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by Osprey1
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Auto-Zenith high performance kite
Replies: 27
Views: 2389

Re: Auto-Zenith high performance kite

Keep the innovations coming!!!
by Osprey1
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What do pro kiters do once kite career is over?
Replies: 8
Views: 1071

What do pro kiters do once kite career is over?

I’m curious, since there is not a lot of money to be earned as Professional kite boarder what do these althletes do after they are no longer paid to travel and kite? What careers besides teaching kiting do they persue? What happened to guys like Yoori Zoon, Flash Austin, Lou Wainmann, etc?
by Osprey1
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: King of the Air 2019 - all info here
Replies: 312
Views: 22925

Re: Day 1 Finished - King of the Air 2019 - all info here

I think the KOTA demonstrates that there is no reason to own or manufacture 5 strut kites. Can anyone see any benefit of flying a non-C 5 strut kite? 3 strut kites (ie Pivot, Dice, FX) boost bigger and loop in high winds just as well as any 5 strut kite.
by Osprey1
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Airush Ultra: one strut kite that meets expectations of a ram air lover
Replies: 205
Views: 59244

Re: Airush Ultra: one strut kite that meets expectations of a ram air lover

How does boosting on the Ultra compare to the Mono? I currently own a 12m Mono and love boosting on a foil but I'm underwhelmed with the boosting ability of it. Would the Ultra provide better height and hangtime in 12m winds?
by Osprey1
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Tulum kite sizes - 9m needed?
Replies: 0
Views: 207

Tulum kite sizes - 9m needed?

I’m heading to Tulum and have a 12m mono, a foil and a twintip packed. Is there any need to bring a 9m? Does it ever blow over 22mph this time of year?
by Osprey1
Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kitesurfing Maui - early February
Replies: 6
Views: 884

Re: Kitesurfing Maui - early February

Good luck with February in Maui. Last time I went in winter for 16 days and had wind to only kite 2 days (of course it was windy before I arrived and after I left :)). One day I was on a 14m and the other on a 10m and twintip. I'd say April through early November is much more reliable. However, brin...
by Osprey1
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is it true no kiting on Playa Del Carmen beaches?
Replies: 7
Views: 1766

Is it true no kiting on Playa Del Carmen beaches?

Can one kite in the hotel zone at Playa Del Carmen? My friend told me the police were cracking down including at cocoa beach. What’s the word with kiting there?
by Osprey1
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North Dakota kiters?
Replies: 4
Views: 622

Re: North Dakota kiters?

Kite ranch opportunity!
by Osprey1
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Master Kiteboarding Aral Sea cross
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Re: Master Kiteboarding Aral Sea cross

Rad!!!
by Osprey1
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Is Tulum good for foiling?
Replies: 3
Views: 862

Is Tulum good for foiling?

I'm headed to Tulum in January staying at Posada Margherita and was wondering if Tulum is deep enough for foiling? Thanks.

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