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by pākihiroa
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Oceanus kite reels: I still see them
Replies: 66
Views: 19788

Re: Oceanus kite reels: I still see them

Current makes no difference regarding bodydragging whatsoever, you are in the same water, the board and you, no matter how strong the current is :thumb: Not necessarily always in the same water . Case in point: Our local, an estuary, contains a relatively narrow river channel. The strength of the c...
by pākihiroa
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: NZ South Island foiling spots
Replies: 19
Views: 730

Re: NZ South Island foiling spots

Oh, the harbor launch spot is a bit sketchy, best to go with a local. Get on the Christchurch FB group. The port authority has a live weather station webpage too. http://www.lpc.co.nz/lpc/weather-forecast/ Scroll down to get graphs of temperatures, windspeed, etc including for days gone by. Contact...
by pākihiroa
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Why don't all kiters read Kiteforum?
Replies: 32
Views: 2158

Re: Why don't all kiters read Kiteforum?

plummet wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:07 am
Its left to old has beens or never was's who are social media inept to surf these dieing forms of communication.
Don't forget those who consciously opt out of social media on privacy principles - basically they don't want their personal information monetised ?
by pākihiroa
Sat May 25, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Hainan Island - Rentals & kitesurfchina.com ?
Replies: 4
Views: 780

Re: Hainan Island - Rentals & kitesurfchina.com ?

Well, to answer my own question: I gave up on kitesurfchina.com. Never did get a response from them. No idea if they are still a going concern or not. So, I went for plan B - I just showed up in Bo'ao (supposedly the prime kitesurfing spot on Hainan Island) and hoped for the best. I walked to the be...
by pākihiroa
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Can I use a single control bar for all my kites?
Replies: 28
Views: 1496

Re: Can I use a single control bar for all my kites?

Thanks for pointing out something I need to be more clear on, and please re-read my origional post as I have made a correction. Understand that because I was a snowkiter first, I forget that many kiters have virtually no experience with land/snowkiting - other than launching and landing. And in alm...
by pākihiroa
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Can I use a single control bar for all my kites?
Replies: 28
Views: 1496

Re: Can I use a single control bar for all my kites?

The best way to train is to buy (cheap used, of the same make as your 6m) and fly it on land with the biggest bar you have. If you train this kite hard by doing drills such as not looking at the kite the entire session, crossing the window and trying to do instant redirects, and multiple loops, you...
by pākihiroa
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Hainan Island - Rentals & kitesurfchina.com ?
Replies: 4
Views: 780

Re: Hainan Island - Rentals & kitesurfchina.com ?

Hi, Did you also know you can kite close to hong Kong? Hong Kong kiting- Shui Hau Wan Thanks for taking the time to write such a detailed and helpful reply. I will keep it in mind for plan B, or maybe for a different trip. For this trip however, I kinda have my mind set on Hainan Island, primarily ...
by pākihiroa
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Hainan Island - Rentals & kitesurfchina.com ?
Replies: 4
Views: 780

Hainan Island - Rentals & kitesurfchina.com ?

I am going to be in China in May and thinking of heading to Hainan Island for a few days kitesurfing. Not sure that May is the ideal time of the year to be there but gotta work within the itinerary I have. So far, I have had no zero success finding any outfits on Hainan island that offer kitesurfing...
by pākihiroa
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cabrinha bar repair advice pls
Replies: 27
Views: 2798

Re: Cabrinha bar repair advice pls

I simply can’t think of a reason to put this part on any bar I have: (1) It keeps the bar within easy reach for those of us that who aren't blessed with Neanderthal length arms. (2) Under normal circumstances, it automatically puts the bar into 'neutral' by just letting go of it but allows the opti...
by pākihiroa
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What makes a jump drop fast?
Replies: 22
Views: 4182

Re: What makes a jump drop fast?

Riding in gusty, high wind conditions with a small kite can be a challenge. You may jump and midair the wind drops enough so that you have a hard landing. A small kite is way more sensitive to wind fluctuations than a larger kite, especially for larger riders. OTOH, a gust might come along midair a...

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