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by FLandOBX
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Foilboarding Disaster
Replies: 9
Views: 697

Re: Foilboarding Disaster

Flyboy, the few times I've had the foil snag my lines are exactly like you've described. In very light wind, my kite lines lose tension during a poor jibe and the kite drops to the water. Like you've said, the kite isn't powered, but it's still difficult to get the lines off the foil. Luckily, I was...
by FLandOBX
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Foilboarding Disaster
Replies: 9
Views: 697

Re: Foilboarding Disaster

When you crash, first and foremost, get control of your board. I would say first & foremost, concentrate on flying the kite. If the kite is flying high then it is impossible for the lines to get wrapped around the board. However ... it happened to me a couple of weeks ago: it was quite unpleasant: ...
by FLandOBX
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite quiver
Replies: 19
Views: 724

Re: Kite quiver

145 x 44 is a perfectly sized all-around board for someone 93 kg. Your 2008 board (128 cm) was far too small for you. If you had a bad experience in 2008, I suspect it was more attributable to that board than anything else. Like Herman, I like multiple board options. I guess investing in more equipm...
by FLandOBX
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite quiver
Replies: 19
Views: 724

Re: Kite quiver

Antonioc6, my advice is to keep what you've got and figure out how to get on the water more often. I've seen lots of beginners spend thousands of dollars on equipment that never gets used because they don't find time to get on the water. You will be happiest in the sport if you can progress, and you...
by FLandOBX
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Foilboarding Disaster
Replies: 9
Views: 697

Re: Foilboarding Disaster

When you crash, first and foremost, get control of your board. Sit on your board or place your feet on the fuselage, but control your board as you work to relaunch your kite. When you and your kite are in the water after a crash, the only way your foilboard can catch your lines is if it gets away fr...
by FLandOBX
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: 2nd hand sites?
Replies: 8
Views: 442

Re: 2nd hand sites?

In USA (and elsewhere, I think), there are a lot of regional Facebook groups. I've also had reasonably good experiences with

http://c.ikitesurf.com/classifieds

but, with all long-distance transactions, you need to be cautious.
by FLandOBX
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: New type of bar?
Replies: 5
Views: 539

Re: New type of bar?

Peter, I like the look of your bar......but is there no flag-out line? It can be made much lighter and much stronger, without having a center hole. One of my bars is the same way (and using 0,6 / 0,83 mm lines for lower drag), as I hate the idea of ruining a perfect carbon rod by making a hole in th...
by FLandOBX
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Crack in spreader bar - still OK?
Replies: 9
Views: 427

Re: Crack in spreader bar - still OK?

I agree with the prior opinions. It looks like it may have already been repaired with some epoxy or something similar??

Usually, when we ask these kinds of questions on the forum, we already know the answer. :thumb:
by FLandOBX
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Stomach muscles
Replies: 23
Views: 1346

Re: Stomach muscles

JakeFarley wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:28 pm
If you keep moving, they can't bury you.
+1 :thumb:
by FLandOBX
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How to tangle at racing
Replies: 9
Views: 623

Re: How to tangle at racing

longwhitecloud wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:45 pm
#fakenews

Only a very small number of sailors tangle up their masts like this.
:lol: :lol: :lol:

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