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by fernmanus
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Soul
Replies: 318
Views: 107792

Re: Flysurfer Soul

The Soul is the best kite Flysurfer has ever designed for free riding. I have been kiting for 18 years. I have flown and owned every kite Flysurfer has produced and most Ozone kites. Call the FS Soul a beginner kite if you like, but as an experienced kiter, I would recommend the FS Soul to every kit...
by fernmanus
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiting Santa Ana Winds
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: Kiting Santa Ana Winds

Purdyd,

Thank you for your detailed response. Sounds like a recipe for disaster! I won’t be kiting Port Hueneme in Santa Ana winds.

Still holding out hope for Silver Strand in San Diego, but not much...
by fernmanus
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiting Santa Ana Winds
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: Kiting Santa Ana Winds

I would say, unless you have a boat, I would not kite Port Hueneme in a Santa Anna. It has nothing to do with skills. Okay, please explain. Does the wind gust in excess of 50 mph? Or is the wind super nasty alternating from 10 to 30? I don’t want to be a Coast Guard rescue, on the other hand, a lot...
by fernmanus
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiting Santa Ana Winds
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Kiting Santa Ana Winds

I will be in LA on Monday. The forecast is for Santa Ana winds. I have read that the two places to ride are Silver Strand in San Diego or Port Hueneme south of Ventura. I have kited in gusty off-shore winds many times as I live near inland lakes, so I will take the appropriate precautions. Just curi...
by fernmanus
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: under a 9m better a 6 or a 7m for twintip riding?
Replies: 26
Views: 1978

Re: under a 9m better a 6 or a 7m for twintip riding?

The quiver sizes for nice coverage on a twintip if you weigh 70 to 90 kg. Sure, others make it work with different sizes, but for most riders this works. If you live in an area where the wind is rarely strong, you can forget the smallest kite size. 5, 7, 9, 12, 16 and a nice big foil if you are Pump...
by fernmanus
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: First take on the new Ozone Explore?
Replies: 2
Views: 386

Re: First take on the new Ozone Explore?

I have been flying the FS Peak kites for years. In light or intermittent wind, the Peak easily out performs the Access. I have been flying my Peak 9 when other kiters with Access kites can’t get their kites in the air. It is true that the Peak. Is not a great jumper, but the Access is not great for ...
by fernmanus
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hurricane Florence and Dimitri Maramenides
Replies: 11
Views: 1526

Re: HURRICANE FLORENCE and Dimitri Maramenides

The best part of this vid is that he has an entire fan full of multiple kites, boards, bars, and No PUMP! 😂
by fernmanus
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foilers vs Kiters proportion now
Replies: 108
Views: 5624

Re: Foilers vs Kiters proportion now

Foilfun, you and your lady friend are taking away all of our excuses not to foil. First of all, learning to foil is not easy, but tandem foil!!! :o And tandem foil jumping :thumb: I have a foil, will practice! On another note, there is a big contingent of foilers on Maui. Some are out on the water a...
by fernmanus
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 20 Years of Kiting!
Replies: 67
Views: 5190

Re: 20 Years of Kiting!

I had more than one bruised purple wrist due to the wrist leash. Snap Shackles were even more dangerous, the only fatality that occurred at my local launch was when one of our local riders could not release his shackle when a microburst passed by. Rick, I don’t remember if I bought the 16.9 Wipika A...
by fernmanus
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 20 Years of Kiting!
Replies: 67
Views: 5190

Re: 20 Years of Kiting!

Congratulations to Rick, Paul, Peter, and others that have lived to tell the stories of early days kiting. The early gear was dangerous and the learning curve was high. 2 line kites have been mentioned, but don’t forget fixed chicken loops, wrist leashes (there is nothing better than getting dragged...

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