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by leeuwen
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is this leaking or what's going on?
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: Is this leaking or what's going on?

I don't know the specific kite but it could it be a leaky valve or a valve maybe with some sand in it?
I had some kites with boston inflate valves and those had issues with sand getting under the rubber ring which could make it leak air.
by leeuwen
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Liquid force kiteboarding stops business
Replies: 37
Views: 3272

Re: Liquid force kiteboarding stops business

I guess Decathlon tried some years ago to go full mass market? I would love it if we saw someone moving in to make the sport more financially accessible.. Decathlon is current selling Kitesurf gear including kites in my country. E.g. 9m costs 750 and they have a very limited choice (Only size 12 9 ...
by leeuwen
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How to survive a 5th line wrap in the middle and death loop?
Replies: 11
Views: 592

Re: How to survive a 5th line wrap in the middle and death loop?

A few weeks ago I was on a Core kite with the High Y in the bar. I noticed that the flag out line was getting twisted and I had no way to untwist it. This was on the Sensor 2 bar don't know if they have fixed it. A overly twisted flag out line will not work as intended. Be mindful of that while rid...
by leeuwen
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: minimal feel reduction surfing shoes
Replies: 14
Views: 725

Re: minimal feel reduction surfing shoes

I have a pair of dynema socks from the barefoot company.
Note that for piercing objects it has limited protection since piercing objects can force themselves between the fibers.
by leeuwen
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hi all, what is the maximum windspeed to kite?
Replies: 21
Views: 1526

Re: Hi all, what is the maximum windspeed to kite?

I don´t think that the maximum wind speed ever been kited is relevant. For me personally, wind speed beyond 30 kts is more stress than fun. And the danger of hurting yourself badly grows with each knot, exponentially. I agree with the about 30 knots but mostly because 30 knots base wind often mean ...
by leeuwen
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Eleveight vs Naish Leading Edge pressure
Replies: 21
Views: 1311

Re: Eleveight vs Naish Leading Edge pressure

Dear community Eleveight and Naish 2020 kites seem to be using the same material from the same fabric for Leading edge construction, Dacron Technoforce XT for Eleveight and HT Plus for Naish, but those are marketing names only. How comes that it enable Naish to inflate with pressure up to 11psi, wh...
by leeuwen
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Should Toby start a crowdfunding to save KF?
Replies: 51
Views: 3239

Re: Should Toby start a crowdfunding to save KF?

Certainly would be up for some donations if that’s needed.
If there is a PayPal donate button somewhere on the site I would happily press it to keep this site going.

It’s nice to see that this is not part of some mega company like Facebook/Reddit that datamines the crap out of everything you do.
by leeuwen
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: core senor 2 power line lengths - 6+ inches difference
Replies: 13
Views: 445

Re: core senor 2 power line lengths - 6+ inches difference

Werito wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:07 pm
It can also be that your back lines has shorten... that’s what happened to my LF bars in past
Indeed, lines do not stretch, they shrink!
People might think the centre/power lines stretch but that’s not it. It is the shrinking of the steering lines that causes the difference.
by leeuwen
Sat May 23, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is kite boarding/ kitesurfing a boardsport or a kite sport?
Replies: 51
Views: 1436

Re: Is kite boarding/ kitesurfing a boardsport or a kite sport?

Leaving gear out of the picture I would say it is more of a board sport. I think board technique has way more skill required then the kite control that is involved. Eg a beginner can learn moving the kite around pretty quickly but getting on a board, going up wind etc requires way more time. Same fo...
by leeuwen
Tue May 05, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Dakine closes Hood river offices and lays off 39 people.
Replies: 11
Views: 1378

Re: Dakine closes Hood river offices and lays off 39 people.

Sad news but it is unavoidable that sales will drop for all kite gear. Not only is kitesurfing limited at many places around the world also people buying gear might be in a financial trouble themselves because they lost their job. I am tempted to buy some gear but I am afraid most beaches will be cl...

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