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by knotwindy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Study: Kitesurfing injuries (participants needed)
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: Study: Kitesurfing injuries (participants needed)

Done, fast & easy. Hope it helps.
by knotwindy
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Board rescue
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Re: Board rescue

Nice, can you do one for kite rescue? That seems trickier and more dangerous.
by knotwindy
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Harness with Sliding spreader bar
Replies: 34
Views: 2656

Re: Harness with Sliding spreader bar

I have been using one with a low friction ring for well over 150 days and almost no visible wear so far. If you are really worried about it, you could always use a second rope a bit looser so whatever wear there is would only be on the shorter rope and the other longer rope would only come into use ...
by knotwindy
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Mae West & Buoyancy, should we or shouldn't we?
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Re: Mae West & Buoyancy, should we or shouldn't we?

“In any case- it is not only wrong, but extremely childish, to make fun of someone for being wise enough to wear safety gear.“ While I agree with this, it is only half the story. Seems also “wrong and childish” to not wear/use a safety device because someone else thinks it’s ‘kooky’ looking’. It’s y...
by knotwindy
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fukushima - isn't it time we started worrying?
Replies: 39
Views: 2430

Re: Fukushima - isn't it time we started worrying?

I’m sorry but ‘start’ worrying?
by knotwindy
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Looking for advice on first quiver
Replies: 16
Views: 753

Re: Looking for advice on first quiver

Think about buying the kite you take the lessons on. You will know what size you need and you will know the release/safety system (hopefully) well. Keep it simple in the beginning.
by knotwindy
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New f-one bar ripped apart while riding, what to expect from manufacturer?
Replies: 16
Views: 1125

Re: New f-one bar ripped apart while riding, what to expect from manufacturer?

They knew there was/is a problem and didn’t inform their customers? Life is too short and this sport is already too dangerous to ride with sub par gear from an uncaring company. LOTS of other choices.
by knotwindy
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What Is Kiteboarding? A Video Explanation For Family & Friends
Replies: 8
Views: 709

Re: What Is Kiteboarding? A Video Explanation For Family & Friends

Nice vid but if you have to explain it, they’ll never get it.
by knotwindy
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 30+m breach??
Replies: 49
Views: 3625

Re: 30+m breach??

I enjoy boosting, my two main criteria of high jumps are: - thinking “holy f#%k, I hope I can land this soft” - coming back onshore and folks are shaking heads Or opposite - not being able to see 3-story house roofs from above feels like a low, barely satisfactory jump But I’m jumping only 15m tops...

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