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by Peter_Frank
Wed Feb 05, 2003 4:59 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: gybing a 2 strap Mutant or Directional?
Replies: 9
Views: 1084

On 2003-02-05 14:19, bennyh wrote: What about aerial jibing? Not had much success with the above methods so I intend to turn the board around whilst airborne and transition into the new direction. How hard can it be??!! :smile: Difficult !!! You have to be a master of no foot jumps first. If you ar...
by Peter_Frank
Wed Feb 05, 2003 1:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Aerodynamic Superiority of Inflatables over Rams
Replies: 118
Views: 8559

On 2003-02-05 13:13, offshore? wrote: On 2003-02-04 00:01, Pump me up wrote: . Tip battens (present in inflatables - not in rams) enable precise turning control. They also lower the centre of gravity of a kite, which increases the stability of the inflatable over the ram. . how the ?@~} do they do ...
by Peter_Frank
Wed Feb 05, 2003 1:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Toeside jumping
Replies: 6
Views: 682

On 2003-02-05 12:58, Anonymous wrote: I have a harness with a 2nd harness hook on the backside. Then, when U ride toeside, I just connect the chicken loop to this hook and no problems. Toeside jumping is very nice with this system! he hee - funny joke :smile: Btw - it might give you more freedom wi...
by Peter_Frank
Wed Feb 05, 2003 9:57 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: who said you can't jump high with a foil....
Replies: 31
Views: 2452

On 2003-02-05 09:22, offshore? wrote: only way to get a "true controlled environment" is to get a magazine to test inflatbles and Rams in a wind tunnel on the same line length etc! dought any of them can afford it ,( and dought any LEI manufacturer would want to ! why?) It would be very interesting...
by Peter_Frank
Wed Feb 05, 2003 9:44 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: hard loop problems
Replies: 5
Views: 449

When you ride a chicken loop, the fixed line always tend to fall out from the hook, when you turn the bar a lot (regardless of which spreader bar you have....) ! Thats another reason why most kiters uses fixed connections, instead of a chicken loop. The problem you have is very common - it is no goo...
by Peter_Frank
Tue Feb 04, 2003 7:58 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Toeside jumping
Replies: 6
Views: 682

For some people, it is extremely difficult, for others - it is very simple ! I am not good at it, I must admit - but that is because I am not 100% flexible like some others are. These "others" can do it quite naturally (I can't - damn !). So I think it is difficult to say what you should expect, bec...
by Peter_Frank
Tue Feb 04, 2003 12:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: jumping
Replies: 11
Views: 1041

DONT CHOKE IT !!! If you have enough speed, you can pull the bar further in at takeoff, to get more power/height. If not that windy or much speed, pull the bar, but not as much (as this will choke the kite). Its a very delicate balance, that takes a long time to master. As long as you know the idea ...
by Peter_Frank
Tue Feb 04, 2003 12:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Board weight… does it really matter?
Replies: 16
Views: 1313

Yep - because the kiteboards are so small, you don't gain the same with a lightweight board. At least you won't plane earlier. And for most things, and most riders, the heavier boards act in just the same way. When it comes to landing jumps and fast tricks - you will (too) easily feel the advantage ...
by Peter_Frank
Tue Feb 04, 2003 10:11 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: surf, windsurf or kitesurf for waves?
Replies: 14
Views: 902

This is cool - here is a topic we ALL agree about !

Best: Surfing, Windsurfing, Kitesurfing in waves - and depending on conditions, the order will normally be changed.
by Peter_Frank
Tue Feb 04, 2003 12:06 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: surf, windsurf or kitesurf for waves?
Replies: 14
Views: 902

I think surfriding is by far the best feeling, when riding waves ! It is the REAL thing :smile: But then windsurfing is so much better, because you can ride the waves all the time, without waiting. And windsurfing in waves are THE most powerful way to rip - kitesurfing does'nt even come close regard...

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