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by Pietro_2003
Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Why are pump bases flat?
Replies: 65
Views: 11837

Re: Why are pump bases flat?

KiteboardingTampaBay wrote:His only pumps on the downstroke and he says he loves it.
Good point. My back doesn't like the compressions of the upstroke.

Has anyone pulled apart a cheapo standard pump and seen if it is easy to disable the upstroke pump action?
by Pietro_2003
Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:38 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Why no stopper nozzle on my new Naish!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1744

Re: Why no stopper nozzle on my new Naish!!

Seeming this question of stopper valve has come up I thought I jump in about the Cabrihna Switchblade valve of 2008. This is relevant to me as I just bought an 8m second hand. What was the thinking there? This is where there is an extra attachment that is screwed onto the air valve with a bayonet fi...
by Pietro_2003
Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Why no stopper nozzle on my new Naish!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1744

Re: Why no stopper nozzle on my new Naish!!

jedi1 wrote:You just don't need this stopper ball. Just stick the pump out, put your finger on the valve and close it fast. Nothing to worry about, really.

As for the price, seems a good deal, enjoy your new kite :thumb:
Ditto.
by Pietro_2003
Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:11 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 8m Switchblade3 as second kite under Takoon Nova2 12m?
Replies: 1
Views: 228

8m Switchblade3 as second kite under Takoon Nova2 12m?

I have a Takoon Nova2 12m which I'll be hanging onto for a bit longer and am looking for a smaller kite to complement it. I have found a SB3 8m and wonder if it would fit okay under my Nova2 12m? After reading about the SB3 having a good deal of bottom end I wonder if it is the appropriate kite for ...
by Pietro_2003
Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:58 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Differnce between waist and seat harness?
Replies: 30
Views: 2518

Re: Differnce between waist and seat harness?

Thanks Peter, you've touched on a couple of points I hadn't considered. I'm still green and not even jumping yet. But what got me thinking was that with my transitions when I send the kite to the other side I feel, as you say, squeezed by the harness riding up. Then I started thinking about what it'...
by Pietro_2003
Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Differnce between waist and seat harness?
Replies: 30
Views: 2518

Differnce between waist and seat harness?

After a quick search and a read of the recent post about waist harness with back problem I got wondering about what the differences in ride and/or feel are with either type of harness. I have windsurfed for years and much prefer a waist, but have recently started kiting again and am curious if a sea...
by Pietro_2003
Mon May 07, 2007 12:26 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Advice on 4/5 line bar mods please
Replies: 1
Views: 303

Advice on 4/5 line bar mods please

Hi, I am doing a revamp on my 4line bar. I am getting back into kiting and thought I'd use my old C kites a bit more. I am using an older releasable Naish chicken loop, and am installing a 5th line which I will attach a leash to and use as the safety. Q1: Is it okay to have a non-Wichard quick relea...
by Pietro_2003
Sun Feb 01, 2004 10:26 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Inflating small kites
Replies: 8
Views: 676

Yep, I always use the second method Peter mentioned, except that I use my index finger (that's what kiteboarding is all about right, technique!). I never had the pinch power to shut those babies like others did. When I take out the nozzle I quickly slide my finger over the valve, in one quick moveme...
by Pietro_2003
Thu Jan 15, 2004 3:21 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: ar5-arx-aero
Replies: 15
Views: 1288

Great, Does what you have done with your 15.5 look like the sketch in the link below? (couldn't work out how to post a pic in this message) http://gallery.kiteforum.com/albums/albuo51/Wing_tip.jpg So, you are sure 20cm is the magic number? Just want to be sure before I do any cutting. And this reall...
by Pietro_2003
Sun Jan 11, 2004 1:02 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: ar5-arx-aero
Replies: 15
Views: 1288

Ray,

How was it modified for faster turning?

I too have an old 15.5 AR5 which i use from time to time. I'd like to adjust mine if it's not too much of a hassle. Thanks for any info.

Petter.

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