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  • Norm Beddows
    Dec 23, 2001
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      >From: ksurfschool@yahoogroups.com
      >Reply-To: ksurfschool@yahoogroups.com
      >To: ksurfschool@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: [ksurfschool] Digest Number 494
      >Date: 22 Dec 2001 18:21:40 -0000
      >
      >There are 5 messages in this issue.
      >
      >Topics in this digest:
      >
      > 1. How cold can you go?
      > From: Hung Vu <hungvu@...>
      > 2. RRD Type iv - Not Happy!
      > From: "callum_downie" <callum_downie@...>
      > 3. Re: RRD Type iv - Not Happy!
      > From: Hung Vu <hungvu@...>
      > 4. backwards flying????????
      > From: "kitesurf73" <nostalgiker@...>
      > 5. Correction I ment the front lines are to slack!Sorry for the mix
      >up.............
      > From: "kitesurf73" <nostalgiker@...>
      >
      >
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      >Message: 1
      > Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2001 21:14:37 -0500
      > From: Hung Vu <hungvu@...>
      >Subject: How cold can you go?
      >
      >How cold can you go? Check this page:
      >http://www.geocities.com/ottawaws/p31.htm
      >
      >Hung.
      >
      >
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      >Message: 2
      > Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2001 07:29:55 -0000
      > From: "callum_downie" <callum_downie@...>
      >Subject: RRD Type iv - Not Happy!
      >
      >Hey eveyone,
      >
      >A few weeks ago I posted about how best to setup an RRD type iv 11.9.
      >most of the replays I got were from Mel (thanks!)even though mel
      >hadn't had an 11.9 he had had the 8.X... I have basicly tried
      >everything, longer backs, shorter backs, sheet out will turning sheet
      >in while turning.. etc etc. But I still have a problem...
      >
      >The problem... If I am a little bit under powered and want to get a
      >nice swoop through the power zone to power up, usually I'd send the
      >kite up and back a little bit (this is when you are already riding,
      >then turn the kite sharply at the top and bring down and foward
      >through the power... Problem being when the kite goes high and you
      >try to turn it back down it just does it's ass. It Basicly stalls and
      >then turns, i.e the kite stops moving and the turns. Basicly that is
      >no good, how can you power up if you loose all the power becuase the
      >kite stops. Whats even worse is that the one time I sent the kite
      >back to jump (basicly the same motion with the kite) I turn the kite
      >forward again, and BAM it stops just like before, only problem is I
      >am 15ft in the air, so what happens to me? I fall out of the sky like
      >a damn brick!!
      >
      >Hopefully someone here has something help full to add, I have tried
      >everything to get this kite to fly nicely, I even changed the center
      >leader that was only one line for the two center lines, to be two
      >because I thought maybe that had some strange effect on the kite, but
      >that didn't make any difference.
      >
      >I don't want people to take this as a bad review for RRD's most of my
      >friends ride them and love them, just this one doesn't seam to want
      >to play ball. Under all other circumstances this kite turns fine -
      >but I can't jump it because if I do, it's gonna put me in the drink.
      >
      >Perhaps the cut was screwed up on this particular kite, who knows,
      >Please help or this one is going back for a trade in. Hopefully the
      >kite shop will be understanding.....
      >
      >Cheers
      >Callum
      >
      >
      >
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      >Message: 3
      > Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2001 08:04:00 -0500
      > From: Hung Vu <hungvu@...>
      >Subject: Re: RRD Type iv - Not Happy!
      >
      >Callum,
      >
      >Have you tried a longer bar (or some "power steering" bridle at the kite
      >or at the bar) ?
      >
      >Hung.
      >
      >callum_downie wrote:
      > >
      > > Hey eveyone,
      > >
      > > A few weeks ago I posted about how best to setup an RRD type iv 11.9.
      > > most of the replays I got were from Mel (thanks!)even though mel
      > > hadn't had an 11.9 he had had the 8.X... I have basicly tried
      > > everything, longer backs, shorter backs, sheet out will turning sheet
      > > in while turning.. etc etc. But I still have a problem...
      > >
      > > The problem... If I am a little bit under powered and want to get a
      > > nice swoop through the power zone to power up, usually I'd send the
      > > kite up and back a little bit (this is when you are already riding,
      > > then turn the kite sharply at the top and bring down and foward
      > > through the power... Problem being when the kite goes high and you
      > > try to turn it back down it just does it's ass. It Basicly stalls and
      > > then turns, i.e the kite stops moving and the turns. Basicly that is
      > > no good, how can you power up if you loose all the power becuase the
      > > kite stops. Whats even worse is that the one time I sent the kite
      > > back to jump (basicly the same motion with the kite) I turn the kite
      > > forward again, and BAM it stops just like before, only problem is I
      > > am 15ft in the air, so what happens to me? I fall out of the sky like
      > > a damn brick!!
      > >
      > > Hopefully someone here has something help full to add, I have tried
      > > everything to get this kite to fly nicely, I even changed the center
      > > leader that was only one line for the two center lines, to be two
      > > because I thought maybe that had some strange effect on the kite, but
      > > that didn't make any difference.
      > >
      > > I don't want people to take this as a bad review for RRD's most of my
      > > friends ride them and love them, just this one doesn't seam to want
      > > to play ball. Under all other circumstances this kite turns fine -
      > > but I can't jump it because if I do, it's gonna put me in the drink.
      > >
      > > Perhaps the cut was screwed up on this particular kite, who knows,
      > > Please help or this one is going back for a trade in. Hopefully the
      > > kite shop will be understanding.....
      > >
      > > Cheers
      > > Callum
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
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      >http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
      >
      >
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      >
      >Message: 4
      > Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2001 16:10:05 -0000
      > From: "kitesurf73" <nostalgiker@...>
      >Subject: backwards flying????????
      >
      >Thats what my kite did to day i conversed a 2 liners naish 3.5 5 to
      >4 lines i didn�t bother to zip up the end flaps... When set to full
      >power the kite didnt lift when it did it turned around and flyed
      >backwards..
      >when pulling in the center strap it performed better when fully
      >power the kite has to much slack in back lines i think ..But i
      >checked the 4 lines and they are the same length and thats what it
      >says in the manual it should be....
      >Ive had the same felling on my bigger kite that it doesnt perform
      >well when set to full power..It didnt start to fly backwards but it
      >flew with less power ... So wich is the right length is there any one
      >who can help me so i dont have to look like an idiot next time i pick
      >up my little kite....... :)
      >
      >Thanks ......
      >
      >ANd
      >
      >
      >
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      >Message: 5
      > Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2001 16:30:39 -0000
      > From: "kitesurf73" <nostalgiker@...>
      >Subject: Correction I ment the front lines are to slack!Sorry for the mix
      >up.............
      >
      >To much lines for me.............
      >
      >ANd
      >
      >
      >
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