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by ScottM
Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Single or multi inflation system? (Poll)
Replies: 28
Views: 2237

Re: Single or multi inflation system? (Poll)

Am I the only one that finds the language on this poll totally confusing? Wy didn't you just say one pump! Another common term for it is single point inflation, but you put single inflation system to mean non one pump, I think? And Multi inflation system would denote a one pump kite, but the common...
by ScottM
Mon Oct 12, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: A thread against single inflation "one pump" systems
Replies: 88
Views: 5521

Re: A thread against single inflation "one pump" systems

But as others have said, if you don't like a single pump kite, just buy one without. If you really, really like the particular kite and feel that strongly about it, make it known to the particular manufacturer that hey I really like kite xxxx but I have concerns about living with a one pumps system...
by ScottM
Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: A thread against single inflation "one pump" systems
Replies: 88
Views: 5521

Re: A thread against single inflation "one pump" systems

One pump for sure!! :thumb: Provided it's an external system and from a manufacturer with a proven track record! I've never had a problem with the system myself, despite having old kites having plenty of hard slams from screwed up tricks on a non 5th line setup! Before single pump I had issues with ...
by ScottM
Fri Sep 18, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The real old school!
Replies: 16
Views: 2135

Re: The real old school!

Funny the old days seemed more fun, maybe it was not knowing whether you'd be in one piece or a pile of string by the end of the day!! :o
by ScottM
Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Naish projected areas , I do not understand !
Replies: 20
Views: 1327

Re: Naish projected areas , I do not understand !

I'd not bother worrying as even normal kite sizing means nothing. It's the wind range charts that I'd go by, provided they're known to be accurate.
by ScottM
Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Be careful when launching! (Or an accident may happen)
Replies: 58
Views: 5104

Re: Be careful when launching! (Or an accident may happen)

nomorebikinis wrote:No one teaches in using the QR immediately. that's the whole point.
Yeah I agree, depower on bar first and then follow with release if required. Many of the accidents I've seen would have been avoided had the riders released the bar.



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by ScottM
Fri Sep 11, 2009 3:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Be careful when launching! (Or an accident may happen)
Replies: 58
Views: 5104

Re: Be careful when launching! (Or an accident may happen)

Here's a few other wind ranges to go by:


Slingshot Fuel
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Slingshot Rev
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by ScottM
Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Be careful when launching! (Or an accident may happen)
Replies: 58
Views: 5104

Re: Be careful when launching! (Or an accident may happen)

marcfrm wrote: But I am 95 kg and I start using my 9 at 20 knots (basically I start to think using my 9 when I see the sand staring the fly on the beach).
So as you wrote 35kn with a 9m kite..... :o
yeah I think we've pretty much hit the nail on this one! :roll:
by ScottM
Fri Sep 11, 2009 1:12 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Be careful when launching! (Or an accident may happen)
Replies: 58
Views: 5104

Re: Be careful when launching! (Or an accident may happen)

tungsten222 wrote:yeah, but 2-20kn is not 35kn with a 9m kite. Sure you can play if there's no wind to speak of.
35kn with a 9m kite..... :o
by ScottM
Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Dimitri leaving Eclipse Kites
Replies: 160
Views: 24327

Re: Dimitri leaving Eclipse Kites

Toby wrote: If things don't work out, and the responsible ones get convicted in court, than it is a fact, and no bashing.
If you're going court then you're losing anyway, cause it ain't cheap!! :(

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