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by Rojbrown
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:47 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Parkinson's and kiting
Replies: 17
Views: 1407

Re: Parkinson's and kiting

I'm eager to explore. I haven't a clue where to begin that journey. When I find a door to walk through I'll give an update.
by Rojbrown
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:29 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Parkinson's and kiting
Replies: 17
Views: 1407

Re: Parkinson's and kiting

Thanks Pete! You're an inspiration! I'm listening to Micheal J Fox's new book. He found golf gave him an outlet/therapy. I'll keep kiting and may consider the landboard option.
by Rojbrown
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Parkinson's and kiting
Replies: 17
Views: 1407

Re: Parkinson's and kiting

I truly appreciate all the encouragement! With this support I plan to continue to kite and even progress in my foiling skills. Winter/COVID both have limited on the water time. Also just prior to diagnosis I lost both foil and board during a nuking session. Despite a lake location boat search and no...
by Rojbrown
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Parkinson's and kiting
Replies: 17
Views: 1407

Re: Parkinson's and kiting

stay positive, everybody's wheels fall off eventually - nobody can escape this fact you are in my thoughts and I'm sure many others here. please keep us updated on your condition and how it affects your sessions if you are comfortable sharing. I'll keep this post updated. It may be therapy for me. W...
by Rojbrown
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Parkinson's and kiting
Replies: 17
Views: 1407

Parkinson's and kiting

Almost 62yo and recently diagnosed....needless to say it has put my world in a tailspin. Had envisioned eventual retirement to a SA beach community to kite year around. Now I wonder what role kiting will have in my future. It is my passion and my physical symptom is primarily a hand tremor. It's the...
by Rojbrown
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:12 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How long is your drive to the Kiting Spot, how long is your Session, how exhausted are you after the session
Replies: 51
Views: 3001

Re: How long is your drive to the Kiting Spot, how long is your Session, how exhausted are you after the session

3hrs one way. boat launch for session. each about 1-1/2 long. 2-3 depending on length of day/water temp/air temp. Desert conditions summer and thick wetsuit winter. Hate/hate/hate the donning of the wetsuit for the second session in the winter. 3hrs home. Exhausted
by Rojbrown
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Where Should I Move To Retire & Kite?
Replies: 102
Views: 11931

Re: Where Should I Move To Retire & Kite?

Toby, how is it living as an expat German in Brazil? Some of the posts about living outside one’s country of origin suggests there can be a lonely endeavor.
by Rojbrown
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: foot switching - all the video's are photo shopped, right? advice please
Replies: 23
Views: 2291

Re: foot switching - all the video's are photo shopped, right? advice please

On eating shit: I went out yesterday in variable winds from nada to possibly 14mph. I've been somewhat successful on foot switches off foil but never could see the light "on foil". The variable winds were a hassle but otherwise it was fine day. I took mister-z's suggestion of playing with foot posit...
by Rojbrown
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Burro Attack!
Replies: 14
Views: 1508

Re: Burro Attack!

I didn't mention the foil is an Armstrong. I wonder if warranty would cover being trampled by a stampede of wild burros? ;-)
by Rojbrown
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Burro Attack!
Replies: 14
Views: 1508

Burro Attack!

We kite Lake Mohave on the Colorado River. Summer brings warm water, thermal winds in the afternoons and plenty of sun. On the Nevada side there is beach launching at a few sites. My side, Arizona has limited access and we generally launch from a boat. This past weekend I was stuck without a buddy t...

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