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by Darktanyan
Sun Oct 08, 2006 5:44 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Heel Straps?
Replies: 5
Views: 607

I tried the LF heel straps, but they always slipped off. I tightened them down and they were uncomfortable ... and they still slipped off. Didn't work for me as much as I tried.
by Darktanyan
Sat Oct 07, 2006 11:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Dakine Harness Issue
Replies: 13
Views: 1771

There is an easy mod to fix this problem, search the forum for photos.

Basically, you take a short bungee and thread it through the clip loop. It prevents the hook from wiggling around.

When seated firmly, the hook won't bend out of shape any more.
by Darktanyan
Tue Oct 03, 2006 2:53 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: jumping in currents
Replies: 12
Views: 1599

Yes! I've always found that one side is favored for jumping, depending on the wind angle and the water currents.
by Darktanyan
Thu Sep 28, 2006 12:45 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Who's faster? Windsurfers or kiters?
Replies: 38
Views: 5552

My theory is that a kiter transfers all power from the kite through his body to the board. On a windsurfer, the mast transmits the power directly into the board, with some push through the rider's feet. So, on a windsurfer you're hanging on for the ride, but on a kite your body is more stressed beca...
by Darktanyan
Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: C or Hybrid for a beginner?
Replies: 25
Views: 3385

Since bows came out late last year, I've noticed beginners are progressing much faster on them.
by Darktanyan
Wed Sep 13, 2006 9:02 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Jumper's Knee
Replies: 6
Views: 1018

For any kind of tendonitis: RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation)

And aspirin.

For prevention, raise your awareness while riding: good posture, RELAX, don't twist joints, etc.

Stretching before going out is also helpful.
by Darktanyan
Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:48 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Why are no American riders......
Replies: 83
Views: 10572

Americans (U.S.) lose almost ALL international sports events: soccer, basketball, baseball, etc, etc. USA loses to Greece in basketball: USA loses go Ghana in soccer (blame the referee):
by Darktanyan
Sat Sep 09, 2006 7:38 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Replies: 39
Views: 4754

Jumping over a whale
by Darktanyan
Sat Sep 09, 2006 12:33 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How do you chose Board Length? What are you riding?
Replies: 14
Views: 1956

Ride the smallest, shortest, narrowest board that works for you.

No sense having extra drag down there.
by Darktanyan
Fri Sep 01, 2006 1:29 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: One Pump Systems vs. Inflating Struts individually
Replies: 119
Views: 10592

I love the SS onepump, never had any problems after two years. Changing out the bladders is a pain the first time, but after you learn the system it's no big deal. SS fuel struts are "floppy" because they are smaller in diameter. The split-strut allows them to use smaller bladders because the sleeve...

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