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by Eduardo
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Stomach muscles
Replies: 23
Views: 1317

Re: Stomach muscles

You that you can never have enough ab muscles for big air. Every jump is like a leg lift with weights on your legs AND going against a couple G-forces as you get rocketed up. More gym + more kiting but there are limits... One thought: you might also try jumps without sending the kite, e.g., a simple...
by Eduardo
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Help choosing July destination
Replies: 10
Views: 571

Re: Help choosing July destination

Greek islands are great for twin tippers (assuming from your profile). I've been to Rhodes a couple times and had wind every day plus great food and scenery. If you leave from Paris, that seems like a no brainer. If you leave from NY, I would go a little farther than Caribbean and go to Maui. Great ...
by Eduardo
Tue May 28, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: South Padre - June/July
Replies: 6
Views: 427

Re: South Padre - June/July

The meters on are accurate and give a great picture. Do be aware there can be a big difference (10 knots +) between the gulf side and laguna side, especially in summer. Unfortunately for wave riders, the laguna side is stronger as the wind speed accelerates the more inland you go. Spri...
by Eduardo
Fri May 24, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite spots with left handed waves
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Re: Kite spots with left handed waves

Frankieboy gave you a great bucket list for goofy wave riders. @overratedscurvy: This is the kiting version of the saying about the grass always looking greener somewhere else: When you're goofy, all the best spots look like rights (Maui, California/Baja coast, Cape Verde, ...) but when you're regul...
by Eduardo
Wed May 15, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Naish Pivot vs Duotone Neo
Replies: 29
Views: 1870

Re: Naish Pivot vs Duotone Neo

I have ridden them both (2018 models) and would put them in different categories. Neo should be more compared to Naish Slash than Naish Pivot. Neo and Pivot are both great in their category. Pivots are great for boosting and as the name says, pivot turns. This makes them great for easy kite loops or...
by Eduardo
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Vacation warriors - a new breed emerges and it scares the crap outta me
Replies: 69
Views: 2999

Re: Vacation warriors - a new breed emerges and it scares the crap outta me

I ran into some people lately who for one reason or another aren't dedicated wind warriors. This is a problem. kitesurfing needs to be more like a cult. you are either IN and when the conditions are good, you will ignore all responsibilities and jobs and family for a good session. or you are not a ...
by Eduardo
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hawaii in April/May
Replies: 10
Views: 496

Re: Hawaii in April/May

on a good surf day, there will be 10's of surfers waiting for each wave and cutting in line is for sure not taken well and that is where the videos come from. However, there are not surfers at kite beach, just other kiters, at least after 11am and on windy days. You won't have issues, it's a chill c...
by Eduardo
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wave kite size recommendation
Replies: 30
Views: 1166

Re: Wave kite size recommendation

I agree on the 9. that is the money kite for the best wave days, with wind not too light that you're struggling, not too strong which can make for chop on the waves. I haven't ridden a Fuel or any C since 2013, so you can take this information as dated: but I definitely wouldn't want a C in the wave...
by Eduardo
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Shoulder friendly freeride kites?
Replies: 12
Views: 800

Re: Shoulder friendly freeride kites?

I have some shoulder issues from way too many years of swimming. I don't think the kite brand is the issue as the days of massive bar pressure differences are over. Instead, slight style adjustments might help more. Mostly after crashes, avoid the temptation to reach and grab the bar or a board that...
by Eduardo
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil, Worth it for me?
Replies: 66
Views: 3533

Re: Hydrofoil, Worth it for me?

this is like walking into a church and asking if you should get baptized! of course! ... But only in church a priest will be interested in having sex with your son. And they won't even give parents a discount on the 10% they owe church. All that while being tax exempt. Foiling is none of that BS. I...

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