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by The Captain
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Will we see the first foil kite at King of the Air 2019?
Replies: 63
Views: 4801

Re: Will we see the first foil kite at King of the Air 2019?

I was out on the same kite, 8m Psycho 4 several weeks ago...I had almost forgotten was a great kite it was, and still is! Still in great shape after nearly a 8 years, foils have longevity going for them, that is difficult to dispute. A little extra $$$ at the front is easy to justify if it last twic...
by The Captain
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Great Lakes beaches?
Replies: 7
Views: 917

Re: Great Lakes beaches?

There are tons if you hug Lake Erie, depending upon forecast North side or S side.
by The Captain
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Pump my Kite, right!
Replies: 13
Views: 1751

Re: Pump my Kite, right!

How much will the pressure increase due to solar warming? A black leading edge in the sun will warm the internal air, increasing pressure.
I could figure it out, but I am too lazy...
P1T1=P2T2
by The Captain
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: My first sessions with the Flysurfer Soul 12, a short video
Replies: 41
Views: 20423

Re: My first sessions with the Flysurfer Soul 12, a short video

you can fill a Flysurfer half way up with water and still relaunch it...don't be concerned.
by The Captain
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Prodigy??
Replies: 37
Views: 16337

Re: Prodigy??

Not that it really matters, but I am also in the process of renewing my quiver and plan 17m/12m Flites and 9.5m and 7m Prodigys. I have the 12m coming and would have the rest but both my kids just had wisdom teeth removed, so I gave all my money to an oral surgeon who is probably kiting on new kites...
by The Captain
Sun May 06, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Air show in Fort Lauderdale. Is it safe to kite?
Replies: 12
Views: 4630

Re: Air show in Fort Lauderdale. Is it safe to kite?

Is it safe to kite? Absolutely.
Should you? Absolutely not.
Why? Because people who don't know any better will look and think it is a problem. It will look bad, even if it really isn't.
Logic, and a factual assessment of the situation have nothing to do with it.
Same as kiting in a hurricane...
by The Captain
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Epirb? flares? 2 way radio set to maritime channel, cell ph in a waterproof case?
Replies: 33
Views: 11640

Re: Epirb? flares? 2 way radio set to maritime channel, cell ph in a waterproof case?

Personal strobe light. Small and light if you go out in the evenings. You can get personal waterproof flares too. size of a marker. The rescue beacons keep getting smaller. I am sure this watch is reasonably priced! https://www.breitling.com/us-en/emergency/ But I get the hesitation in using it. And...
by The Captain
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: GoPro post production Horizon Leveling
Replies: 4
Views: 1115

Re: GoPro post production Horizon Leveling

There is an add-on for Final Cut X that will do it. I think it is called Horizon Fixer.
by The Captain
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How dangerous is this?
Replies: 29
Views: 8915

Re: How dangerous is this?

One always has to ask themselves how this is going to look IF something were to go wrong. In this case, evidenced just by the fact that we are having this conversation, I think the answer is obvious. Not good. Yeah, yeah, we are all free to make our own decisions...BUT, we also have a social respons...
by The Captain
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Trying to understand kite quiver
Replies: 30
Views: 8799

Re: Trying to understand kite quiver

Those last two posts are great, and it would be nice if more brands were to think a little more carefully about intelligently spacing their sizes. One point that has to do with physics is that the spacing ratio should get larger with the bigger kites, so 12-18 or even 12-21 (low winds), but would sh...

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