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by CookieMonster
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Kiting alone...
Replies: 15
Views: 1468

Re: Kiting alone...

Due to my hours in the week, I can get out most mornings when windy. The beach has a lot of dog walkers, but I don't think it's fair they have help. Their are a handful of other kiters some days but when there is no one I do take more precautions. I have a chain and caribina which I tie to a railing...
by CookieMonster
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: What would happen if you didn't buy a new kite?
Replies: 19
Views: 1915

Re: What would happen if you didn't buy a new kite?

What's going with the Bars, slingshot comp going for over £400, you can get a good board for that. I have been thinking about upgrading, but new kit is extortionate at the mo, rather repair when needed.
by CookieMonster
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: A plea to inexperienced Camber riders!
Replies: 35
Views: 2981

Re: A plea to inexperienced Camber riders!

After all the comments regards Poole Harbour! that ole chestnut :-D Roll on winter when it will thin out again :mrgreen: I prefer to be on my 10m or 8m, summer has always been the season for newbs, light winds and warm water. Agree with giving newbs advice, just means they'll progess quicker and spe...
by CookieMonster
Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: A kite specific to girls?
Replies: 24
Views: 1848

Re: A kite specific to girls?

It's all a gimmick at the end of the day, North sells kites for chavs, Slingshot for old people who want to look/feel cool, Naish just for old people, Flysurfer for weirdos and now Wainman has a kite for girls (girl specific kite not the the RPM which is just a girls kite) Lol! But you could say al...
by CookieMonster
Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: A kite specific to girls?
Replies: 24
Views: 1848

Re: A kite specific to girls?

The down side to a women specific kite is when they want to sell it. As it's still a male dominated sport there will be less if a market to sell to, but then again it might not matter with some :p

Lol on the vanity bar mirror.
by CookieMonster
Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Mystic Storm Jacket - using during kiting
Replies: 6
Views: 827

Re: Mystic Storm Jacket - using during kiting

Ha! Good idea regards the soldering iron. The water slushing about in the hood is a strange sound when going along :)
by CookieMonster
Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:13 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Comparing a 9m with another 9m
Replies: 22
Views: 1849

Re: Comparing a 9m with another 9m

Last time I was out , I got to thinking about kite sizes between different manufacturers are they the same , like is a 9meter flexifoil the same as a naish 9meter? Also whenever I'm out with a certain friend who remain nameless, if he's out on his 7 I'll be out on my 9 and if I'm out on my 15 he'll...
by CookieMonster
Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Looks like it might be good for snow kiting this year
Replies: 1
Views: 411

Re: Looks like it might be good for snow kiting this year

Would be good. But no holding my breath. If it did getting anywhere would be useless as everything grinds to a halt. Anyway winds back tomorrow :)
by CookieMonster
Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Gloves
Replies: 16
Views: 1981

Re: Gloves

I'm going for black marigolds this year, I hear they are good
by CookieMonster
Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Helmets
Replies: 65
Views: 4991

Re: Helmets

[quote="TonyP"]I like the fact that some guys / girls wanna wear bright color lids .
As if I see anyone wearing one if I'm out , I keep as far away as poss from them .
As they are norm learning / beginners or dickheads with go pros .

Can / worms / open .....
by CookieMonster
Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Single / double skin and storm wind beater??
Replies: 11
Views: 924

Re: Single / double skin and storm wind beater??

Ahh my bad it's the mystic storm top which doggy correctly pointed out. It's really good and it works for me. It is a close fit but the fabric has a bit of stretch so it's not restrictive. I am not wearing on the water over the winter suit as it's still warm, it's good when coming off to keep the wi...
by CookieMonster
Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:34 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: front entry wetsuits
Replies: 33
Views: 3348

Re: front entry wetsuits

Why don't you get a mystic storm wind beater top. I got one and certainly helps on those bitter days to keep toasty. I wore it over my summer shorty today and was toasty
by CookieMonster
Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: The Big Charity Downwinder
Replies: 167
Views: 19814

Re: The Big Charity Downwinder

Safety_Crab One observation that could improve the event next year...here goes When the forecast says its going to be windy when there's no wind...and the wind picks up right on time, it's probably a good idea to accept the forecast is accurate. What an earth were you prats doing launching 12m kite...
by CookieMonster
Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: The Big Charity Downwinder
Replies: 167
Views: 19814

Re: The Big Charity Downwinder

We were some of the last kiters to go as well being in row I. It was fruiting to wait along time to launch. At 1st I was glad not being at the front as I would have needed my 14m to get going knowing it was going to like it did. You could sense the urgency to get going as wind picked up and kiters w...
by CookieMonster
Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Newbies!
Topic: Looking for flat water, 25 knots, knee deep.
Replies: 15
Views: 1760

Re: Looking for flat water, 25 knots, knee deep.

It blows best in autum/winter when air temp drops to 10 degrees here in costs del bournemouth and everyone's got 5/3 wetsuits hats, gloves and boots :)