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by RickI
Thu May 26, 2022 9:38 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiting at Miami Flats
Replies: 2
Views: 422

Re: Kiting at Miami Flats

I just saw your post. Yes, Miami is strict in many ways. With millions of residents, hundreds of thousands of visitors each year and almost 24 years of kiting issues, it can add up. You might want to let someone else do the driving and save some money for boat rental and go out with https://www.sout...
by RickI
Thu Apr 28, 2022 2:09 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Wingsurfing, an easier way ...
Replies: 7
Views: 732

Re: Wingsurfing, an easier way ...

Some people will never successfully get up and planning for an extended period get on a hydrofoil. And if it’s a choice between that and Winging, they probably won’t ride with a wing. That is a loss both to them and to wing manufacturers. You may or may not recall in the days of Windsurfing where Pe...
by RickI
Wed Apr 27, 2022 11:05 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Wingsurfing, an easier way ...
Replies: 7
Views: 732

Re: Wingsurfing, an easier way ...

Mom has already played around with a hydrofoil a bit but seems more at ease on the BULA SUP. I think both kids will enjoy winging on the BULA and may or may not move on to a hydrofoil in time. It is good to have options and the very short curve for learning to wing on the BULA compared to putting th...
by RickI
Wed Apr 27, 2022 5:34 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Wingsurfing, an easier way ...
Replies: 7
Views: 732

Wingsurfing, an easier way ...

For best winging performance you need to use a hydrofoil. Many people need to commit a good deal of time and effort to mastering wingfoiling. At the same time, there is an easier, quicker way to get up winging in good conditions. You might wing in minutes instead of what may be weeks or longer with ...
by RickI
Fri Apr 15, 2022 9:38 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: OBX - Ikitesurf forecast?
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Re: OBX - Ikitesurf forecast?

iKitesurf is pretty good, plus OBX has had a human meteorologist doing weather analysis to supplement the machine models for sometime. The trouble is forecasts beyond 3 days often aren't that reliable particularly at the extreme end. I often look at both iKitesurf/Wind Alert and NWS forecasts. You'l...
by RickI
Wed Apr 13, 2022 5:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Aging and Kiting (and Related Considerations)
Replies: 26
Views: 2869

Re: Aging and Kiting (and Related Considerations)

This is less about maintenance and more about treatment but I thought some might find it worth considering. I recently suffered a couple of serious nerve impingement's, out of the blue but likely related to past injuries. One was cervical and the other below a trigger point in a trap. They developed...
by RickI
Wed Apr 13, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Aging and Kiting (and Related Considerations)
Replies: 26
Views: 2869

Re: Aging and Kiting (and Related Considerations)

Interesting concept and approach, one I wouldn't have thought of. It sounds like a worthwhile activity. I am not sure if this would be beneficial or not although it does help with kiting related strains which are common enough. I lost most of my hearing in one ear in 2015 as a result of too many fre...
by RickI
Mon Apr 11, 2022 9:12 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Aging and Kiting (and Related Considerations)
Replies: 26
Views: 2869

Re: Aging and Kiting (and Related Considerations)

You are welcome, I was happy to find and share it. There are lots of us older kiters on here to provide input on the subject. That is a great kiting run to 82! I am a big free diver myself but I also got scuba certified in 1971 picked up my instructors in 1976. Diving concepts helped me in the early...
by RickI
Sun Apr 10, 2022 9:25 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Aging and Kiting (and Related Considerations)
Replies: 26
Views: 2869

Re: Aging and Kiting (and Related Considerations)

Good points Abel. I learned to moderate durations and avoiding more extreme conditions when healing from injuries. This should work well going forward as well. Your insights about hydrofoiling are intriguing. Do others feel hydrofoiling is lower impact physiologically? Historically guys would talk a...
by RickI
Sun Apr 10, 2022 9:22 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Aging and Kiting (and Related Considerations)
Replies: 26
Views: 2869

Re: Aging and Kiting (and Related Considerations)

Nicely summarized FLandOBX. I think it is important to focus on physiological age in active pursuits. Critically, adjusting how we pursue things, to maximize enjoyment while working to minimize the downsides. The author gives older folks credit for improving judgment and analysis, that should help i...

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