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by matt_s
Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Incoming........
Replies: 8
Views: 1323

Re: Incoming........

Hi James - cheers. I did get your PM and have replied, so hope you get the details. If not we can keep hijacking this thread :-)
by matt_s
Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Incoming........
Replies: 8
Views: 1323

Re: Incoming........

Wife Warned
Weekend plans scrapped
Boards Waxed
5 & 7 m kites starting to twitch with excitement at the prospect of getting out of their bag at this time of year.

......now, ssshhhhhhh. Don't scare it away.
by matt_s
Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: 12m/9m vs. 12m/10m kite quivers
Replies: 38
Views: 7981

Re: 12m/9m vs. 12m/10m kite quivers

A bit of Velcro and a knife and your safety system will be complete. I've got the stick from a Magnum Classic that will make a great chicken dick too. Lemme know your address and I'll post it to you.
by matt_s
Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:52 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Epic Crashes
Replies: 4
Views: 1042

Re: Epic Crashes

LOL fantastic - literally spat my coffee out at the Gangnam gag at the end :lol: Reminded me of the "pants down your the loser" game that is very popular at our house..... (though not so much with my wife funnily enough)
by matt_s
Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Kiteboarder Cross at Scottish Windfest Fraserburgh
Replies: 4
Views: 766

Re: Kiteboarder Cross at Scottish Windfest Fraserburgh

I saw an article on kite boarder cross in Kiteworld magazine. It looks like fantastic fun. Really hope it's a success up there & that some similar events make their way further South :-)
by matt_s
Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: 12m/9m vs. 12m/10m kite quivers
Replies: 38
Views: 7981

Re: 12m/9m vs. 12m/10m kite quivers

Personally I think a 10 and 12 are too close together. I've got a 10m Vegas and a 12m evo and even they overlap loads. You say (Rakeem) that you prefer to sit it out at > 25 knots, so you will have a pretty uninterrupted sweet spot at the lower end of the winds you do kite in, but a 10m evo in 25 kn...
by matt_s
Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Lost: 2 ozone bars at West Wittering
Replies: 1
Views: 263

Re: Lost: 2 ozone bars at West Wittering

Sorry to hear that - its very rare that stuff goes missing at J Road & worrying as I always leave my spare kit on the beach there! Was this on Monday evening? I came off the water around 8:30PM and am pretty sure there were no ozone bags by the groyne near the steps then. I'm assuming you've already...
by matt_s
Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: Newbies!
Topic: **Advise on gear,urgent guys***
Replies: 15
Views: 2447

Re: **Advise on gear,urgent guys***

Meh - handset key = second hand market. Autocorrect fail....
by matt_s
Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:49 pm
Forum: Newbies!
Topic: **Advise on gear,urgent guys***
Replies: 15
Views: 2447

Re: **Advise on gear,urgent guys***

You would be based near Chichester by any chance? I think I know exactly what shop you're talking about..... :) agree with everyone else's reply - a torch is probably not the best choice as a first kite, and TBH you can get a similar deal or better by shopping around. Any 2013 kites left will be on ...
by matt_s
Thu May 15, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: interesting ref fin size
Replies: 8
Views: 1153

Re: interesting ref fin size

35mm fins for me all the way. I much prefer a looser board - mine came with 53mm fins as standard & I swapped to the 35's quite soon after. I put them back on as an experiment the other day and felt like I could barely ride, the board behaved so differently. Fell straight on my face the first time I...
by matt_s
Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: General Equipment Discussion & Review
Topic: Which gloves and hat?
Replies: 14
Views: 2072

Re: Which gloves and hat?

+2 for the "really don't need them" answer.....

Have been barefoot, bare hand and bare head for the last few sessions now and have been fine (and I'm a real pussy when it comes to cold hands too)
by matt_s
Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Hadlow goes to North Kiteboarding...
Replies: 78
Views: 14500

Re: Hadlow goes to North Kiteboarding...

He's actually joined Blade for kites and Crazyfly for boards... Didn't see that one coming!
by matt_s
Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: playing in the sand- time for a key pod
Replies: 33
Views: 4079

Re: playing in the sand- time for a key pod

Another vote here for the blank key option. Have been using the same one since 2008. It's a bit rusty now but still perfectly serviceable.
by matt_s
Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: Kiteboard Discussion & Review
Topic: next board.....Bliss v Monk v Raptor
Replies: 15
Views: 2205

Re: next board.....Bliss v Monk v Raptor

Just have a bit of trouble in hard toeside carving the monk ......seems to lose grip at speed and sharp turns for this sir you need to up the fin size - I'm guessing you have 42mm fins? 53mm is a minimum if you want to really bury the rail and keep it stable.. or 57 if you really want to go for it!...
by matt_s
Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Anyone kiting the Devon / Cornwall swell on Saturday?
Replies: 15
Views: 2855

Re: Anyone kiting the Devon / Cornwall swell on Saturday?

Sweet :) top tip with sail repair tape if you didn't know it already is to apply heat and pressure to it. I'm scared to use an iron but I've found that a table spoon heated in boiling water then dried off makes the perfect tool. Stops any peeling :)