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by Osprey1
Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Darkslide from blind?
Replies: 1
Views: 258

Darkslide from blind?

I’ve been thinking about how one might initiate a dark slide from blind. Would this be possible (it seems one would almost certainly need to rotate front side while doing it)? Anyone tried?
by Osprey1
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite companies - please stop the wakestyle hype!
Replies: 119
Views: 8964

Re: Kite companies - please stop the wakestyle hype!!!

I love air style, foiling, strapless and wakestyle. The appeal of which is that to learn certain tricks and to land them consistently one must crash hundreds of times. The challenge of learning a difficult handle pass trick and then mastering it gives great reward. Learning a strapless back roll mig...
by Osprey1
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: naish dash/raid 2017/2028 ?
Replies: 4
Views: 513

Re: nsish dash/raid 2017/2028 ?

Indeed I love the octopus system. No problems and have been riding Naish kites for years.
by Osprey1
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Board offs......
Replies: 5
Views: 2848

Re: Board offs......

Osprey1 wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:38 am
Like Toby says you’ve got to lift your legs to get the board on and off not reach down. Practice in a chair until you’ve got it nailed then go for it
by Osprey1
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Board offs......
Replies: 5
Views: 2848

Re: Board offs......

Like Toby says you’ve got to lift your legs to get the board on and off not reach down. Practice in a chair until you’ve got it sailed then go for it
by Osprey1
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Nonsuch Bay resort/Green Island Antigua
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Nonsuch Bay resort/Green Island Antigua

I’m looking into booking a week in Antigua this January. I have a non-liter wife and two kids under 4. Would the Nonsuch Bay resort be a good option where I can kite a couple hours in the morning before spending the rest of the day with family? I’m looking to ideally be able to kite from the hotel w...
by Osprey1
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Tips for board offs in thick booties?
Replies: 13
Views: 749

Re: Tips for board offs in thick booties?

I love cold water storm kiting and love fall through spring kiting in the cold, rainy big winds. I think being a dedicated kiter and learning new tricks in these conditions helps develop resolve. That being said would I like to live in a place where a 5 mil wetsuit isn't required, the is flat and st...
by Osprey1
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Naish Monarch 2016/17 ?
Replies: 6
Views: 497

Re: Naish Monarch 2016/17 ?

I have the 2017 Monarch and if you like to ride fast, edge hard and go big it’s a fantastic ride that hauls upwind. The Monarch is a little heavy but you’ll likely never break it. However, you ride slower it’s hard to load up. Awesome board.
by Osprey1
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Serious Big Air
Replies: 46
Views: 4224

Re: Serious Big Air

Thanks for posting that picture of Lewis going huge with a backroll kiteloop. I wish I had the courage and skills to pull that move with that much amplitude.
by Osprey1
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2018 Naish kites
Replies: 84
Views: 13619

Re: 2018 Naish kites

I love my 2018 Dash kites. I have the 14 and 10m. The kites boost and unhook really nicely for being allrounders. Definitely an improvement over the Park as the kite provides more feedback and feels a bit more solid. Moreover I can switch from my twintip to my foil when the wind gets light and they’...

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