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by joriws
Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Hook Failure: has it ever happened?
Replies: 18
Views: 594

Re: Hook Failure: has it ever happened?

I should say that I'm not interested in 1500 meter kind of gliding, more like "proximity" gliding. Snowkiting up the hill then flying down. Nice to read that you JTKiter has all aspects though off.. Safe gliding.. You could also consider speedriding/flying - although speedflying wings are not as ea...
by joriws
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Hook Failure: has it ever happened?
Replies: 18
Views: 594

Re: Hook Failure: has it ever happened?

On gliding you really should also attach leash to "suicide"-mode and to depower-rope directly, bypassing totally CL if that fails or accidentally open. Also check leader lines yearly under the floaters for wear. And swap depower lines etc so try to have everything as new on start of season. Climbing...
by joriws
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: clamcleat for bar, joke?
Replies: 7
Views: 560

Re: clamcleat for bar, joke?

A pic from left stripe. "Easy" powering..
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by joriws
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Launching foils in tight spots
Replies: 11
Views: 697

Re: Launching foils in tight spots

Thanks, this looks amazing. You're standing when you unroll the kite, then you start swimming to unroll the lines? Think you could have done this if the wind was 20kts? I was dealing with an onshore wind, and I feel like my kite would have been blown back to shore faster than I could swim out the l...
by joriws
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Launching foils in tight spots
Replies: 11
Views: 697

Re: Launching foils in tight spots

Water is too deep to stand on and have better angle to lines or too deep even normal standing drift launch? Then final option is the swim launch. Here is very tight beach next to me, there is no way I could launch feet dry. VID_20180109_031138_00_001_2020-11-17_21-25-20_screenshot_drift.jpg Swim lau...
by joriws
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: 10m lines 15m Soul
Replies: 9
Views: 585

Re: 10m lines 15m Soul

the videos are awesome but he basically turned it into a paraglider, I want to stay with the traditional control system (i can glide and am more comfortable with the bar and lines). That's exactly what he did, for gliding the safest option, and also quite direct steering. Combination of kiting and ...
by joriws
Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: PIQ Duotone Support Attention PIQ Buyers Before You Buy
Replies: 11
Views: 591

Re: PIQ Duotone Support Attention PIQ Buyers Before You Buy

If your PIQs are useless, open one of them to learn how to open another with less damage if PIQ does not instruct how to open them. Take battery out and measure it again if PIQ does not provide battery details. Then order small lipo is same size and fix battery, and try to have it back to water tig...
by joriws
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: PIQ Duotone Support Attention PIQ Buyers Before You Buy
Replies: 11
Views: 591

Re: PIQ Duotone Support Attention PIQ Buyers Before You Buy

If your PIQs are useless, open one of them to learn how to open another with less damage if PIQ does not instruct how to open them. Take battery out and measure it again if PIQ does not provide battery details. Then order small lipo is same size and fix battery, and try to have it back to water tigh...
by joriws
Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: 10m lines 15m Soul
Replies: 9
Views: 585

Re: 10m lines 15m Soul

One local kiter here ordered kit from "flyingcloclo" for Speed3 21m which converted it more like a paraglider, he went uphill fast and glided nicely with that setup. Lines were something like 12m, so from there I'd say short lines is totally doable for Soul too with less span. System uses paraglidin...
by joriws
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Backprotection for snow kiting
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Re: Backprotection for snow kiting

On ice you can use knee pads, alpine skier hip protection underpants, thin D3O back armour which hardens on impact and shoulder/elbowpad protection shirt. All goes underneath normal fit goretex outer shell and with merino wool under layer, and you don't look & feel like Michelin man. You are warm bu...

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