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by RickI
Thu May 07, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: FKA, RickI
Topic: KS #10 - When Extreme Ability Isn't Enough
Replies: 3
Views: 4254

Re: KS #10 - When Extreme Ability Isn't Enough

I wrote this about Kinsley ThomasWong's terrible kiting accident. It was too soon to share all the specifics of the accident but using the Kiting Scenario series it would be possible to share some important hard won lessons from this awful accident. In time, the accident cost him his life. Kinsley w...
by RickI
Wed May 06, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Covid-19 - Resuming Kiting, In Time
Replies: 60
Views: 2294

Re: Covid-19 - Resuming Kiting, In Time

Good luck avoiding this disease now and in the future Bille. This disease doesn’t simply bring death it can also cause permanent lung lacerations and other types of binding disability. Lets see a show of hands for people who want to give up kiting because they don’t have the wind for it anymore or d...
by RickI
Sun May 03, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Covid-19 - Resuming Kiting, In Time
Replies: 60
Views: 2294

Re: Covid-19 - Resuming Kiting, In Time

You are lucky. We haven't had anything like that in seven weeks and we aren't alone. Both beach and public kiting access has been banned to all. Beach access is still banned in my part of Florida and may remain so for a while longer. Some other areas further north have slowly opened within days and ...
by RickI
Sat May 02, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Covid-19 - Resuming Kiting, In Time
Replies: 60
Views: 2294

Re: Covid-19 - Resuming Kiting, In Time

Preserving access takes some structure, when it's contested, like Kitetwin-1 said. Let's see hands for folks who have restored kiting access following a pandemic? This is new ground for all of us. We have worked to maintain and restore access many times in 20 years but haven't dealt with something l...
by RickI
Sat May 02, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Covid-19 - Resuming Kiting, In Time
Replies: 60
Views: 2294

Covid-19 - Resuming Kiting, In Time

Each site is different and open beaches different from concessions. I just put together this generic set of guidelines, understanding that is it for a temporary transition period and that it would need modification for some sites. One key area for planning and modification is how many riders to allo...
by RickI
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: pre or post kiting routine to limit soreness
Replies: 10
Views: 406

Re: pre or post kiting routine to limit soreness

Hydrate thoroughly before and during the session if long enough.

Warm up and down

Kite more often, the discomfort should go away with repetition, conditioning.

Cross-train
by RickI
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Gopro helmet mount fitting?
Replies: 9
Views: 251

Re: Gopro helmet mount fitting?

I have used the stock GoPro pads for ten years on helmet mounts with good performance. Make SURE you follow all the instructions. Also, tie a leash to your camera, secured to the helmet.
by RickI
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How to prevent rotation jumping from wave
Replies: 24
Views: 1394

Re: How to prevent rotation jumping from wave

Pick your ramping waves more carefully, be selective. When you come off the wave, look where you want to go. Or, in the opposite direction to try to reduce over-rotation.
by RickI
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Boom! Cabrinha has been sold!
Replies: 54
Views: 4812

Re: Boom! Cabrinha has been sold!

I changed over years ago when the Fireball came out myself. It is a great system, been using it ever since that time.
dejavu wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:48 am
I personally love fireball and it is a shame more have not tried it. Once you try it you can feel the difference. Won't go back to the chi loop.
by RickI
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Boom! Cabrinha has been sold!
Replies: 54
Views: 4812

Re: Boom! Cabrinha has been sold!

An article from The Kiteboarder Magazine about the new enterprise: https://www.thekiteboarder.com/2020/02/cabrinha-new-ownership-pete-cabrinha-and-jon-modica-join-forces/?fbclid=IwAR3BE3Vl2iCjw38GdYpmFiUKLZagRw43RVXShLXbV0KRR7-U8Ph7jDLPTuk And a press release from Kent Marinkovic, see below. http://...

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