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by bennyh
Fri Jun 11, 2004 10:17 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is kitesurfing eco - friendly???
Replies: 29
Views: 2243

Is kitesurfing eco - friendly???

"Of course it is" I hear you all say... OK, it uses free energy and all that. But today I was thinking. WHat about.... 1) Materials for kites and boards are nearly exclusively derived from OIL which as we all know is in increasingly short supply. Furthermore, the petro-chemical giants are screwing t...
by bennyh
Fri Jun 11, 2004 9:47 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Board Bag
Replies: 7
Views: 749

I've just bought a wakeboard travel bag with wheels. They are a bit shorter than kiteboard bags and perhaps a bit cheaper. Try and find one that doesn't look like surf gear just in case you can get it on the plane for free. That coffin looks nice though.
by bennyh
Fri Jun 11, 2004 8:39 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Volunteers-test application that tells u when its gonna blow
Replies: 19
Views: 2005

UK folk: you can access xcweather.co.uk on a WAP phone. Its free but your phone company might charge you for WAPping The obs are usually 45 to 60 mins out of date but quite accurate. Its great for Saunton because the readings come from Chivenor base where the rescue 'copter flies from. In some ways ...
by bennyh
Tue Jun 01, 2004 9:01 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Yarga color scheme.
Replies: 7
Views: 648

the guy i 'spoke' to (Alex) at Best said if you want a kite this month, don't even think about colour preferences. They're building them in whatever material they can get their hands on and there's a large backlog. I'd just order and be surprised!
by bennyh
Thu May 27, 2004 12:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Daytona / Florida
Replies: 13
Views: 991

thanks guys, summer really is a bummer! UK winds are also crap in the summer.
I think I'll head for somewhere windy like Tarifa instead. I'll try and get over there in the winter.
cheers
Ben
by bennyh
Wed May 26, 2004 6:34 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Daytona / Florida
Replies: 13
Views: 991

Hi Floridians,
I'm considering a jaunt near the end of June to pick up my Best order and have a holiday. Can you give me some idea of whether June's a reliable time of year for wind?
The import duty I would pay should cover the cost of the flight. Nice.
Thanks a bunch
Ben
by bennyh
Sun May 23, 2004 5:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: which mutated TT's are there on the market?
Replies: 16
Views: 1587

Hi
I just posted a little review of the Gaastra Sky Pro 133 in the reviews section.
by bennyh
Sun May 23, 2004 2:48 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Gaastra Sky Pro 133
Replies: 0
Views: 1024

Gaastra Sky Pro 133

Me: intermediate/advanced, 63kg Coming from: directional 145 x 41 custom Bias: I'm pleased with it! bought second hand on BKSA forum conditions: waves, chop, flats in the shallows First impression: nice shape, lovely graphics, average straps/pads. Quite a heavy board. squarish fairly thick rails. Th...
by bennyh
Mon Apr 26, 2004 9:48 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I have a knot on my lines... how to undo it?
Replies: 17
Views: 1229

get a pin and gradually work it into the centre of the knot where the lines overlap. In about 5 mins of working the knot will loosen. Try not to damage the fibers of the line with the needle,and replace the line if it looks worn when you've untied it.
worked for me a few times
by bennyh
Mon Apr 26, 2004 9:44 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: advice for gybing a mutant...
Replies: 20
Views: 2552

I think the best way to learn to jibe (gybe?) is to use a directional (or mutant set up as a directional) board and leave the twin tip at home. I did this for a few months to force myself to learn new skills and now I really don't like using the twin tip and haven't touched it for a year and a half....

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