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by BWD
Thu May 12, 2005 9:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Another guy trying to kill himself
Replies: 41
Views: 4206

funny thing, if you do want to learn to fly a plane, they will have you at the controls on the first day! (learntofly.com). Right on.
by BWD
Mon May 09, 2005 4:41 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: will it delam in 6 months?
Replies: 34
Views: 3434

If it's cuben, i would not worry about delamination much, unless they have really gone too light on the fabric. cuben yacht sails raced around the world don't delam (60-80 days continuous hard use...). ought to be good for severals seasons.
by BWD
Fri Apr 22, 2005 11:49 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New bill will ban public from viewing NWA and NOAA data
Replies: 18
Views: 2077

National Weather Services Duties Act of 2005

If you are an American (US), let Sen. Santorum know what you think about National Weather Services Duties Act of 2005 at http://santorum.senate.gov/ I did: Sir: I have for years enjoyed access to meteorological data from NWS and NOAA. your bill would cut public access to this info, limiting citizens...
by BWD
Sun Apr 10, 2005 9:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: free kites continued
Replies: 56
Views: 5092

first time i saw kiteboarding was elliot and lou at the hatchery (in 2000?). lou was throwing wakestyle tricks, elliot big airs from a few feet off the rocks. When my motor drive burned a whole roll on one jump, I turned to my bro and said, "I have got to try that." Equally impressive skills, but th...
by BWD
Sun Apr 10, 2005 4:59 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: where to kite in FT Lauderdale FL
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Same itinerary, have not been to Florida for years... Any advice on ARVO hotels?
PM ok...
Thanks!
by BWD
Fri Apr 08, 2005 10:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: closet water to vatican city?
Replies: 7
Views: 698

Tiber- meters away, an easy walk. you need long lines though , maybe some antibiotics (or wine on new year's)...
by BWD
Tue Apr 05, 2005 4:07 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: scary photo sequence....but cool as heck!
Replies: 12
Views: 2578

yep, looks like a judgment error. surfing with a chute up, maybe, but not so near shore- can't remember what wind is like right there, but I would worry about turbulence/lulls near the shore. I always stayed north of that tower...
by BWD
Sat Mar 26, 2005 5:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: impact vests/hurt ribs
Replies: 13
Views: 1565

Starsky, where do you ride? USCG cannot require windsurfers to use pfds in navigable US waters they patrol. I had an amusing run in with them: Working in and out of surf zone, noticed patrol shadowing me on the outside. Eventually they caught up; blocked my wind while I was tacking (damn light wind)...
by BWD
Thu Mar 24, 2005 6:18 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: WARNING: Cabarete
Replies: 41
Views: 7591

another DR credit scam...

I did not gamble in DR, but did have a credit card problem. In July 2002, I got lessons from a good outfit there I won't name. I gave a credit card impression for security but paid the bill with cash. It was a good time, but when I got back and tried to use my card it was declined -there was a hold ...
by BWD
Thu Mar 17, 2005 5:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: sharks
Replies: 5
Views: 653

sharks


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