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by Saami
Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What are the best kite lines around?
Replies: 26
Views: 6882

Re: What are the best kite lines around?

So where can I actually order a spool with say 500 meters of these lines?
by Saami
Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: nearly got caught up in lines...
Replies: 16
Views: 2114

Re: nearly got caught up in lines...

Instead of releasing tension on all lines except for one, you can also flag out the kite by pulling in only one line until it is the only line with tension. This method is good to remember when your spreader bar hook gets wrapped with lines and you can't throw the quick release or your leg gets wra...
by Saami
Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: nearly got caught up in lines...
Replies: 16
Views: 2114

Re: nearly got caught up in lines...

whilst bobing alongside the kite (the calm before the storm) would you : 1. have pulled the safety? 2. pull safety and release kite completely? 3. swim towards the kite, hoping to reach it before it re-launches and then self rescue? 4. swim directly away from the kite (and lines)? 5. other ? 5. oth...
by Saami
Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: trouble contacting Skywalker kiteboards
Replies: 12
Views: 4945

Re: trouble contacting Skywalker kiteboards

davesails7 wrote:I thought Skywalker was part of Eclipse or somehow affiliated with them. I know Eclipse is out of business now, so I'm guessing Skywalker is out too?
No, they are not part of Eclipse.

I bought a board from them in December. They were very responsive then, answering my e-mails right away.
by Saami
Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: out for 3 weeks :(
Replies: 30
Views: 5319

Re: out for 3 weeks :(

from experience, does applying white vinegar immediately to sea urchins in your feet etc. really get it out or dissolve it ? Yes, but you have to be a bit patient, it's not a one-minute cure. Sea urchin spines are almost completely made from calcium. Just like vinegar will dissolve calcium buildup ...
by Saami
Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:30 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hindenburg.....What to do?
Replies: 17
Views: 2291

Re: Hindenburg.....What to do?

Krazedkiter wrote:And Saami, I have seen that video before. Im going to refrain from commenting on that launch method because Im frankly at a loss for words.
:cool2: :thumb:
by Saami
Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:26 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: American Kitesurfer dies in Phuket (Fri)
Replies: 11
Views: 3677

Re: American Kitesurfer dies in Phuket (Fri)

Swimming: Swimming seems very dangerous in the low season when it is windy. Again NaiYang looks safest. Do not ignore red flags. Most beaches have no life guards. Seen reports about elite sportsmen almost drowning . I don't think it makes sense to consider swimming separately from kiting, and decid...
by Saami
Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hindenburg.....What to do?
Replies: 17
Views: 2291

Re: Hindenburg.....What to do?

Yep, pulling on the front lines could also result in the following (2nd part of the video): :cool2: http://www.vimeo.com/24652705 I'm with edt and plummet on this one: * If you're on the beach, run upwind to tension the lines * If you're in the water and the wind is strong, throw the safey * If you'...
by Saami
Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Revolutionary backpack mount for Gopro
Replies: 11
Views: 1862

Re: Revolutionary backpack mount for Gopro

Q - imagine if you got the gopro tangled in the lines A - This is possible if you position the camera in front of you. But if it is behind you or even on the sides chances for that are very slim. During our testing we crashed many times to the water and there was no issue with that. But I cannot sa...
by Saami
Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Brain cells impaired during kite launches and riding
Replies: 49
Views: 4035

Re: Brain cells impaired during kite launches and riding

truth be told one need not be impaired to put one's self in peril with a Kite: It's the nature of the beast to lure the enthusiast to greater challenges, and yeah,that's just how it is. Hear, hear. The sad thing, of course, is that we are not unaware of this. On every occasion that I have been in t...

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