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cgoudie1



Joined: 10 Apr 2006
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Location: Killer Sturgeon Cove

PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, that's my take also. Light boards are good for carrying to the water,
but after that, the only effect I perceive, is being able to pop a lighter board
up on a plane, in marginal wind. almost all my boards weigh close to 20 lbs,
no matter how floaty they are, or what they're made out of.

-Craig

kmf wrote:


The last time that I carried a glass 90 litre 8' 10" board to the water I tweeked my back and it hurt for a week. You can have all of those logs as far as I am concerned.

KMF
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westender



Joined: 02 Aug 2007
Posts: 1168
Location: Portland / Gorge

PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I weigh boards to see if any are gaining weight.
If you are a small person or sail in marginal winds, light weight gear could be a benefit.
If you think your gear is holding you back, try out some different stuff.
Hopefully you have a sparring partner that you can use to gauge any improvements.
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grantcantsail



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was kind of wondering what it'd be like to travel with 20lbs of gear like those guys I see on the beach with those things that go in the air on strings and what it might translate to on the water. Didn't mean to imply I thought it was some huge overlooked issue.
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U2U2U2



Joined: 06 Jul 2001
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Location: Shipsterns Bluff, Tasmania. Colorado

PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

grantcantsail wrote:
I was kind of wondering what it'd be like to travel with 20lbs of gear like those guys I see on the beach with those things that go in the air on strings and what it might translate to on the water. Didn't mean to imply I thought it was some huge overlooked issue.


there is/are other forums to address the strings

get a snowboard and a Coleman tent with 300 yards of line, throw into about 25MPH wind..

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cgoudie1



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Then you'll be able to change your moniker to "grantcantkite". Most of my
kiter friends love the convenience of travel with Kites and boards. They're
not quite as enamored, when they get a tangle or the wind drops to
where the Kite won't stay airborne and they're a mile off shore.

It''s all good (or bad) depending on your perspective.

-Craig

grantcantsail wrote:
I was kind of wondering what it'd be like to travel with 20lbs of gear like those guys I see on the beach with those things that go in the air on strings and what it might translate to on the water. Didn't mean to imply I thought it was some huge overlooked issue.
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isobars



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have the patience to untangle knots; 30 seconds and I'm reaching for another string, duct tape, or my fiip flops. I'd rather unpackage a new set of lines than go through what I see every day at kite sites. I don't know if kite lines ever get knotted offshore, but if they did I'd just start swimming, encumbered only by a board. Life's too short for some hassles.
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