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Kamikuza

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Kamikuza last won the day on June 28 2019

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  1. It may well be cross-talk... If you leaning from the waist over your front foot, you're doing a lot less to shift your CoG, and are upsetting your balance. The answer is Yoga lunges -- keep your torso upright and bend your front knee. Yeah I quickly went from 13m tube to 12m Speed3, then 10m Crossbow. Had the 21 for super-light winds, but as soon as I was overpowered (10 knots maybe) I'd go straight to the 10m. It's the same now. If I can't water start on the 10m, it wouldn't be much fun anyway. Key thing is a good power stroke, then being able to turn the power right
  2. Nice. Don't lean forward, more your CoG forward -- yoga side lunges. You'll never be able to "lean" or "push" the front foot enough to handle even a small area foil. That wing/setup noticeably had a tendency to nose-dive when you pushed the speed.
  3. The impression I got was that it was just replacing the Dacron... For now. Am I being too hopeful?
  4. 1.8kg 3 strut kite -- lighter than a zero strut ?
  5. Looks like a version of the North Iron Heart so it won't be and how often do you need to reset a QR?!
  6. 'kin brutal. I've seen video of the tomahawk test with the Speed5 and Viron too. The only issue I have is that the kites aren't as "loaded" as they could be -- let the bodies hit the water, then loop it into the power zone. Let's see that done a dozen times...
  7. Dunno, bloody good 'shops if it's not real. I know extreme high AR has been played with before eg. The Death Blade paraglider...
  8. Line mount doesn’t mount on your kite... which one are you actually after?
  9. You'll need a left handed screwdriver to get the grub screw out
  10. Solvent free? Looks like dyneema (UHMWPE) lines are resistant to solvents, so you should be good. When I got my first new kite, I put dry wax on the pulley lines ... no issues still. I always meant to get around to putting violin bow wax on the depower lines ... but never did Might be good on old lines but I'd still prefer to replace them.
  11. Kamikuza

    Scary

    He's the guy who had the 900ft tow-up record before Nick Jacobsen beat it, and that's SOP for snowkiting in the US from what I've seen indeed, looked like fun.
  12. I just don't get that mentality eh ... "Look a pristine stretch of nature unsullied by civilization ... let's drive our cars up and down it because the roads just aren't enough."
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