Views: 2854

Re: marc jacobs kota - pushed harder than anyone

Would be better IMO with a judging system that rewards innovation, risk and style.

Right now it does not do that. It is too heavily weighted on height.

Without better rewards for innovation, it's taking kiteboarding on a one way trip to dullness.
by longwhitecloud
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: marc jacobs kota - pushed harder than anyone
Replies: 34
Views: 2854

Re: marc jacobs kota - pushed harder than anyone

The difference is the trick timing with the loop. Imagine how much harder and riskier it is throwing a megaloop and flying sideways while you take your board off and rotate as opposed to loop, control, dangle your boardoff/rotation- using a handle. The line angle in the photo should make things clea...
by longwhitecloud
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: marc jacobs kota - pushed harder than anyone
Replies: 34
Views: 2854

Re: marc jacobs kota - pushed harder than anyone

i propose a handle with built in bearing so the board can spin like a fidget spinner.

No limits.

MKGA Make kiteboarding great again.
by longwhitecloud
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: King of the Air 2019 - all info here
Replies: 312
Views: 21739

Re: King of the Air 2019 - all info here

kevin jumps huge no doubt, i had a session with him in new cal and he cranks/whips/pulls the bar soooo hard on take off - longer lines and a very high pressure kite helps heaps too to keep the wing efficient for lift. As you can hold more power on a bow kite and these kites have become more hybrid (...
by longwhitecloud
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: marc jacobs kota - pushed harder than anyone
Replies: 34
Views: 2854

marc jacobs kota - pushed harder than anyone

omfg does anyone else share the appreciation of how nuts this is?! am i alone here. It is all very well throwing a megaloop then getting your kite above you and paragliding dangling your trick to the water, but this... look and the speed sideways, line angle.. and no handle. No one else is doing thi...

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