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by FLandOBX
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Soul
Replies: 397
Views: 119628

Re: Flysurfer Soul

Today at my fourth session with Soul I'm checking the bridles and see... this. https://i.imgur.com/pHZ8BMo.jpg?1 Serious questions: What the hell is this and is this acceptable for a kite with a price tag of almost 2000$? It depends on how it happened, friend. Why are you asking this question of th...
by FLandOBX
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Study: Kitesurfing injuries (participants needed)
Replies: 12
Views: 685

Re: Study: Kitesurfing injuries (participants needed)

Toby wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:40 pm
always amazed that there are still people using board leashes.
Since 2002 we already know it is a bad idea!
And every instructor should know this too...if not...take away their license...if they have any...
+1.
by FLandOBX
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What are your 5 essential accessories you must bring when you kite?
Replies: 11
Views: 730

Re: What are YOUR 5 essential accessories you must bring when you kite?

sunscreen, wool beanie or sun hat, sunglasses, beach shoes (Crocs), second board for varying wind conditions
by FLandOBX
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: kingofwatersports.com review
Replies: 10
Views: 1028

Re: kingofwatersports.com review

Good to hear. I've never been their customer, but I've wondered about them. Thanks for posting POSITIVE feedback. (I wasn't expecting it when I clicked on this thread.) :thumb:
by FLandOBX
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New to kite, need to choose kite
Replies: 14
Views: 597

Re: New to kite, need to choose kite

Hello, Thor. Take some kiteboarding lessons and make your equipment decision based on what you learn and experience in those lessons. Have fun with the journey.
by FLandOBX
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ram air caught in surf disaster
Replies: 25
Views: 2276

Re: Ram air caught in surf disaster

I was feeling like 2019 was off to a bad start. Wasn't sure what was missing. Now I know. I just needed to hear from PMU. I had forgotten how dangerous and inferior RAM air kites are. Thanks, Pumpy. I feel much better now. :-?
by FLandOBX
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What Is Kiteboarding? A Video Explanation For Family & Friends
Replies: 8
Views: 755

Re: What Is Kiteboarding? A Video Explanation For Family & Friends

Nice video, OKk. I always enjoy watching your stuff.....to the point, touch of dry humor, good production. Thanks for posting. :thumb:
by FLandOBX
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Making launch safer - learning from the experts
Replies: 40
Views: 3163

Re: Making launch safer - learning from the experts

Exhibit A: people's opinions on the internet Exhibit B: the number of people who killed themselves launching hooked this year Exhibit C: the number of people who got hurt / caused injury / caused trouble launching unhooked over past several years (zero ?) Hmmmm... let's see... opinions vs. dead peo...
by FLandOBX
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Making launch safer - learning from the experts
Replies: 40
Views: 3163

Re: Making launch safer - learning from the experts

I don't get it. Unhooked self-launch is not for beginners. Ok. But experienced kiters should know how to self launch and do it in control and deal with potential malfunctions. So who needs to self launch unhooked? Why would you turn an essentially simple task of self launching into a trick that inc...
by FLandOBX
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiting Fatality in Cayman Islands
Replies: 6
Views: 1331

Re: Kiting Fatality in Cayman Islands

Sounds like a good man. Sad news. RIP.

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