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by K-Roy
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ring for RideEngine rope spreader bar
Replies: 22
Views: 1234

Re: Ring for RideEngine rope spreader bar

I tethered self launch as well quiet often... For sure not all types of CL works well when you try to assemble it with one hand. When I started to use the slider rope system, I practiced to reassemble the CL, until I could do it blind folded. I tethered launch in winds I can hold the kite above the ...
by K-Roy
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ring for RideEngine rope spreader bar
Replies: 22
Views: 1234

Re: Ring for RideEngine rope spreader bar

Which size do you use? The R14.10? Tomas its the 20 X 14 mm Roy I am not seeing any rings that measure "20 X 14" on the below link. Maybe I am missing something? https://www.ronstan.com/marine/range.asp?RnID=428 [/quote] I think you are looking at a low friction ring from a different brand... In te...
by K-Roy
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Nice spray pictures - post them!
Replies: 281
Views: 34029

Re: Nice spray pictures - post them!

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by K-Roy
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: what is the best thing to do at each wind speed?
Replies: 48
Views: 2042

Re: what is the best thing to do at each wind speed?

Problem with 30+ winds is it takes practice for it to be fun. If you live in a place where it goes 30+ every week then it's no problem getting used to the wind. If you live in a place where it blows 30+ once a year you never get a chance to get used to this wind speed. You can spend all day working...
by K-Roy
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: what is the best thing to do at each wind speed?
Replies: 48
Views: 2042

Re: what is the best thing to do at each wind speed?

A surprising amount of experienced dudes don't kite over 30 knots. 30-40 is my favourite wind speed!! you certainly know your alive 30+ knots. I have to agree! Only a few weeks ago I had one of the best SB sessions in Prassonisi in 30-40 knots and over head glassy waves... for me: 7-30 knots Foil 1...
by K-Roy
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Anyone swap their bar colors around?
Replies: 61
Views: 2612

Re: Anyone swap their bar colors around?

Ever since I learned to kite I memorized having Red on the left (where the heart is) Of coarse in the beginning it has oblivious reasons, but now years later I still find my self in situations where I only have a split second to know which side to grab, so it has to be almost instinctive. (situation...
by K-Roy
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ride Engine Elite negatives? Can it be too stiff and does it work for tall people?
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Re: Ride Engine Elite negatives? Can it be too stiff and does it work for tall people?

Hi, I had RE Elite V1 for about 4 years and loved it, until one day it broke my lower rib during a hard crash. I understand the new versions have softer padding around the sides. I now prefer, if the harness goes around my lower rib cages instead digging in to it, when pulled hard. Try to look into ...
by K-Roy
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Getting past ocean breakers
Replies: 18
Views: 1022

Re: Getting past ocean breakers

What others said before me... My home spot (Taiba) is challenging to say the least to get past the shore break. For this reason I ride a pocket board so it's less surface for the wave to push it back. I hold the foil under my arm, body drag and duck dive. (initiate with my head) when opportunity com...
by K-Roy
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: state of the art wave kite foiling
Replies: 68
Views: 5495

Re: state of the art wave kite foiling

I love foiling in waves, however, the white water in and around the waves prohibits me to even consider going as deep into the waves as I go with SB.
by K-Roy
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foilers - do you still "surf" surf?
Replies: 34
Views: 1536

Re: Foilers - do you still "surf" surf?

"So, to those of you who kite foilsurf and kitesurf (or used to surf) – do you still like the surfboard after foiling?"

he is of course talking about "kite surfing"...

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