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Re: kai lenny at kite beach insta clip

Postby mbs » Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:48 pm

Is he is standing directly on the board using straps without footpads?

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Re: kai lenny at kite beach insta clip

Postby longwhitecloud » Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:20 pm

probably, lou waxed up i expect kai did the same

the thing with these boards in that they damp a lot of the impact being so small, and of course the best rooster tails in the business.

as well as pvc core epoxy glass versions, i used to make these kind of small boards like a skateboard, laminated plys in a press and they dont end up too heavy as they are so small.. use 4 tnuts for the inserts.

these kind of footstraps are easy to make too.. just webbing with a piece of eva foam on inside, you can make a neoprene pocket for them if you want

all up super cheap, super simple, affordable, but more more importantly.. soooo much fun to ride in strong winds

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Re: kai lenny at kite beach insta clip

Postby yomotha » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:17 am

Slappysan wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:35 am
Riding Cab bar too, new sponsor?
Kai Lenny left Naish months ago. He's not sponsored by any kite brand. He is riding cabrinha in the video though... the kite is very visible.

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Re: kai lenny at kite beach insta clip

Postby prelives » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:23 am

Looks like a Jimmy Lewis board. Maybe a custom? Pretty sweet board and video. He makes everything he does on water look so easy. Such a waterman!

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Re: kai lenny at kite beach insta clip

Postby Carlos_C » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:44 am

That's the beauty of Kitesurfing....You can ride how you want on what you want. Inspiring Vid - will have to did out my Jamie pro...though at 126 may still be a bit big

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Re: kai lenny at kite beach insta clip

Postby james » Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:39 pm

longwhitecloud wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:38 am
yeah but this is kai lenny, part time kiteboarder.. imagine new school kite kids on these very affordable boards in real windy locations.. no rules, want to throw a 319... go for it.. these boards soak up impact

grassroot elements unique to kiteboarding

anyway, back to $2000 hydrofoils and $3000 foil kites, carry on...lets see if we can increase the average age of a kiteboarder up to 58yo

No disrespect to jimmy

But how you work out that a custom Jimmy Lewis myth is “very affordable” I have no idea🤔

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Re: kai lenny at kite beach insta clip

Postby Matteo V » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:05 pm

longwhitecloud wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:38 am
........grassroot elements unique to kiteboarding

anyway, back to $2000 hydrofoils and $3000 foil kites, carry on...lets see if we can increase the average age of a kiteboarder up to 58yo
Yup, that is working out well for windsurfing!

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Re: kai lenny at kite beach insta clip

Postby POACHER » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:07 pm

Kai is awesome but Lew killed it on a two line kite...

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Re: kai lenny at kite beach insta clip

Postby pmania » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:20 pm

Hi I noticed it too that this board only has straps and no footpads at all. I re recorded this video and put another time in this time half the play speed, so you can actually see some of the fast tricks he is doing, some very nice tricks.
Is this kite beach Maui spot btw a good spot also for beginners, can you take lessons there ? Are there any lagoons also maybe, I think I saw some around Honolulu ? I ask this cause a group of irl live streamers is there now, yesterday they went to the Vans surfing competition on the North Shore but by the time they got there the competition was already over. You can watch there adventures here www.iceposeidon.com



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Re: kai lenny at kite beach insta clip

Postby tautologies » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:07 pm

pmania wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:20 pm
yesterday they went to the Vans surfing competition on the North Shore but by the time they got there the competition was already over.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Well that feeds right into my stereotype of people like that.
Plenty of places to learn, but not sure if these people should be kiteboarding.


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