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by Qiter
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: NKB/Duotone trust bar front line lengths
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: NKB/Duotone trust bar front line lengths

Good question! The distance that matters is obviously the one from the kite to the split. I have two Duotone/ North bars one from 2018 (22m) and one from 2019 (24m), and surprisingly, the distance FROM THE KITE TO THE SPLIT is not the same, its about 2m longer on the 24m line bar. (its approx. 13.5m...
by Qiter
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Slingshot UFO
Replies: 106
Views: 8855

Re: Slingshot UFO

9 knots on a 7m ? 6 knots on a 9 ? Cmon, foiling is ridiculous enough, no need to exaggerate. for anyone wanting to enjoy themselves a 7m grunty kite starts at about 12 knots for the average rider/wing. Could not agree more. Saw a UFO rider out the other day, foiling on 7m. Took my 7m out (one stru...
by Qiter
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: what are you workin on? kitefoil strapless freestyle progression
Replies: 24
Views: 1063

Re: what are you workin on? kitefoil strapless freestyle progression

@Qiter: he has a unique style. Have you seen some recent riding of him? keep it coming, nice to hear what you guys are workin on. Unfortunately not. Most of the footage is from before 2017 and he was lightyears ahead of everybody else in terms of freestyle skills. But since then, he has completely ...
by Qiter
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: what are you workin on? kitefoil strapless freestyle progression
Replies: 24
Views: 1063

Re: what are you workin on? kitefoil strapless freestyle progression

Often with my 360s I feel a bump from the foil when just getting around heading downwind again, almost like I brush against something underwater. My assumption is that this is the foil stalling out momentarily... Does this happen to anyone else? My 360s don't feel very circular at all (I lost my gp...
by Qiter
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: what are you workin on? kitefoil strapless freestyle progression
Replies: 24
Views: 1063

Re: what are you workin on? kitefoil strapless freestyle progression

Aerial jibe with footswitch. Have seen it first in Loic Brismontier videos. He does it with front straps, just as cool :-)
by Qiter
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Kauper-XT Pintxo bar review, What I love and hate
Replies: 9
Views: 575

Re: Kauper-XT Pintxo bar review, What I love and hate

My deal breaker is just how fragile that tubing is. Always have to be careful about not kinking it, it damages easily, and is a bitch to replace. I did finally get a solution through Kauper-XT. I ended up buying a new winchard and they threw in two replacement tubes for free. On top of price of the...
by Qiter
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Roll Tacks: Stuck at 25% Success - tips?
Replies: 16
Views: 1463

Re: Roll Tacks: Stuck at 25% Success - tips?

Yes very nice! And clearly foil kite technique, you can see the kite pulling her over, good timing! This is obviously a bit different with a LEI, where there is less pull and a much shorter "window" to make the switch. The smaller and faster the kite, the more difficult it gets. On a LEI, you need t...
by Qiter
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: new failure mode: micro leash got hooked on bar end
Replies: 13
Views: 745

Re: new failure mode: micro leash got hooked on bar end

Toby wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:01 pm
what would happen if you release the QR?

should be working fine, or?
Yes, in my set up no problem. Release would solve it if it gets permanently stuck.
But it came out by itself when I fell in... I obviously didn´t make the tack :-?
by Qiter
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: new failure mode: micro leash got hooked on bar end
Replies: 13
Views: 745

Re: new failure mode: micro leash got hooked on bar end

I had the same on one occasion, I ride a similar minimalistic bar for foiling. Also no real issue, I crashed and that was it. Similar situation, I was tacking on the foil and fully cranked the bar to bring the kite over and the bar hooked into the short leash. I believe its a freak event, not really...
by Qiter
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kite Line lengths?
Replies: 18
Views: 1044

Re: Kite Line lengths?

For inflatable kites: With short lines you sacrifice performance, mainly low end and upwind ability (wind window gets smaller). The upside is that the kite is more reactive, which is nice for certain tricks. So for cruising, long lines, for tricks, short lines. Some tricks, like the "around the worl...

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