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by Onda
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2 Fatalities in Tarifa
Replies: 19
Views: 2404

Re: 2 Fatalities in Tarifa

When you´re out at sea and anything goes wrong, you typically have some time to think about the best action. And there are several options you should consider thoroughly because the wrong one can be your last one. But you have to be aware of all options "by heart" without recaping them first in your...
by Onda
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cape Town safety and riding convention basics
Replies: 38
Views: 2730

Re: Cape Town safety and riding convention basics

A so-called "common sense" is mentioned here repeatedly. There is nothing like common sense as soon as male hotshots with kites touch a beach (not to mention the water). When waves come into play, it gets instant mayhem. Hence my first rule is: Strictly avoid any crowded kitesurf spot . There´s alwa...
by Onda
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fuerteventura in March
Replies: 15
Views: 1554

Re: Fuerteventura in March

In El Medano you can contact the surf center playa sur, directly on the beach. Very friendly guys there, comfortable storage and reasonable pricing.
by Onda
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fuerteventura in March
Replies: 15
Views: 1554

Re: Fuerteventura in March

Tenerife (El Medano) might be another option for you. You can stay in apartments / hotels virtually on the kite beach (max 2 minutes walk). There is no ground swell at Medano (like at Flag Beach), only smaller wind swell. I´ve been in both places and I´d say: Flag Beach has higher quality waves and ...
by Onda
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Audi e-foil
Replies: 4
Views: 939

Re: Audi e-foil

Will probably run on Diesel fuel :lol: The Audi cheaters can only think in Diesel terms. Everything else is evil / bad / impossible. I´m German and I feel deeply ashamed and angry for / about this bunch of criminal idiots :oops: :angryfire: Please, everyone, never ever buy a product from Volkswagen ...
by Onda
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cold Water Riding Guide
Replies: 11
Views: 1130

Re: Cold Water Riding Guide

"breathable" material is relative in winter conditions on the water... As soon as the outside temperature is way below inside temperature (inside the drysuit), no water vapor can diffuse from inside to outside = zero breathability This is thermodynamics. And I experienced exactly this with my drysui...
by Onda
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Harness with Sliding spreader bar
Replies: 36
Views: 3520

Re: Harness with Sliding spreader bar

Best I´ve ever experienced is: Carbon spreader bar (rideengine 2016 model) with rope plus a Ronstan Orbit 20 block connected to a Cabrinha Fireball Bar´s QR (without the original Fireball piece). Totally friction-less, super-smooth movement with minimal distance between the rope and the quick releas...
by Onda
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Accident at Kite Beach, Bloubergstrand, South Africa
Replies: 32
Views: 4093

Re: Accident at Kite Beach, Bloubergstrand, South Africa

I´ve been in CPT before Christmas. Used a cheap "Euro-Style" short-leged 3 mm ("Overknee"). Which was fine one day. The other day I froze my ass off... Problem in Cape Town is the so-called upwelling of cold water from deep sea levels to the surface, which is caused by strong and persistent off-shor...
by Onda
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fatality in France
Replies: 123
Views: 10818

Re: Fatality in France

Absolutely! By far the biggest danger is strong / gale force wind! My impression is that this factor is heavily underestimated by many, especially younger and very experienced kiters. In 30+ kts the result of even minor mistakes of pilot or material are easily fatal with no time for proper reaction....
by Onda
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What is kitesurfing for you? This it is for me
Replies: 65
Views: 5307

Re: What is kitesurfing for you? This it is for me

Guys! Great topic! This brilliant vid from HB Surfkite sums up a lot for me (words by C. Bukowsky - so fitting :thumb: ) https://vimeo.com/99810517 https://vimeo.com/99810517 "If you´re doing it for money, or fame - don´t do it. ... If you´re doing it because you want women in your bed - don´t do it...

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