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by grtlakes
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:25 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Parkinson's and kiting
Replies: 17
Views: 1074

Re: Parkinson's and kiting

My brother’s s father inlaw has Parkinson’s. 15 years after diagnosis he has learned to play the guitar and competes locally in ballroom dancing. Not my choice of pastimes but both hobbies require balance, coordination, and dexterity. His hand tremor is slightly more pronounced. Keep moving buddy. F...
by grtlakes
Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The most interesting kiter in the world
Replies: 11
Views: 1918

Re: The most interesting kiter in the world

With respect to Greenturtle.

He doesn’t measure the wind. He decides what the wind speed is.

He lands 11 out of 10 tricks. After attempting 6.

He doesn’t untangle his lines. They are scared straight.

He doesn’t load and pop the water retreats.

He taught Chuck Norris to kite.
by grtlakes
Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Travel to Columbia in February
Replies: 5
Views: 521

Re: Travel to Columbia in February

I’ve spent a fair amount of time in Cartagena due to work. Often when I have been there it seems there are kiters just North of the airport. The town was founded in the 16th century and is very rich in history. Absolutely worth the visit. That said it is a country with immense poverty. I have travel...
by grtlakes
Tue Dec 15, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Share your experience with kitesurfing and how it influenced your condition and mindset
Replies: 17
Views: 1300

Re: Share your experience with kitesurfing and how it influenced your condition and mindset

As mentioned kiting creates memories and opportunities to explore beautiful areas. Married 25 years kiting since 2014. Now my son is addicted and wife in the learning stages. Many strengthened friendships also. Among other benefits kiting teaches self reliance, community involvement and above all el...
by grtlakes
Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiting prognosis after heart attack
Replies: 27
Views: 2643

Re: Kiting prognosis after heart attack

Fantastic
by grtlakes
Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Facial injury
Replies: 32
Views: 2677

Re: Facial injury

I am surprised someone hasnt made one specifically for hydrofoiling.
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Good point. There certainly seems a demand for one.
by grtlakes
Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Facial injury
Replies: 32
Views: 2677

Re: Facial injury

The board was in a stable position balanced in the waterstart position. Front foot hook only no straps and normal water start dive with kite. Like I’ve mentioned it was a familiar routine waterstart that went haywire for unknown reasons. What I do remember was the lightning fast smack to the face. A...
by grtlakes
Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Facial injury
Replies: 32
Views: 2677

Re: Facial injury

Conditions were 4’ to 5’ waves about 20kts on a 8 m kite. I have spent about 12 hours foiling in similar conditions during the last week. I had been practicing toeside riding and gybes prior to getting hurt. However, when the injury occurred I was simply water starting nothing I haven’t done before ...
by grtlakes
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Facial injury
Replies: 32
Views: 2677

Facial injury

Recently I was injured by a blow to the face. It was after a water start. Either the board or part of the foil flew into my face and resulted in 10 stitches to the upper lip and inside the mouth. It happened so fast I couldn’t react. I was kinda knocked silly and it took a while to reorient myself a...
by grtlakes
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Warm booties for reptiles
Replies: 20
Views: 1130

Re: Warm booties for reptiles

I use billabong furnace ultra 7 mm down to freezing temps. They fit better than dryloc, are very comfortable and do not feel bulky. The ankle pulls are holding up after a couple seasons.

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