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by leeuwen
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Starting to Kiteloop - advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 1000

Re: Starting to Kiteloop - advice?

Don't pull a loop when you are flying downwind and always choose a controlled crash on your bum instead of forcing a landing when you are not sure. The loop will finish very fast if you have line tension from a good takeoff. what about heliloops? is that something you can pull when going fast downw...
by leeuwen
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Starting to Kiteloop - advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 1000

Re: Starting to Kiteloop - advice?

I would personally try with larger kites on lower wind days. You will pick up less speed which makes it easier to control. After my initial downloops on low wind days I started looping a backroll and looping out of a dark slide on low wind days (12m and 17m) If you mess up the crashes are not as har...
by leeuwen
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kevin Langeree leaving Naish...
Replies: 308
Views: 28491

Re: Kevin Langeree leaving Naish...

Harlem ?? Small and relatively new Dutch brand; https://harlemkitesurfing.com Never that Kevin will Kite for it tho... Exactly, not a chance! 95% he will have is own brand, he has the bandwidth to pull something like that off! If he can compete with it already at KOTA he will have a "flying" start ...
by leeuwen
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Duotone Jaime sizing for a 72kg rider
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: Duotone Jaime sizing for a 72kg rider

For freestyle you can probably get away with a largish board since you don't need to max out power like with big air (you can even consider going larger then 136).
Great thing with a larger board is you can go with a kite with less power and therefor crashes will be less painful.
by leeuwen
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo
Replies: 475
Views: 50438

Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

Meanwhile they all took the risk on the Wing.... they are apparently not very smart i guess. I think of the wing the risk is probably relatively low. Sure you needed to have the idea and make a prototype but materials are known, design easy compared to a kite and production is probably very similar...
by leeuwen
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How much do top riders make?
Replies: 71
Views: 3776

Re: How much do top riders make?

Drones? No way that is going to have any kind of mass market product available anytime soon. There are still lots of problems, just to name a few: 1) First you need someone else to steer it or some way to steer it yourself. If you think AI will magically make it work independently you are kidding yo...
by leeuwen
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Practise landing loops
Replies: 13
Views: 705

Re: Practise landing loops

Doing lots of them currently but not a master yet so take with a grain of salt. In my experience when jumping riding to the left and pulling the back hand for the loop: I will rotate my full body to the right during the loop. My board will point pretty much straight downwind by the time I will land ...
by leeuwen
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kevin Langeree leaving Naish...
Replies: 308
Views: 28491

Re: Kevin Langeree leaving Naish... with Poll

Yeah, if (like me) you are keen on big and hooked in. I mostly look at king of the air and considder one of those kites. Why not? It takes 99% of the anxiety out of the purchase, I know the kite is waaaay better than I am so there's always potential for me to get better. I understand that people do...
by leeuwen
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kevin Langeree leaving Naish...
Replies: 308
Views: 28491

Re: Kevin Langeree leaving Naish... with Poll

This is the time for him to think about the future and he knows he can't stay at the top forever. The income is also not high enough to live off for the rest of your life so investing in a proper company closer to home is highly likely. Totally agree. If I was him I would look at / jump at opportun...
by leeuwen
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fastest 12m wave kite?
Replies: 26
Views: 1898

Re: Fastest 12m kite?

What is your definition of fast? Fast in a straight line? The highest aspect kite you can find. Probably a race kite. Fast turning: lowest aspect kite you can find, probably some c kite. There are a few other general performance things as well: thicker bladder creates more drag and weight will make ...

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