This Forum... what's happened? It's like no ones home. Also the Core GTS4 any good?

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Well, no idea about what's happened to this place, but the Core GTS4 is very good if you'd like to talk bollox about it?
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Not a lot wind this week so maybe it will get busier.

I think we are all waiting for the start of Tone's new competition :-)

Tell me more about the GTS4. What do you like? What can you compare it to?
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wheredewindblows wrote:Not a lot wind this week so maybe it will get busier.

I think we are all waiting for the start of Tone's new competition :-)

Tell me more about the GTS4. What do you like? What can you compare it to?
GRF sells them....
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The GTS4 is a lovely looking bit of kit. I'd love to have a bash on one. Sounds like it'd be comparable to a Cabrinha FX I'd guess.
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But i'm not sold on that twisty release - i reckon i'd pop it every time I went to hook back in.
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Still being a pikey and flying my 2007 Torches.

Although due to work/kids I rarely kite anymore.....do a lot more mountain biking these days, less weather dependent.
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JGTR wrote:Still being a pikey and flying my 2007 Torches.

Although due to work/kids I rarely kite anymore.....do a lot more mountain biking these days, less weather dependent.
Be a bit careful of that mountain biking, I do a lot, probably too much and the result I've detailed here, not such a problem kiting where there doesn't seem to be the stress on ones hamstrings, but a salutary tale just the same.

So, Torches, 2007, not much hope for you really is there?
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Dragnfly wrote:The GTS4 is a lovely looking bit of kit. I'd love to have a bash on one. Sounds like it'd be comparable to a Cabrinha FX I'd guess.
Nothing is comparable to a Cabrinha FX, go and wash your mouth out, better still pour some soapy water over your keyboard.
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Call me a tart but because I'm not colour blind I won't ever buy what are essentially monochrome kites.
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The forum doesn't seem to get enough through put, in all fairness kitecrowd doesn't seem to either (but then one has to pay a quid to post on there, so on principle I hope that does die a death).

Perhaps everyone has moved on to social media where it is seemingly acceptable to post with such fucktardiness most users have not got a clue what the rest of the users are actually trying to convey. That noted though, on the whole it does seem from 'kitebay' the average kite surfing social media user is certainly above the average Facebook user in their literacy skills. At least on a forum the relative anonymity allows one to troll like extra from the movie Labyrinth.

On the GTS 4 no idea if its any good! Must say I am rather impressed with my Core twin tip though. I suspect replacing my whole quiver with new Core products would probably cost more than my car so unless some mega deal comes along I'll stick with the Italian and French crap that lines most of my shed.
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Its a social media thing I think, but this forum will continue. Still get a lot of page views though
I'm in the USA at the moment working, so not yet had chance to check my emails regarding the comp' prize, will set it up once i get the info I am waiting for

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GRF wrote:
JGTR wrote:Still being a pikey and flying my 2007 Torches.

Although due to work/kids I rarely kite anymore.....do a lot more mountain biking these days, less weather dependent.
Be a bit careful of that mountain biking, I do a lot, probably too much and the result I've detailed here, not such a problem kiting where there doesn't seem to be the stress on ones hamstrings, but a salutary tale just the same.

So, Torches, 2007, not much hope for you really is there?
I snapped my hamstring of my pelvis last year (proximal hamstring avulsion) using a strapless directional, i did the splits. I know a great surgeon if you ever do it! 6 - months before that tore the the other one by falling forward on the same board. Anyway sold the directional and now stick to my twin-tip.
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Jesus that sounds bloody awfully painful, the thing that's not going in my favour is me getting on a bit I think, I've ridden bikes all my life, but probably not as much out of balance with everything else. I've only got out kiting half a dozen times lately and windsurfing is now on the back burner, it fucks your confidence, you just don't need crap injuries like that in the mix when it's windsurfing windy (4.2 weather).

I'm looking for exercises to try and stretch them a bit without it being tediously boring, so far I'm getting dead lifts as a suggestion, I've never dead lifted anything in my life, always stayed clear of weights never wanting to bulk up weight wise, so I'm casting around wondering what to do for the best.
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I try and stretch my HS's every other day, use an exercise thats stretches the HS and others that do the siatic nerve/HS. Cycling good for strengthening the legs. I don't do any really heavy stuff, scared it might do something bad, kitesurfing now has to be done with a certain reservation. No mega-looping, not that I did that before but you get my drift.
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No kitelooping for me either, too old. On the rare occasion I don't get out I'm just happy that I remember what way round my lines go these days.

Had some young lad ask me if it was my first time at Southend the other week......was kiting there when he was still at primary school FFS.
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