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by DvB
Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shipping options ..And Costs.
Replies: 37
Views: 10486

Re: Shipping options ..And Costs.

Averaging your shipping costs across your customer base means that some customers will benefit by having reduced shipping costs at the expense of others. The fairest method I reckon would be as per what you are considering, to remove the shipping cost from the price of an item and have a separate co...
by DvB
Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Nitro 5 relaunch tips?
Replies: 21
Views: 6961

Re: Nitro 5 relaunch tips?

Hi, thanks for all of the tips so far. Why I posted this was that I'm not an inexperienced kiter, and I was looking for some constructive tips on making the relaunch (of the Nitro5) easier in marginal conditions. Of all the kites that I have owned and flown, It seems to me that the Nitro 5 has the m...
by DvB
Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Nitro 5 relaunch tips?
Replies: 21
Views: 6961

Re: Nitro 5 relaunch tips?

I tried the rocking thing without success, maybe I wasn't aggressive enough. I'll test all of this out again this weekend. Maybe take a video or too.
by DvB
Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Nitro 5 relaunch tips?
Replies: 21
Views: 6961

Re: Nitro 5 relaunch tips?

I hear you, queneseb, this is a tried and tested method, but in calf deep water I have to run as fast as I can for a couple of meters to get the kite to roll onto its back, I don't think I can swim that fast. Have you tried this with the Nitro 5?
by DvB
Wed Feb 03, 2016 6:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Why switch to Switch?
Replies: 9
Views: 2870

Re: Why switch to Switch?

Why switch to Switch? I did this year, bought two Nitro 5's, untried, untested, I just bought on faith that the kites would deliver as promised. Naive, perhaps, but where I live (Seychelles) that is my only option. The pricing was great, the whole online purchase process was extremely simple, and th...
by DvB
Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Nitro 5 relaunch tips?
Replies: 21
Views: 6961

Re: Nitro 5 relaunch tips?

I tried with the kite powered and depowered on the cleat, bar fully sheeted in and sheeted out with both cleat settings, still the same result, the kite refused to roll onto a wing tip. I think the source of the problem lies with the spider bridle attachment point, it is quite a way off the water. T...
by DvB
Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Nitro 5 relaunch tips?
Replies: 21
Views: 6961

Re: Nitro 5 relaunch tips?

Thanks for your response. One of the first things I did when I got the kites was check the line lengths, all lines are the same, so no problem there. It wasn't raining, and no twisted bladder either.
by DvB
Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Nitro 5 relaunch tips?
Replies: 21
Views: 6961

Re: Nitro 5 relaunch tips?

I've just watched a video showing a light wind relaunch of a Nitro 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyW_Xfkhe0g . I tried the one steering line/other front line technique, but I did not grab enough front line, I'll have to try that next time. Also another thing I didn't even think about was the r...
by DvB
Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Nitro 5 relaunch tips?
Replies: 21
Views: 6961

Nitro 5 relaunch tips?

Hi, perhaps someone here can give me some tips with the relaunch of a Nitro 5. I used my 12m in light winds (+- 12knots) on the weekend, and 9 times out of 10 could not get the kite to roll over onto a wing tip for relaunch bu pulling a steering line. When directly downwind, on its leading edge, the...
by DvB
Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 4
Views: 1429

Re: Happy New Year!

A belated thank you from the Seychelles! I hope that 2016 is an amazing year for you guys too,

Kind regards,

David