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by RalfsB
Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Any kites that don't use one-pump?
Replies: 50
Views: 5290

Re: Any kites that don't use one-pump?

There are several other North models that do not have one-pump, besides Dyno.
by RalfsB
Tue May 15, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: At what Latitude do you live and kite?
Replies: 32
Views: 4670

Re: At what Latitude do you live and kite?

57'N
by RalfsB
Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: thoughts on the Flysurfer FlyRace board?
Replies: 37
Views: 20908

Re: thoughts on the Flysurfer FlyRace board?

Rattlehead wrote:Hope I havn't blabbed on too much

Jay
Actually this was a fantastic review. You gave answers to all questions I had in mind and even some more! Thanks a lot!
by RalfsB
Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: thoughts on the Flysurfer FlyRace board?
Replies: 37
Views: 20908

Re: thoughts on the Flysurfer FlyRace board?

How does the low end of Flyrace compares to the current 70cm wide raceboards? I have read about "going full speed on Flyrace in 8 knots" and "going on a directional raceboard in 6 knots/ or as long as the kite can stay in the air". Can anybody tell if the actual difference is large or just marginal?...
by RalfsB
Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Advice for a really good 14m kite
Replies: 20
Views: 3537

Re: Advice for a really good 14m kite

>big kite for the very light wind 14m hardly falls under that definition, a better bet would be 16-18m or even bigger sizes. Here is my experience with some kites that I own and have used in very light winds: North Evo 14m is good but not easy to relaunch in light winds; it stays grounded when I kno...
by RalfsB
Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What are the best sized kiteboard fins for staying upwind?
Replies: 16
Views: 9252

Re: What are the best sized kiteboard fins for staying upwin

wide, flat board with a fairly straight heel side edge. Yes, I would say that's the definition of an easy upwind twintip board. Wide, straight outline, slightly rounded corners. Fins are usually about 5cm (2in) but a bit smaller or larger does not matter. Some manufacturers add a larger middle fin ...
by RalfsB
Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New RRD Race board for 2012
Replies: 29
Views: 7816

Re: New RRD Race board for 2012

james wrote:need to use a bigger rear fin and get used to riding a board with50 liters more volume
What fins did you use? I understand the board is sold without any fins.
by RalfsB
Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I'm a girl in desperate need of advice on my first KS gear
Replies: 27
Views: 2207

Re: I'm a girl in desperate need of advice on my first KS ge

My daughter is about that weight and she was learning on my big square North Phantom board, 140x44cm size. That size and shape makes learning and upwind very easy and later can be used for light winds.
by RalfsB
Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 5th line on a light-wind kite in marginal conditions?
Replies: 23
Views: 2637

Re: 5th line on a light-wind kite in marginal conditions?

What was mentioned on the first page was using the 5th to balance the kite to sit in the optimal position before yanking the front lines. If the kite falls backwards, you're screwed. Have you been out in situations with not enough wind to launch an LEI for at least 5 minutes? Do you ever see other ...
by RalfsB
Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 5th line on a light-wind kite in marginal conditions?
Replies: 23
Views: 2637

Re: 5th line on a light-wind kite in marginal conditions?

Ok, I am still not convinced. Suppose wind is very light and the kite is downwind of me, leading edge down (and it is 4 line kite). I can't speak about all makes and models, but for Ozone Zephyr and Catalyst pulling one of the back lines works very well - kite easily turns its leading edge to the si...

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