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by Flyboy
Mon May 25, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is kite boarding/ kitesurfing a boardsport or a kite sport?
Replies: 46
Views: 837

Re: Is kite boarding/ kitesurfing a boardsport or a kite sport?

Lol Well true history actually described buggying, landboarding and kiteboarding as kite traction sports. A generic term with some actual historical truth. World Sailing just made their $hit up to suit their agenda regarding trying to catagorize kiteboarding as sailing so they can get kiteboardings...
by Flyboy
Sun May 24, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is kite boarding/ kitesurfing a boardsport or a kite sport?
Replies: 46
Views: 837

Re: Is kite boarding/ kitesurfing a boardsport or a kite sport?

I agree most definitely not sailing. Sailing is sitting in a tub driving a vehicle. With kiteboarding you are part of the craft. That would depend very much on the tub. There's quite a bit of this sort of thing going on now: mothsailboatjpg2.jpg The worst part of considering kiting as sailing is pe...
by Flyboy
Sun May 24, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is kite boarding/ kitesurfing a boardsport or a kite sport?
Replies: 46
Views: 837

Re: Is kite boarding/ kitesurfing a boardsport or a kite sport?

jumptheshark wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 9:30 pm
Oh I routinely refer to it as simply kiting, but I do it for the boardsport.
I dunno - foiling barely seems like a "boardsport".
by Flyboy
Sat May 23, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is kite boarding/ kitesurfing a boardsport or a kite sport?
Replies: 46
Views: 837

Re: Is kite boarding/ kitesurfing a boardsport or a kite sport?

It is both. I know what it isn't... sailing :-0 It is sailing. :jump: Foiling has actually taken it back closer to its sailing genesis. Having said that, free ride cruising on a foil or on a board is very different from kiting with a SB in waves or on a TT going for big air or freestyle tricks. The...
by Flyboy
Sat May 23, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is kite boarding/ kitesurfing a boardsport or a kite sport?
Replies: 46
Views: 837

Re: Is kite boarding/ kitesurfing a boardsport or a kite sport?

It is both. I know what it isn't... sailing :-0 It is sailing. :jump: Foiling has actually taken it back closer to its sailing genesis. Having said that, free ride cruising on a foil or on a board is very different from kiting with a SB in waves or on a TT going for big air or freestyle tricks. The...
by Flyboy
Mon May 18, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Leading Edge of Kite is Slowly Deflating
Replies: 14
Views: 310

Re: Leading Edge of Kite is Slowly Deflating

Does yours have the big screw deflate valve. I had the same problem with a 6m envy, and it was slowly leaking from the valve due to the stop valve not closing fully. What I had to do was Everytime I pumped it up, I'd unscrew the valve, which would then seal the stopper with a pop and then screw it ...
by Flyboy
Mon May 18, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Where Should I Move To Retire & Kite?
Replies: 45
Views: 2362

Re: Where Should I Move To Retire & Kite?

TangTonic wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 8:28 pm
Shhh, don't tell anyone but St. Croix, US Virgin Islands is very nice!
It's "very nice' ... but also pretty expensive & very small.
by Flyboy
Mon May 18, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Where Should I Move To Retire & Kite?
Replies: 45
Views: 2362

Re: Where Should I Move To Retire & Kite?

Honestly, putting down roots in another, very different country, when you're older & retired, is not that easy IMO. The appeal of many of these 2nd/3rd world locations is likely to wear off after a while. Corruption, lawlessness & violence are often a part of the picture, not to mention the possible...
by Flyboy
Sun May 17, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Where Should I Move To Retire & Kite?
Replies: 45
Views: 2362

Re: Where Should I Move To Retire & Kite?

Mr. Doe: I'm in a not un-similar position. I think finding somewhere your wife will be happy over the long term is likely to be very challenging. Obviously, whatever you choose has to meet her needs, or it won't work out. I'm more inclined to think a better idea to have a place somewhere in the US -...
by Flyboy
Mon May 11, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak4 in 5 m2, truly stoked
Replies: 126
Views: 5762

Re: Flysurfer Peak4 in 5 m2, truly stoked

To Regis, @78 kg and my KOOL1200 wing, I use the 3 and 5 at their sweetspots where not flapping nor having to work, in wind around: 5 m2: 14 to 17 knots 3 m2: 20 to 23 knots Using my WaveXL (790 cm2) windranges are not that much different, because of more apparent wind power as one rides faster, al...

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