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by Grizwald
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: A thought experiment
Replies: 16
Views: 886

Re: A thought experiment

Thanks everyone for their thoughts.
Greenturtle,
I didn't see any mermaids but there were some proposes at the entrance to the bay. There were also more fish around the reef than anywhere I have ever been.
by Grizwald
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: A thought experiment
Replies: 16
Views: 886

Re: A thought experiment

The bay is relatively shallow, so the boat is anchored in the only area that the charts indicate is safe. The presence of the coral heads makes getting anywhere else on the bay not worth the risk for the big boat. There is relatively small tide changes, approx 1 foot. The place on which I am basing ...
by Grizwald
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: A thought experiment
Replies: 16
Views: 886

A thought experiment

This is a follow-up to kiting alone. You are on a 32 foot sailboat, sailing in some remote archipelago and you pull into nice little anchorage in a large bay. You anchor about half a kilometer from shore. There is not another soul for many miles. The trades have been consistent all week around 16 kn...
by Grizwald
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiting alone
Replies: 34
Views: 2353

Re: Kiting alone

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. For those who kite with a phone, do you use a waterproof phone or put your regular phone in a bag. My last phone bit the dust when the waterproof bag did not live up to billing when I crashed. FYI I never did get a response from the ezycut people as to whether t...
by Grizwald
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: tips for landing after a boat launch
Replies: 8
Views: 500

Re: tips for landing after a boat launch

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I will try them all and if something works really well I will report back.
by Grizwald
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Older guy learning to kiteboard
Replies: 41
Views: 2110

Re: Older guy learning to kiteboard

Little known fact is that Billie is from planet Krypton. He could have flown without his hang glider but kept it up for appearance sake. He is both an inspiration and really really intimidating. As for me. I found my knee brace got in the way and caused more problems than it cured. Once I figured ou...
by Grizwald
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: tips for landing after a boat launch
Replies: 8
Views: 500

tips for landing after a boat launch

Does anyone have any tips for getting ones kite back on board after a boat launch. I have more or less got the boat launch sorted but getting back on board is still a cluster. I run a ski rope out from the boat with a carabiner to clip onto the chicken loop and another to the safety. I have tried re...
by Grizwald
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Older guy learning to kiteboard
Replies: 41
Views: 2110

Re: Older guy learning to kiteboard

I am mid 60's, probably on the low end of kiter athleticism, bum left knee, lots of arthritis. What others have said about foot strap alignment is spot on. Narrow stance, right angles to the board. Once I got that sorted my biggest pain is neck. Twisting my head to see where I am going. After about ...
by Grizwald
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: what is this thing? line separator?
Replies: 6
Views: 650

Re: what is this thing? line separator?

Thanks for the info.
I can see how this could be very useful launching from the boat.
by Grizwald
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: what is this thing? line separator?
Replies: 6
Views: 650

what is this thing? line separator?

This was featured in a video re launching a kite from a catamaran. Google image search results are sniper rifle which while interesting is not really useful. Various other searches by description have not turned up anything useful. Does anyone know what it is and who makes / sells it? thanks, Griz S...

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