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by JakeFarley
Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Boots, straps or strapless: Find your style
Replies: 23
Views: 2359

Re: Boots, straps or strapless: Find your style

Board off tricks with boots. Would love to see that action. :D

Seriously, for my style of riding on surfboards, straps just seem to get in the way or are in the wrong position with limited adjustable positions.
by JakeFarley
Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What is the biggest risk self launching?
Replies: 44
Views: 5552

Re: What is the biggest risk self launching?

I use the tethered launch/land method with the kite in the water, not on land. Then it can move accordingly if the wind changes direction a bit. In high gusty winds, I always make sure there is someone experienced to assist. And even an experienced kiter can accidentally let go of the kite at the wr...
by JakeFarley
Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: flysurfer speed5 line torn
Replies: 15
Views: 2244

Re: flysurfer speed5 line torn

If you wax the mixer lines, you will never need to replace them. I use ordinary candle wax and I just rub it on the line on all sides. For example, I have an 8 meter Speed 4 DLX with over 200 hours on it and the lines are still like new. I wax them after almost every session. Before I did this, on ...
by JakeFarley
Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Which kite has the biggest orifice?
Replies: 31
Views: 3196

Re: Which kite has the biggest orifice?

For my Cabs, I like the large orifice. Without the one way valve screwed in I can inflate the kite(16m) with a battery powered air pump in less than a minute and then bring it up to pressure with a hand pump quickly. I also use the battery powered pump to pre inflate my Flysurfer in light winds.
by JakeFarley
Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: El Cheapo Surfboard Build
Replies: 4
Views: 2294

El Cheapo Surfboard Build

When I retired from work I had a EPS blank that I had been shaping by hand over the last year or so on a shelf in my garage. Now I had the time to complete the build. The materials used are as follows: Core/blank - EPS 2" thick (Home Depot) Bottom and stringer - Hardwood underlayment around 1/8" thi...
by JakeFarley
Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fix small dings instantly.
Replies: 10
Views: 3039

Re: Fix small dings instantly.

How long do the super glue/baking soda repairs last? Is it a permanent fix? Does it adhere well to all types of material?
by JakeFarley
Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Flysurfer Speed 5 15 in 11 to 15 Knots
Replies: 6
Views: 3353

Re: Flysurfer Speed 5 15 in 11 to 15 Knots

Love my Flysurfer Speed 5 21m. Although I have not flown foil kites before, this kite turns as fast if not faster than my 16m xbow. The floaty jumps are great. I can ride in as little as 8 knots on a 135x46 TT (I am 90 kg).
by JakeFarley
Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Hardwater Kiting Global Speed Ranking '17 Week 2 Results. 64.6 mph!
Replies: 11
Views: 2943

Re: Hardwater Kiting Global Speed Ranking '17 Week 2 Results. 64.6 mph!

Would be neat to see some videos of the speed runs. Are they posted anywhere?
by JakeFarley
Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Swim out and drift launch with a foil board techniques
Replies: 25
Views: 3230

Re: Swim out and drift launch with a foil board techniques

I have had at least three close calls losing track off the board after a crash. You take your eye off it for a second to get the kite back up and it takes an extra minute. By the time you look around there is nothing but glare and chop. I make damn sure to pay close attention to where that board is...

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