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by slide
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: climate change / unpredictable weather/wind
Replies: 1405
Views: 33988

climate change / unpredictable weather/wind

is climate change going to affect the wind and have a diverse effect on kiting , in more unstable and more gusty winds in the future - I've seen more storms this summer , and deffinately higher tides than when I started in 2003,and the dunes at Brancaster Norfolk uk have been getting breached more a...
by slide
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: old blades and old flysurfers
Replies: 24
Views: 3185

Re: old blades and old flysurfers

if you are confident you will find blades great for kitesurfing , I have seen it done on handles , just don't drop it , I saw mark everit kitesurfing on a blade3 4.9 and he was not really a kite surfer, he was a buggy flyer , and he was going great guns, but it is the same on a depower foil, just d...
by slide
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: old blades and old flysurfers
Replies: 24
Views: 3185

Re: old blades and old flysurfers

who flys in gusts anyway , certainly not blade flyers , but the blade 1's are better in bumpy winds , and I collect blades , I have 18 in all with a particular liking to the early smaller ones , and I've been flying them since 2003, always on handles on a roller , as the buggy freestyle flyers do , ...
by slide
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Line and kite saftey after long term storage.
Replies: 9
Views: 1686

Re: Line and kite saftey after long term storage.

you get the same kind of effect as the crossover kit with handles by adding some brake on the turn ,handles are my preferred choice on all blades
by slide
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: old blades and old flysurfers
Replies: 24
Views: 3185

Re: old blades and old flysurfers

it should read old man and old kites
by slide
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: old blades and old flysurfers
Replies: 24
Views: 3185

Re: old blades and old flysurfers

yea for gusts, kiting is shite and blades really let you know that in a brutal way and bringing the kite across the lower area's of the power zone if a gust , even a little extra punch of power, can really grab your attention , I don't want to fly in gusts too much , the 3,3 sting is better there ,a...
by slide
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Safety
Topic: Line and kite saftey after long term storage.
Replies: 9
Views: 1686

Re: Line and kite saftey after long term storage.

hi there , I too have blades , and love the b2 4.9, its my fav , I have 17 in all , but never got the b2 9metre , the b2 6.4 is slow enough ,so I never got any bigger, I do have an unused cross over kit but I like the feel of handles and a roller, the b3 8.5 is my biggest blade , and if you don't ha...
by slide
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: old blades and old flysurfers
Replies: 24
Views: 3185

Re: old blades and old flysurfers

hi there , yes I can believe they have but I am happy with what I have -the constant need to upgrade is not something I chase , and I do like raw kites
by slide
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Any self taught out there?!
Replies: 28
Views: 6401

Re: Any self taught out there?!

I taught myself to landboard watching the buggy freestlyers, the "gravity renegrades " crew at Brancaster Norfolk uk, but it took me longer ,but there were no lessons to be had for landboarders, in 2003, but I was determined to do it , and landboarding is amazing on hard beaches Andrewjohn, I rememb...
by slide
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Landkite Video Topic
Replies: 9
Views: 4872

Re: Landkite Video Topic

for landboarding check out lewis willby, especially the early stuff with flexi blades , and mark berry with flexi blades
and for the best early buggy freestlye, check out "gravity reengages", 2003, I learnt to kite watching them guys

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