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  • I'm goona bug the hell outta this 'getting upwind' stuff.. We all know that: "You end up where you are looking." Whether it's riding a horse, MTB, surfboard..almost 'whatever': keep your head up and look where you want to go. By extension, your shoulders and torso follow your head. ...but on a kiteboard your feet/legs can take a couple of positions. I have seen people with their...
    ex_cpe Nov 10, 2005
  • --- In ksurfschool@^$1, jakob Thegerström wrote: > > Jim, > > The ansver may be a concave board. More and more of > the new boards got a lot of concave in the design. I > recently bought one myself and had to adapt my riding > tech to it: > > 1 - you don't have to edge as much as with a > "conventional" flat board, so you can have lower board > angle and still going upwind. It...
    ex_cpe Nov 8, 2005
  • The second person I mentioned who flys fast and low is an enigma. Out of a regular crew of about eight people, this person comes in a flys in another style. He's easily 20% faster than most people out. On a 12M day with gusts the mid-20kts, his kite seems to have a deeper C-shape, his board threw a much higher wake...but I was not close enough to him to see what was different...
    ex_cpe Nov 7, 2005
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  • Now that the Fall winds have filled in; there seem to be two schools of getting upwind - not just upwind..but vey high angled tacks. 1. We have a local woman who looks as if she could climb a building with her kite because she goes upwind so very well in a 'High (about 11 o'clock) and slow" mode. 2. Another local seems to almost kite twice as fast as everyone, cuts a very high...
    ex_cpe Nov 7, 2005
  • --- In ksurfschool@^$1, "s2theniggle" wrote: > As i am new and have not yet purchased gear what sizes, brands, types, > ect. of equipment should i get? Like how big of a kite for example. And > besides Ebay does anyone have suggestions of where to get cheap gear? You have asked: "Should I fly to London?" Proably not if you live in Dorset.. You could be a 29 year old Bombay bride...
    ex_cpe May 1, 2005
  • --- In ksurfschool@^$1, "Brian and Kimberly" wrote: > > Hi There > My husband and I are considering taking up this exciting newer sport, > but we have a few questions. First of all we live in Michigan on a > decent sized inland lake. Both of us have experience w/ wakeboarding. > Here are my questions... > 1. Can we share a kite? There is about a 70lb differnce in weight and > 6...
    ex_cpe Jan 2, 2005
  • --- In ksurfschool@^$1, "wallyman_88" wrote: > > I have seen in the paper a cheap Globerider kite 17 m last years > model are they any good? The guy said they are similar to to a > Cabrina Nitro any comments would be appreciated He wants AU$500 > Thanks Dave Dave: I have the pre-self-adjusting leading edge model. It's pretty well made and rad looking (mine is the camo/orange.) It...
    ex_cpe Nov 24, 2004
  • > > I went to the beach the other day in 20mph winds with my 12m kite > (it's the smallest I have), and promptly got yanked about 50ft in the > air off the beach. It scared the living hell out me, and I can't > help but wonder what happened to all of those hours I spent training > with my 1m kite. So I guess my question is this: should I spend more > time just body dragging up and...
    ex_cpe Oct 9, 2004
  • --- In ksurfschool@^$1, "johnmitch1980" wrote: > > I'm brand new to kitesurfing, and I was overzealous 2 weeks ago when > I bought my equipment........meaning, I went to the local dealer and > shelled out $3800 for 2 kites (12m and 16m), a board, harness, > lifevest, etc. > I need to get a 20m kite and 8m kite, but don't want to pay $1200 per > kite like I did two weeks ago. > I...
    ex_cpe Oct 8, 2004
  • ...of ply or foam you see kids throwing down in the shorebreak, and is actually made to surf. This board is pictured and spec'd at: wetstuff.com Happy to let you try it if you're ever over in my area.... Jim *Hell, it may be too advanced for me! I've lost a second board...
    ex_cpe Oct 1, 2004