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by JGTR
Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Where to Kitesurf - International
Topic: Brazil, flight info please!
Replies: 2
Views: 706

Re: Brazil, flight info please!

To be fair €100 sound pretty good for oversized baggage to Brazil. Prob pay not much less for taking kit to Spain.
by JGTR
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Buckle Up Bitches...
Replies: 3
Views: 1248

Re: Buckle Up Bitches...

Still....no Naish Torch is it :lol:
by JGTR
Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Board loss and subquent coast guard time wasted at Lancing 3/6/17
Replies: 3
Views: 1187

Re: Board loss and subquent coast guard time wasted at Lancing 3/6/17

Ditched my kite in the Thames, reported it, got a call from RNLI the next day and they had gone and got my kite as a training g exercise.
by JGTR
Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Newbies!
Topic: Self Launching - Anchor vs no Anchor
Replies: 1
Views: 875

Re: Self Launching - Anchor vs no Anchor

In good conditions self launching/landing untethered is fine but when the conditions are poor and you really need a safe method to self launch/land then tethered is only way for me. I generally use beach/street furniture, something solid and immovable...although I have used my board buried in the sa...
by JGTR
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Bad news - Hayling
Replies: 24
Views: 5330

Re: Bad news - Hayling

Sad news, my thoughts are with his family and friends.

We get squalls down the Thames, even leashed out I've seen the safety line cut through someone's hand and eventually snap. Not interpreting this tragic event, but letting the kite go needs to be an action that we must all be prepared to do.
by JGTR
Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Kite Discussion & Review
Topic: which kite to learn megaloops?
Replies: 3
Views: 1117

Re: which kite to learn megaloops?

Forget mega loops, if you are only just starting to loop the kite then you are a long way off. Once you have kitelooping dialled in then it will be a natural progression to mega loops. You can learn to kiteloop on any kite, start with kiteloops and down loops on the water, then start adding loops at...
by JGTR
Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: This Forum... what's happened? It's like no ones home. Also the Core GTS4 any good?
Replies: 35
Views: 4966

Re: This Forum... what's happened? It's like no ones home. Also the Core GTS4 any good?

Hah, when you find a kite that flies exactly the way you want, why would you then chase after the next new thing? Spot on. I can see why you don't like Torches GRF, everyone who buys one never buys a new kite again, not much money to be made :lol: Nothing to be scared of with 5th lines, still the o...
by JGTR
Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Time for a competition!
Replies: 10
Views: 1380

Re: Time for a competition!

Yes please!
by JGTR
Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: This Forum... what's happened? It's like no ones home. Also the Core GTS4 any good?
Replies: 35
Views: 4966

Re: This Forum... what's happened? It's like no ones home. Also the Core GTS4 any good?

No kitelooping for me either, too old. On the rare occasion I don't get out I'm just happy that I remember what way round my lines go these days. Had some young lad ask me if it was my first time at Southend the other week......was kiting there when he was still at primary school FFS. Haha I know e...
by JGTR
Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: This Forum... what's happened? It's like no ones home. Also the Core GTS4 any good?
Replies: 35
Views: 4966

Re: This Forum... what's happened? It's like no ones home. Also the Core GTS4 any good?

No kitelooping for me either, too old. On the rare occasion I don't get out I'm just happy that I remember what way round my lines go these days.

Had some young lad ask me if it was my first time at Southend the other week......was kiting there when he was still at primary school FFS.
by JGTR
Fri Oct 28, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: This Forum... what's happened? It's like no ones home. Also the Core GTS4 any good?
Replies: 35
Views: 4966

Re: This Forum... what's happened? It's like no ones home. Also the Core GTS4 any good?

Still being a pikey and flying my 2007 Torches.

Although due to work/kids I rarely kite anymore.....do a lot more mountain biking these days, less weather dependent.
by JGTR
Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: North Kiteboarding Click Bar - The Gamechanger!
Replies: 15
Views: 2455

Re: North Kiteboarding Click Bar - The Gamechanger!

Moving parts are always a great idea on kitebars :roll: In reality you should not have to keep adjusting the depower, just set it and leave it alone, only in emergencies should you need to depower a kite that much, or maybe when on land and to have to repeatedly twist that thing to power it up.....b...
by JGTR
Sat Aug 06, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Which 4 line kite to replace Raven and Torches?
Replies: 5
Views: 1167

Re: Which 4 line kite to replace Raven and Torches?

Not sure you'll get that connected powerful feel on a 4 line kite, but RPM & Park seem to be popular choices. I'd be interested in your Torches and Ravens if you want to sell them, I kind of collect them as they don't make them like they used to
by JGTR
Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: BKSA Membership/insurance
Replies: 21
Views: 3791

Re: BKSA Membership/insurance

I can tell you there have been many claims at the BKSA some years none. Around about 10 in worst year as I recall and a few of £10,000 claims paid out. So yes claims are made and paid out on Still very vague, not sure why the insurance companies don't want us to know what the policies cover. Can an...
by JGTR
Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Technique
Topic: Kite loop with a Kahoona V5
Replies: 2
Views: 1227

Re: Kite loop with a Kahoona V5

I learnt to kite loop on a 18m 2004 Vegas so it is possible on any kite! I started by doing surface loops, just looping the kite while pointing the board downwind, start in lighter winds you'll be fine. You can also do a down loop when turning, Slide the back of the board round as per normal so the ...