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by matt_s
Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:52 pm
Forum: Kite enquiries and info
Topic: High wind kite
Replies: 10
Views: 1135

Re: High wind kite

How much use you'll get out of a 5 depends on whether you're a dedicated twin tip rider or if you ride (or intend to ride) a surfboard. I took the plunge and bought a 5m last year and don't regret it for a second. I use it as soon as it hits a steady 25 on a surf board, and on my twin tip I've had i...
by matt_s
Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: the poo moment
Replies: 10
Views: 1053

Re: the poo moment

How does a downloop differ to a backloop when dropping down from a jump? Simples - with a down loop you're looping the kite in the opposite direction to a back loop. So instead of initiating the loop by pulling with your back hand, you pull with your front, so you continue with the same forward tra...
by matt_s
Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: the poo moment
Replies: 10
Views: 1053

Re: the poo moment

All good advice above The key at the top of your jump is to make sure you don't overtake the kite. With practice you'll be able to feel this in the bar, but at first just keep an eye on it and make small adjustments to the steering and bar trim. Keep knees up while you're in the air as this will rea...
by matt_s
Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Still Crispy
Replies: 217
Views: 26580

Re: Still Crispy

:lol: :lol: :lol: LMAO what makes it worse is that it's USED! :shock:
by matt_s
Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Latest kites
Replies: 6
Views: 741

Re: Latest kites

So what year are your Waroos? 08/09 I would guess. Kites have gotten more refined but I would say that they have been evolutionary rather than revolutionary steps. You've missed the rise and (slight) fall in Delta shaped kites which give a real good steady low end pull and super easy relaunch at the...
by matt_s
Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: Kite enquiries and info
Topic: North Vegas 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1259

Re: North Vegas 2015

I have a had short session one, it is pretty different from the older 2014/13's kites. Tips are huge now, I did have it on the wake style bar so difficult to really compare but it did feel slower, I did a couple of backloop kite loops on it and it drives through loop much harder. Feels like it has ...
by matt_s
Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Know any where that sells kite glue in small tubes??
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: Know any where that sells kite glue in small tubes??

buy a normal size tube of Stormsure and keep it in the freezer once opened. Works like magic! it defrosts in a couple of minutes and lasts until the tube is finished or you forget to put it back in the freezer.... I found writing on the tube "KEEP ME IN THE FREEZER YOU BLOODY IDIOT" worked...
by matt_s
Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Cornish spots that work at High Tide?
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Re: Cornish spots that work at High Tide?

Thanks for the replies - we ended up going to Watergate early on Saturday and had an epic session in some pretty monster surf, and then a very mellow session at Daymer in the afternoon over high tide. There was no wind this morning but some nice clean surf to be had in Newquay - top weekend :)
by matt_s
Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Cornish spots that work at High Tide?
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Cornish spots that work at High Tide?

Hi, I'm heading down to Cornwall this weekend & if the wind decides to play ball I'd really like to know if there are any spots which are doable at high tide. We're going to be based near Watergate so that's choice number one for Friday afternoon until it gets dark, but with the high tides being...
by matt_s
Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Big changes in the industry..
Replies: 47
Views: 3816

Re: Big changes in the industry..

I have always got the impression there has been a big chnage in kite sales since the 2008/2009 crisis. Before that I was always meeting people (even total beginners) on the beach who had just purchased a new quiver of 3 kites on their credit card. These days people seem to be keeping their kites lo...
by matt_s
Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Naish UK...where are you ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1500

Re: Naish UK...where are you ?

BBR started stocking Naish last year. If they don't have them in stock they should be able to order one in
by matt_s
Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: High wind boards
Replies: 9
Views: 721

Re: High wind boards

tombeaton wrote:I cant see why you would need a smaller board with a 5.5m kite.


Agree with Tom. At 95kg, a 135x41 board and 5.5m kite should still be well controllable in 50 knot gusts..... Or are you thinking of windier days than that? :shock:
by matt_s
Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Serious Assault - £5000 reward for information
Replies: 45
Views: 5317

Re: Serious Assault - £5000 reward for information

anthonylanglands wrote:Yes Yes !! ... I see him watching , G-o-o-d !! I can feel your anger, TYPE !!! them down with all of your hatred and your journey towards the darkslide will be complete! .


LMAO :lol: :lol:
by matt_s
Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: Technique
Topic: Upwinding in light wind - kite technique
Replies: 9
Views: 2353

Re: Upwinding in light wind - kite technique

One small point to add to what's been said already is that a touch of depower can often help as it lets you pull the bar right in for best body position whilst letting the kite sit further forward in the window. The biggest points have already been mentioned & it's basically all about feel and f...
by matt_s
Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:11 pm
Forum: General Equipment Enquiries
Topic: need a bit of line
Replies: 3
Views: 508

Re: need a bit of line

Any particular reason why a loop couldn't be tied into the line? Would be a lot easier :-)