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by marlboroughman
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Question to kite experts: pimping old kites
Replies: 37
Views: 1563

Re: Question to kite experts: pimping old kites

edt wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:48 pm
Modern c kites like torch or Vegas have the 5th line tensioned
I've read about it but never understood it. I have to try one of these kites. Too me when the fifth is tensioned the kite is twitchy and too powerful. When the fifth is too loose the kite goes dead.
by marlboroughman
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?
Replies: 638
Views: 21654

Re: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?

Not saying it is a short read, but here is an informed, libertarian view and, in my opinion anyway, a decent summary to date of the covid "crisis": https://medium.com/six-four-six-nine/evidence-over-hysteria-covid-19-1b767def5894 Boris Johnson was thinking along these lines and buckled under pressu...
by marlboroughman
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Question to kite experts: pimping old kites
Replies: 37
Views: 1563

Re: Question to kite experts: pimping old kites

Don't take fifth line off. Make sure it is adjusted properly. Kite at 12 pull the bar all the way in. The fifth should have just a hair more slack than fronts, then it works like a bridle or even better than some early ones. By doing this you will get the most out of them and once that's perfect you...
by marlboroughman
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?
Replies: 638
Views: 21654

Re: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?

Maybe 8 million Chinese dumped their phones because they were afraid that the phone could monitor their body temperature. Next thing they know there is a crew outside welding their door shut, which actually happened.
by marlboroughman
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?
Replies: 638
Views: 21654

Re: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?

Maybe people didn't want to be tracked and found by the government.
by marlboroughman
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?
Replies: 638
Views: 21654

Re: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?

Nobody in their right mind believes what CCP is saying so people are digging for any data that can shed the light.
by marlboroughman
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?
Replies: 638
Views: 21654

Re: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?

Latest figures released by China Mobile show that they have lost 8.116 million users in Jan and Feb.
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by marlboroughman
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?
Replies: 638
Views: 21654

Re: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?

The daily infections spike looks bad for some countries. This is why New York is getting ready for the wave.
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by marlboroughman
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?
Replies: 638
Views: 21654

Re: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?

This is a real crisis for sure, but it looks more and more to me that it will be used for something else. For some time now, there was a chatter in financial circles about a need for a reset of the whole system. Basically getting ready to monetize sovereign debts and doing it without causing inflati...

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