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by Osprey1
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: St. Lucia or Antigua in early-mid December?
Replies: 1
Views: 310

St. Lucia or Antigua in early-mid December?

I'm planning a kite/family trip to the Caribbean in early December and I can't decide where to go. I want to kite as much as possible but I also want my non-kiter wife and two small kids (under 4) to have a good time. I've been looking at Coconut Bay on Saint Lucia and also Antigua. Which one of tho...
by Osprey1
Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:55 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Surfer almost decapitated with a hydrofoil- Warning
Replies: 19
Views: 1937

Re: Surfer almost decapitated with a hydrofoil- Warning

I wasn't talking about kite foiling, but paddle surf foiling in a crowded line up. Kite foiling is fine all day but paddling a surf foil into a popular break will result in bad things happening in short order.
by Osprey1
Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Surfer almost decapitated with a hydrofoil- Warning
Replies: 19
Views: 1937

Re: Surfer almost decapitated with a hydrofoil- Warning

Surfing foils at crowded spots is probably a no no. If I were to get a paddle foil I definitely wouldn't ride it with a leash thus making it more dangerous to those around. I hope they can quickly design a safe yet effective surf foil on which you could pearl and not worry about getting torn up if y...
by Osprey1
Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:18 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foils in KOTA?
Replies: 17
Views: 2030

Foils in KOTA?

After seeing dudes like Adam Whittington ride there is no doubt that one can boost much higher riding a hydrofoil than a twintip in similar conditions. To this end I'd love to see if a foiler in the KOTA could break the 100 ft mark. Would anyone else like to see a hydrofoil freestyler compete?
by Osprey1
Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:32 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Oldest person to do powered handlepasses tricks?
Replies: 20
Views: 2164

Re: Oldest person to do powered handlepasses tricks?

I'm turning 40 and can do some basic handle passes like the blind judge, back mobe, and getting close to the KGB and 313. A knee surgery in the past and injuries from snowboarding has led to some arthritis developing in my knees, due to this I had to give up riding boots last year and go back to str...
by Osprey1
Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Early May Caribbean Spots w Great Wind?
Replies: 5
Views: 607

Re: Early May Caribbean Spots w Great Wind?

Since I also enjoy diving it seems Bonaire might be a great spot (one can only kite so many hours a day). I've also heard the wind is straight offshore there, but there are rescue boats. Any thoughts on Aruba vs. Bonaire?
by Osprey1
Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Early May Caribbean Spots w Great Wind?
Replies: 5
Views: 607

Early May Caribbean Spots w Great Wind?

My wife has given me a week away from the family to take a kite trip the first week of May and I was wondering in early may what places in the Caribbean have the most consistent wind & flat water?

Right now I'm looking at Honduras, but can go anywhere

Thanks for the intel
by Osprey1
Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Will kites in 2020 be drastically different?
Replies: 33
Views: 4128

Re: Will kites in 2020 be drastically different?

I wonder when we will be able to 3d print kites.
by Osprey1
Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Will kites in 2020 be drastically different?
Replies: 33
Views: 4128

Will kites in 2020 be drastically different?

Will kites in 2020 be drastically different from today's kites? What are your thoughts? It seems like aerodynamic tweaking has plateaued.



IMO I think kites will largely be the same but might be 30% lighter due to canopy fabric changes. Maybe standardized bars too?
by Osprey1
Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The Blind Judge 5 Challenge. Episode 2: The Big Crash
Replies: 9
Views: 2068

Re: The Blind Judge 5 Challenge. Episode 2: The Big Crash

I'm 40 and wish I could do half of those tricks. Also had knee injuries in past so am done with boots. Nice work! Your vid inspires me to learn the slim chance.

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