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by geopeck
Sat May 13, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: High-Speed-Carving - looking for the perfect turn
Replies: 46
Views: 5584

Re: High-Speed-Carving - looking for the perfect turn

Yeah Tilmann, I like your program and I suspect you are a maniac in an OK way. Talk to us about toeside to heelside vs heelside to toeside. Does the toeside to heelside turn have potential to be as good as the heelside to toeside? What kind of difference do you get in the speed and what do you do bo...
by geopeck
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Music while kiting?
Replies: 11
Views: 2542

Re: Music while kiting?

Not for me. I've had too many experiences where windsurfers, PWCs, boats, and even a powered paraglider came up on me where I could not see them, but I heard them and could avoid them. In the case of the paraglider, I was starting to make my transition bringing the kite to 12, and I heard the light...
by geopeck
Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What's your dominant foot stance foiling ? Regular or Goofy foot, and How do you become proficient in both positions?
Replies: 18
Views: 2649

Re: What's your dominant foot stance foiling ? Regular or Goofy foot, and How do you become proficient in both positions

Just a little hijack in a parallel vein - did anyone else learn their weak stance faster? I am still a guy who pretty much only uses his switch side for upwinding when using TT or surfboard, still have huge preference for natural stance in all carving, tricks etc. But when learning to foil I could d...
by geopeck
Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Advice for gear for snowkiting
Replies: 9
Views: 3977

Re: Advice for gear for snowkiting

Bibs better than pants everytime. Some version of seat harness is better than a waist due to a waist sliding over the clothing layers. Balaclava/helmet pretty nice combo. Are you going to drive up a volcano?
by geopeck
Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Protecting your eyes - Glasses or Goggles?
Replies: 9
Views: 1209

Re: Protecting your eyes - Glasses or Goggles?

A bunch of guys up here started using their snow goggles for riding on the water last summer. If you are also using a helmet then they'll stay locked in place after a wipeout etc. I haven't tried it yet because my goggles were trashed at the end of snowboard season and I didn't want to buy new ones ...
by geopeck
Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What don't you like about foiling.
Replies: 86
Views: 9237

Re: What don't you like about foiling.

The learning curve! A lot more water time is required to start ('Start' definition: fly a tack as long as you want in flat water and jibe with the board touching the water) I actually kind of liked the learning, there was a nice sense of accomplishment and a chance to do something very different. I...
by geopeck
Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:24 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: my learning progession on a hydrofoil
Replies: 251
Views: 45190

Re: my learning progession on a hydrofoil

Hey Plummet there's lots of people out here who would be super stoked to be riding those conditions on their regular gear and you're having a hard time on your foil. I think I speak for many of us when I say stop grinning so damn loud.
by geopeck
Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:08 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How good were your lessons?
Replies: 26
Views: 3685

Re: How good were your lessons?

This could be a pretty good tool, thanks for putting it together. I could certainly see using it with students and think I'll bookmark it. I just kind of looked at it generally and quickly, not looking for what could be added on. But the bad/middle/good format will do well - nice for people to have ...
by geopeck
Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kite control and foiling
Replies: 15
Views: 1868

Re: Kite control and foiling

Ooh! Ooh! In before Peter Frank! He's still sleeping! I think I can tackle this one - I'm not an "expert" but I did pick it up more recently than the advanced foilers. :wink: Still fresh in my mind. If I have it right this was a pretty quick stage for me, but memorable because you had to work so har...
by geopeck
Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: How to be affective in Very deep powder.
Replies: 25
Views: 6396

Re: How to be affective in Very deep powder.

You bet, since it got the gears turning here's one more thing - just go straight to a beefy free heel ski. I can barely get down a hill on free heel skis - or more accurately I'm too scared to try. But with a kite you don't need that drop knee business, just activate the sidecut and you turn. You do...

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