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by bigwave
Tue May 02, 2006 7:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fuseing a board leash????
Replies: 23
Views: 3093

When I used a reel leash,I would wear it on my left side.I would then put a zip tie around the left footstrap at the outside of your left foot.The reason for the zip tie,If you have a nasty get off then it would break instead of ripping your strap,fin screw,handle or what ever you attached the leash...
by bigwave
Tue May 02, 2006 1:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: CSI :Miami showed kiteboarding
Replies: 14
Views: 1205

Anyone from Miami know what spot or spots the footage was from? The picture looked great in HD!
by bigwave
Mon May 01, 2006 12:58 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Accident Likelyhood???
Replies: 8
Views: 848

Phillipp, Would age maybe fit into the mix some how? When I learned to kite in 2000 at age 40, many of my windsurf buddies though I was nuts.Back in the day with only a video to learn from ("how to Rip",I think..lol) it was a fairly painless experince, lots of swimming etc,blah blah...The guys who d...
by bigwave
Sat Apr 29, 2006 4:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: stance?
Replies: 14
Views: 1949

A good place to start is with a tape measure.Measure from the arch of your foot, to just below your knee cap. This will give you number which can be applied center to center with your straps. My experince with kiteboards and snowboards is that if it feel's "comfortable" it(your stance) usually is si...
by bigwave
Tue Apr 18, 2006 5:27 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Punch-Up Bar... No Good.
Replies: 11
Views: 1721

I rode a 16m One kite on Saturday.The bar worked very well I thought.The first couple rides I had trouble with the trim cleat.I could not get it to release.My mistake was trying to pull the rope up,back against the cleat.Once I started to pull the rope down, away from the cleat, I could set the rope...
by bigwave
Wed Jun 05, 2002 2:39 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: X2 12m vs new 2002 Cabrinha Black Tip 9.4m
Replies: 4
Views: 1453

Fred,I've had some really good days with the X2 last week.Let me say"WOW" what a kite!.The X2 rocks!.I've never used a kite with so much range.It has very good low end,not as much as the Cabrhina but suprising.The mid range and the high end is really good.The X2 really likes board speed.The kite fli...

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