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by JamesVegas
Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:56 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: How to set up your kite
Replies: 15
Views: 2207

Re: How to set up your kite

It's safer because if the launch goes wrong for any reason then I simply let go rather than have to mess around reaching for the safety release. If you launch with the leash attached to the 5th rather than on the suicide then you have to open the loop to go back to the suicide setting. I see a lot o...
by JamesVegas
Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:20 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: How to set up your kite
Replies: 15
Views: 2207

Re: How to set up your kite

Yes. After attaching the suicide leash I just hold the chicken loop. I ride suicide mode on a North trust bar so in the worst case scenario I let go of the loop and the kite is half powered up without engaging the safety system.
by JamesVegas
Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: How to set up your kite
Replies: 15
Views: 2207

Re: How to set up your kite

mike dubs wrote:I remember reading that Franz Olry always launched his kites holding the chicken loop, ready to let go if it went wrong!

Mike
That's how I launch. Way safer.
by JamesVegas
Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Moving on from British Kitesports
Replies: 16
Views: 3965

Re: Moving on from British Kitesports

I said people like you. People who would like to make money charging people to use beaches, that is essentially what you do isn't it?

My eyes are fine, looking forward to a nice day on the beach tomorrow, no direct debit and no shitty rash vest required.
by JamesVegas
Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Moving on from British Kitesports
Replies: 16
Views: 3965

Re: Moving on from British Kitesports

Good luck Richard in whatever you do. Having been involved with a club I know it's not always as easy as you want it to be so well done for all you managed to achieve. Whilst I know the BKA is not perfect I hope that it can go forward from here as we need a strong national body to protect our sport ...
by JamesVegas
Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Overtaking the kite on a kiteloop.
Replies: 10
Views: 1466

Re: Overtaking the kite on a kiteloop.

Thanks guys. Looks like I'll get to try out the tips on Saturday :-D I cannot believe the difference 22m lines make compared to 24m.
by JamesVegas
Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Kiting Hayling Island?
Replies: 41
Views: 6045

Re: Kiting Hayling Island?

I wouldn't give CBK or any other kitespot in the UK a penny of my money personally. It's a slippery slope privatising the beaches.
by JamesVegas
Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Overtaking the kite on a kiteloop.
Replies: 10
Views: 1466

Overtaking the kite on a kiteloop.

I have been looping the kite for some time but only just put 22m lines on my 2014 Vegas. Today on 7m I have started getting a lot more hight and initiating the loop a lot earlier meaning that I'm getting a lot closer to being horizontal with the kite on the at it's lowest point. On some of the landi...
by JamesVegas
Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:52 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Blast Summer Kite Jam 30-31st August
Replies: 8
Views: 1374

Re: Blast Summer Kite Jam 30-31st August

Should be a cracking day. See you tomorrow!
by JamesVegas
Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Mauritius in 18 days from now.
Replies: 4
Views: 860

Mauritius in 18 days from now.

Has anyone been to Mauritius and Reunion in August. Can't find a lot of info on either place. Looks like it's good but what sized kites should I take??
by JamesVegas
Thu May 15, 2014 6:52 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: North kites and pumps
Replies: 18
Views: 2138

Re: North kites and pumps

Bobdol0 wrote:
vibro100 wrote:
i got 8m, 10m rebel, trust bar, and pump for £1969.00
jeez thats expensive, norths such a rip off
Check out the resale value on the North gear compared to others, buy cheap, buy twice.
by JamesVegas
Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Lou Wainman quits Wainman Hawaii!
Replies: 29
Views: 6933

Re: Lou Wainman quits Wainman Hawaii!

Reminds me of some of the stuff my brother used to write and he was mad as a box of frogs.
by JamesVegas
Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:24 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Hadlow goes to North Kiteboarding...
Replies: 78
Views: 14062

Re: Hadlow goes to North Kiteboarding...

Certainly looks like a Vegas, it's not a Hadlow Pro for sure.
by JamesVegas
Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Has Flexifoil moved to direct sales?
Replies: 10
Views: 2059

Re: Has Flexifoil moved to direct sales?

What shop is going to buy stock from Flexi only to get caught with their pants down when Flexi offer 50% off on their website again?
by JamesVegas
Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:27 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Reviews
Replies: 9
Views: 1311

Re: Reviews

I had Tramadol the last time I bust my ribs, it was great.