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by John Doe
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Advice from an older married kiter to a young one
Replies: 26
Views: 1988

Re: Advice from an older married kiter to a young one

Ditto, I started kiting in 2000 & was married in 2001, still married to the same great woman. #3 is right on the money!!!! #4 "take care of yourself..." again right on the money. as you get older you pickup more long term effects from kiting. I've had broken bones that still don't sit completely rig...
by John Doe
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ambitious kiter looking for a two-kite-quiver
Replies: 16
Views: 823

Re: Ambitious kiter looking for a two-kite-quiver

I'm in a windy spot in the US. I am 155 lbs. I have a 2017 Pivot 6 & 8 and I predominantly ride a surboard-directional. I pretty much only kite when it's 6 or 8 & I get a lot of days. I don't miss having a bigger kite than an 8!!!! :o :o :o :o
by John Doe
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Swimming Is The Best Exercise....
Replies: 18
Views: 10171

Re: Swimming Is The Best Exercise....

...... I am 64 in a few weeks, and feel 20 years younger, but once you get into a routine of going to the gym and pool early morning before breakfast the afternoon sessions on the water feel fantastic. it has amazed me how much fitter you need to be to really get the best out of foilboarding, you c...
by John Doe
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Swimming Is The Best Exercise....
Replies: 18
Views: 10171

Swimming Is The Best Exercise....

Just thought I'd share this as I'm pretty stoked about it.... I've been kiting since the beginning of the sport, seen it all:) I've had injuries, broken bones, tendons, etc. I am turning 50 next year & over the last few my balance between kitesurfing & working has led me to a lot of time where I've ...
by John Doe
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Setting Yourself Up?
Replies: 22
Views: 12145

Re: Setting Yourself Up?

1) Cut your monthly spending as much as possible by reducing unnecessary expenses. Sure, making a ton of money is great, but the absolute size of your account is less relevant than the percentage of it that you're able to invest. So if you can live off $3k/month, that allows you to retire sooner on...
by John Doe
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Setting Yourself Up?
Replies: 22
Views: 12145

Re: Setting Yourself Up??????

There are two ways to do it. Make more or want less. Sell all your crap and move someplace windy warm and cheap. SOON. Not much help I know but it does work. Love it. Along with the Bitcoin suggestion. Moving somewhere cheap is the long goal, Right now I'm not far from the SF Bay & I know if I cash...
by John Doe
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Setting Yourself Up?
Replies: 22
Views: 12145

Re: Setting Yourself Up??????

There are two ways to do it. Make more or want less. Sell all your crap and move someplace windy warm and cheap. SOON. Not much help I know but it does work. Love it. Along with the Bitcoin suggestion. Moving somewhere cheap is the long goal, Right now I'm not far from the SF Bay & I know if I cash...
by John Doe
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Setting Yourself Up?
Replies: 22
Views: 12145

Setting Yourself Up?

Here's the deal...as I get older, get a little bit more saved etc. I look forward to the day where I can just rely on investments & enjoy watersports most of the time. I kite, surf, sup, swim, run etc. Many of the guys I've known over 25 years in watersports have set themselves up financially so tha...
by John Doe
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cabrinha delamination
Replies: 15
Views: 4975

Re: Cabrinha delamination

A little birdy told me that ever since Neil Pryde bought Cabrinha they've had quality issues.
by John Doe
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Important Message: I almost died - Gunnar Biniasch
Replies: 53
Views: 16685

Re: Important Message: I almost died - Gunnar Biniasch

Glad you made it. You are 1000% right to make this video. We all need a reminders on this. It is bullshit that nobody came to check on you.

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