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by geir
Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: With 1 Death already, Design for a safty device is needed :
Replies: 112
Views: 9649

Re: With 1 Death already, Design for a safty device is neede

Regarding launch/land and ride switch idea, releasing under load.

Although big and heavy, ski bindings are set to rider weight and have saved a LOT of broken legs. Imagine if that had never been invented.
by geir
Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: With 1 Death already, Design for a safty device is needed :
Replies: 112
Views: 9649

Re: With 1 Death already, Design for a safty device is neede

ok, trying to think outside the box. (and yes I carry a hook knife, always have - two of them) +1 for the release mechanism or deflate at the kite end. Don't think I have to list out why. If we focus on just the issue of a death looping kite which seems to be the most dangerous situation, can't some...
by geir
Thu May 26, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Iceland Kitesurfing & Surfing
Replies: 4
Views: 3886

Re: Iceland Kitesurfing & Surfing

mwuahaha, what a load of rubbish. Those two places linked to above are lagoons that fall out from Vatnajökull glacier that just erupted (ohhh...well a volcano underneath the glacier, just like Eyjafjallajökull that caused all the problems last year). On a normal day those are just turists attraction...
by geir
Thu May 26, 2011 12:11 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Iceland Kitesurfing & Surfing
Replies: 4
Views: 3886

Re: Iceland Kitesurfing & Surfing

5/3mm wetsuit is fine. At least that's what I was wearing yesterday. It's pretty cold these days but during summertime that's what we always use. I just bring out the drysuit for wintertime sessions. There's only 1 or 2 guys selling surfboards/kitegear and they don't really keep stock. So bring your...
by geir
Sun May 15, 2011 3:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Which kiteboard is most like a snowboard?
Replies: 8
Views: 1055

Re: Which kiteboard is most like a snowboard?

Try out Ocean Rodeo Mako. The huge concave gives you that edge grip you know from snowboarding and the rounded tip outline a very carvy feel (you also know from snowboarding). The stance moves also more forward riding it and feels quite similare to riding a snowboard. At least that's what it felt to...
by geir
Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:59 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: snowkite boards vs snowboards
Replies: 57
Views: 15619

Re: snowkite boards vs snowboards

Don't care what it's called - if I could get rid of 'edge burn' I'd be happy ! A semi pro snowboarder once looked at my board and said it was the worst case of edge burn he'd ever seen. In my mind I thought snowkite specific board meant less sidecut, true centered stance and better lamination. Afte...
by geir
Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: snowkite boards vs snowboards
Replies: 57
Views: 15619

Re: snowkite boards vs snowboards

Don't care what it's called - if I could get rid of 'edge burn' I'd be happy ! A semi pro snowboarder once looked at my board and said it was the worst case of edge burn he'd ever seen. In my mind I thought snowkite specific board meant less sidecut, true centered stance and better lamination. After...
by geir
Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:24 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: ghetto rig
Replies: 3
Views: 586

Re: ghetto rig

Good job!

If only I head a springsteel wire carabiner, soldering iron/tin, saw, epoxy, etc. with me on the beach I'd be good to go.

Where did you get electricity for the soldering iron 5 min. before riding - gas powered ? :D

sorry - had to say it. Creative thinking and a good repair job.

Geir
by geir
Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Europe is closed !
Replies: 24
Views: 2574

Re: Europe is closed !

Latest update: Less activity now. Ash clowd now below radar at 10.000 feet. To soon to tell though if its just taking a break or what. KLM airline have been doing tests and are saying its safe to fly in this small amount of ash (like today). Aeronautical authority in Europe are hoping things are get...
by geir
Sun Apr 18, 2010 12:50 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Europe is closed !
Replies: 24
Views: 2574

Re: Europe is closed !

No migrations yet, apart from the ones for economy/uninployment reasons. Toby, your right. Everyone is shitscared about it's neighbor, the volcano Katla. In the last centuries it has happend 3 times, that Katla goes off within 1-2 years after this one. So we might be talking days, months, 1 or 2 yea...

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