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by edt
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Speed of kitesurfing vs. windsurfing
Replies: 60
Views: 2275

Re: Speed of kitesurfing vs. windsurfing

kiting is a lot more fun than windsurfing so of course less people concentrate on only going fast with a kite. You can do it tho if you want. A much more simple way to say it than I ever could! But still, for the ultimate physical and mental challenge, windsurfing beats kitesurfing by a mile. yeah ...
by edt
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Speed of kitesurfing vs. windsurfing
Replies: 60
Views: 2275

Re: Speed of kitesurfing vs. windsurfing

kiting is a lot more fun than windsurfing so of course less people concentrate on only going fast with a kite. You can do it tho if you want.
by edt
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Old/Ancient gear - what is it good for?
Replies: 17
Views: 882

Re: Old/Ancient gear - what is it good for?

I ride old kites too. Let him do it, he probably likes swimming lol. Love new kites btw.
by edt
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Speed of kitesurfing vs. windsurfing
Replies: 60
Views: 2275

Re: Speed of kitesurfing vs. windsurfing

kites are faster. We have better wind because our sails/wings are higher up, we are more efficient because we aren't carrying around a bunch of dead weight, and have more efficient wings because we aren't as limited by geometry.. The only way for a windsurfer to win is if the kiter voluntarily cripp...
by edt
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Riding without a (proper) Quick Release
Replies: 50
Views: 2173

Re: Riding without a (proper) Quick Release

If you are gliding down a mountain in utah I agree you don't want a quick release going off accidentally can kill you. Also if megalooping might not want a quick release, accidental release seriously injured ruben a few months ago. So there are definitely situations where you might not want a quick ...
by edt
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Surviving a death loop
Replies: 25
Views: 1790

Re: Surviving a death loop

I do not like the concept of the bottom hand on the QR at launch. If the kite flys up faster than expected you will probably take your bottom hand off the QR to pull on the bar in an attempt to control the kite. Agree. If you want to get better at using the QR just practice doing it. I know it seem...
by edt
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Best ultra-lightwind hydrofoil
Replies: 19
Views: 1207

Re: Best ultra-lightwind hydrofoil

If the kite can fly you will be able to foil. That's my feeling. There are a lot factors but here are three of them: 1) line length. Whenever you turn a kite the harder you turn it, the more power loss you get. When you have longer lines you can loop your foil kite in a longer arc so it loses less p...
by edt
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Surviving a death loop
Replies: 25
Views: 1790

Re: Surviving a death loop

3) grab your harness release and undo the harness it seems unlikely to execute that if you are being dragged by uncontrolled kiteloops Yeah I know it's rough when the lines wrap around your spreader. I always figured wriggling out of your harness is easier than using the knife. I'v been in a bunch ...
by edt
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Surviving a death loop
Replies: 25
Views: 1790

Re: Surviving a death loop

Anyway - what is best tactics for this particular kind of death loop in your experience? Knife? 1) immediately use the QR before it has a chance to tangle on your spreader 2) full release 3) grab your harness release and undo the harness, 4) if nothing else works knife. Don't pull lines once it get...
by edt
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Changing Mixer Line Length
Replies: 14
Views: 770

Re: Changing Mixer Line Length

Higher camber will turn faster. If you really want the kite to fly faster through the turn you should alter the tip to be higher camber. You will degrade the overall performance of a kite doing either though. there are many other ways to make a kite turn faster, like longer bar, pulley bar, maybe d...

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