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by dice
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Apple Watch Apps compared for Freeriding
Replies: 21
Views: 772

Re: Apple Watch Apps compared for Freeriding

I tried the open water swim.
It tracks with the GPS nicely, but there is one very annoying part for me to it.
It keeps asking to stop or pause the activity, because I'm not actually swimming.
And it's funny how it seems to track the different swimming styles I'm doing, while not swimming :D
by dice
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Endless Pool Foil Ride?
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: Endless Pool Foil Ride?

No real life experience with foil yet. But if you have a handlebar attached to a rope to keep yourself in place or you are pumping to keep yourself in place, it should work in theory. But I wonder how fast the water has to go to counter the energy required to keep the foil in place. Is it possible t...
by dice
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Sailrocket 65 kts/ 75 mph!
Replies: 10
Views: 911

Re: Sailrocket 65 kts/ 75 mph!

Cavitation is a bad thing?
Myth busters tested that and they had less friction with cavitation.

Unless the use case is entirely different here, it was some case where they wanted to drop a bomb into the water at the highest possible speed I think.
by dice
Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Dice evolution vs rebel or eve
Replies: 27
Views: 1211

Re: Dice evolution vs rebel or eve

I have a 2018 and 2019 Dice. My friend 2015 and 2016 (or 2017 I'm not sure).
And we don't notice big differences. Not that we're as skilled as the reviewers on wetestkites etc.
So if the 2016 Dice is nothing for you, I don't think a 2021 version will be much better.
by dice
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Naish Monarch vs Shinn Bronq
Replies: 11
Views: 760

Re: Naish Monarch vs Shinn Bronq

You'll get used to the larger size.
I also recently replaced my 2005 128cm long board with a 136cm length now.
It was weird the first few times, but now I'm already used to it.
by dice
Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The fight against smelly gear
Replies: 36
Views: 1333

Re: The fight against smelly gear

Thanks about the explanation about salt. But about the abrasion I still believe salt can cause that. When I was younger I used to go body boarding. And in the ocean I needed to wear a t-shirt because the salt water would create micro cuts in my belly which hurt like hell. Never had that issue when b...
by dice
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The fight against smelly gear
Replies: 36
Views: 1333

Re: The fight against smelly gear

... Yes and no. Salty water is good and bad. - It does stop any form of life growing in your wetsuit, but won't help against pee stink, that's ammonia. - It does not cause fabric or foam aging or discoloration. - It does not cause abrasion unless the wetsuit is fully dry (and you get salt crystals)...
by dice
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The fight against smelly gear
Replies: 36
Views: 1333

Re: The fight against smelly gear

Another point about quick drying - a salty suit will never dry completely in a humid environment. The salt just absorbs water from the air. Need to rinse it with fresh water first. The reason I rinse my wetsuit with fresh water is because salt is not good for a wetsuit. It's abbrasive and stuff lik...
by dice
Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The fight against smelly gear
Replies: 36
Views: 1333

Re: The fight against smelly gear

I moved to the slide hanger to avoid hanging the wetsuit by the shoulders. A wet 5-6mm suit weighs about 10kg and that weight pulling on the shoulders does serious damage. I don't think that's an issue. I've been doing that for years and I notice no difference at the shoulders. The wetsuit is stron...
by dice
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Beware Real Watersports
Replies: 13
Views: 1184

Re: Beware Real Watersports

What are we talking about here, a few dollars. Is it really worth chirping at Real Watersports for this? Not a big fan of slagging a retailer on an international forum. So will you refund the topic starter his money then? If it's only a few dollars for you. I know this comment is ridiculous, but so...

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