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by rynhardt
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Why isn't sliding rope bar more prevalent?
Replies: 30
Views: 1976

Re: Why isn't sliding rope bar more prevalent?

Regis-de-giens wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:22 am
One really valuable option is replacing the original long hook by a shorter ring fixed in the center by a short dyneema loop.
Similar setup :thumb:
by rynhardt
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Why isn't sliding rope bar more prevalent?
Replies: 30
Views: 1976

Re: Why isn't sliding rope bar more prevalent?

For me its very easy. While riding toeside - from reach course to upwind you must rotate your hip to upwind direction. Kite pull on hook rotate you on exactly oposite direction - so in order to overcome this rotation you must rotate your hips harder. You are get used to overcome this and just push ...
by rynhardt
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: South Africa first timer
Replies: 40
Views: 2352

Re: South Africa first timer

I travel to Cape Town regularly. I've been kiting for about 8 years, so probably rate as a beginner/intermediate kiter. I've not done anything special as far as getting on the water is concerned. Obviously things to do are: * check the weather forecast * go where other kiters go * be respectful and ...
by rynhardt
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How much tension really is on the lines?
Replies: 15
Views: 1308

Re: How much tension really is on the lines?

The dynamics of the system can vary a great deal. Worst case scenario is all the load being on one line, when hooked in and constrained. And by constrained I mean the rider is edging hard, or his board is submerged, or for some reason he can't be lifted clear). Under a completely constrained scenari...
by rynhardt
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cape Town safety and riding convention basics
Replies: 38
Views: 2502

Re: Cape Town safety and riding convention basics

Peter_Frank wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:58 am
And please please please put your lines out properly, meaning CROSS to the wind!!!
Even better, just roll up your lines when you're not flying the kite.. :thumb:
by rynhardt
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cape Town safety and riding convention basics
Replies: 38
Views: 2502

Re: Cape Town safety and riding convention basics

Right of way it's something that any kiter should have clear in mind, something you learn between the second and the third day of course. These rules are internationally recognised and apply to any wind propelled vessel. Who's riding with right hand ahead has right of way. Who's riding a wave has r...
by rynhardt
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cape Town safety and riding convention basics
Replies: 38
Views: 2502

Re: Cape Town safety and riding convention basics

. Imo CT oceanside, with its nuking wind and massive waves, really is an experienced-only spot. Beginners just get punished by the conditions, endanger themselves and others, and take up space of those that do know what they are doing. Everything else being equal, if you're an adult, make up your o...
by rynhardt
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Fastest animals in the ocean are...
Replies: 24
Views: 1708

Re: Fastest animals in the ocean are......

One fun fact is that there is a noticeable difference in the vibrations you DON’T feel anymore. Its a more silent ride. Chatter of an epoxy board is outrageous. This is the exact opposite. The skin dampens. first off, I think that any innovation is good, and well done on finalising a product. Two t...
by rynhardt
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Music when kiting - without headphones
Replies: 15
Views: 1481

Re: Music when kiting - without headphones

Hello guys and girls, Anyone has experience with a waterproof ipx8 speaker when kiting? I would love to add music but I hate earphones or earbuds, and now in winter with a tight neoprene hood it is impossible. I am thinking of getting a waterproof speaker and streaming the music from my Apple watch...

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