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by Eduardo
Mon May 15, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: First fatal accident in our local beginner Bay Area beach
Replies: 65
Views: 7339

Re: First fatal accident in our local beginner Bay Area beach

wow - I've been kiting 15 years all over the world and never once saw anyone do this unhooked launch idea. if any beginners are reading this, please don't follow this. your safest way is to tell the launcher 'I'm a beginner, can you help me double check everything.' when I get asked this, I bring ov...
by Eduardo
Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: travel with surf board
Replies: 11
Views: 1384

Re: travel with surf board

Flyboy: the exact board is airush converse. (should have said 'directional kitesurf board...). planning to kitesurf in waves but not surf without kite. ciscokitesurfer: great about LAN - I have taken them before no problem inside Peru without problem but I am worried about the US part of the trip as...
by Eduardo
Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: travel with surf board
Replies: 11
Views: 1384

Re: travel with surf board

I checked out the split boards and out of my budget. I like the North Whip idea better. Thanks Mark-R

As for leaving stuff there, f*** these airlines and their fees, if they wouldn't screw me I could bring a bunch of stuff from my garage that doesn't get used any more.
by Eduardo
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: travel with surf board
Replies: 11
Views: 1384

Re: travel with surf board

thanks for the ideas - usually I do rent surf boards at wave sites but this time I'm staying over 2 weeks so was hoping it was cheaper to bring my own. I will check out the split board idea. hadn't thought about it. While my wife might be very mad if I buy another board, since it splits, maybe I can...
by Eduardo
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: travel with surf board
Replies: 11
Views: 1384

travel with surf board

I have traveled many times with a TT and my favorite successful solution is NSI Golf plus keep it under 50 pounds. But I have a long trip to Peru coming up and need to bring a 6'0" directional. Unfortunately, I probably have to fly two airlines to get there and am afraid of getting hit with fees twi...
by Eduardo
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Slingshot screamer or angry swallow
Replies: 21
Views: 2421

Re: Slingshot screamer or angry swallow

TheRussian wrote: still can't get over the name "Angry Swallow" - is that when you have to load the dishwasher for a week afterwards to appease the wife?
The name is perfect - I see a big resemblance between this very angry bird (a swallow) and a slashy surf board :D
angry-swallow-jai-johnson.jpeg
by Eduardo
Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Directional boards for getting started
Replies: 21
Views: 2442

Re: Directional boards for getting started

I also agree with Starsky. Pick up a nice floaty board so that you have more margin for error as your carves won't be perfect at first and you might come out of a turn less than full speed. Strapless will also help you learn to switch feet easier. Something like the larger Slingshot Angry Swallow in...
by Eduardo
Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Where to move in USA for great lifestyle/kiting?
Replies: 22
Views: 3650

Re: Where to move in USA for great lifestyle/kiting?

The absolute best place in the Northern Hemisphere is being able to move around. Baja Mexico in the winter, up the Pacific coast thru the spring, Sherman Island & S.F. Bay in the Mid summer. Gorge late summer. It doesn't get any better than that.......... What about Kansas to split the difference &...
by Eduardo
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ride vs Pivot- Jump Height?
Replies: 4
Views: 686

Re: Ride vs Pivot- Jump Height?

Been riding Naish Rides for years and Ive always been pleased with them. 2 struts roll up tight for travel, they sit obediently on self landers/ launchers, auto relaunch and take a lot of rocky beach abuse... However, I dont really crash kites too often, and Ive noticed from photos, my jumps just a...
by Eduardo
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: any one kited in Corpus Christie Texas
Replies: 2
Views: 407

Re: any one kited in Corpus Christie Texas

I agree with Joe. I don't live there but visited multiple times. It is a great spot for downwinders in small waves and a great place for beginner wave riders since you can't get into trouble. There is also flat water or bay chop at nearby sites & April-June is prime time. I'm hoping to go there or S...

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