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by leeuwen
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: No Strut vs 1 Strut
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: No Strut vs 1 Strut

How do you self land? I recently switched to using the lower line instead of trying to “flip” the kite into parked position. For me this is way more reliable with any kind of light kite in higher winds. Yesterday I used it in 20+ knots with my 5m one strut and worked perfectly with no stress. Should...
by leeuwen
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:25 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How much gear would you bring for 2 months
Replies: 13
Views: 580

Re: How much gear would you bring for 2 months

I would take whatever fits in your kitebag that’s stays within the extra luggage regulations. (On my flights that usually means max 20-Ish kilo’s). This also keeps things somewhat manageable because traveling with normal luggage and a kitebag is a pain indeed. Making the kitebag very big/heavy is ju...
by leeuwen
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: surprising development with booties, need windproof type
Replies: 12
Views: 789

Re: surprising development with booties, need windproof type

Have not tried it myself but you can have a look at rain shoe covers and put them over your booties.
Probably needs some model that you can secure properly so you don't lose them if you have a swim but I *guess* it will work.
by leeuwen
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Relaunch Trim
Replies: 7
Views: 465

Re: Relaunch Trim

I am doing the same thing, trim the kite to max for relaunch.
Also: with the click-bar its can be a little bit of a hassle because it won't trim if there is no tension on the back lines.
by leeuwen
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2021 LEI kites for airstyle
Replies: 18
Views: 1272

Re: 2021 LEI kites for airstyle

You don't specify weight or wind range but a with a bigger kite you don't always end up with higher jumps. You might want to wait a bit before spending $$$$ on the aluula flite. Keep in mind its more of a generic low wind kite and that they are not making dedicated race/boosting aluula kites YET. Th...
by leeuwen
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Best kite for hydrofoil?
Replies: 53
Views: 5452

Re: Best kite for hydrofoil?

Yes, my 10m roam also works ok on a twintip but not great for jumping.

Will be interested to see crossover/allround type kites with aluula and how they will stack up vs the roam on the foil.
Might be a near perfect kite for all riding styles.
Can’t wait to see more kite types with aluula.
by leeuwen
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Please help to open SA beaches for kitesurfers
Replies: 76
Views: 5491

Re: Please help to open SA beaches for kitesurfers

I think you have it wrong. The government doesn’t make the rules, WE the people make the rules. We don’t listen to the government, the governments need to listen to US. If the majority of the people want to open back up and move on, it’s the government’s “responsibility” to heed to their wishes. I ...
by leeuwen
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kit is becoming too expensive
Replies: 117
Views: 12375

Re: Kit is becoming too expensive

All the signs are that prices will increase substantially next year, The cost of shipping Containers to Europe is going through the roof right now. We may well look back and think how cheap the kit was in 2020 :lol: Shipping is still a very minor part simply because the amount of kites that will fi...
by leeuwen
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What are your (kiteboarding) goals for 2021?
Replies: 33
Views: 1875

Re: What are your (kiteboarding) goals for 2021?

I'm making strange progress, I learned some pretty nice tricks this year (backroll) kiteloops and onefooters but still no F**king frontroll.. Some things just do not compute in the brain and take way longer then they should to learn. e.g. darkslides on the goofy direction. I sorta can make them wor...
by leeuwen
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What are your (kiteboarding) goals for 2021?
Replies: 33
Views: 1875

Re: What are your (kiteboarding) goals for 2021?

Skill related: * get good enough at foiling that I can stay dry if I want to by learning foot switches and upwind tacks (hopefully just a couple of months) * switch from flat water to spots with waves on the foil after above Other goals: * Spend less than 2020 on gear :lol: Should not be hard though...

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