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1 tip all Kitesurfers should know

Postby happytrees » Mon May 10, 2021 11:51 am

This happened to me. Anyone else?


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Re: 1 tip all Kitesurfers should know

Postby dice » Mon May 10, 2021 1:00 pm

Do you have a TLDW summary?
The title is not saying what the 1 tip is.

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Re: 1 tip all Kitesurfers should know

Postby Sun » Mon May 10, 2021 1:07 pm

Foul hooking. When the chicken loop walks off of the hook just before launching, and then the tension of the kite deforms the donkey dick and unhooks the kite.

Did not watch further than that to see tips. Check your gear before launch.

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Re: 1 tip all Kitesurfers should know

Postby Havre » Mon May 10, 2021 1:08 pm

Make sure the chicken loop doesn't "slip out" while you are walking on the beach without any tension on the lines.

Good tip. I have made that mistake myself once. The donkey dick on the Ozone bar isn't brilliant (at least not the version I got).

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Re: 1 tip all Kitesurfers should know

Postby Toby » Mon May 10, 2021 1:37 pm

Here goes a big error:

DON’T walk around with your chicken loop attached!

Hook it in when you are on the side, 90 degrees to your kite, and ready to launch.

When you stop your session, the helper catches your kite, immediately unhook.

Otherwise you increase your risk of accidents, like the one Damo explains.

Watch this, I explain it here:

https://strictlyhooked.com/viewtopic.php?t=2464
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Re: 1 tip all Kitesurfers should know

Postby PullStrings » Mon May 10, 2021 1:40 pm

Correct great tip

Self launcher here always with one lower palm cupping the chicken loop firmly against the inside of hook

Other arm stretched out to tension the depower line on the upper side of bar

Other advantage is that the hand cupping is just a dew inches from QR in case you need to hit it fast

If i am to help someone to launch i always walk first to them and instruct to palm the CL against the hook

Never trust 100% donkey & chicken sticks

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Re: 1 tip all Kitesurfers should know

Postby Havre » Mon May 10, 2021 1:41 pm

I would agree with that, but sometimes something comes up and you end up taking some steps one way or another.

I do both. I don't connect, but I also double check even if I haven't moved.

Same with jumping. I have done exactly what he describes once probably during a landing. Then for the next jump my kite is gone as I am no longer properly connected. Which now means I automatically check the connection after every jump :lol:

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Re: 1 tip all Kitesurfers should know

Postby happytrees » Tue May 11, 2021 8:00 am

Thanks for tips
Great video Toby :thumb:


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