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by alexglebov
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Self launching
Replies: 43
Views: 2862

Re: Self launching

When I self launch, I always unhook. I just hold the chicken loop in one hand, go upwind and rotate the kite using rear line with the second hand. When kite starts standing up on the wing tip, I make two steps downwind and let go the rear line. At this point the kite in on its tip and I am holding o...
by alexglebov
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: The Safety Topic: please post your experience and advice!
Replies: 340
Views: 137230

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

Herman, I am just presenting a method that I think is safer in most circumstances and explaining why I think it's better. Of course, it's not my intention to force anyone to do anything they don't want to. The main point is, if you are caught by surprise, just by letting the chicken loop go and you...
by alexglebov
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: kite loop radius for gybe to toe
Replies: 58
Views: 3366

Re: kite loop radius for gybe to toe

I am learning to gybe on foil and this thread has a lot of great info. If you look at Doutone frame photo, then you can see that kite is still points to the same direction up to frame #8, the kiter in frame #8 has finished the stance change and started carving in frame #8. Yes, the kite started the ...
by alexglebov
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Duotone trust bar 24m on a Gong strutless?
Replies: 7
Views: 508

Re: Duotone trust bar 24m on a Gong strutless?

I have a Gong strutless, 8m kite and I fly it on Slingshot bar which is a low V. I had to add about 4 inch pigtails to the center lines, so it flies properly. You probably have to play with pigtails too. Let me know what you end up with. Hi Alex, Thanks. How did you notice he was not flying well? a...
by alexglebov
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Down Loop practice
Replies: 14
Views: 1500

Re: Down Loop practice

Hi Preston, Make sure you pull the bar all the way in before you loop it, steer the kite very hard, the bar should be almost parallel with the lines, when kite finish the bottom part and starts climbing, then sheet out. I am doing kiteboarding, snowboarding and landboarding, so I often practice on l...
by alexglebov
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Duotone trust bar 24m on a Gong strutless?
Replies: 7
Views: 508

Re: Duotone trust bar 24m on a Gong strutless?

I have a Gong strutless, 8m kite and I fly it on Slingshot bar which is a low V. I had to add about 4 inch pigtails to the center lines, so it flies properly. You probably have to play with pigtails too. Let me know what you end up with.
by alexglebov
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Gong kites reviews and tests
Replies: 36
Views: 6956

Re: Gong kites reviews and tests

I have 8m Gong strutless V3 and 10m Unik. I use my Slingshot bar in both kites, but I had to add about 10cm extension to the center lines on both kites, otherwise they won't fly. I love my 8m that I use on foil. The Unik for some reason has the tendency to overfly the window and I have to intentiona...
by alexglebov
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: The Safety Topic: please post your experience and advice!
Replies: 340
Views: 137230

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

The QR works best with your kite still in the air, this way the bar will travel along the line after you release. With the kite in the water, the bar does not travel so nicely - I had this problem with my old North bar, so you would have to go along the safety line to your bar and push it father dow...
by alexglebov
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Strutless Gong Kite Reviews?
Replies: 47
Views: 8746

Re: Strutless Gong Kite Reviews?

I agree that strutless would be better for 10-13kts days, but I just want to try their one strut kite and compare it to strutless. Also, I would like to have some additional safety just in case that the bladder blows up, so I have at least some air in the strut.
by alexglebov
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Strutless Gong Kite Reviews?
Replies: 47
Views: 8746

Re: Strutless Gong Kite Reviews?

The price on their website includes VAT, but if you create your account with USA address, then you will see the price to be adjusted without VAT. For example V3 right now is 499 euros, adjusted for USA address is 415.83 euros, shipping is additional - around 50 euros and I did not pay import duty. I...

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