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Hookipa Kitesurfing Video

Postby OliverG » Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:01 pm

Well, ok it's from 1996, but it may be historical

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Re: Hookipa Kitesurfing Video

Postby mbzporvida » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:18 pm

Sick ! :mrgreen:
Another trip around the sun ?
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Re: Hookipa Kitesurfing Video

Postby WindMuch » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:47 pm

I can't really get my head around flying a 2-line kite with zero depower in windy conditions. True respect for those that pioneered this sport.

Thanks guys!
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Re: Hookipa Kitesurfing Video

Postby NCKite_Ryder » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:08 am

rocking the first go pro ever made

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Hookipa Kitesurfing Video

Postby sc-surfer » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:04 am

Pretty gnar!!
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Re: Hookipa Kitesurfing Video

Postby ozchrisb » Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:13 pm

WindMuch wrote:I can't really get my head around flying a 2-line kite with zero depower in windy conditions. True respect for those that pioneered this sport.

Thanks guys!

You learnt edge control fast in those days. There was also quite a few people who resisted depower for a while because they thought they didn't need it...
I remember being hooked into a 5m Wipika classic cruising along in some flat water at GY in New Zealand. Everything seemed to be fine and then I was rag dolled down the lake for a while with no idea what had happened. There was also about a 2 second lag between pulling on the bar and the kite starting its part of the deal. They were still surprisingly fun times! Manu was always impressive as he went out in waves while we sought out the flatest water we could find to hold an edge in.
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