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by vela99
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wave kite size recommendation
Replies: 30
Views: 1117

Re: Wave kite size recommendation

For a long time my biggest wave kite was a 9m. Got frustrated on a few trips to Cabarete when the were many days when the wind was too light for a 9m & I was using a 10m flatter kite (LQF NRG) that was terrible for wave riding. Got an 11m Cabo & it made a HUGE difference. Very fast turning for a bi...
by vela99
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wave kite size recommendation
Replies: 30
Views: 1117

Re: Wave kite size recommendation

If you already have kites and are buying a pure wave kite.... don't get anything bigger than a 9. Use whatever you've got when its light and use a 7,8,or 9 wave kite once it gets good. Bigger than a 9m and your not really into wave riding territory. Still kiting, still fun, but any kite will do. C ...
by vela99
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Do you know the Kitesurf Right of Way Rules? Find out how to determine if you have priority
Replies: 36
Views: 1120

Re: Do you know the Kitesurf Right of Way Rules? Find out how to determine if you have priority

One thing I find difficult to deal with is that there are kite specific rules which other spor users like windsurfers or sailors may not know about. The more specific rules are the more difficult it becomes. I for one did not know that a kiter has the right of way when entering the water until I st...
by vela99
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Do you know the Kitesurf Right of Way Rules? Find out how to determine if you have priority
Replies: 36
Views: 1120

Re: Do you know the Kitesurf Right of Way Rules? Find out how to determine if you have priority

One thing I find difficult to deal with is that there are kite specific rules which other spot users like windsurfers or sailors may not know about. The more specific rules are the more difficult it becomes. I for one did not know that a kiter has the right of way when entering the water until I sta...
by vela99
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fixing inverted kite
Replies: 24
Views: 1966

Re: Fixing inverted kite `

Yeah an inverted kite is the real problem. How do you fix it, I dunno, usually I just pull the QR, then refly the kite after it sorts itself out if it's possible swim in if it's not. Pretty risky flying a kite inside out. Inverted kite is such an easy fix. Put the kite on the water, and pull on one...
by vela99
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Do you know the Kiteboarding Etiquette?
Replies: 45
Views: 3309

Re: Do you know the Kiteboarding Etiquette?

I'm gonna try to hammer that one a bit more as it's a pet peeve of mine: Do not follow a rider too closely back to the shore! USE YOUR BRAIN, and it'll (should) tell you that Eventually the followed rider will need to change direction and will then be blocked by your presence. Typically, the follow...
by vela99
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite for waveriding
Replies: 23
Views: 1811

Re: Kite for waveriding

No I did not had the chance to trie a Ultra but it would be an option with the upside that I can use the bar I have. Over the years I figured the same brand bar works the best.. Can you give me some more infos on the Ultra? like windrange and your weight, what board ..... I am no such a North fan e...
by vela99
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite for waveriding
Replies: 23
Views: 1811

Re: Kite for waveriding

Hi, I use North Neo 11m which is grunty and versatile (and you may actually be able to use a smaller size). I have been able to surf decent size waves with it and although clearly not as quick as my 8m it is quick enough. I think it is all about the kiter adapting to the lower turning speed and some...
by vela99
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Quiver Simplicity
Replies: 21
Views: 2330

Re: Quiver Simpicity

+1, keep it simple. But this requires knowing very well what you need and that the specific quiver actually delivers what you expect. If you are spot on on both you do not need much. I have the impression that some people seem to like their quiver to always be more or less around the sweet spot and ...
by vela99
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Harness with Sliding spreader bar
Replies: 40
Views: 4261

Re: Harness with Sliding spreader bar

I own a Manera Exo harness with a classical hook which I use for kiting and windsurfing. To relief stress on my body when going switch stance or when surfing I let the harness rotate around my waist. It makes a considerable difference. I always wondered if this was an intended trait of this harness...

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