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by jeromeL
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Trick Progression List
Replies: 15
Views: 1946

Re: Trick Progression List

My progression was more or less like that: Jump, backroll transition, slow late backroll kiteloop. Then jump with transition with late downloop, or learn heliloop in general. grabs on jump One footer Powered kiteloop Frontroll transition Frontroll Backroll hand drag with slow late loops then darksli...
by jeromeL
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hatteras to get another new bridge ... this one sucks.
Replies: 165
Views: 18370

Re: Hatteras to get another new bridge ... this one sucks.

Does anyone know for certain that kiting will NOT be allowed inside the jug handle bridge? There appears to be a large area of water on the inside of the bridge, and I'm sure kayaks, SUPs, fishing skiffs, etc. will use that area. My guess is there isn't a kiting prohibition (yet). It's possible the...
by jeromeL
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 30.4m Jump on Woo? Now 30.7m!!
Replies: 103
Views: 9032

Re: 30.4m Jump on Woo?

Usually Woo registers waves as jumps of 1-1.5m. I believe so is here. But what is weird if you look jump timestamps of 20+ meter jumps you see wave jump at the same time. For example 30m jump there is 2s wave jump 2s before high jump. And this pattern is with all over 10m jump that very weird 'over...
by jeromeL
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Got lofted once
Replies: 28
Views: 2308

Re: Got lofted once

Reminds me of my first powered session on C kite lol. You didn't really experience lofting, more like being slingshot in the air. Diving a 2008 C kite through in upper 20 will result in some real human slingshot experience. Here is my first experience with it and that was after 2 years of kiting, wh...
by jeromeL
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Launching your kite in +25 knots fully depowered
Replies: 15
Views: 1663

Re: Launching your kite in +25 knots fully depowered

probably depends on kite but tends to agree, I never depower when i launch when it's really strong i will depower a few inch but not fully to clam cleat else i would probably rig smaller kite lol. it's way easier to control a kite that's fully powered than fully depowered. No problem keeping kite in...
by jeromeL
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Tried a backroll, broke some ribs!
Replies: 24
Views: 2293

Re: Tried a backroll, broke some ribs!

did that too :lol:
The one that was most painful wasn't a loop, it was just landing flat on rib when attempting backroll with a lot of speed, kite too low, didnt complete rotation, landed flat on rib with spreader bar punching me. It was also first day with impact vest.
by jeromeL
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Whose lost a kite at sea?
Replies: 9
Views: 1204

Re: Whose lost a kite at sea?

some friend of mine lost one on a crazy day.
big wave with sand bar 1 mile off, made crazy current, combined with sunset and cold water, rider had to eject to make it back to shore.
He was last rider to come back to shore so took us a while to get back out to help out.
by jeromeL
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Core and German engineering meme
Replies: 112
Views: 13662

Re: Core and German engineering meme

when i demoed core kite the other day, i noticed that tons of sand was stuck around the PU line. According to that French kitetool constructor the sand in US is very coarse compared to wherever he kites at in Europe. I did get a few of his tools and they pretty much do...
by jeromeL
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Don't buy a Core kite before you read this!
Replies: 282
Views: 24467

Re: Don't buy a Core kite before you read this!

about that dead horse... just noticed that my safety line does not look safe at all anymore. picture is totally out of focus, looks photoshop :lol: 8) Funny dude Jerome.. I broke the rear camera on my samsung phone.. so tried to take a picture in a selfie mode.. not trying to hide anything.. I can ...
by jeromeL
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Sending & lift
Replies: 11
Views: 1003

Re: Sending & lift

for short reply, a lot of pro and instructor like to say that jumping is like doing a reverse water start when diving kite. sending kite hard to 12 acutally generate tons of power from having that kite speed through the window... +1 Peter As Peter said, best jump are when at apex of jump you have ki...

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