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Postby Wetstuff » Wed Jul 18, 2007 1:20 pm

MV: Given the speed at which shit-happens ..make sure you have Lucky Charms for breakfast on wave days.

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Postby Darktanyan » Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:42 pm

Same thing on windsurfers ... take you back foot out of the strap to go upwind.

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Postby Windrider » Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:19 am

Darktanyan wrote:Same thing on windsurfers ... take you back foot out of the strap to go upwind.
Ah, so true! Forgot all about that. Guess that shows how converted to kiting I've become. :kiff:

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Postby Windrider » Fri Jul 20, 2007 12:23 am

Do you find that the footstrap placement for directionals is generally wider apart than footstraps for twin tips?

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Postby joeag » Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:28 am

I have one strap over the back fin and the other a couple more inches wider than shoulder width. The wider you can comfortably stand, the easier it is to shift your weight, obviously.

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Postby FredBGG » Sat Jul 21, 2007 4:17 pm

Wetstuff wrote:MV: Given the speed at which shit-happens ..make sure you have Lucky Charms for breakfast on wave days.

j i m
Lucky Charms are not a good way to find good luck. Eating crap junk food awash with preservatives and a broad sellection of artificial coloring, refined sugars etc is not the way to go.

I can't believe that companies make theis shit and then market it to kids.
What a patriotic country we live in...

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Postby Windrider » Sat Jul 21, 2007 5:54 pm

FredBGG wrote:
Wetstuff wrote:MV: Given the speed at which shit-happens ..make sure you have Lucky Charms for breakfast on wave days.

j i m
Lucky Charms are not a good way to find good luck. Eating crap junk food awash with preservatives and a broad sellection of artificial coloring, refined sugars etc is not the way to go.

I can't believe that companies make this shit and then market it to kids.
What a patriotic country we live in...
Whew! That's a relief. I thought he wanted me to eat my daughters bracelet....

Blueberries are better! No preservatives, natural coloring and sugars, nice tart and uplifting.. kind of like my first girlfriend! Much better than that fake inflatable one!

Wind's up today! Chance to ride the new beast! Today's mantra: "Don't fall! Shadows in the water!"

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Postby sarc » Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:32 am

Hi guys
only one strap in waves = bad
You don't have to take your back foot off the rear strap to go upwind well
Put your weight in FRONT and OUT of the board and pull UP with your back foot
Remember to pull in a bit with your front foot to keep the board's nose pointing upwind...
Voila'


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