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In Topic: The Will To Win

10 April 2014 - 07:47 PM

No doubt gusty!  looks like a cool spot to ride.

 

  You've got to hit the gym and the weights...  (kidding)  Seriously though, i think you will find big speed gains if you can ride using a trim line and keep your weight as far out as possible.  Not only will you be putting max energy into the board, but when hiked out straight, your legs work as better shock absorbers for the waves, and you won't get bucked out of balance as much as if standing up straighter.  But i'm sure you know that...

  If you haven't checked out the high end racing bars,  they have refined the trim line to friction free cascading 3:1's and 4:1's, which you should be able to trim even in the heavy stuff.  Downside is you get a lot of excess line flying around when fully depowered...


In Topic: The Will To Win

10 April 2014 - 02:27 PM

^ Great vid Jade!  Good luck to you this season, hope all your training pays off!

 

  Noticed on the vid that you seem to trim your kite primarily with the bar throw,  do you find that more comfortable than using a trim line/purchase

on your front lines?  Seems the trend ive noticed is to keep your weight back and steady with the bar in one spot then use the trim line to power/depower the kite.

 

   How about foiling?  are you thinking of getting into it.  That seems to be the direction for the racers...


In Topic: Should I Learn to Kite or Keep Windsurfing

04 April 2014 - 05:07 PM

^^ big plus that!
And in anything less than 18kts I'm kiting circles around the windsurfers struggling to plane.
Down winders are awesome!

In Topic: Gouvernail Explains Everything

31 March 2014 - 07:18 PM

Guv,  Nice work,  you're done!

 

 Get back to focusing on something important like updating the NCD thread!!


In Topic: Foiling Tri/cat with kiteboarding sail

31 March 2014 - 05:00 PM

DL gets here in 5....4...3...2....    600...599...598...597....

 

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