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by Eduardo
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: record California waves
Replies: 2
Views: 573

Re: record California waves

too bad! always amazing to see kiters riding these monsters....
by Eduardo
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: record California waves
Replies: 2
Views: 573

record California waves

any good stories from California lately?

https://www.surfline.com/surf-news/was- ... oast/71621
by Eduardo
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoiling in 10 knots - Is it that hard?
Replies: 41
Views: 2954

Re: Hydrofoiling in 10 knots - Is it that hard?

10 knots /= 10 knots It is tough to compare light winds on an international forum. For example 10 knots measured at the beach on a handheld or 10 knots at the government station on a 10 meter pole? In our locale, 10 knots south wind is doable but 10 knots on a north has lulls that will drop a light...
by Eduardo
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Where to go for three weeks end of 2019 (Nov.-Dec.)?
Replies: 34
Views: 1982

Re: Where to go for three weeks end of 2019 (Nov.-Dec.)?

By December, the entire Caribbean is on. choose your favorite island and it will work. At this time, further east and south is a bit more steady and reliable in my experience. most islands are good for flat water and beginners with the exception of Barbados. these islands are also great for snorkeli...
by Eduardo
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Bucket list item-getting shacked, but where?
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Re: Bucket list item-getting shacked, but where?



(not me but a realistic view of conditions)
by Eduardo
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I Think We Have More Drift !
Replies: 27
Views: 2031

Re: I Think We Have More Drift !

Got a 2019 Naish Pivot 6. I have had the 2017's for a few years & love the kites. My favorite is the 6 meter hands down for wave riding. I don't care if I'm underpowered on it. I like having a smaller, faster kite in the surf. I rode the 2019 for one session & thought it was awesome. I think they'v...
by Eduardo
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: state of the art wave kite foiling
Replies: 68
Views: 5553

Re: state of the art wave kite foiling

... So yes, foiling "looks" so different than what the foiler is actually experiencing. And, to me, the distinct difference from other seemingly related sports is that while we ride on a board that looks like a snowboard, surfboard or skateboard, we really aren't riding anything even remotely relat...
by Eduardo
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: what Air lines to use? USA - Cape Town in January
Replies: 15
Views: 805

Re: what Air lines to use? USA - Cape Town in January

The "golf bag" is hit or miss with United. I've done it about 10 times and made it free 8 and the other 2 were $250 each way. Ouch! It seems its the mood of the gate agent. Lately I bring kites and rent a board unless it's a long stay and worth the risk. I might try this flight in January too. Usual...
by Eduardo
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: As a beginner when can i start trying to hydrofoil?
Replies: 24
Views: 1106

Re: As a beginner when can i start trying to hydrofoil?

I say go for it now. amazingly, a lot of skills you'd learn progressing on TT won't translate anyway. You'll never learn super light wind kite flying. you'll never learn the strange new balance. if you are ambitious and determined and don't mind swimming in, you're ready. do wear a helmet.
by Eduardo
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: World travel - long term
Replies: 10
Views: 809

Re: World travel - long term

this is super individualized. so many factors including your budget, life style, attention span and need for new challenges, both kiting and intellectual. elguapo even got bored with the Colombianas! I suggest you test the waters. take your longest previous travel trip and increase it by 3-4 times a...

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