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by Greenturtle
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Buying used lightwind kite Beginner Help
Replies: 11
Views: 350

Re: Buying used lightwind kite Beginner Help

Well, Ill suggest to you a big kite and a big board, not just one or the other- both. Stay away from the draft and the nrg. Neither will relaunch particularly well and that is even more important in light conditions. Look for a slingshot turbine, ocean rodeo flite, cabrinha contra, lf solo, , 17m si...
by Greenturtle
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Turbine 19m
Replies: 17
Views: 1015

Re: Turbine 19m

I will add to my earlier review now, that the relaunch on the 19m is excellent. Very light wind, was riding but not powered, wiped out messing around, and kite relaunched almost instantly, deep water, no board, thought I was screwed, used my body as best I could to provide resistance. I was surprised.
by Greenturtle
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 14m 3-strut "lighter" wind kite recommendations?
Replies: 22
Views: 950

Re: 14m 3-strut "lighter" wind kite recommendations?

Ocean Rodeo Flite 14.5m is a great light wind kite. The 2018 and newer models now have the same kite bridle attachment configuration ( loops of the kite's front bridle, knots on the back/steering bridle lines ) as your Cab kites, so would work on your Cab bars. Does "2018 and newer" mean gen 5 or g...
by Greenturtle
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Straightening bent aluminum
Replies: 31
Views: 1084

Re: Straightening bent aluminum

I see now you got it straightend out at the metal shop. Enjoy, im sure it will be fine.

Work hardening is certainly a concern but this was a pretty minor bend back...
by Greenturtle
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Welcome To California - No Kitesurfing
Replies: 41
Views: 2602

Re: Welcome To California - No Kitesurfing

Hold on a minute here. Does California elect its parks staff? Hehe seriously though As watermen and outdoorsmen in general it is in our interest to protect the environment we enjoy and promote the maintenance and acquisition of more lands for further public enjoyment— -Vote the other way and perhaps...
by Greenturtle
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Welcome To California - No Kitesurfing
Replies: 41
Views: 2602

Re: Welcome To California - No Kitesurfing

Are hawks/foxes/bobcats/coyotes prohibited from entering beaches too? Only if they fail to purchase and display their annual parks permit :roll: Breaking news: “Researchers Discover Big Kites Deter Hawks and Other Predators, Acting as Force Field Surrounding Plover Nests, Providing Blanket of Prote...
by Greenturtle
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Welcome To California - No Kitesurfing
Replies: 41
Views: 2602

Re: Welcome To California - No Kitesurfing

One tactic is to prove that your group (kiteboarders in this case) actually cares just as much or more about plovers etc than the birders do, by organizing annual dune restoration projects or litter clean up days etc, carrying out the work with all-kite volunteers -and- getting the media there to wr...
by Greenturtle
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Can I use a single control bar for all my kites?
Replies: 28
Views: 1031

Re: Can I use a single control bar for all my kites?

If I could only have one bar it would be the big one you have. Because I do like both fast turning and the extra low end from the long lines. If the wind is not super clean and steady in your area esp from trees or topography etc the longer lines will help smooth it out a bit by having kite up higher.
by Greenturtle
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Importance of a lightweight kite for non-foiling
Replies: 30
Views: 698

Re: Importance of a lightweight kite for non-foiling

Hypothetically: If you take a kite, say the switch element 12m, and magically remove some weight without changing any other part of its design... it will drift better, relaunch easier, turn faster, fly in less wind, be more stable, and generally feel more lively and responsive. Often this is achieve...
by Greenturtle
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Turbine 19m
Replies: 17
Views: 1015

Re: Turbine 19m

It tested a Turbine some years ago and I had to rank it one of the worst big LEI kites I've used. It was slow, it had bad upwind performance (I couldn't follow my friends) bar pressure was quite high and also feeling of the kite was heavy (not pulling forward but to downwind). It relaunched well th...

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