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.... for geezers who like to go way too fast!
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ELVIS
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Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:38 pm

Hi there, names colin getting into speed riding etc, kit is going to be an underground speed board, when it arrives!!

harness of some description and plenty of kites to chose from. i work for Powerkiteshop so kit isn't a problem thanks to understanding bosses..

A few questions..

Why aren't foils used?, i know the whole debate about don't relaunch etc etc , and they look Gay but i thought they were more efficient as the top buggy blokes can hit 70 ish.

What difference do the fins make, is bigger or smaller better?

Seat or waist harness, presume seat for lower centre of gravity

I have the GPS as approved by speed lot,

venue especially this weekend on a N/E is butter flat and waist ish deep so no probs there

oh yea i'm 90k give or take a pie, been kiting for 20 odd years kitesurfing 12..

Oh and a spare pair of PANTS ..

Any tips or advise greatly recieved..

thanks.. col
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Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:41 pm

ohh forgat to say any tips on board set up also, i presume back foot straight ish with a pointy front foot,,if that makes sense depending on tack

thanks again
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Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:08 pm

Welcome Colin

ELVIS wrote:Hi there, names colin getting into speed riding etc, kit is going to be an underground speed board, when it arrives!!

harness of some description and plenty of kites to chose from. i work for Powerkiteshop so kit isn't a problem thanks to understanding bosses..

A few questions..

Why aren't foils used?, i know the whole debate about don't relaunch etc etc , and they look Gay but i thought they were more efficient as the top buggy blokes can hit 70 ish.
Someone once tried a flysurfer at a comp but it was too unstable and looked very dangerous to me, with how it was backstalling and falling out of the sky and then powering back up at full speed[/color][/color]

What difference do the fins make, is bigger or smaller better?
Fins make a big difference depending on size of chop and angle of course

Seat or waist harness, presume seat for lower centre of gravity
Make no difference its all about what's comfortable
I have the GPS as approved by speed lot,

venue especially this weekend on a N/E is butter flat and waist ish deep so no probs there

oh yea i'm 90k give or take a pie, been kiting for 20 odd years kitesurfing 12..

Oh and a spare pair of PANTS ..

Any tips or advise greatly recieved..

Go a kite size or 2 bigger than normal, it will be a rush like nothing else you can do in kitesurfing :-D :-D

thanks.. col


There's plenty of info on the threads in this section but any more questions just ask

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Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:15 pm

Cheers for that..

typically ive killed the wind this weekend , but as soon as i have a go with some speed readings i'll let you know

thanks again
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Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:10 pm

Would be good to know how you get on with the underground board!

Tony
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Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:48 pm

Tony wrote:Would be good to know how you get on with the underground board!

Tony

It worked for James at Weymouth speed week but personally I reckon it might be hard work for heavy weight riders "not sure" I wish I had tried it now.
Welcome to the world of speed riding Elvis, the buzz is like no other kitesurfing discipline, took me best part of a year and lots of advice to start getting some decent speeds, the best advice was to man up and use bigger kites.
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Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:01 pm

gazxtreme wrote: the best advice was to man up and use bigger kites.


Bloody hell you have come a long way Gaz, never thought I would hear you say that :-D
ELVIS
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Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:15 am

Well it has finally arrived, board that is and with 30knts plus forecast for my flat water spot, i can't wait...

friday and sat for me, had to give my wedding tickets away as it was to windy not to miss!!

board and kites packed, GPS and go pro and those important spare Pants...

Can't wait :-D
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Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:55 pm

Good look Colin
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Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:37 pm

Youv'e certainly got a good few days of wind ahead, where are you heading?
Monday here on Walney is forecast 20s gusting over 40 so that will be fun for sure.
Davo, are you off and able to take advantage?
don't think it will be ready but I've nearly finished a board I cut the blank for about 18 months ago, I copied it from one of Micks early pictures of a twin tip cut away then when I saw the board James turned up with it's pretty close to that shape.
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Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:46 am

Gaz iv been out 5out of the last 6 days having a rest day today so i can get another 3days in before going back to work on tuesday. Was out on the half moon speed board on tuesday getting some 33 knot peeks but was underpowered but the last 2 days i have been running the speed strip on my course board and although i just cant get over 30 knots im peeking 29s.most runs its nearly as much fun as 50 on my speed boards.


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Sun May 01, 2011 1:56 pm

yeee bloody ha

two days with winds from 20 to 35knts, 10 and 8 M kites, top max speed was 36.7 knts,(that was a quick glance after a run) when i've worked out how to download GPS stuff i'll repost speeds etc, best runs were in about 3inches of water, but the wind chop made for scary pants stuff, acheived 30knts with a standard twin tip (wainman blunt 11)then first run on speed board was 35knts, but gusty wind made it hard work.

Lock and load and yee haa were the order of the day, but with the right water conditions i can see 40knts quite easily.

Kites were Naish parks 8 and 10m

My bloody knees ache though..

Is it me or am i now chasing numbers!!!

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Sun May 01, 2011 2:16 pm

Nice one Col
have a look at this one
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