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by iriejohn
Fri May 15, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Does a 4 line kite work with any 4 line bar?
Replies: 15
Views: 586

Re: Does a 4 line kite work with any 4 line bar?

Thanks.... so, it turns out that at the end of the day the bars are not really "idiot tax" as it's been mentioned before. No, they are not. A better way to look at this is firstly to consider only bars with 4 lines, low V, equal length lines, single line flag out, reliable QR, long adjustable throw...
by iriejohn
Thu May 14, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: rider personal weight indication in the avatar/signature ?
Replies: 10
Views: 343

Re: rider personal weight indication in the avatar/signature ?

Changed it, did "Submit", but doesn't show up. Why?

OK, I had to have something in "Facebook" which I don't use, so put in "None". wtf?
by iriejohn
Tue May 12, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North Launches The Reach
Replies: 85
Views: 7027

Re: North Launches The Reach

Youtch wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 1:27 pm
Plus you cannot have the advantage of no pulley, fast turn, direct response, without the disadvantage of not having pulley. It is all about compromise.
This is true.

Personally I'm happy to take the direct response but give up a little top end wind range.
by iriejohn
Tue May 12, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Looking to add all-around kite that leans toward wave
Replies: 11
Views: 645

Re: Looking to add all-around kite that leans toward wave

Have you considered some of the new(er) kites that are spec'ed with adjustable FRONT bridles? You mean like the Ozone Enduro that in addition to adjustable tow points has a centrally adjustable bridle that really does change kite flying characterists? Good point. :thumb: [Edit] beaten to it by knot...
by iriejohn
Sun May 10, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Covid-19 - Resuming Kiting, In Time
Replies: 60
Views: 2310

Re: Covid-19 - Resuming Kiting, In Time

It seems that from Wednesday 13th May kitesurfing in England will be allowed. :thumb: Angling and water sports are also to be allowed to resume in England from Wednesday. Again, you must be within your own household and 2 metres from other households. You can also swim in lakes and the sea as long a...
by iriejohn
Sun May 10, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Covid-19 - Resuming Kiting, In Time
Replies: 60
Views: 2310

Re: Covid-19 - Resuming Kiting, In Time

In wales (part of the U.K.) the rules are clear . They define what’s reasonable exercise ( running cycling and walking ) and say specifically this So the idiots who drove from England to setup and go out on one of our popular spots need to take a long hard look . there is an expectation also that t...
by iriejohn
Sun May 10, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Dakine closes Hood river offices and lays off 39 people.
Replies: 11
Views: 1322

Re: Dakine closes Hood river offices and lays off 39 people.

My biggest problem buying gear now is my wife is at home all the time....any deliveries will land me in hot water! No point in buying gear now, can't do anything with it until lockdown is lifted. Before lockdown I ordered a new LW kite which is due sometime this month, but I'm not holding my breath...
by iriejohn
Sat May 09, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Freestyle kite cabrinha FX or Naish Dash
Replies: 55
Views: 3361

Re: Freestyle kite cabrinha FX or Naish Dash

Kehler wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 12:03 pm
Hi Lumil

Went for the stomp in 138cm. must say it’s a brilliant board. Though I think I got it a size to big! I’m only 66kg in weight.

What size do you use and how much do you weigh?
Just a comment: I'm 81kg and the Stomp 138x42.5 would be big enough for me ...
by iriejohn
Thu May 07, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Introducing the World's Lightest and Strongest Kites - Aluula
Replies: 146
Views: 13688

Re: Introducing the World's Lightest and Strongest Kites - Aluula

I didn't have them both out that day as we've sold out of all 14.5m Flites so I can't be 100% on bar pressure. But on flying, the Aluula not only turns faster but the upstroke is noticeably faster. It's like there is less mass for gravity to pull on. It also seems to have a wider usable wind range....
by iriejohn
Thu May 07, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Are Carbon Bars worth the extra price?
Replies: 72
Views: 3176

Re: Are Carbon Bars worth the extra price?

Also bear in mind that carbon fibre is very strong in tension, very weak in compression, and structural failures are usually catastrophic. Just saying. do you mind quote source for such a claim? Google search "carbon fibre is very strong in tension, very weak in compression, and structural failures...

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