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Brandon Phillips




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[*] posted on 12-1-2012 at 07:26 PM
Powered skimming


Hey guys, looking to do some powered skimming, already have a board setup with bindings that fit wetsuit booties, mostly curious on the effects of water on an LEI, with the chance that my kite happens to take a dip. I dont think will, but worse case scenario, just wondering about any detramental effects, and or the best way to recover from a little plunge into the ocean if it happens?
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[*] posted on 12-1-2012 at 07:53 PM


FB* not LEI
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[*] posted on 12-1-2012 at 08:18 PM


Not sure about long term effects, as long as you make sure that if it does take a dip you rinse the kite off when you are done for the day(when you get home) and dry thoroughly to get all the salt water off. Actually you should do that with any kite that you use on the water.

Be prepared to feel like you are pulling a VW out of the water if that thing gets submerged.

I have seen several videos of people using FB kites on skimboards.






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[*] posted on 12-1-2012 at 10:51 PM


really try to keep it dry. they fly like an anchor once they are wet unless they are made for it. I want to try it when I go to the coast next too actually



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