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  • Beddows, Norm
    Hi I m looking for some help or advice on how to make my Naish 13.5 AR5 more responsive. Is a power steering bridle the way to go and if so where can I get
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      Hi
      I'm looking for some help or advice on how to make my Naish 13.5 AR5 more responsive. Is a power steering bridle the way to go and if so where can I get one.
      Thanks,
      Norm

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Norm Beddows [mailto:nbeddows@...]
      Sent: 2002 March 28 7:08 PM
      To: Beddows, Norm
      Subject: Fwd: [ksurfschool] Digest Number 571







      >From: ksurfschool@yahoogroups.com
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      >To: ksurfschool@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: [ksurfschool] Digest Number 571
      >Date: 28 Mar 2002 17:15:56 -0000
      >
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      >There are 5 messages in this issue.
      >
      >Topics in this digest:
      >
      > 1. Re: Re: How do you get into the shackle?
      > From: Mel
      > 2. Re: chicken loop, 2-line, 4-line... ??
      > From: "callum_downie"
      > 3. Better search engine needed for Egroups!
      > From: Hung Vu
      > 4. Re: Fastest kiteboard?
      > From: "timfriedel"
      > 5. Growing sport!
      > From: Hung Vu
      >
      >
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      >Message: 1
      > Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 10:50:01 -0800
      > From: Mel
      >Subject: Re: Re: How do you get into the shackle?
      >
      >I forgot to remind you to also try to MAKE the loop catch on the OPEN
      >shackle, because even if it releases cleanly while testing under load, if
      >you can make it catch, there's a chance it could catch on the water, when
      >you least want it to.
      >
      >Mel
      >
      >
      >
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      >Message: 2
      > Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 00:07:03 -0000
      > From: "callum_downie"
      >Subject: Re: chicken loop, 2-line, 4-line... ??
      >
      >Hi everyone,
      >
      >Just been looking back through the posts one this topic.
      >One thing seams to be have been over looked for some reason.
      >
      >When trying to unhook from a chicken loop, the problem isn't just the
      >awkardness of getting the bar down there - that would be easy,
      >especially on kites like the wipi airblast where there is extremely
      >little bar presure. The problem is when you pull the bar down it
      >powers the kite up more, making your already bad situation
      >increasingly worse...
      >
      >Just worth thinking about...
      >
      >Callum
      >
      >--- In ksurfschool@y..., Hung Vu wrote:
      > > Stephanie,
      > >
      > > > One other question: Is it easier to try to unhook from a regular
      > > > loop of a 2-line kite than it is from a chicken loop of a 4-line
      > > > given the same overpowered condition?
      > >
      > > If you can do pull-up on a bar then you should be able to unhook
      >from
      > > the main loop (the longer the harness line the easier it is to
      >release).
      > >
      > > You won't be able to unhook from the chicken loop in overpowered
      > > situations.
      > >
      > > Hung.
      >
      >
      >
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      >Message: 3
      > Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 19:18:45 -0500
      > From: Hung Vu
      >Subject: Better search engine needed for Egroups!
      >
      >There are so much information in the Kitesurf and the KsurfSchool
      >groups.
      >
      >The search engine on Egroups only search 2000 messages at a time.
      >
      >There are more than 50,000 messages on the Kitesurf group (some are
      >junks but some are very good; that's why we need a good search engine).
      >
      >To search the entire Kitesurf list for each valuable information would
      >take more than 25 searches.
      >
      >This is NO GOOD!!!
      >
      >Hope they (Egroups) can change it...
      >
      >P.S., This may not be the best place to post this type of message but I
      >don't know where. Since these groups are the most popular Egroups, I
      >hope they dial-in sometimes.
      >
      >Hung.
      >
      >
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      >Message: 4
      > Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 02:25:27 -0000
      > From: "timfriedel"
      >Subject: Re: Fastest kiteboard?
      >
      >There's no website but you can see some video of Manolo in action at
      >http://membres.lycos.fr/radicool/ , on a black 130 something
      >directional, and there's also a video of someone on their biggest
      >directional, (Green and white one) .. all filmed at Bora Bora..
      >Tahiti... probably no more than 15 knots in these videos, and Manolo
      >uses a Naish 11.5 to do those jumps... when everyone else is on
      >15.5's.!!
      >
      >--- In ksurfschool@y..., Hung Vu wrote:
      > > What is the web site?
      > >
      > > Hung.
      > >
      > > timfriedel wrote:
      > > >
      > > > ever heard of Manolo boards from Noumea? They are crazy flat
      > > > rockered directionals, the biggest is 155cm and the smallest is
      > > > 135cm.. huge jumping potential, and faster than anything else on
      >the
      > > > water (I've seen one go...)!
      > > >
      > > > --- In ksurfschool@y..., Hung Vu wrote:
      > > > > So far my fastest kiteboard is a finless wakeboard in moderate
      >and
      > > > > strong wind (both for beam reach and down wind).
      > > > >
      > > > > Finless definitely accelerates the board faster and has much
      >cleaner
      > > > > water escape (I rode both finless and multi-fins with the same
      > > > board).
      > > > >
      > > > > The wakeboard is hardly made for speed; however, I have passed
      >most
      > > > > planning windsurfers on a down wind reach and occasionally
      >passed
      > > > some
      > > > > slower ones on a beam reach.
      > > > >
      > > > > I am building a finless speed bidirectional board and thinking
      >of
      > > > the
      > > > > following characteristics:
      > > > > - Almost straight rail on the leeward side (or slightly
      > > > concave like a
      > > > > snowboard)
      > > > > - Regular wakeboard rail shape on the windward side
      > > > > - Slightly round and thicker at the center of the board on
      > > > the windward
      > > > > side
      > > > > - Become razor sharp at the tips on the windward side
      > > > > - Razor sharp edge all leeward side
      > > > > - Very little rocker (I will try with no rocker first or
      > > > whatever comes
      > > > > with the plywood)
      > > > > - Around 145 cm (slightly longer than my wakeboard)
      > > > > - Slightly less width than my current wakeboard to make
      >the
      > > > total
      > > > > surface slightly less than my current wakeboard
      > > > >
      > > > > Anything else???
      > > > >
      > > > > Hung.
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to
      >http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
      >
      >
      >
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      >Message: 5
      > Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 21:32:32 -0500
      > From: Hung Vu
      >Subject: Growing sport!
      >
      >I did a quick one word search at google.com and come up with the
      >following:
      >
      >Kitesurf 35,000 hits
      >Kitesurfing 30,700 hits
      >Flysurf 15,300 hits
      >Kiteboarding 14,900 hits
      >Kiteboard 7,710 hits
      >Kiteski 1380 hits
      >Flysurfing 1090 hits
      >Kiteskiing 856 hits
      >Kitesnowboarding 394 hits
      >Kitesnowboard 83 hits
      >Kitelandboarding 4 hits
      >Kitelandboard 1 hits
      >
      >Some interesting statistics!
      >
      >The last time I did the same search 3 years ago, I think none had more
      >than 1000 hits (that's was what I wanted to find in the Kitesurf
      >database - my post 3 years ago...).
      >
      >Hung.
      >
      >
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