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by edt
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Welcome To California - No Kitesurfing
Replies: 29
Views: 1555

Re: Welcome To California - No Kitesurfing

Can't fight the birdies. For every kiteboarder there are 100 bird watchers, with their little note books, binoculars, flannel shirts and of course, an huge pot of gold and lots of free time. Can't fight them don't even try, you'll get squished like a bug. The good news is that birdies are fair weath...
by edt
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Big Air/Kiteloop Progression Kites
Replies: 22
Views: 1780

Re: Big Air/Kiteloop Progression Kites

Literally the only reason to buy a Dice is to unhook it has poor relaunch (takes a long time to relaunch even with the 5th line), and loops hard. Between the Rebel and Evo, it used to be the rebel was a lot better in gusty conditions, and i would say go with the rebel but they have changed how the r...
by edt
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: all my kites, all valves delaminating
Replies: 27
Views: 778

Re: all my kites, all valves delaminating

What's your plan cloud? Trash, recycle or restick? That's a lot of octopus. I know for the octopus when they get too old, the male part can get brittle and break off when you are trying to restick so you probably want to buy 5 new males (females don't seem to get as brittle), so repair is going to b...
by edt
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: plastic tubes on depower/safety lines - are they a good thing?
Replies: 41
Views: 1142

Re: plastic tubes on depower/safety lines - are they a good thing?

I really liked the PU tube on my ozone control bar (now at the bottom of the sea), but it's not a deal breaker or deal maker. Right now I have no PU tubes. The three most important things about a control bar are a reliable QR, below the bar center line untwist (if you care about untwisting) and abov...
by edt
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Can I use a single control bar for all my kites?
Replies: 28
Views: 968

Re: Can I use a single control bar for all my kites?

There are definitely kites that need the high Y, that's for sure. If they don't get the additional tension from the pinching of the Y, they never have full power. And of course, because of this you can't add extensions to kites like this! Why? Because adding extensions changes how high the Y is up r...
by edt
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: shinn insert spacing
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Re: shinn insert spacing

Hi Eric, All Shinn boards are set of 155mm as this is the European standard. However normally it is possible to fit 6” straps to the boards. Regards Mark I emailed Mark he told me it's all 155mm because that's the standard... Anyway none of my ronix boots fit on the shinn boards as they are 152.4mm ...
by edt
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Good kite for boat
Replies: 61
Views: 1329

Re: Good kite for boat

Typically When I have seen kite power used to assist sailing it was for a freighter like the cargill ocean transports, airbus seawing, sky sails and the way they set it up is with a huge foil kite that just constantly loops and pulls the boat directly downwind, but the kite is packed away for upwind...
by edt
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: shinn insert spacing
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Re: shinn insert spacing

I had several Shinn boards and they all had perfectly standard insert spacing. Google it. Many people use Naish Apex foot straps on Shinn boards because same price and much better footstrap (I do). The boards are fantastic. What year? I know there's a 2016 shinn monk my friend had that's 155mm or 6...
by edt
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Can I use a single control bar for all my kites?
Replies: 28
Views: 968

Re: Can I use a single control bar for all my kites?

Don't listen to what others say go see what you like for yourself. For many years I flew everything on 30m lines but now that I just foil and twin tip I switched to 20m. You can fly kites any size line you like. It's what you like that matters. In general the the advice here about line size in vario...
by edt
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: shinn insert spacing
Replies: 6
Views: 272

shinn insert spacing

I know the old insert spacing is 155mm which is not compatible with the international standard (6 inches or 152.4cm). Did Shinn ever start making their straps and insert spacings at industry standard so we can buy other straps for the shinn monk for instance? If so which year? Thanks.

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