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by NYKiter
Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Slingshot valves breaking itself
Replies: 7
Views: 1552

Re: Slingshot valves breaking itself

Just finished gluing 3 additional strut valves on an 09 Havoc after one let go.
Seems like the 4 year mark is when they start to give.
Thanks for posting, will keep an eye on my REV valves. :wall1:
by NYKiter
Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Are wind range graphs misleading?whats your opinion?
Replies: 9
Views: 995

Re: Are wind range graphs misleading?whats your opinion?

Some kite websites actually post dud wind forcasts 'as in 15+ knots' at the end of their 7 day graphs - just to get more hits for their sponsors and keep you checking... I always take a large medium and small kite wherever so unless it goes to glass, i got it covered.. Hit the nail on the head.... ...
by NYKiter
Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 940

Re: Kite Questions

2.5 hrs away....consider yourself lucky....very lucky... relying on folks at your local launch for lessons opens them up to potential lawsuits (from your family if you die, or bystanders you may happen to decapitate) and places the entire site at risk for a ban...now allow me to jump out of this thr...
by NYKiter
Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:50 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 940

Re: Kite Questions

Travel for lessons before you get killed.
by NYKiter
Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:34 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Gasstra Jekyll 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 817

Re: GAASTRA JEKYLL 2013

looking at pics on the web they dont seem to put them on the kite...
how weird is that...

at least their not lying like most of them do....
by NYKiter
Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:18 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Why do other brands then slingshot still use inferior lines?
Replies: 22
Views: 3436

Re: Why do other brands then slingshot still use inferior li

Excellent post.
Noticed cabs don't either...all that fancy engineering in the bar and stretchy lines...
by NYKiter
Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: kiteboard death spiral, agh
Replies: 18
Views: 3968

Re: kiteboard death spiral, agh

Nice work. Kite equipment is never worth an injury.
Consider a North or Slingshot bar with metal parts.
:bye:
by NYKiter
Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Board recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 1870

Re: Board recommendations

Mako King
We call it the 'cheater board' around here..
by NYKiter
Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: But exactly where do lines stretch?
Replies: 16
Views: 2259

Re: But exactly where do lines stretch?

Thanks edt. Can you show any pics of your splices?
by NYKiter
Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: But exactly where do lines stretch?
Replies: 16
Views: 2259

But exactly where do lines stretch?

Now that I have purchased several new line sets I am seeing that the centers stretch ~1 inch every 10 sessions. I am also noticing micro fraying at each end before the sleeves. I'm guessing they only stretch at the points where they attach...anyone confirm this? And how much stretching is ok? Is 5 i...

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