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by FLandOBX
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The Jester - The Duke's courtyard entertainer
Replies: 16
Views: 2381

Re: The Jester - The Duke's courtyard entertainer

At 0:29 and 0:54. Seals? River Otters? :o
by FLandOBX
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Who calls LEIs vertical structural elements "masts"?
Replies: 34
Views: 1485

Re: Who calls LEIs vertical structural elements "masts"?

If you say mast (not strut), you'd refer to your rig as a sail (not kite), and you'd call yourself a sailboarder (not kiteboarder). I can't go there. :-?
by FLandOBX
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Remember my arm problems? Much better now! Here is the story
Replies: 7
Views: 659

Re: Remember my arm problems? Much better now! Here is the story

Interesting arm brace (at forearm and elbow). Where exactly was your pain, Toby? I have used a wrist brace to help alleviate elbow pain, but yours does not immobilize the wrist (more at the elbow?). Glad you found something that's working.
by FLandOBX
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Tips for board offs in thick booties?
Replies: 13
Views: 624

Re: Tips for board offs in thick booties?

At 46 degree water temps, I'd probably leave my feet in the straps for extra warmth. :o But that's not helpful. Sorry. I am a fan of neoprene dive socks, too, and very loose straps. Honestly, with 5 ml booties, I'm not surprised you have a challenge with your board offs. Combined with a thick wet su...
by FLandOBX
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Documentary on Nick Jacobsen
Replies: 10
Views: 1178

Re: Documentary on Nick Jacobsen

A lot of us are current or former windsurfers, but probably very few of us have paid much attention to Olympics windsurfing. Like most, I gave up windsurfing for kiting, but I still have friends who windsurf. I really don't think their equipment choices, riding style, or competitive endeavors are in...
by FLandOBX
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: washing the kite after use make the difference?
Replies: 26
Views: 2028

Re: washing the kite after use make the difference?

I remember seeing this article on The Kiteboarder a while back - https://www.thekiteboarder.com/2011/08/6-tips-to-make-your-kite-last-longer/ I don't think it hurts to rinse a kite with fresh water occasionally. For those who don't rinse the kite, how often do you pump up and thoroughly inspect the...
by FLandOBX
Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: washing the kite after use make the difference?
Replies: 26
Views: 2028

Re: washing the kite after use make the difference?

I usually kite in salt water off sandy beaches. I don't wash my kite, but I think it's a good idea to occasionally blow sand/salt/etc out of creases (LE, struts) with an air compressor. Lots of abrasive material gets lodged in the crease between the canopy and the LE over time. Good to blow it out.
by FLandOBX
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: New Members
Topic: Any self taught out there?!
Replies: 9
Views: 440

Re: Any self taught out there?!

Hey, Blairstel42. Lessons will accelerate your learning process. Case in point: if you'd had a lesson before you bought your gear, you probably wouldn't have bought an rpm. Not a bad kite after you've been through the learning curve on a bow-shaped LEI, but the rpm isn't really a good kite for learn...
by FLandOBX
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What is this trick?
Replies: 10
Views: 844

Re: What is this trick?

I dunno the answer to your question, Bernie, but I gotta' give a shout out to my man, Chuck.......put that camera down, dude!! Hahaha! You're rippin'!!
by FLandOBX
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiting near Hurricane Maria
Replies: 6
Views: 652

Re: Kiting near Hurricane Maria

Hey, D. My wife says, "I guess his wife knows now!!". [You could always fall back on the "fake news" theory. :thumb: ]

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