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by PullStrings
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: north rebel pigtails
Replies: 7
Views: 324

Re: north rebel pigtails

i'd like to give an old kite to the missus & friends to mess around with kites is good shape in general but seem to pull to one side You will have to give away the kite and the 5th element trust bar It pulls to one side as you think Let's say it is to the right Before doing anything about the kite ...
by PullStrings
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: north rebel pigtails
Replies: 7
Views: 324

Re: north rebel pigtails

OK Just looked at my 2011 12 Reb and same all tabs are faded So that's what i would do to check for a reason of one side pulling of kite I assume your lines on 5th element bar have been checked and are 100% even Look for asymmetry between left side and right side Disassemble all lines from leading e...
by PullStrings
Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1826
Views: 133949

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Also, we measure/determine wind strength very differently all over the world, when sub 10 knots, so not a very clear view on this, for many reasons. Low wind windstrength is something we try to share, but often it makes no sense, and lead to misconceptions instead, so I'd rather not go down that ro...
by PullStrings
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: how to self land using the lower center line method
Replies: 16
Views: 1680

Re: how to self land using the lower center line method

Thanks edt Quick story from yesterday not quite on topic but related to landing Soft sandy beach surfboard wave sesh with a friend Sun had just set and i went in first Landed my 8m with my usual walk both front lines all the way to bridles then grabbed my LE in 31-34 knots staying hooked in CL Put k...
by PullStrings
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: how to self land using the lower center line method
Replies: 16
Views: 1680

Re: how to self land using the lower center line method

Well done using a 14 sqm in 20-23kn Yes compared to pulling the top line only in high wind in order to yank the kite belly down and try to make it stick on LE it is better Yes there will be less pull from the kite on its back with the lower line grab but you are only holding one line Walking to kite...
by PullStrings
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The best way to self land 4 line kite with low V
Replies: 56
Views: 5330

Re: The best way to self land 4 line kite with low V

A good launch to me is when the catcher lets go and the kite just sits there. Definitely ! On wide open beaches with clean high winds many will toss your kite upward by habit Well when this happens i bring it right back down and make the kite sit for a moment or two A good landing is when the kite ...
by PullStrings
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The best way to self land 4 line kite with low V
Replies: 56
Views: 5330

Re: The best way to self land 4 line kite with low V

Thanks purdyd Yes herman As soon as catcher grabs tight the resting upright LE immediately move towards him/her to totally slack the front lines and facilitate the handling of the kite Very helpful to make it easier for less experienced catchers Catchers that are experienced will at the same time wa...
by PullStrings
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The best way to self land 4 line kite with low V
Replies: 56
Views: 5330

Re: The best way to self land 4 line kite with low V

Thanks chalks & purdyd Bit off the self land topic now but relevant since you want the kite very stable on the beach to walk up the lines all the way Witnessed a lady assistant trying to "catch " a men's kite just recently I was 100 meters downwind of them after landing my 8m in 32kn of wind and wal...
by PullStrings
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Post-truth politics & ram air kites
Replies: 18
Views: 1657

Re: Post-truth politics & ram air kites

We win !!!!
Overwhelming majority of people love using pumps

Saw a guy out on a ram air yesterday
It looked so out of place in the ocean waves

One pump-less lonely soul !!
by PullStrings
Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The best way to self land 4 line kite with low V
Replies: 56
Views: 5330

Re: The best way to self land 4 line kite with low V

Wind was side on at 20-25 kn at beach while rigging my 10 when someone asked me to land their 12 by catching it I saw an opportunity to coach on how to walk the lines to the kite I walked to him an asked if he has done it before and if he would like a demonstration He said sure i would like to see t...

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