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by evilrobotshane
Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: Technique
Topic: Launching alone
Replies: 31
Views: 6748

Launching alone

Thanks for the ideas folks!

Due to the tide I had to wade out a bit in very shallow water to get a safe distance from the road. I never thought of just dragging the thing!
by evilrobotshane
Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: Technique
Topic: Launching alone
Replies: 31
Views: 6748

Launching alone

To dredge up an oldish thread, yesterday I had an immensely frustrating afternoon at Sandbanks in Poole harbour. I was the only one there, not a school or windsurfer or anything about, but if I wait for everything to be perfect I'll be a newbie forever. I needed to get into the water some distance b...
by evilrobotshane
Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:34 pm
Forum: Newbies!
Topic: Noobie,Poole
Replies: 27
Views: 1755

Noobie,Poole

Hit the water for the fourth time yesterday, and despite the wind being a bit messy I got a couple of decent-ish runs in, of the ten to twenty second variety, such that I can more or less claim to be actually kitesurfing on purpose. Next session I'd like to see my getting up on the board be getting ...
by evilrobotshane
Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Newbies!
Topic: Noobie,Poole
Replies: 27
Views: 1755

Re: Noobie,Poole

Evilrobotshane, we'll have to link up and bump heads at some point down at the beach. How would i recongnise you? You bet! I don't know how people usually spot each other in these situations (male, dressed in a dark wetsuit and harness...) but I'm more likely to be down of a weekday than on a weeke...
by evilrobotshane
Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: Newbies!
Topic: Noobie,Poole
Replies: 27
Views: 1755

Re: Noobie,Poole

Nice one southseasailor, thanks for the encouragement and also for the tips there; difficult to tell in the very short runs I managed but I suspect part of my problem was the kite ending up too close to the edge of the window and so losing power, I need to get the hang of keeping it moving and power...
by evilrobotshane
Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: General Equipment Enquiries
Topic: Pump
Replies: 18
Views: 1240

Re: Pump

For what it's worth, I got the generic pump from Amazon and it's just fine (Halford's was out of stock of pumpy things). I'll need to make myself a little leash for it but apart from that it seems to be no different from the kite-name-brand pumps I've had a go of. Maybe I should paint it pink or som...
by evilrobotshane
Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: Newbies!
Topic: Noobie,Poole
Replies: 27
Views: 1755

Re: Noobie,Poole

Just to follow up on this, I had my second lesson today (both half-days) and am on the verge of getting riding; I managed about a 4-second run on my good side before equipment issues put an end to things. Instructor-dude is pleased and reckons that after another half-hour or so of instruction trying...
by evilrobotshane
Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: iPhone5 & Tapatalk
Replies: 3
Views: 523

Re: iPhone5 & Tapatalk

That's been happening to me too; meant to post this ages ago but of course I wasn't able to, and never thought of it when at the computer.
by evilrobotshane
Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Newbies!
Topic: Beginner lessons in Poole
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Re: Beginner lessons in Poole

Been trying to answer this since last night on my telephone, but it kept kicking up an error. Anyway, thanks for the pointers! As it happens I have school-related commitments the next few weekends so it'll have to be midweek, which is fortunate. I put Easyriders on the list for consideration at your...
by evilrobotshane
Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: POSSIBLE fraud
Replies: 174
Views: 12500

Re: POSSIBLE fraud

Have a look into 'small claims', it seems to be the legal way to handle claims under 5000 quid.
by evilrobotshane
Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: Newbies!
Topic: Beginner lessons in Poole
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Beginner lessons in Poole

I was holding out for a course of lessons being heavily subsidised by my university to get us into sustainably active lifestyles (hah), but just got my work placement timetable for the duration of the course today and there's no way I can do the lessons. So I'm going to suck it up and go privately a...
by evilrobotshane
Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: General Equipment Enquiries
Topic: Pump
Replies: 18
Views: 1240

Pump

Nice one chaps, thanks for the quick responses. Are the Halfords and Gelert ones reasonably robust and reliable? I'd rather shell out a bit more for a name brand that'll hold together than have a cheap one crap itself on the beach forcing me to run home and grab one of the other five. Also, are the ...
by evilrobotshane
Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: General Equipment Enquiries
Topic: Pump
Replies: 18
Views: 1240

Pump

Abundance of good free advice to the contrary notwithstanding, I'm just about ready to put the finishing touches on my accumulation of kit and sit about waiting excitedly for my taxpayer-subsidised beginner lessons (thanks taxpayers!). To that end I am in need of a pump, and am unsure whether I shou...
by evilrobotshane
Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: Newbies!
Topic: Noobie,Poole
Replies: 27
Views: 1755

Noobie,Poole

I'll throw my name into the mix here, I'm in Boscombe and have yet to actually start. As an extension of my ongoing midlife crisis (ish) I'm a student at the university and as part of some government incentive scheme to get people into sustainably active lifestyles or something they're running very ...