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by nherbold
Mon Jun 27, 2022 3:05 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Smallest kite size for unhook freestyle
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: Smallest kite size for unhook freestyle

Depending on your weight and 'normal' riding preference (what unhooked tricks are you doing and what's on the wish list?) the answer will vary, so let me try to answer based on 'averages'. Most people prefer their 12 as the best size for unhooked freestyle. Going bigger is fine but going smaller it ...
by nherbold
Thu Jun 23, 2022 3:13 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fireball elastic retention cap on modular spreader bar
Replies: 14
Views: 643

Re: Fireball elastic retention cap on modular spreader bar

What does the fireball give you over a chicken loop attached to a closed loop (Mystic Freeride spreader bar) or a rope slider setup? Sincere question. Thanks. I kited on typical loop and dick setups for years before switching, they have 3 main drawbacks: 1. foul hooking: where the dick is holding t...
by nherbold
Sun Jun 19, 2022 6:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: We lost a brother today...be careful out there
Replies: 34
Views: 2991

Re: We lost a brother today...be careful out there

That's sad...my condolences. very gnarly looking storm...I guess even if you can release to safety you would be in trouble. I wonder if this one was able to be seen before hand, or came out of the blue. Initial news reports say it came with 'little to no warning', but unlikely there was nothing but...
by nherbold
Sun Jun 19, 2022 3:27 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: We lost a brother today...be careful out there
Replies: 34
Views: 2991

We lost a brother today...be careful out there

Kitesurfer is killed and eight are injured after sudden 'mini TORNADO' hits Normandy beach throwing 31-year-old into a restaurant window Five people have been hospitalised and one killed after strong winds in France A Kite surfer died after gale threw him into a restaurant window on the seafront The...
by nherbold
Sun Jun 19, 2022 3:04 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: kitesurfing = knee injuries
Replies: 36
Views: 2006

Re: kitesurfing = knee injuries

Learn to strapless foil. I don't know of any ankle or knee injuries from my foiling friends. Very true...although I'd be more concerned about something like this Holy shit. What’s the story behind this? I need to know so I can try NOT to duplicate that. this is the related article from 2016 https:/...
by nherbold
Thu Jun 16, 2022 10:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: kitesurfing = knee injuries
Replies: 36
Views: 2006

Re: kitesurfing = knee injuries

lifeinthehood wrote:
Thu Jun 16, 2022 9:16 pm
Learn to strapless foil. I don't know of any ankle or knee injuries from my foiling friends.
Very true...although I'd be more concerned about something like this
by nherbold
Sat Jun 11, 2022 10:38 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: kitesurfing = knee injuries
Replies: 36
Views: 2006

Re: kitesurfing = knee injuries

A few things ya can do to help prevent knee injuries is: stay away from wakestyle / freestyle, stay away from riding boots, and don't do kiteloop tricks. But if you want to pursue those disciplines a good CTI knee brace on your front knee certainly helps. Checkers is pretty safe :lol: Riding 20+ ye...
by nherbold
Mon Jun 06, 2022 6:47 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Accommodation Brazil
Replies: 30
Views: 1115

Re: Accommodation Brazil

Havre wrote:
Mon Jun 06, 2022 4:57 pm
Not a big problem though. As I’m not allowed in anyway :lol:
OK I'll bite....why are you not allowed in
by nherbold
Sat Jun 04, 2022 6:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Rainy season over in Ceara, Brazil
Replies: 6
Views: 902

Re: Rainy season over in Ceara, Brazil

Funny how perspective is everything..after years of (near) drought conditions, especially further inland, local population is cheering.

Of course I hope the wind will return in full force soon, but it's only early June and the wind will return as it always does.
by nherbold
Sat Jun 04, 2022 3:40 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Core kite Spa Day
Replies: 2
Views: 393

Re: Core kite Spa Day

A quick google search points to good old fashioned soap, water and elbow grease

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