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by Osprey1
Mon Feb 15, 2016 4:24 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Backroll transition to toeside?
Replies: 10
Views: 2857

Backroll transition to toeside?

Can anyone give tips on how to do the backroll to toeside transition? I try it but cant keep my foil in the water when carving upwind
by Osprey1
Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Let's talk risk (KOTA)
Replies: 99
Views: 10533

Re: Let's talk risk (KOTA)

Didn't Jacobson throw some one foot megaloops?
by Osprey1
Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:21 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North Introduces The Mono 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 3073

Re: North Introduces The Mono 2016

Looks good. Probably will cost $2k though :(
by Osprey1
Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:39 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: KOTA isn't KOTA anymore
Replies: 17
Views: 2962

Re: KOTA isn't KOTA anymore

It was awesome! Kiteboarding at its best. I could see maybe increasing the height score by 5-10% to push it even bigger. Congrats to all of the riders.
by Osprey1
Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How many kiters at your local on a good day?
Replies: 15
Views: 2521

Re: How many kiters at your local on a good day?

In the summer Ive counted 100+ kites at Jetty Island near Seattle
by Osprey1
Sat Jan 09, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Maui on Westerlies?
Replies: 3
Views: 520

Maui on Westerlies?

Are there any spots on Maui that are good on rare westerly winds?

(With El Nino in full effect it appears these might become more common this year)
by Osprey1
Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:04 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: how much do the top riders actually make per year?
Replies: 55
Views: 7075

Re: how much do the top riders actually make per year?

As a competitive snowboarder back in the 1990s I had friends with board models bearing thier names who didn't really make much money at all even though they had pictures in most every new issue of Transworld Snowboarding or other mags. After a few years and a few injuries later most had to get real ...
by Osprey1
Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:50 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Help with stylie boosted very late backroll
Replies: 7
Views: 1109

Re: Help with stylie boosted very late backroll

Lol. Looks like a shifty flat 3 wo the handlepass
by Osprey1
Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Help with stylie boosted very late backroll
Replies: 7
Views: 1109

Help with stylie boosted very late backroll

There's a cool move that Jessie Richman does where he boosts and after the apex on the way down he throws a quick front or back roll. (You can see this move early in the video where he jumps over the Squamish spit. Anyone out there got tips for nailing this trick smoothly and without the mule kick? ...

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