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by madworld
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Do all kites invert equally?
Replies: 25
Views: 2871

Re: Do all kites invert equally?

Cabrinha and slingshot are notorious for inverting, Naish, Ocean rodeo do not invert. Old North not sure.
by madworld
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ocean City, NJ missing kiter?
Replies: 13
Views: 952

Re: Ocean City, NJ missing kiter?

So is this kiter responsible for the expenses of the search/rescue? I guess follow up questions: are you on the hook for any Coast Guard pickup? I remember when they started charging backcountry skiers/boarders for heli rescue. $20k chopper ride if you mess up.... The Coast Guard does not charge a ...
by madworld
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The best kite for Teaching?
Replies: 32
Views: 1486

Re: The best kite for Teaching?

Forgetting brands and hype....any modern three strut delta shaped kite with modern control bar safety systems.

I like the Ocean Rodeo Prodigy as an example.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdohqkT34Zw
by madworld
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: NYPD divers rescue stranded kitesurfer in Queens
Replies: 16
Views: 1473

Re: NYPD divers rescue stranded kitesurfer in Queens

Interesting how is in USA when rescue forces working on your rescue ? Later you wil get (huge) bill for heir work expenses or no ? The Coast Guard does not charge a fee to provide assistance to a boat at sea. ... The Coast Guard is expressly prohibited by statute (Title 46 US Code, sec. 2110) from ...
by madworld
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: NYPD divers rescue stranded kitesurfer in Queens
Replies: 16
Views: 1473

Re: NYPD divers rescue stranded kitesurfer in Queens

Monday night quarter back comments, were was his safety knife? Why did't he roll up his lines to not get tangled in them, And why did he kook out in the first place? Did he have a Vhf radio and or cell phone with him. etc etc etc.
by madworld
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Oil catastrophe NE Brazil - pls report affected beaches
Replies: 16
Views: 2661

Re: Oil catastrophe NE Brazil - pls report affected beaches

https://gcaptain.com/a-mysterious-oil-s ... tw1uEeVMYE


A Mysterious Oil Spill Has Been Washing Up in Brazil for Months
by madworld
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Team Ocean Rodeo Shine In Dakhla
Replies: 1
Views: 1013

Re: Team Ocean Rodeo Shine In Dakhla

2020 prodigy 8 m.jpg
2020 prodigy 7m.jpg

2020 Ocean Rodeo Prodigy seen in the wild.
by madworld
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Search rescue wearable
Replies: 22
Views: 849

Re: Search rescue wearable

My Apple watch cellular disconnects instantly once in the water (obviously) and barely works close to the surface when there are large waves. It works great when I'm up on a foil though. I don't have an Apple Watch, but with the winter approaching I do admit I have been looking out to see how I can...
by madworld
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Surfboard weight
Replies: 27
Views: 1649

Re: Surfboard weight

2020 slingshot scifly 5’0 6.0 LBS or 2.7 KG

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