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by Saami
Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:07 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Getting worked in big surf.....
Replies: 24
Views: 5002

Re: Getting worked in big surf.....

I think I should add that if the waves get big enough, you may want to consider skipping your leash altogether - especially if there is any kind of onshore component to the wind. In those cases the risks of a leash may outweigh the possible benefits. I've started to unclip my leash before trying to ...
by Saami
Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Getting worked in big surf.....
Replies: 24
Views: 5002

Re: Getting worked in big surf.....

i'm about to tie some kiteline to my spreader bar for a leash point on the front, cos my kite tried to drown me one time and i could not get to release with it pulling me backwards anyone got anything i should know/look out for with this? I am not sure that that is a good idea. In normal conditions...
by Saami
Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Lunacy replacement?
Replies: 5
Views: 1832

Re: Lunacy replacement?

Another board in this category (stiff & flat, for great pop and upwind ability) is the Skywalker X / Skywalker Yo board. The company changed management and they are not selling new boards at the moment, but used ones can be found on the second hand market.
by Saami
Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: kite surfing under 40+ knot wind is exciting
Replies: 11
Views: 3128

Re: kite surfing under 40+ knot wind is exciting

For those of us who do love strong wind, Penghu is indeed a great place. I have been there and I can attest to that it's freakishly windy. It's one of the few places where you could go for a one-week vacation, at any random time during the year, and be more or less guaranteed to get to ride your sma...
by Saami
Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:48 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite looping?
Replies: 10
Views: 2900

Re: Kite looping?

To learn to kiteloop start without jumping. Ride along, come off your edge heading downwind and loop kite. All that will happen is you get pulled downwind, no problemo, get used to doing these then start edging a bit more and then small jumps. Exactly, this is good advise. Kiteloops on the water is...
by Saami
Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Air China - urgent help needed please!
Replies: 3
Views: 1276

Re: Air China - urgent help needed please!

You are talking about a twintip board, right? Not a directional? I flew with kitegear on Air China about half a year ago. I brought a twintip in a boardbag; a bag with one kite / wetsuit / bar / harness / et cetera); and a separate bag with clothes and other things. In other words, three bags, and a...
by Saami
Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Heinekens
Replies: 10
Views: 2816

Re: Heinekens

Unlike the beer, this one was great:
by Saami
Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Riding in offshore winds
Replies: 18
Views: 6194

Re: Riding in offshore winds

FYI I always go out with the assumption that I will with a high probability remain connected to my kite!! I agree - of course you can reasonably assume that you will in 99%+ of your sessions remain attached to a functioning kite until you return to shore. I was merely saying that that can't be the ...
by Saami
Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Riding in offshore winds
Replies: 18
Views: 6194

Re: Riding in offshore winds

In a sense, it is no different from kiting in on-shore winds Erm am I missing something?? Off shore winds will blow you our to sea, onshore winds will blow you back to shore, how is that the same thing??? Correct, off-shore winds pushes you out to sea and onshore winds pushes you towards the shore ...
by Saami
Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Riding in offshore winds
Replies: 18
Views: 6194

Re: Riding in offshore winds

Oh, and one more thing: Be mentally prepared to ditch your gear if you have to. Kitegear can be replaced.

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