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by mart.cou
Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Becoming an instructor
Replies: 8
Views: 747

Re: Becoming an instructor

andy gratwick is the man martyn - excellent teacher and course delivered with genuine enthusiasm - have a chat with joe helm or ali b re oversees instructing
by mart.cou
Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Surf Fitness by Dom Moore
Replies: 2
Views: 348

Re: Surf Fitness by Dom Moore

swimming three times a week will tick every box

this is very applicable to kitesurfing as well

lack of fitness is also a barrier to skill acquisition - fatigue is the friend of lawn mowers

good find tony
by mart.cou
Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Calling North West kiters....
Replies: 9
Views: 605

Re: Calling North West kiters....

hi mate

will is of good character and from a good family. i am sure there is a valid explanation. i can make contact to ensure your business can be conducted and a satisfactory outcome reached.

mart
by mart.cou
Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:15 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: quick q please?
Replies: 7
Views: 670

Re: quick q please?

THANKS NICE WRAP UP :-D thing is past 6 months when i have got out ive always been on my 4m so sunday on 5.5 having set kite up correctly i felt significant differences so will correct bar end settings when i get out again...... nonetheless i enjoyed some great rides so all was not lost ride safe mart
by mart.cou
Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:35 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: quick q please?
Replies: 7
Views: 670

Re: quick q please?

thanks guys by connecting my steering line to the pigtail knot furthest away from wing tip at the kite increases bar pressure by connecting closest to kite tip reduces bar pressure turning speed is not affected if both scenarios the line length remains the same from bar to wing tip im hoping that cl...
by mart.cou
Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: quick q please?
Replies: 7
Views: 670

quick q please?

what effect or feel at the bar end does having your steering lines on either the top knot nearest the wing tip or furthest away? i am aware how to tune a kite re line lengths and have full bar end tuning availability with leader line option as i customize my bar so answer please re the above questio...
by mart.cou
Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:34 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: heart rate monitor's
Replies: 12
Views: 670

Re: heart rate monitor's

polat ft 1 model basic good quality hrm £45 dont waste money on cheap models that are unreliable look at the screen..... with experience you will be able to feel the effort required to max out at 125...... i tend to look at the screen every few minutes if going to gym only then find out what machine...
by mart.cou
Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:24 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Older Kiteboarders in the UK
Replies: 28
Views: 2523

Re: Older Kiteboarders in the UK

eric hart lives 50 metres from sands of lytham st annes local gentleman and friend to all apart drom dog shit owners approaching i think 70 years young swims every morning (very nice front crawl technique) kitesurfs 99% of every wind day a true gentleman with the passion of a kid and health and fitn...
by mart.cou
Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: ironman uk
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Re: ironman uk

thanks chaps much appreciated

its going to be a once only experience cos i am not putting myself through that amount of training again!!!

heres hoping for cloudy still weather :shock:
by mart.cou
Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: ironman uk
Replies: 3
Views: 352

ironman uk

this year i have sacraficed big time - twice in january and twice in february....not sure i have missed too many big days in past 6 months.... looking forward to riding again in august in the waves... anyone doing, done or on the triathlon band wagon at the moment caution it will change your body an...
by mart.cou
Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:55 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: 2013 wave event?
Replies: 4
Views: 443

2013 wave event?

when and where is the wavemasters competition?

heres hoping for weekend event, school holidays at rhosneghr :roll:
by mart.cou
Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: ACL Reconstruction
Replies: 53
Views: 4785

Re: ACL Reconstruction

hey mr birt - very respectable fred witton time this year - very respectable - compact i hope - im off to el med tomorrow for open water swimming and running up the montana roja - not taking my surf gear - ryan air cheap as chips....4 days cheaper than 4 days in the lake district - sun sand sea and ...
by mart.cou
Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: flexifoil sales
Replies: 86
Views: 5065

Re: flexifoil sales

"simply cutting 50% off RRP is not what anyone with an ounce of business sense would call 'clever'" it shows just how much mark up there is on kitesurfing kit! and yes people are prepared to pay 50% of current prices because..... its a bloomin rip off what rrps have become i accept your in...
by mart.cou
Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Riding up a big hill for charity..
Replies: 48
Views: 2086

Re: Riding up a big hill for charity..

i did the lakeland loop today on my new bike - its a best waroo past loads of slingshit yesteryear bikes on the grass edges.... its the rider compact front with a 28 rear - without doubt the toughest loop ive done to date hardknott is hell, mashed my quads then had to look forward to wrynoss and as ...
by mart.cou
Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: S/H kite market where are they?
Replies: 54
Views: 2857

Re: S/H kite market where are they?

..and that is why shops go bust - people are not prepared to pay rrp - does anybody really pay full rrp for kites anyway??? fact i even cringe when i see 30% discounted off rrp cycling is massively better value for money gary its over priced and snobbery to justify and a reason why so few kids can e...