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by SWO_kite
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foil damage from package
Replies: 13
Views: 1484

Re: Foil damage from package

All imperfections do make a difference in foil performance. It's just a question of whether you're okay with it or not? Personally, I would not accept this from a vendor. Perhaps consider reaching out to them to see how they will suggest to remedy the issue. If you don't agree, present a counter off...
by SWO_kite
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Another UK Fatality
Replies: 34
Views: 5235

Re: Another UK Fatality

No have never seen anyone using one - But a different thread. I dunno, seems pretty relevant to me in this thread. Perhaps the individual who lost their life could have benefited from the use of a PFD, if they weren't already wearing one. Stories like this are always a good time to talk about safet...
by SWO_kite
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Another UK Fatality
Replies: 34
Views: 5235

Re: Another UK Fatality

Some sad news that another Kitesurfer died in the UK in September: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-54295893 From what I understand the individual drowned in heavy surf after releasing his kite (10 foot waves). Some people who witnessed the event said he was wearing Boots which might ...
by SWO_kite
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiteboarder accident in Toronto?
Replies: 9
Views: 2393

Re: Kiteboarder accident in Toronto?

All of Ontario was crazy windy yesterday.

Poor guy, I feel bad for everyone involved. So hard to imagine that happening while we were all having fun.
by SWO_kite
Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Loss of Lift
Replies: 20
Views: 1515

Re: Loss of Lift

I support the seaweed/grass theory. I've taken a fall or two unexpectedly only to turn the foil over and find a single (or couple) strands of grass on the wing. Also, cutting across a boat wake has caused me to loose lift. The aeration of the water from the propeller system drastically effects lift ...
by SWO_kite
Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: what is in your opinion the best light wind kite for TT
Replies: 21
Views: 2070

Re: what is in your opinion the best light wind kite for TT

For what it's worth, in my early days of kiting I too wanted a giant kite for riding in lower winds. I've had a couple big kites to get going in less than 15kn. In the last 2 years I've been adapting to using a (budget)hydrofoil in 15kn or less. I now use a 2017 12m Liquid force NV for 10-13kn days ...
by SWO_kite
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Drying Kites in Rainy Conditions
Replies: 18
Views: 1811

Re: Drying Kites in Rainy Conditions

I dunno, I've never had issues with mould on kites. From time to time I have to pack up a wet kite, all I do is make sure I pull it out of the bag at some point within a few days - I don't even unroll it in some cases. There might be some colour bleed, but it's never that bad and I don't care about ...
by SWO_kite
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What am I doing wrong and I keep breaking my TT boards?
Replies: 34
Views: 3057

Re: What am I doing wrong and I keep breaking my TT boards?

The fracture is on the bottom side vertical to the axis of the board and exactly in the middle / centre of the board. The cracke is facing out. 2017 model bought it new , wood core. I dont't want to reveal the company till I listen to what they will say about this. This is the 6th board that I brea...
by SWO_kite
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What am I doing wrong and I keep breaking my TT boards?
Replies: 34
Views: 3057

Re: What am I doing wrong and I keep breaking my TT boards?

Is the fracture in the image on the top or bottom side of the board? What direction is the fracture? (if you were to fold the board, would the bottom surface ends meet or the top surface?) What is the position of the fracture? Center, off-center, under the foot strap? Supplying board make and model ...
by SWO_kite
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: heli loop not providing lift
Replies: 54
Views: 3880

Re: heli loop not providing lift

I completely forgot to consider bar position when making my comments about looping. Having the bar pulled in too far during the loop would most certainly effect kite speed in the loop - less speed = less lift. IMHO this is not true, in fact, that would be the opposite. A slow wide heliloop will pro...

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