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Looks like trouble

Postby grigorib » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:43 pm

While feeling happy about two other celebrities joining the sport I have few notes and you probably would add more
- Homer’s stance is awful (but he’s good at awful)
- can’t see stoppers on depower line and with throw that long they won’t be able to reach the bar if they let it go (eg post-loop spin)
- angle of Marge’s board looks like she’s about to heel-to-toeside transition pass Homer, right in front of him. A nice downloop would make it easy and smooth, and she’d need to downloop taking Homer’s speed into consideration, but you’d need to assume Homer is not going to do anything silly and keep on his course and kite position.
Just crank that left side of the bar baby!
- nice hand position on bars. But thumbs must be kind of uncomfortable the way they hold the bar.
- I can’t see how Homer’s harness is not sliding up. With his stance and belly he should be riding a seat harness
Edit. Now I see! He _is_ riding a seat harness.
- for some reason both seem to riding clean race bars and that might not be suitable for these two. At least have some color marking.
- I’d suggest to turn Marge’s pads more duck
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Re: Looks like trouble

Postby Toby » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:00 pm

No safety leash

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Re: Looks like trouble

Postby grigorib » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:09 pm

No white caps, so I guess large kites then. Unless a good thermal is on.
I'd rather foil

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Re: Looks like trouble

Postby dylan* » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:34 pm

Very good critique. I have forwarded your points on to the creator of the show in hopes that he can correct these deficiencies. Personally the show was ruined for me due to the portrayal of kiteboarding being so unrealistic.

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Re: Looks like trouble

Postby JakeFarley » Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:30 am

DOH!

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Re: Looks like trouble

Postby deniska » Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:23 pm

the widowmaker :rollgrin: :rollgrin: :rollgrin:


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