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by OzBungy
Sun Nov 13, 2005 5:21 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: GKSonic vs. Rapture2
Replies: 46
Views: 17270

I rode the Crossbow 12 on one day, then the Rapture II 12m and the Sonic 11m back to bak the next day. I did not like the Rapture II. I think the guy had the Rapture set up badly and it had very high bar pressure and needed lots of bar travel. This forced me to ride in an extreme poo-man stance to t...
by OzBungy
Tue Nov 08, 2005 6:49 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is the Number of Accidents Increasing???
Replies: 17
Views: 1969

It seems to be way safer than 3 years ago. In those days kites would frequently hindenberg then repower up and slingshot guys across roads and through powerlines and stuff. I haven't seen anything like that for at least a couple of years. Of course, you still see boofhead beginners trying to launch ...
by OzBungy
Tue Nov 08, 2005 3:38 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Transponder for finding lost board?
Replies: 15
Views: 1402

Brightly colored fins and foot straps would go a long way to avoiding lost boards. Brightly colored boards, particularly on the bottom, would also be a big help. Most of the colors and designs put out by board makers are just so unbelievably dumb. Black. Dark green. Camo. Do these guys think? The ba...
by OzBungy
Mon Nov 07, 2005 7:39 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: recent fatality - would a bow kite help to survive?
Replies: 32
Views: 2803

For me, the question boils down to this: In an emergency, how is a bow kite noticably better than a functional quick-release? And I haven't seen anything particular about the design that makes it a huge leap forward in that area. Gust handling, different story, but in an emergency I don't see any m...
by OzBungy
Mon Nov 07, 2005 6:50 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: flat kites -vs- C kites: what's best for beginners?
Replies: 10
Views: 1258

There are three really fundamental things that cause beginners a problem: 1. Getting dragged/lofted/lifted/killed by an out of control or overpowered kite. 2. Controlling the power. i.e Too little to get started. Too much once you get going. 3. Water relaunching. Bow kites have pretty much eliminate...
by OzBungy
Thu Nov 03, 2005 1:58 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 44.891knt 7m Speed!
Replies: 12
Views: 2336

4T wrote:....
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Everything old is new again. Guys are riding directionals again, fins are getting bigger and now the dreaded assymetric boards are starting to appear.
by OzBungy
Wed Nov 02, 2005 10:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foil flying- Finally a cure!
Replies: 27
Views: 2876

Buntt wrote:Brilliant!...nothing wrong with a bit of friendly banter...let's see what kind of rebuttal the foil boys can come up with...
I don't need a rebuttal. My butt is in perfect working order. I had it inspected the other night and everything that went in came right out again.
by OzBungy
Tue Nov 01, 2005 11:01 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: why switch to waist harness
Replies: 16
Views: 2078

I've got the Fusion and I use a relatively high hook position so you can do that with a seat harness if you want. The only technical reason I can think of to use a waist harness is that they can rotate a bit for toeside landings. Edging power comes from your legs and your brain. If you are really ma...
by OzBungy
Tue Nov 01, 2005 8:38 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Good Bye Bow.
Replies: 37
Views: 5935

Be careful about hyping the Vega before it arrives on the market. The Crossbow just arrived on the scene with no fanfare and all the noise came from those of us who got to ride them just reporting what we found. There couldn't be a better way to introduce a new kite because you find stuff out straig...

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