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by Eduardo
Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Drying Kites in Rainy Conditions
Replies: 18
Views: 1562

Re: Drying Kites in Rainy Conditions

Hi, I am new to kitesurfing and have been told many times of the importance drying kites before storage to prevent mould and mildew. I am based in Ireland and it rains a lot here so it is often difficult to dry them on the beach after a session. I live in an apartment block with a small balcony so ...
by Eduardo
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What's your yearly kite budget?
Replies: 36
Views: 2826

Re: What's your yearly kite budget?

I don't even tell my wife, why should I tell you? 🤐 :D TRUE! And so many other great comments above. For me, it's usually some mix of progress or seeking out new things/conditions that gets me spending. For example, when you are really into big air, you demo a big air specialty kite, and truly appr...
by Eduardo
Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What kite should I get?
Replies: 21
Views: 1912

Re: What kite should I get?

I recently got into foiling, and am thinking about investing in a foil-specific kite. Ideally, I'm looking for a single kite to cover about 10-20kts. I don't think I'll be out in lighter winds for a while, and when it's windier I'll be twintipping. My foil is a Gong Pro L (1350cm2) with kite stab. ...
by Eduardo
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Getting into bad habits learning downloops
Replies: 26
Views: 1525

Re: Getting into bad habits learning downloops

I've completed about 20 to 30 downloop carving turns. The bad habit is that im only now comfortable pulling the front line hard (at the float) with my back hand underneath the bar. This way the lines dont twist, i dont panic and the loop is super tight. Trying to unlearn this has made me chuck my k...
by Eduardo
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Time to book flights?
Replies: 18
Views: 1115

Re: Time to book flights?

still can't get to Mauritius. The locals must be having a great time with all the waves to themselves. And Air Mauritius is in big financial trouble. And ...
by Eduardo
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Just not getting it
Replies: 28
Views: 1930

Re: Just not getting it

I promise you that you will get it. I suggest you post a picture or details of your setup. There are some things like foil way to far forward or back that can make it very hard to find good balance. Also, I once assembled with my stabilizer up side down - that was a wild session! It is also easier t...
by Eduardo
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foil Gybe Advice
Replies: 56
Views: 4484

Re: Foil Gybe Advice

Slight thread hijack... What is the trick to high(er) speed gybes? For relatively sedate speeds, I can gybe fine. However, if I'm cruising along and want to do a sudden direction change I always outrun my kite especially in lower (10kt) winds. Do I just have to lean harder into the turn to tighten ...
by Eduardo
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Aluula? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo
Replies: 887
Views: 103899

Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

I just got to demo a 10 on a foiling day that started medium powered and then to lightly powered. My thoughts: it wants to fly. I tried but could not self land it without anchoring, even when the wind dropped. In this wind, I easily self-landed a 12 drifter without an anchor, to try them back to bac...
by Eduardo
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Where Should I Move To Retire & Kite?
Replies: 98
Views: 8805

Re: Where Should I Move To Retire & Kite?

Everyone else has addressed kiting, I am going to talk about money. I posted this exact question about 5 years ago and then went hunting. I spent the last 25 years in California before I retired. I am still looking for the perfect place but I am currently based in SW Florida because it is cheap, no...
by Eduardo
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Where Should I Move To Retire & Kite?
Replies: 98
Views: 8805

Re: Where Should I Move To Retire & Kite?

Don't forget to check Mauritius. If you buy real estate over a specific amount, you get unlimited residency in the country. Amazing kiting and waves, good infrastructure, very good quality real estate, medical services, stable economy, low taxes, perfect climate. A bit far from many places, but not...

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