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by xoen
Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Looking for kite recommendation that fit my style (mixed, but mostly oldschool)
Replies: 11
Views: 2198

Re: Looking for kite recommendation that fit my style (mixed, but mostly oldschool)

60%- TT Hooked tricks. Needs 5 strut high aspect sle. 20%- Strapless Freestyle mid aspect 3 strut sle, hydrid C 5% - Wave low aspect 3 strut 5%-Unhooked 5 strut mid aspect C or hydrid C 10%- Foiling mid to low aspect 3 strut or less struts. So 5 strut high aspect kites boost well, glide well, go up...
by xoen
Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Looking for kite recommendation that fit my style (mixed, but mostly oldschool)
Replies: 11
Views: 2198

Looking for kite recommendation that fit my style (mixed, but mostly oldschool)

Hello guys, I would like to ask for advice, for my next kite quiver purchase. I am 67 kg, and own 12/9/7 m. Switchblades 2013 and although they have served me well, I need an upgrade. Winds where I live are mostly 14-16 knot , or 19-22 knot on good days, open sea choppy water without swell. I am thi...
by xoen
Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Any 2017 rumors for light weight kites?
Replies: 36
Views: 6326

Re: Any 2017 rumors for light weight kites?

Toby wrote:Looks like I am getting a Sonic2 18 for lighter wind...no tube has that performance.
I wonder what kind of light wind do you aim to cover? 20 knot :-)?
by xoen
Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What does "glide" mean ?
Replies: 34
Views: 3672

Re: What does "glide" mean ?

I'm not sure this is right. A better glide ratio does not mean 2x speed. A 3:1 glide will touch down before a 6:1 glide assuming speeds are identical. OK glide speeds are unlikely to be exactly the same, but it will not be exactly twice the speed either. no. that is exactly what does happen. a 6:1 ...
by xoen
Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What does "glide" mean ?
Replies: 34
Views: 3672

Re: What does "glide" mean ?

The amount of hover you get in a darkslide depends mostly on three things 1) how big your kite is (this gives you more hangtime) and 2) line length (longer lines give you a longer swing arm and thus longer darksldie) 3) power & speed going into the trick . Doesn't have much to do with the kite actu...
by xoen
Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Darkslide Variations
Replies: 41
Views: 5959

Re: Darkslide Variations

Hello, Thank you all. I will try all the recomendations! I will let you know the outcome! I will try to slow down the kite- (smaller bar, inner knot connection, maybe longer lines), or maybe use bigger kite when the wind drops.And try to loop higher, and fishpole it, or hold a bar floater to close t...
by xoen
Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Darkslide Variations
Replies: 41
Views: 5959

Re: Darkslide Variations

Pulling the loop higher or lower is better to get more vertical pull? If you want to go up, your kite needs to be up. Imagine pulling a low loop, really close to the water. How is that going to pull you up? Haha, yes, I kind of thought it..but being Switchblades, if I start the loop high, in high w...
by xoen
Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Darkslide Variations
Replies: 41
Views: 5959

Re: Darkslide Variations

Nope, see above. My front right hand stays at the front right. No kiteloop ! But you could do it of course. Hello guys, I am working on my darkslide, and I got a problem . I can more or less do the slide, but i can't get back riding. I pull the the loop, and get pulled horizontally, instead of bein...
by xoen
Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ilha do Guajiru, Brazil ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1441

Re: Ilha do Guajiru, Brazil ?

There are two types of opinions: One love it the other hate it. I have been several times and I love it. Relaxed atmosphere, living right next to the water. Stronger winds than in Cumbuco or Paracuru. Some nice areas to play like the Secret Spot and the river mouth. Let's see if you love it or hate...
by xoen
Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: spot in france by Arla Foods
Replies: 3
Views: 783

Re: Canet

I'm from 30km from Canet at La Franqui. Canet's really good when the sea breeze comes in, in summer. Otherwise when it's the Tramontane NW wind blowing it's better to come up to La Franqui. It's packed with tourists anyway in July. Let me know if you want to know anything else. Hello John, Do the s...

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