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by Matteo V
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions
Replies: 368
Views: 66297

Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

NICE! Sounds like you have a good tight community that may be a much closer group than out here at Skyline. But then again, small local stuff is always the best. You guys just seem to be making it sound like you have some world class spots. Maybe you have finally convinced me to do some snowkiting i...
by Matteo V
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: what is slack?
Replies: 5
Views: 582

Re: what is slack?

"Pop": lines maintain tension and maintain power (for boosting, full-powered tricks). Slack: lines lose tension and lose power (for handle passes). Drift: lines maintain tension but lose power (for wave riding). "Pop" is usually used to describe board reaction, so I put it in quotes. But I like edt...
by Matteo V
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Predictions for Ram Airs in 2019
Replies: 76
Views: 4082

Re: Predictions for Ram Airs in 2019

And for this whole thread..... Well let me state that I do not use foilkites on the water anymore for a lot of reasons, but none of them are because foilkites are inferior in any significant way to tubies. Tubies just suit my style better on the water and in the surf. But the takeaway that every exp...
by Matteo V
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Predictions for Ram Airs in 2019
Replies: 76
Views: 4082

Re: Predictions for Ram Airs in 2019

longwhitecloud wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:03 am
exciting conditions, i think you dont understand the term closed out
Cloudy,

When is the last time you pumped up your tubie out in the water, in the break or not? And I am talking about your inflatable kite, not your.....
by Matteo V
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Predictions for Ram Airs in 2019
Replies: 76
Views: 4082

Re: Predictions for Ram Airs in 2019

... And last question - Do you go out further than you can swim in because you have an inflatable kite instead of a foil kite? .....I never ride further away than I can swim to start with - it's a rule not to break. Perfect! Thanks for the straight forward answer. This is how everyone should view t...
by Matteo V
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Predictions for Ram Airs in 2019
Replies: 76
Views: 4082

Re: Predictions for Ram Airs in 2019

2. almost never. I more often hit the water hard enough that valves crack open and I come back with few unpinched valves Wow! I never new crashing a kite could un-pinch a strut valve. Learn something new every day....but seems to be kind of making my point about not relying on an inflatable kite to...
by Matteo V
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Yulex harness?
Replies: 6
Views: 597

Re: Yulex harness?

Just a thought and not experiecne with this specific thing, but.... Have you thought of lining the harness with something like thin EVA foam, or just sewing on swimsuit fabric available at walmart or fabric stores? Definitely more work as opposed to just buying something, but about 40% of my stuff i...
by Matteo V
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Strawberry Utah View Area
Replies: 5
Views: 447

Re: Strawberry Utah View Area

Storm showed up later, yesterday (Saturday) was good......... but most missed it. There was enough wind for a while when most people were setting up. Then it died, and everyone but one other kiter and I, gave up. As the last discouraged snowkiter was picking up their skis, the wind kicked in again a...
by Matteo V
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Predictions for Ram Airs in 2019
Replies: 76
Views: 4082

Re: Predictions for Ram Airs in 2019

Well, practically, and statistically you're safer on water with inflatable. I saw few exploded/deflated LEIs and had it happen to me but if you do pinch strut valves you still have plenty of flotation in the kite. It's a BS topic. Just like arguing why a race car is better/worse than an SUV but the...
by Matteo V
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Predictions for Ram Airs in 2019
Replies: 76
Views: 4082

Re: Predictions for Ram Airs in 2019

The problem is 99% of the time in my spot but not only in mine, i see foil kiters ride far from the beach and in cold too..most of the people dont undestand the risk...thats why maybe a pump can help a bit more in Dangerous situation...i personally stay close as possible to the beach in winter PLEA...

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