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by Windstoked
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Lake Choko at La Ventana
Replies: 8
Views: 930

Re: Lake Choko at La Ventana

Another cool video from Choko Lake:

by Windstoked
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Lake Choko at La Ventana
Replies: 8
Views: 930

Re: Lake Choko at La Ventana

Yes, Slappysan, that video was definitely at Lake Choko.
Here's another video from the recent Baja Kite Park Showdown in January:
by Windstoked
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Lake Choko at La Ventana
Replies: 8
Views: 930

Lake Choko at La Ventana

Lake Choko is a butter-water spot at La Ventana for adventurous kiters. It is a four mile kite from the beach at La Ventana or you can drive there on dirt roads with four wheel drive. Bufadora de La Ventana is a blowhole in a reef outcrop part way down, and there is a nice curling break around the p...
by Windstoked
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The Video Topic - post all videos here
Replies: 1135
Views: 198660

Re: The Video Topic - post all videos here

This is from a local session last weekend during a storm. Brian is working on heli-loops, and achieved a personal best Woo hangtime of 10.5 seconds.


by Windstoked
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiting Fatality in Cayman Islands
Replies: 6
Views: 1638

Kiting Fatality in Cayman Islands

https://www.recordnet.com/news/20190101 ... g-accident

I don't know any more than what the article says.
One of my son's co-workers knew him and that's how we found out about it.
by Windstoked
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: recommendation snow kite
Replies: 40
Views: 5030

Re: recommendation snow kite

An 8m kite is just right for learning on snow if you have some experience. If conditions are icy you might be able to go smaller, but in powder or heavier snow bigger is better. I rarely go smaller than a 14, and weigh 200 lbs also. Your skis are far superior to a snowboard for setting an edge and t...
by Windstoked
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hook harness completely broke off
Replies: 8
Views: 1416

Re: Hook harness completely broke off

Thank you for sharing your story, because your photo made me realize I connected my short leash to the base of the hook rather than the separate lower hook still there in your picture. A broken hook would have lead to a complete release, and a loose flying kite with a bar attached is a potentially d...
by Windstoked
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Rescuing A Loose Kite At Sea ...
Replies: 33
Views: 3016

Re: Rescuing A Loose Kite At Sea ...

Here's a good example of a rescue: starts at 1:25

by Windstoked
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite Release Training
Replies: 13
Views: 5391

Re: Kite Release Training

Not everyone kites in a place where you can practice. Not sure what you mean. If you’re in an area where you can kite, you can practice self rescue. Many kite sites have obstacles at the launch and people and other obstacles on the shore that make practicing difficult. Unless one wants to practice ...
by Windstoked
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite Release Training
Replies: 13
Views: 5391

Kite Release Training

After a number of serious accidents at our local kitespots here in Northern California, it has become increasingly obvious that many kiters are not adequately prepared to quickly release their kite in an emergency. Instructors should include real-life situation training on usage of the quick release...

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