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by cglazier
Sun Jul 28, 2002 8:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: X2 Quick release opens involuntarily
Replies: 6
Views: 1178

I just managed to untie mine. It took me 20 minutes. I find that even just water on the line helps. Thanks for the postings on this topic everyone.
by cglazier
Fri Jul 19, 2002 4:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Poor Wipika Quality
Replies: 2
Views: 710

Wipika had a delamination problem with their 2001 kites. I believe that they replaced each problem kite. Talk to your Wipika dealer if you bought one of these.

I understand that the 2002 Wipikas do not have this problem.

Chris G
by cglazier
Thu Jul 18, 2002 4:48 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: kitebars should float
Replies: 6
Views: 686

Anyone with a sinking kitebar should add floatation. My friend was pulled under water last week when his kitebar (Cabinha 2001 model) snagged on the bottom in strong current while he was snagged in the lines. Luckily he was able to free himself. I note that Cabrinha and most other brands have floata...
by cglazier
Tue Jul 16, 2002 3:36 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: wet kite keeping
Replies: 9
Views: 1510

Sun and sand are your kites main enemies.

Dry your kite if you can to prevent mildew which is mainly a problem when you have been in fresh water. Never rinse your kite unless it is to get sand off. Even then, dry dand usually shakes off just fine. Salt water does NOT hurt kites.

Chris Glazier
by cglazier
Thu Jun 27, 2002 4:51 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The Reel leash that lost my board today.
Replies: 15
Views: 2136

The clip that comes with the surf nut is in the main photo and it failed. The clip in the inset photo is a sold marine fitting that should not fail.

I personally stopped using my surf nut because of problems with sand jamming it often. I have gone back to the Reel Leash product.

Chris G
by cglazier
Sun Jun 16, 2002 5:00 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The best harness ???
Replies: 9
Views: 2086

I am happy with my Cabrinha waist harness but there are other good ones. Here is what you do NOT want -lots of buckles and thing to snag lines on -a bar that falls off when one side is loosened -a back without a grab handle for rescues -a spreader bar that is not stainless steel Chris G <font size=-...
by cglazier
Sun Jun 16, 2002 1:20 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: x2 sizes, be carefull !!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1785

I just received my 12m X2 today. I laid it on my ARX 11.5 and found that the sizes are almost identical ...maybe the X2 is slightly larger. The X2 shape has more area at the tips.

Chris G
by cglazier
Sat Jun 08, 2002 5:10 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: your experience using a naish ar5 15.5 (2000)
Replies: 2
Views: 949

I had one and it is a good kite overall. Of course most of the 2002 kites are improved, but there are a lot of AR5's in the air still.

The only real problem with these older Naish kites is that the chicken loop line wears out periodically.

Chris G
by cglazier
Fri Jun 07, 2002 4:54 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How much pressure?
Replies: 6
Views: 1467

Most beginners underinflate their kites. An underinflated kite is very difficult to relaunch. When you tap on the leading edge of an inflated kite with your fingernail, it should make a drum noise like twang. Another way to tell is rest the kite on one tip with the other tip in the air so that the k...
by cglazier
Fri Jun 07, 2002 4:47 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How to fix the Naish Bar?
Replies: 7
Views: 1304

Your Naish dealer should be able to get you a new ones. In the mean time, try common PVC electrical tape. I use it for some repairs and it has excellent resistance to salt water. Wrap it several layers thick.

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