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by letsgoflyakite
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Camber fatality
Replies: 129
Views: 8207

Re: Camber fatality

Camber beach. Near the rocks there is sometimes a wind shadow where the wind lifts over the wall. If you launch there, it's a possibility that there is less wind near the ground. Once the kite is gaining height, not only can the wind be stronger, but it's going upwards as well. Very easy to get caug...
by letsgoflyakite
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiteboarding kit advise (Heavy rider)
Replies: 26
Views: 8206

Re: Kiteboarding kit advise (Heavy rider)

The turbine is fine, but a 14m rally would be a consideration. Not quite the light wind kite the turbine is, but grunty, handles a bit better and certainly water relaunches better. You might find that quite useful when learning. The turbine will give you a couple of knots on the low end though. You ...
by letsgoflyakite
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Slingshot kite woes
Replies: 11
Views: 2585

Re: Slingshot kite woes

Just an update. Alex from Slingshot USA has responded to my email, was concerned by my problem and is shipping a part to me free of charge from America. Great service from Slingshot, so I guess the weak link was the importer TKC UK.
by letsgoflyakite
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Slingshot kite woes
Replies: 11
Views: 2585

Re: Slingshot kite woes

I tried a flat plate but it was limited. The back of the plate is hollow, so the sides stop the rope bulging out sideways. If it did bulge, it would impede the movent of the QR box. Under the countersink, it also has a depth of a couple mm, it looks like two circles, one of which sits inside rope lo...
by letsgoflyakite
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Slingshot kite woes
Replies: 11
Views: 2585

Re: Slingshot kite woes

I've already contacted Kitemare, but thanks. It's a current guardian bar. One side is cleat, the other side this plate holds rope.
http://www.slingshotsports.com/s.nl/it. ... aSDiNHTWhA
Part no 14383003
by letsgoflyakite
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Slingshot kite woes
Replies: 11
Views: 2585

Re: Slingshot kite woes

I've used Slingshot kit since 2002, and never really had any problems, and not bashing them. I can't get part from UK, and on their website Slingshot list it, but don't sell direct. So I'm in a bit of a corner.
by letsgoflyakite
Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Slingshot kite woes
Replies: 11
Views: 2585

Slingshot kite woes

After changing rope on Compstick Guardian bar, I dropped the rope cover plate into the shingle never to be seen again. After contacting TKC (uk importer), and waiting 1 1/2 weeks for a reply, they neither have, nor will order the part. I now have a £350.00 bar that I can't use because of a 5$ part. ...
by letsgoflyakite
Thu May 04, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Boring pump question
Replies: 14
Views: 2482

Re: Boring pump question

The one I tried was yellow. All my pumps have a flat lid, this was domed.
by letsgoflyakite
Thu May 04, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Boring pump question
Replies: 14
Views: 2482

Boring pump question

Can't believe I'm asking about pumps, but here goes. I borrowed a new north pump today. Sooo much easier than my old flat top north and slingshot pumps. The old ones are clean and maintained and feel much the the same as when they where new. What makes the newer style domed head north pump so much e...
by letsgoflyakite
Sun Jan 17, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Toeside on a surfboard losing power
Replies: 23
Views: 3930

Re: Toeside on a surfboard losing power

Watch a windsurfer go upwind. They keep board flat and drive off fin. Kite surfboard is not too far off this. Let the fins do their job, which they can't if the boards raked on its side too much. The fins provide lift as much as grip. Finding balance point as above is a good idea. Too much back foot...

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