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by Hugh2
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Anyone else dodging "flying fish"?
Replies: 12
Views: 1180

Re: Anyone else dodging "flying fish"?

A few years ago I hit the fin of a large hammerhead shark while kiting between a Hatteras and Frisco in OBX. It all happened so quickly I only realized what it was as I hit it. I did not stop to check it out.
by Hugh2
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Anyone else dodging "flying fish"?
Replies: 12
Views: 1180

Anyone else dodging "flying fish"?

The last few days riding the ocean at Cape Hatteras there have been lots of Spanish Mackerel, silver fish about 18 inches long, sometimes in large schools, and in addition to jumping either randomly or chasing/being chased, they seem to respond to passing kitesurfers by jumping, sometimes head high....
by Hugh2
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Sunset Beach, NC?
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Re: Sunset Beach, NC?

Have you checked the "spots" link here?
by Hugh2
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: I bit the bullet...all your fault! Lol
Replies: 16
Views: 1744

Re: I bit the bullet...all your fault! Lol

I'm far from an expert, but I built my Frankenboard by mounting the foil onto a large padded surfboard so I could easily do touchdown gybes. I did not check on here for dimensions and got it wrong, placing the mast too close to the existing front straps for comfort, so moved it back. I just measured...
by Hugh2
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Why is everyone hating on old kites ?
Replies: 10
Views: 949

Re: Why is everyone hating on old kites ?

edt wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:18 pm
jumntheshark nailed it got nothing to add
Yup, especially avoid the old North Rhino, dangerous kite on water, potentially lethal on land. I would not even sell my old 12m, trashed it.
by Hugh2
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: OBX nasty water warning
Replies: 8
Views: 1233

Re: OBX nasty water warning

You have to treat any cut or abrasion at OBX sound with antibiotics. We've had a couple guys end up at Nags Head clinic with infections over the years. Nothing new.
by Hugh2
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Michael and OBX
Replies: 5
Views: 731

Re: Michael and OBX

The outer bands of Michael rocked OBX yesterday with great conditions all day. We first did a long ocean downwinder on 9m Pivot in the morning in broken up surf and 25-30 mph SEaster. Then in the afternoon big jumping session at Canadian Hole on 7m Pivot as the wind increased to 40mph. Last night ou...
by Hugh2
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Michael and OBX
Replies: 5
Views: 731

Michael and OBX

Looks like interesting conditions Thursday and Friday as the storm known as Michael goes by inland of Hatteras. SE winds with rain forecast on Thursday and NW on Friday. Hoping it is manageable enough tomorrow for some ocean downwinders from Buxton onwards. Lots of kiters out here right now so hope ...
by Hugh2
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kitesurfboard
Replies: 11
Views: 1247

Re: Kitesurfboard

Not sure I understand why jumping ability is central to riding strapless. I can jump like a bunny on my TT and strapped surfboards, but am near useless jumping strapless, yet I love riding strapless as long as the waves are not too big. And I would support giving it a go on a quad (I have both types...
by Hugh2
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The ultimate 2019 kite's retail price guide
Replies: 5
Views: 869

Re: The ultimate 2019 kite's retail price guide

knotwindy wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:40 pm
When did Ozone stop making kites? I was sure they still had some on the market
Look again :D

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