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by park1
Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: The News Room
Topic: Dynabar V7
Replies: 24
Views: 3564

Re: Dynabar V7

I got one of these from mark about six weeks ago having tried the home made rope and cut off harness hook approach. Some gadgets are a waste of time, but the dyna bar is brilliant. I use a surfboard all the time so lots of toeside riding and twisting. I was getting some really bad harness rub that w...
by park1
Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Some more strapless Qs. (Wax/Leash)
Replies: 22
Views: 2736

Re: Some more strapless Qs. (Wax/Leash)

If i do use a leash i have a chopped down one, about 4 ft long. On end is linked to a handle pass quick release. If the board ends up through the lines then it can be released and ridden back to the beach to sort out. It attaches to my harness so keeps the leash out from under my feet. The shorter l...
by park1
Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Some more strapless Qs. (Wax/Leash)
Replies: 22
Views: 2736

Re: Some more strapless Qs. (Wax/Leash)

My guess the ksp are using leashes to save time if they lose a board during a heat. body dragging to the shore will waste time. As to times when you'd a leash, i would only use one if i was kiting in front of rocks and so wouldn't want to be body dragging in to fetch a board back. This is rare for m...
by park1
Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:53 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Looks like good news for Hayling
Replies: 31
Views: 4429

Re: Looks like good news for Hayling

Good work - about time to the end of the elitist old boys club and huge conflicts of interest "err u can't kite if you are not a member! - you want a paid lesson - come on down you are welcome!!!!!" Kiteboarding is an opportunity for everyone, just because you may have some history in kiting doesn'...
by park1
Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Sennen for kitesurfing? Good or bad?
Replies: 2
Views: 695

Re: Sennen for kitesurfing? Good or bad?

I've surfed Sennen since childhood and kited there a good number of times too. I wouldn't recommed Sennen for anyone less experienced. It has a small wind window, N is just about OK. If the lifeguards are down (which they probably will be over the easter hols) then the swim and surf zones will be in...
by park1
Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: SS Mini Tuttle Fins
Replies: 13
Views: 3083

Re: SS Mini Tuttle Fins

I found the exact same thing when using the nsp adaptor. To get around this i got some narrow diameter 12mm grub screws. I sat the fcs fin in the adaptor and drilled holes through the sides where the fcs tabs sit in the adaptor and put the grub screws through. This holds the fin in tight. I would on...
by park1
Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Vans are so 90's - Truck Talk
Replies: 16
Views: 7656

Re: Vans are so 90's - Truck Talk

Who said there was no money in kiting? :roll:
by park1
Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: The perfect UK waveriding event. What would you choose?
Replies: 19
Views: 2223

Re: The perfect UK waveriding event. What would you choose?

For those of us with families and/or jobs that aren't Mon - Fri, holding periods are a right pain, to the extent that I just would never enter unless entry on the day or within 24hrs of the start was allowed - which makes orgnisation hard. Wasn't the Kernow Wave Cup last autumn run along the same li...
by park1
Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: Kiteboard Discussion & Review
Topic: circle one 6 or 6'3?
Replies: 8
Views: 1357

Re: circle one 6 or 6'3?

Found this on MSW http://community.magicseaweed.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=29596" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; BEWARE - If it was bought from Triocean (Bantham) it may be a second. Dave had a load in that were seconds, not sure why, but he was selling them cheap to shops as display ite...
by park1
Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: Kiteboard Discussion & Review
Topic: Surfboard advice wanted, pescado, wam, sst, shortstick,north
Replies: 2
Views: 884

Re: Surfboard advice wanted, pescado, wam, sst, shortstick,n

I'd steer clear of the Converse for light wind unless you are very light. The Bullet is a good board, particularly if you are in the early stages with a surfboard. The construction is very solid, so a 2nd hand one wil probably still have loads of life in it. It is heavier then 2011 boards, but that ...
by park1
Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Not just a racer
Replies: 4
Views: 989

Re: Not just a racer

Lee - almost as good as Steve McLaren :lol: :lol: :lol:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWptErAWrmQ[/youtube]

Good luck for the next round Steph!
by park1
Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Samson Amsteel.....
Replies: 8
Views: 1622

Re: Samson Amsteel.....

I am looking at using Marlow excel D12, its a hollow, rounded weave, soft dyneema. The 3.5mm looks good and is 1350kg breaking. The marlow might just be a fair bit better than the samson as its ticker and stronger, its same price, around £2/metre JN - The 3mm was a chandlery in Rosyeth (near Edinbu...
by park1
Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: Technique
Topic: surfboard footstrap positions
Replies: 7
Views: 2596

Re: surfboard footstrap positions

For bigger boards (5'10" plus) i find it best to ride most of the time with my back foot in front of the back strap, which allows you to have it far enough back to use when wave riding. If you need to get over some white water you can always slip your back foot in the strap to prevent knee/ankle twi...
by park1
Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: Kiteboard Discussion & Review
Topic: Strapless board to ride powered!
Replies: 14
Views: 1713

Re: Strapless board to ride powered!

Now I know the rule is slightly bigger surf board and you can fly a smaller kite to enable you to use the power of the wave to get more of the "surf" feeling.......But. I fly 2010 Fuels and love them and am not changing my kites. So what I'm after is a smaller board that will enable me to hold down...
by park1
Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Good spots in UK for beginners?
Replies: 8
Views: 1280

Re: Good spots in UK for beginners?

Hi David, try looking in the regional sections at the bottom of the board index, they are goldmine of useful info on beaches/restrictions/best states of tide/wind directions etc. There is loads of good stuff from Skyte (Martyn Hogg of flexifoil) on N Wales.

Regards

Dan