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by Dann
Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Opinions? Ocean Rodeo Diablo vs other top selling c kites
Replies: 12
Views: 2015

Re: Opinions? Ocean Rodeo Diablo vs other top selling c kites

Anyone know what's new with the Diablo for 2010?
by Dann
Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Ilha do Guajiru Brazil
Replies: 17
Views: 1875

Re: Ilha do Guajiru Brazil

true, the power lines are really shitty. They should have been moved a year ago...don't know why it did not happen yet. Go and try Praia do Guajiru , about 1 km downwind. Smoother winds and a huge beach and more water on low tide. Very flat behind the spit! We did kite there. True, it is the best s...
by Dann
Wed Sep 23, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Ilha do Guajiru Brazil
Replies: 17
Views: 1875

Re: Ilha do Guajiru Brazil

We have been there few weeks ago and did not like the place at all: at low tide it is a joke, very small and not fun at all. In addition it has a lot of black mud that is very slippery. Watch sharp shells allover - they can easily tear your kite. The wind is definitely not stable. I went to the sea...
by Dann
Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:53 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How to boost huge?
Replies: 30
Views: 2395

Re: How to boost huge?

Loading and sending your kite powered is very important. A lot of people send their kite agressively but depowered, then pull in on the bar at take off. This works, but will not get you the highest jumps. What is most important (in my opinion) is sending the kite with power. Not fully sheeted in but...
by Dann
Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:02 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How many are we?
Replies: 21
Views: 1336

Re: How many are we?

apwa06 wrote:Alright, but if you think about it, is it possible that we are more populated then wakeboarders??
Not a chance.
by Dann
Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:14 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Why does Best have all those knots!!??
Replies: 38
Views: 1948

Re: Why does Best have all those knots!!??

prayfawind27 wrote:The HPs and the wat cha ma callz it, back stall on me everytime i ride them.I would never ride them on the waves or deep water.
Back stalling a kite is an elementary mistake. Learn to trim a kite properly and this won't happen.
by Dann
Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:28 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Affordable transport from Sal Paulo to Fortaleza
Replies: 4
Views: 496

Re: Affordable transport from Sal Paulo to Fortaleza

Tam is around $800R. Check their website, you could probably find cheaper flights if you know where to look.

Bus is around $150R. Takes a day and a half.
by Dann
Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:53 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: My Experience with IKO
Replies: 42
Views: 3977

Re: My Experience with IKO

I see little merit in IKO. Just because they are the only one of their kind (or at least the largest), doesn't necessarily mean they're all that great.
by Dann
Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:12 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: August in Brazil for beginners??
Replies: 6
Views: 474

Re: August in Brazil for beginners??

I spent september '07 there and flew my 7m exclusively at 160lbs. I would recommend a 7m at least. 13m is probably unnecessary.
by Dann
Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:23 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Anyone kite in ultra shallow water?
Replies: 37
Views: 2955

Re: Anyone kite in ultra shallow water?

Just watch out when you crash. You won't see me riding in anything shallow anytime soon.

Five days in the hospital.

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