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by edt
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What are your 5 essential accessories you must bring when you kite?
Replies: 11
Views: 689

Re: What are YOUR 5 essential accessories you must bring when you kite?

earplugs sunscreen sunglasses water. Only 4 things.
by edt
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Can you ride the duotone Jaime with boots?
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: Can you ride the duotone Jaime with boots?

I hate the gambler in boots. I love the old jaime in boots. This is an older one without the track system, so it's possible once the Jaime went to the track system it's no longer as safe to ride in boots. I weigh 200 pounds and have slammed this board, sometimes I feel like I'm about to bend it in h...
by edt
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiteforum Update 2019 - any suggestions? Site can be offline sometimes!
Replies: 137
Views: 4513

Re: Kiteforum Update 2019 - any suggestions? Site can be offline sometimes!

TKS Toby never read that guide before. I'm just worried if you have I dunno are ina coma for a month and can't do anything it might all go to hell. I would hate to see all your hard work get wrecked for a dumb reason.
by edt
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiteforum Update 2019 - any suggestions? Site can be offline sometimes!
Replies: 137
Views: 4513

Re: Kiteforum Update 2019 - any suggestions?

All I want are published guides to behavior and more than just one mod. Delegate authority to at least one mod so if Toby gets sick the forum doesn't shut down.
by edt
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Balancing kitesurf lines
Replies: 16
Views: 1233

Re: Balancing kitesurf lines

You might be surprised how many pro riders don't actually know how their quick releases work all they know is push the red thing away to activate, so don't assume some one is a noob if they don't know how it works.

Good advice above about the safety line requiring slack.
by edt
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Balancing kitesurf lines
Replies: 16
Views: 1233

Re: Balancing kitesurf lines

Those old north bars can have uneven center lines. Of course it can't be uneven below the high Y because there's just one line with tension below the high Y and as said above, the slack line doesn't matter that's just the safety line. But above the high Y there are the two lines that separate and at...
by edt
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Balancing kitesurf lines
Replies: 16
Views: 1233

Re: Balancing kitesurf lines

oh right. I looked closer at that bar seems like it's a 2012 mini 5th north control bar. Yeah the "safety" line is never tensioned and it doesn't matter how long it is. For a mini 5th set up you need to look way up the control bar up to where the Y splits and make sure the lines from the high Y are ...
by edt
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Balancing kitesurf lines
Replies: 16
Views: 1233

Re: Balancing kitesurf lines

Yes, I have been looking at some videos but there is something I don't quite understand yet. If I tune the lines with the bar powered (as said in the videos), then, once I depower with the break, one of the inside lines will be shorter than the other and the kite will be unbalanced. Is this not cor...
by edt
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Lofting - what to do?
Replies: 14
Views: 1451

Re: Lofting - what to do?

So easy to break a line when you loop it. I would be gentle if you use a spiral. If you remember the Eric Eck Lofting 10 years ago, a 60 meter lofting, he just keep the kite over head, and then guided his kite towards a landing. I think he might have sprained his ankle that's it. It's better I think...
by edt
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Balancing kitesurf lines
Replies: 16
Views: 1233

Re: Balancing kitesurf lines

look up videos on how to tune your bar. Moving the knots is just one step. You want to fix the far end of your lines to a post, then pull hard with the bar, fix any lines that aren't right, and if they are off by just a bit you can stretch the lines by pulling hard. It will take forever to fix if yo...

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