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by Slappysan
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Too many mistakes to list
Replies: 38
Views: 2634

Re: Too many mistakes to list

I'm not sure what point you're trying to make Slappy. I'm just saying that I don't think this spot is the big deal people are making it out to be. Seems like a case of too much kite for the conditions and not much experience. I don't see the rocks on the launch side coming in to play as if he got l...
by Slappysan
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:44 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Too many mistakes to list
Replies: 38
Views: 2634

Re: Too many mistakes to list

The spot is Vuda Point Marina and it's outdated on google maps and now looks nothing like it does there, but if you look around for references it looks to be a bit wider than the marina part which is 145m across so that puts it around 150m of space. How it looks today: vudapointmarina.png An artists...
by Slappysan
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Too many mistakes to list
Replies: 38
Views: 2634

Re: Too many mistakes to list

but the water ends after a short way ! This is NO space at all in these winds...one big jump and you are right in front. Yeah, I agree the spot is not suited for boosting or much more than just launching. I said "spot" but I should have said "launch". As far as launches go I've been at ones that ar...
by Slappysan
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Too many mistakes to list
Replies: 38
Views: 2634

Re: Too many mistakes to list

Sure, they chose the wrong kite and this kid had no business kiting in those kind of winds for the first time at this spot, but the spot in general isn't terrible, no real dangers downwind until the water ends. I personally probably would have kited there in those conditions albeit with a smaller ki...
by Slappysan
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:53 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Directional with straps for small Waves / Not for lightwind, not for freestyle
Replies: 9
Views: 479

Re: Directional with straps for small Waves / Not for lightwind, not for freestyle

Again, 7m kite with enough power for me, with ankle to hip high waves (yes right: waves up to aprox. 1,00meter wave-faces) - if they are not even breaking with whitewater.... I do not care... I still want to “pretend“ I am riding waves...🤷‍♂️ You should definitely demo an Ocean Rodeo Jester, I woul...
by Slappysan
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: LF Solo Wear Danger
Replies: 2
Views: 315

LF Solo Wear Danger

I just noticed this issue with my Gen 2 LF Solo kite today. They include a self rescue handle on the wing tips and inside the handle they have a PVC tube. This tube is secured on one end of the handle to the kite and inside a fabric sheath that encompasses it. The tube managed to wear through the fa...
by Slappysan
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Dealing with a real world death loop in 30 knot conditions
Replies: 59
Views: 4735

Re: Dealing with a real world death loop in 30 knot conditions

I put in an edit to the original post to make it clear that I'm not presenting this as a tutorial and people should opt for punching the release sooner than I did in terms of the safest way to handle this type of situation: Something that I really should have put in the video commentary is that this...
by Slappysan
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Dealing with a real world death loop in 30 knot conditions
Replies: 59
Views: 4735

Re: Dealing with a real world death loop in 30 knot conditions

This video shows the best method of dealing with looping kite in winds 30+. This has saved me, hope it saves others. While in the video he does manage to backstall that 6m Bandit but I feel like the only reason that it works is because he's not in a real deathloop, he's only pulling the bar really ...
by Slappysan
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Dealing with a real world death loop in 30 knot conditions
Replies: 59
Views: 4735

Dealing with a real world death loop in 30 knot conditions

Just wanted to share my experience dealing with the dreaded death loop in real world conditions. First time having it get to the full death loop stage for me, in the past I've managed to shake pinned/wrapped bars free fast enough or been in gentle enough conditions that it wasn't a major issue. http...
by Slappysan
Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Warmest wetsuit ever
Replies: 29
Views: 2886

Re: Warmest wetsuit ever

I'm very happy with my NP Surf Recon 6/5/4


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