Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

Search found 1047 matches

Go to advanced search

by dylan*
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Bladder fitting instructional videos
Replies: 4
Views: 416

Re: Bladder fitting instructional videos

Yeah switch has some nice videos. I like Dimitri's trick with taping a piece of cardboard to the end of the bladder as well so it doesn't twist inside the LE while you're feeding it through. Not certain who's trick.....but this is what I had to come up with to get my kite fixed in a small room. htt...
by dylan*
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Trainer kite on a paddleboard
Replies: 25
Views: 4033

Re: Trainer kite on a paddleboard

Wouldn't waste time with a paddleboard personally, they are pretty difficult to ride even for an experienced kiter on normal gear since they're so huge. Fly the trainer on the beach and then get in the water with a regular kite
by dylan*
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Trainer Kites: Ocean Rodeo React vs Flysurfer Viron 2 DLX
Replies: 27
Views: 7370

Re: Trainer Kites: Ocean Rodeo React vs Flysurfer Viron 2 DLX

Marrus and others Thank you all for your input. Very informative. I'm a windsurfer, totally new to kiting and I am excited by the idea . I am neither a speed buff nor an adrenaline seeker. I'd be happy to cruise around with the trainer kite in light winds ( 12-15 knts), but if I am to buy a 2nd kit...
by dylan*
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Duration for Screws in Aluminium mast?
Replies: 18
Views: 1493

Re: Duration for Screws in Aluminium mast?

Yeah, I suggest doing it at least once a month even with tef gel. I helped my buddy set his foil up and we slathered the screws in it, and he still had a couple seize up after a month or so. You don't want to try to get it apart either. I hit my Hover Glide with a propane torch and an impact hammer ...
by dylan*
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Bladder fitting instructional videos
Replies: 4
Views: 416

Re: Bladder fitting instructional videos

Yeah switch has some nice videos. I like Dimitri's trick with taping a piece of cardboard to the end of the bladder as well so it doesn't twist inside the LE while you're feeding it through.
by dylan*
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Chicken Loop Pull Poundage
Replies: 3
Views: 424

Re: Chicken Loop Pull Poundage

Random guess based on my own experience untwisting front lines all the time by unhooking and holding the CL... maybe like 20lbs?
by dylan*
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Learning Strapless, what to do first, Jibe, Tack etc?
Replies: 23
Views: 2260

Re: Learning Strapless, what to do first, Jibe, Tack etc?

Yes, literally just switching your feet without changing direction. I think a "proper" jibe would be when you sort of flip the board around with your feet while changing direction, and when you do these right you lose almost no ground. Carving around to toeside takes you downwind a little bit. You c...
by dylan*
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Learning Strapless, what to do first, Jibe, Tack etc?
Replies: 23
Views: 2260

Re: Learning Strapless, what to do first, Jibe, Tack etc?

learning to jibe is crucial, I switch my feet when going downwind all the time. easiest way to do learn to do it is to just do a turn to toeside, and then quickly switch your feet (put both feet in the middle of the board for 0.000001 seconds while you are switching them). it's pretty easy to do onc...
by dylan*
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 3 kites starter pack
Replies: 10
Views: 1031

Re: 3 kites starter pack

You are a fair bit heavier than I so that spread might work but I think 17-11-8 is too big a gap. I'm 72 kg and I ride: 7-14 knots: 17m 12-25 knots: 12m 16-30 knots: 9m 20-35 knots: 6.5m 25-45 kntos: 4.5m So I'd say get a 12m and a 7m then add a 9m to finish off the quiver later. I think Pivots are...
by dylan*
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: plastic tubes on depower/safety lines - are they a good thing?
Replies: 42
Views: 2646

Re: plastic tubes on depower/safety lines - are they a good thing?

Foil wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:59 pm
naked power line wears out far to quickly, some are easy swap outs others are a flipping nightmare.
rarely one lasted more than a season, 6 months more often.
lol, seriously... it takes me like 30 minutes to do my current bar's trim line because i can never get the damn bungee back onto the QR

Go to advanced search