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by jameser
Tue May 19, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Wetsuit?????
Replies: 9
Views: 752

Re: Wetsuit?????

A few mates have mystic suits which they love but not sure which models
by jameser
Tue May 19, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Wetsuit?????
Replies: 9
Views: 752

Re: Wetsuit?????

I've got an oneill RG8 which I've been really happy with now into its third season. 5/4 and mega stretchy real comfy soft and pliable, feels like a much thinner suit but keeps me totally warm. Its a surf suit strictly hence built for being immersed and for max movement when paddling. It's a climb in...
by jameser
Wed May 21, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Kitesurfing Armada
Replies: 8
Views: 633

Re: Kitesurfing Armada

Last year the event went to Shoreham and I was pretty f@cked by the end. I had water and gel which I was glad of. This year I think it's planned to stop much shorter at Pagham and personally over that distance I wouldn't bother taking anything but just make sure I was well fueled and hydrated before...
by jameser
Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: Kite enquiries and info
Topic: When to make the switch to C kites??
Replies: 6
Views: 605

Re: When to make the switch to C kites??

JGTR wrote:What's the bar pressure like on the bandits???
Compared to other kites I've flown it's close to the lightest, the only thing I've found lighter was earlier Vegas and Rebels that I've tried. Although the bandit is pretty light there is still good feedback.
by jameser
Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:34 pm
Forum: Kite enquiries and info
Topic: When to make the switch to C kites??
Replies: 6
Views: 605

Re: When to make the switch to C kites??

Don't be seduced by 'c' kites as such, these days 'c' kites is actually a pretty small and specialised group of kites. The mainstay now are delta/hybrid shapes which have all the performance and ease of use that you'll ever want, a lot of pro's are now on theses shapes. They have a wide range of use...
by jameser
Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:12 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Anyone been to Sagres - Portugal?
Replies: 17
Views: 2477

Re: Anyone been to Sagres - Portugal?

Don't be too put off. It is a little gusty but it's more the effect of the strong current running when the tide turns that causes that on/off feeling as you cross the channel. At mid tide there is plenty of other good water to be had and a nice sandbar to play on. Plus you can ride across to the oth...
by jameser
Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: front entry wetsuits
Replies: 33
Views: 2733

Re: front entry wetsuits

getting in and out can be a struggle, particularly getting out, but it's certainly not impossible and they're so much warmer and more comfortable.
by jameser
Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Anyone been to Sagres - Portugal?
Replies: 17
Views: 2477

Re: Anyone been to Sagres - Portugal?

You can drive to the other side of the lagoon at Alvor where you can park close to the beach. Drive out of Alvor toward Faro on the N125. Just as you come to Odiaxere(?) turn left after the football ground. Follow the road about 2 miles, it winds a little, and then over a train track, then another f...
by jameser
Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Snowkiting lessons/holiday, sugestions/advice needed
Replies: 8
Views: 816

Re: Snowkiting lessons/holiday, sugestions/advice needed

I'd learn to snowboard first which is great fun in it's own right anyway. As said at La Ros you need to be a pretty competent snowboarder just to get to the spot and back to resort after. Get some lessons at one of the snow domes before you go. 2 half day sessions should see you to a point where you...
by jameser
Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:53 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: The Big Charity Downwinder
Replies: 167
Views: 17051

Re: The Big Charity Downwinder

Our team worked really well, we were never more than a few hundred meters apart and looked out for one another and waited and retrieved boards for each other, dragging for your board was harder than I've ever known!? I was maxed on my 10 and just got in at Lancing just before that 37knot squall hit!...
by jameser
Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: The Big Charity Downwinder
Replies: 167
Views: 17051

Re: The Big Charity Downwinder

Careful with a regular backpack, any water that gets in may not drain too well, then you've got a heavy weight on your back! Also it could be made of materials that absorb water, again weight, which even if not dangerous may just be a major pain in the arse!
by jameser
Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Do i ditch it??
Replies: 12
Views: 1507

Re: Do i ditch it??

A directional board can bounce around in chop, loosing the straps means you can move your foot and weight forward to keep the nose down. Naturally surfboard shapes work best in waves with flats between. A TT serves better in charging through lumpy water. Directionals can be a more mellow riding expe...
by jameser
Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:19 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: The Big Charity Downwinder
Replies: 167
Views: 17051

Re: The Big Charity Downwinder

Can anyone confirm if it is an absolute requirement to wear a buoyancy aid/impact vest?
by jameser
Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Kite enquiries and info
Topic: Bandit sizing
Replies: 9
Views: 881

Re: Bandit sizing

I'm about 85kg and have 10/7. On my 135/42 TT that gives me 18kts-30 at a push on the 10 and 27-40+ on the 7. Perfect 2 kite quiver for me and they're said to be the sweet sizes in the range. I've added a kite skim board to extend the bottom end a little.
by jameser
Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Coaching suggestions from you
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Re: Coaching suggestions from you

In no order just as they come to mind. Dragging upwind is a really important skill every kiter should learn before introducing the board. Deep water pack down for sure which you can do theory of and practice on land. Site assessment is a definite one to learn and develop, including understanding cur...