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  • A retractable dog leash will work for a while. (until it gets too rusted from the salt water) Better to go without a leash if you can. If neither are options for you, then build a regular style leash, but create a weak point in the leash for it to break if necessary. This will keep the board from springing back toward you. I use an NSI real leash, find it very handy,but have broken...
    Troy Bezanson Aug 7, 2003
  • Sounds like a day of frustration to me. Just take a lesson. You'll have more fun and will have a better idea if you really want to get into the sport or not. There are plenty of cheap used kites out there. A used inflatable kite is usually pretty easy to repair if needed. Get one cheap from ebay or someone you know. Get a proper board, used or new it doesn't really matter. Once you...
    Troy Bezanson May 19, 2003
  • ...tandem buggy, goes flying out around the side. Lot's of g-forces going on for the passenger. Always good for a laugh!! Regards, Troy Bezanson Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada -----Original Message----- From: George Sarris [mailto:jakefarley2000@^$1] Sent: Tuesday, January 14...
    Troy Bezanson Jan 14, 2003
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  • When I was there last year in November, everyone was riding 19m and 20m kites -----Original Message----- From: sssutherland [mailto:sssutherland@^$1] Sent: Saturday, October 05, 2002 3:31 AM To: ksurfschool@^$2 Subject: [ksurfschool] Kite size?? I live in Ventura California where the winds average about 10-15knots daily. I am 6'2 and weigh about 180 lbs. I am wondering about kite...
    Troy Bezanson Oct 5, 2002
  • The kite does launch upside down. Just join the struts on either side of the center strut with a piece of line, (Doesn't necessarily have to be as strong as q-power.) Tie a knot in the middle to attach the larks head of your 5th line to. Attach the other end of the 5th line to the bar somewhere preferably closer to the end. On the "Bar end" of the 5th line, I have a 6ft length of...
    Troy Bezanson Sep 12, 2002
  • I added a fifth line and can always reverse launch. It's a no brainer and one more line isn't so bad. Certainly worth considering. -----Original Message----- From: TheYellowJersey [mailto:jeromedayton@^$1] Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2002 10:02 PM To: ksurfschool@^$2 Subject: [ksurfschool] Re: Water launching kitemare Ken- What I was told to do and worked for me when I had just...
    Troy Bezanson Sep 11, 2002
  • ...time landing without sending the nose under the water. Should be fun to do and funny to watch. Let us know how you make out!!!!!1 Troy Bezanson Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada -----Original Message----- From: George Sarris [mailto:jakefarley2000@^$1] Sent: Saturday, August 24...
    Troy Bezanson Aug 24, 2002
  • ...greatly appreciated. I'm on my own here in Atlantic Canada and therefore rely on the information provided by you guys Good Winds, Troy Bezanson Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada -----Original Message----- From: Kitepower [mailto:sydney@^$1] Sent: Friday, August 09, 2002 7:38 PM...
    Troy Bezanson Aug 11, 2002
  • If you want a wider wind range for one kite, it needs to be able to sheet. 3 or 4 Lines will give you this ability. 4 lines will not help you to turn any faster. A good hard Leading edge and struts will help speed up turning. You may be able to play with your bridle some to get it to fly further in the window. Find out what the guys in your area are using/doing to walk upwind. I...
    Troy Bezanson Jul 24, 2002
  • A 4-line fully sheeted out will fly further forward in the window. A two liner will give you more difficulty due to the fact that you can't change the AoA. Try bracing against it more to get it further forward, then walk with it. The kite will want to fall back towards the center of the window so you may have to move the kite ever-so-slightly up and down, or alternate pressure on...
    Troy Bezanson Jul 24, 2002