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by sflinux
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cutting down lines length for starters
Replies: 8
Views: 2860

Re: Cutting down lines length for starters

Short lines make sense to me for smaller kites, standard lines make sense to me for medium kites, and line extensions make sense to me for larger kites. The true test for me is how the kite loops. If it is too difficult to loop the kite (window is too tight), then the lines are too short. If the win...
by sflinux
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: 5m kite recommendation
Replies: 27
Views: 3653

Re: 5m kite recommendation

I just find small kites so fast I have to be concentrating on kite input too much. I only fly small kites infrequently, and am not used to them. The Mono 7 is actually the first 7m kite I like since my old Waroo 7 back in 2005-6. I sold it and then had a Switch Method 7 which was too aggressive. I'...
by sflinux
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: how do I pack down my foil kite for a long swim
Replies: 15
Views: 2276

Re: how do I pack down my foil kite for a long swim

When the winds are questionable and I venture far from shore, I like to carry a backpack. Inside I carry a couple dry sacks (with nozzle). I like to roll the foil up and place inside dry sack. If you can compress the foil, this minimizes water getting inside the foil, which will make it very heavy. ...
by sflinux
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Much difference between 10 and 12?
Replies: 15
Views: 5177

Re: Much difference between 10 and 12?

10M is too big for me, I prefer a 9 M. :D I don't care for 12Ms. If I want something bigger than a 9M, I go bigger for extra bottom end, ~ 15M, but then it is no longer about riding waves.
by sflinux
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hindenburg
Replies: 23
Views: 3416

Re: Hindenburg

Another thumbs up for the BRM Cloud, that kite auto corrects itself so that it sits at the edge of the window. For strutted kites, I've found that keeping the kite fully powered, helps keep the kite from doing a hindenburg. Many thanks to TopHat for exemplifying this style of riding :thumb:. If you ...
by sflinux
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Shoe goo on depower line to prevent wear?
Replies: 15
Views: 2467

Re: Shoe goo on depower line to prevent wear?

If you want to prevent wear on amsteel, best to use spliced line, as opposed to hollow. This minimizes excess loads to certain strands which can cause amsteel to fray. Using candle wax is an additional option too (but does not replace spliced line), depending on the hardware you are using as it can ...
by sflinux
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best hurricane ultra high wind 40 plus knot kite
Replies: 45
Views: 8139

Re: Best hurricane ultra high wind 40 plus knot kite

OR 5M Storm is recommended to 45 k. http://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2386498 Wainman Bunny is recommended to < 50 k. Once you get above 45 k, you should consider a kite smaller than 5M. For e.x. Epic Tutor 2.5, BRM 2.8, Ozone Uno, ... My rule of thumb is you don't feel comfortable looping th...
by sflinux
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Supplements/food to prevent knee/hip arthritis and keep joints lubricated?
Replies: 24
Views: 3577

Re: Supplements/food to prevent knee/hip arthritis and keep joints lubricated?

Try a Vegan diet. This minimizes the triggers for autoimmune diseases. You would be surprised at how much milk is in the average diet. Some documentaries on the topic: What the Health, Forks Over Knives, Plan Eat, etc. I used to have knee and hip pain, but now no more. I used to get tired after a se...
by sflinux
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: -ing gear for the lightest of the winds
Replies: 67
Views: 11080

Re: -ing gear for the lightest of the winds

I would guess that the Peak falls into the same category as Nasa Star3 (NPW). A NPW has good low end pull but if there is a lull in the wind, I would think that the session would be game over, and same goes for the Peak. A heavier relaunchable kite will survive a wind lull. For the lightest of winds...
by sflinux
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Influence of line attachment points on kite characteristics
Replies: 13
Views: 3043

Re: Influence of line attachment points on kite characteristics

Rear lines are a preference setting. More forward gives more bar pressure so more feedback to rider. Think of wake style and unhooked, or beginner. The most rear for rtear line is ideal for free riding, big air, waves, etc. Front lines equate to the tow point. Ideally the manufacurer would have alre...

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