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by Toby
Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: No freestyle on worlds biggest kite event
Replies: 22
Views: 896

Re: No freestyle on worlds biggest kite event

Some competitions should be about this, but not all. Imagine just freestyle events like we had for a short time. So boring, lucky those times are over. What you don't get, I respect every discipline and every rider pushing it. There is dangerous and rough stuff out there. Fine. But not everyone thin...
by Toby
Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fatality in NE Brazil
Replies: 15
Views: 517

Re: Fatality in NE Brazil

Even if you can swim doesn't mean you will get to where you want to go.

I had this 40m from shore...I thought I can swim too.
Got very lucky.
by Toby
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fatality in NE Brazil
Replies: 15
Views: 517

Re: Fatality in NE Brazil

No, he jumped and the kid fell down.
Since he was too powered he couldn't body drag back to the kid.
He released and tried to swim back...meanwhile some fishermen caught the kid.
And he drowned.

Sad story. RIP
by Toby
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: No freestyle on worlds biggest kite event
Replies: 22
Views: 896

Re: No freestyle on worlds biggest kite event

Read the title.

WKL is loosing event after event.

What does it tell you ?
by Toby
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: No freestyle on worlds biggest kite event
Replies: 22
Views: 896

Re: No freestyle on worlds biggest kite event

a little disrespectful...
by Toby
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fatality in NE Brazil
Replies: 15
Views: 517

Re: Fatality in NE Brazil

evan wrote:
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:29 pm
http://www.iksurfmag.com/kitesurfing-ne ... com-1-ano/

That's a weird coincidence....

RIP
In Cauipe it is no problem at all...basically cannot be safer.
by Toby
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fatality in NE Brazil
Replies: 15
Views: 517

Re: Fatality in NE Brazil

Many take out childs...they love it.

But, 25-28 knots is strong wind...

And of course, offshore wind is a no go !!!
by Toby
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: No freestyle on worlds biggest kite event
Replies: 22
Views: 896

Re: No freestyle on worlds biggest kite event

of course.
Doesn't help if no one is watching!

Also a Mega Loop with a boardoff rotation? Yet to be done...guess you guys don't have the balls for that.
by Toby
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fatality in NE Brazil
Replies: 15
Views: 517

Fatality in NE Brazil

Kitesurf instructor dies drowned while trying to save his son in São Miguel do Gostoso, RN Gustavo Augusto carried the son in the back and the child ended up falling in the water. When trying to save the boy, kitesurfer died drowned. Original article HERE A kitesurf instructor died drowned, on the ...
by Toby
Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: No freestyle on worlds biggest kite event
Replies: 22
Views: 896

Re: No freestyle on worlds biggest kite event

physically not, technically for sure.

and much more possible! Without breaking knees ;-)

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