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by Jantrit
Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:49 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cloud 17 Full Review vs. Speed 3 21meter
Replies: 71
Views: 8381

Re: Cloud 17 Full Review vs. Speed 3 21meter

First I love that any thread talking about clouds is almost guaranteed to get a bunch of folks worked up. That this kite can get so many folks animated, regardless of which side you are on, says something about the kite. I have a cloud 17 and a 9, 12, and 14 rebel of various years. This is my 3rd ye...
by Jantrit
Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:13 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: trimming cloud 17
Replies: 18
Views: 3989

Re: trimming cloud 17

Is there any chance of getting a picture of your modification?
by Jantrit
Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:54 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: kite-fix glue
Replies: 12
Views: 2345

Re: kite-fix glue

I tried kite-fix on a strut repair and it failed miserably. I ended up pulling the strut off the kite, un-stitching about 3/4 of the strut and then sewing around the the damaged section and the part of the cloth that had to be cut out because of the glue mess. The resulting fix has seemed to hold up...
by Jantrit
Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:17 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Stupid parents.
Replies: 48
Views: 5952

Re: Stupid parents.

Good job on remaining calm and you did the right thing. Moved to avoid them and informed the parent. Sadly, even after you moved and told the parent a second time, if one of them had been hurt by your gear, even if they themselves tensioned the lines and relaunched the kite, the likely resulting law...
by Jantrit
Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:11 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Strutless kite in development on Maui
Replies: 472
Views: 137370

Re: Strutless kite in development on Maui

I would prefer a kite that performs better in a smaller wind range to one that is mediocre in a large. That said if I could get down to a quiver of 1. Light wind 2. Let's play 3. Holy Cow! I just saw a house fly by! That would be pretty sweet. I don't know that I'd go much over 20m for size but that...
by Jantrit
Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:21 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Beginner launch
Replies: 19
Views: 1633

Re: Beginner launch

Self launch is not something to try on by yourself the first time. While I was learning I asked one of my local kite friends to walk me through a couple launches and landings. Something you can work on is putting the kite down in the shallows and then relaunching it. This keeps your kite in the wate...
by Jantrit
Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:06 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: check this out: a very cool new wind meter
Replies: 69
Views: 16021

Re: check this out: a very cool new wind meter

I'm happy to see both of these options coming to market. In the end people will either find use in them and buy or not. Both look like solid products that I wouldn't mind having in my kite bag.
by Jantrit
Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:20 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Strutless kite in development on Maui
Replies: 472
Views: 137370

Re: Strutless kite in development on Maui

I'm a newer kiter in my 3rd season. I bought a cloud a few months back as my light wind kite. I can echo a number of the other comments already made. The cloud for me is very predictable, quick turning, and generates great power in light wind. I've only had it fall out of the sky on me when I've bee...
by Jantrit
Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:08 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Trainer kite to teach daughter
Replies: 8
Views: 1136

Re: Trainer kite to teach daughter

The two/three line trainers are OK for teaching the basics of how to handle a kite but they don't depower so it doesn't completely translate. That said....I have the HQ 350 and its too much I think. Because it is all on all the time, if you take it out in good wind you get a lot of pull when you bri...
by Jantrit
Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:32 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Leash discussion
Replies: 47
Views: 2721

Re: Leash discussion

Get hit in the head by what? Shark? If you want to be safe, a full PFD would be the most useful. I never could figure out why someone would wear a helmet but no PFD. The main reason for a helmet is hitting if something goes wrong on land and you hit a hard object. When you look at the statistics of...

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