Search found 152 matches

by Silverback
Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:09 pm
Forum: Technique
Topic: surfboard footstrap positions
Replies: 7
Views: 2671

Re: surfboard footstrap positions

Thanks everyone. I have not tried without any straps but I do find that I'm always leaning forward (weighting the front foot) which got me thinking that I should move the straps forward. I took the back strap off a while ago to help learning to gybe but I've found that when you actually get into som...
by Silverback
Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: Technique
Topic: surfboard footstrap positions
Replies: 7
Views: 2671

Re: surfboard footstrap positions

Thanks Sonnyrider, as I suspected. I've just realised after a year that mine were set at the back settings. Just moved them so we'll see what happends.
Tim.
by Silverback
Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: Technique
Topic: surfboard footstrap positions
Replies: 7
Views: 2671

surfboard footstrap positions

As a rule of thumb, would a heavy bloke normally have the straps further foward or back?
Thanks.
by Silverback
Sat Jun 04, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Does wind accerelate over banks?
Replies: 1
Views: 383

Re: Does wind accerelate over banks?

It does exactly that. You get a sort of compression zone at the top of the bank where the wind speed is higher. Catches loads of people out at my local beach who rig up thinking it's nice and windy then find it isn't when the get down on the water. For the same reason you have to watch out in strong...
by Silverback
Mon May 09, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: which wave board for 100kg rider
Replies: 8
Views: 1814

Re: which wave board for 100kg rider

Thanks Matt, you were right - I was burying the back end of the board a bit. Keeping it flatter is working much better. Same on the gybes - I was putting too much back foot pressure and killing speed too much. I find it much more efficient without the back strap as you can put your back foot further...
by Silverback
Fri May 06, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: which wave board for 100kg rider
Replies: 8
Views: 1814

Re: which wave board for 100kg rider

Thanks for your replies. Just got back from 4 hours of non stop gybing and finally getting to grips with my board (It's a 6' best prototype, tri fin - not sure of the width I'll have to measure it). Today I took off the back footstrap and found that much better. Now I'm making about 95% of my gybes ...
by Silverback
Fri May 06, 2011 11:05 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: which wave board for 100kg rider
Replies: 8
Views: 1814

which wave board for 100kg rider

Can anyone recommend a wave board for a 6'4 100Kg rider? I've got a board that is 6'1 but notice that all the light weights seem to be using a similar size board and am wondering if I'd do better on a bigger board. Nobody has one I can try so I though I'd ask on here. I always seem to need a big kit...
by Silverback
Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Best Kahoona V3 11.5
Replies: 9
Views: 1416

Re: Best Kahoona V3 11.5

I tried my new v3 11.5 the other day. Coming mostly from Waroos I felt instantly at home on the Kahoona. It is the first time I have tried a delta kite so didn't really know what to expect but wanted it for wave riding. Initially the wind was really light and I was amazed that I could go but I did a...
by Silverback
Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: Kite Discussion & Review
Topic: Best kites question
Replies: 4
Views: 533

Re: Best kites question

I got the 11.5 to start with as that's the size I need / use most but if I like it will probably change my 9m and 7m Waroos for them too.
Yes I am Tim, who are you pjs199 ?
by Silverback
Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: Kite Discussion & Review
Topic: Best kites question
Replies: 4
Views: 533

Re: Best kites question

Thanks cowboy. Just ordered a Kahoona v3 so I'll see how that goes. I guess wave riding is top of my list and that seems to be the one the dealers recommend.
by Silverback
Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: Kite Discussion & Review
Topic: Best kites question
Replies: 4
Views: 533

Best kites question

I want to replace my 2009 Waroos but see that Best no longer make the Waroo. My question is what to buy instead? Which is most similar, Kahoona or Taboo? Looking for an all round kite but mainly for Boosting and waveriding, not so bothered about unhooked tricks and wakestyle stuff. Seems to me the K...
by Silverback
Fri May 21, 2010 5:03 pm
Forum: General Equipment Discussion & Review
Topic: best lubricant for a pump
Replies: 12
Views: 3112

Re: best lubricant for a pump

Just got some WD40 Silicone 3 in 1 (doesn't attack rubber or plastic like normal wd40). Works great on the shaft - not tried it anywhere else but like you say, white grease is more suited to the inside. Thanks for you help. It's amazing the difference you get with a decent pump - you can get a decen...
by Silverback
Sun May 09, 2010 9:32 pm
Forum: General Equipment Discussion & Review
Topic: best lubricant for a pump
Replies: 12
Views: 3112

best lubricant for a pump

Got sand in my brand new slingshot pump so thought rather than throw it and buy a new one like normal, I'll fix it. Watched a YouTube video that showed how to clean it and using WD40 and then lubricate it with some sort of silicon lubricant but it said if you haven't got any, just use WD40 but it wi...
by Silverback
Fri May 07, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Where's the best place to sell my windsurf kit
Replies: 1
Views: 485

Where's the best place to sell my windsurf kit

I've got some fairly decent windsurf kit that just isn't getting used so am going to sell it. Can anyone recommend a decent website or forum for advertising it.
Cheers.
Tim.
by Silverback
Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:48 pm
Forum: Kiteboard Discussion & Review
Topic: Best twin tip for waves
Replies: 2
Views: 633

Best twin tip for waves

Can anyone recommend a twin tip that works pretty well in waves. Not wanting a surf board but my current twin is more freestyle oriented and doesn't have much flex. I'm keeping that for flat water so want something that will carve well and is tough enough to put up with heavy landings.
Thanks.