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by tomato
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Need help with strapless start in waves
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Need help with strapless start in waves

So I got myself into strapless riding last year. I can do turns, switch feet and hang out with TT riders most in choppy or flat water. The spot I ride normaly has waves only in strong onshore wind, period about 3 seconds, not clean waves, lots of chaotic chop too. When I crash- my board is sent to t...
by tomato
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Beginner question about kite sizes
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: Beginner question about kite sizes

Go for 9/13m if you are locked on Ventum. I am 82kg and use 12m most, 9m for high winds and 7m for stormy weather with gusts up to 40knots. As a beginner on normal day you will appreciate 13m betetr than 12m. you a going to need that power to learn upwind. 9/11 are too close, they will overlap a lot...
by tomato
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: which is the best upwind bodydrag technique to recover the board?
Replies: 35
Views: 1829

Re: which is the best upwind bodydrag technique to recover the board?

what helped me- when you fall- do not look for the board by turning back. Just keep body drag in the same direction as fall for 10 seconds, then turn another direction. Normaly you should see your board now or do more zig zag. Or if it just rough chop- get GoJoe.
by tomato
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Help with beginner setup - but will ride 3 months nearly every day
Replies: 14
Views: 875

Re: Help with beginner setup - but will ride 3 months nearly every day

You should take you lessons first, then you will understand what kite size you need. Boards normally are fine second hand, no need to pay 400EUR for beginer board.

Are you planning to buy from you-love-it.eu ? they have nice prices listed, but not all goods are in stock.
by tomato
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Reedin Phoenix. Born again
Replies: 16
Views: 1100

Re: Reedin Phoenix. Born again

what was good with Helix? I thought it is created to overcome patents. and when it did not work- dropped. Or was it any good?
by tomato
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Corona Virus - Has your country banned kitesurfing?
Replies: 148
Views: 7164

Re: Corona Virus - Has your country banned kitesurfing?

i agree with Havre. People turn into brainless zombies and invent their own bans. In at the beginning China goverment recommended to stay home, no official bans, but people were so eager to do something that they started to not allow other to go out. Somebody takes supervising role themselves and fo...
by tomato
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Just how common are foot injurys in kiteboarding?
Replies: 51
Views: 6544

Re: Just how common are foot injurys in kiteboarding?

I was going fast on strapless in a shallow water, kite pulled me of the board. Had to jump off. I though I was landing on soft sand heels first. But apparently sand was hard packed. 6 months later my heel still hurts a bit.
by tomato
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What 3 to 4m Kite flies the best?
Replies: 30
Views: 2412

Re: What 3 to 4m Kite flies the best?

SENDIT! wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:59 pm
Wow, the OP posted this back in 2004! That 13 y/o girl is now a 29 y/o Woman! :o :o :o

Wonder if she ever got going?
she probably handed over that kite to her own kids now :)
by tomato
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: The Safety Topic: please post your experience and advice!
Replies: 340
Views: 137750

Re: The Safety Topic: please post your experience and advice!

I am mostly launch tethered- I see all lines are ok, kite is right position- what can go wrong? Maybe too much or too little input by steering with one hand only if holding qr. I would partially agree if launching by rolling kite on the tip, then you never know if lines gets snagged. But tethered or...
by tomato
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Selecting my 1st board
Replies: 3
Views: 306

Re: Selecting my 1st board

Hi, more important is width of the board. More length is giving more stability, but it is a bit less quick to turn. I am the same weight as you and riding 137X41 board. Choose width 41-42cm, lenght 135-140cm and rocker 3-5cm and you will be fine. As a beginner I would choose cheap board, some used o...

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