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by RadDrDuke
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Central Florida?
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: Central Florida?

I live in central Florida. Agree that it is best combo of wind/waves. North is better waves but worse wind, south is better wind but worse waves. That being said I would NOT solely go to central Florida, I recommend a road trip. The east coast of the state is super diverse and a great road trip as f...
by RadDrDuke
Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ydwer... terrible accident
Replies: 16
Views: 2851

Re: Ydwer... terrible accident

I was surf foiling this weekend and hit the sandbar (about knee deep in that spot) and flew off and landed on my side and wrist.

If you fall wrong or dive etc it could be disastrous given that you are elevated off the water about two feet and moving quite fast.
by RadDrDuke
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Opinions wanted, is it better to self land in strong winds by punching out from 12 or 3/9??
Replies: 36
Views: 3155

Re: Opinions wanted, is it better to self land in strong winds by punching out from 12 or 3/9??

I do this all the time. Side of the wind window for sure, about 4 feet above the ground. If you have a single front-line flag system have that line closest to the ground. You then pull your safety and run upwind. The kite will almost always just flip upside down (u-shape) and sit in place perfectly....
by RadDrDuke
Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite foiling set to die almost completely out as wing foiling takes hold
Replies: 159
Views: 13251

Re: Kite foiling set to die almost completely out as wing foiling takes hold

Lots of wingers at my spot in Florida. People seem to love it, especially windsurfers but some kiters too. It doesn't look fun but it must be and people all say its great. Kiting is not some morally good activity that we have to promote, it's just super fun, if there is something more fun to do than...
by RadDrDuke
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 13m Kites..... why so few?
Replies: 34
Views: 2543

Re: 13m Kites..... why so few?

Because 13m is too big for an inflatable kite. They get slow and the size/weight ratio tips out of favor. With modern bow kites 11m is really the biggest you need. If you want to TT in less wind you should use a foil kite and if you want to just ride in less wind a hydrofoil is optimal. I only have ...
by RadDrDuke
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: how to self land using the lower center line method
Replies: 16
Views: 2084

Re: how to self land using the lower center line method

I do this all the time, including this morning. If it's under 20knots I usually just pull the front line to get it to fall leading edge down. When it's windy I use this technique: Make sure your flag-out line is on the bottom when at the edge of the wind window (next to the ground), then release you...
by RadDrDuke
Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiting prognosis after heart attack
Replies: 27
Views: 2914

Re: Kiting prognosis after heart attack

If you're on an actual blood thinner (warfarin, xarelto, apixaban, etc) you are likely going to be recommended NOT to kite. Post-CABG is however not an indication for long-term therapeutic anticoagulation so you are probably going to just be on aspirin and plavix or brilinta. Your CT surgeon will li...
by RadDrDuke
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How many of you do yoga exercises for kiting?
Replies: 21
Views: 1895

Re: How many of you do yoga exercises for kiting?

I do a 1 minute stretch routine every single morning for the past decade. Interestingly, that "malasana" pose is how I end every time for what that's worth. I was having neck pain from doing so much wakestyle and regular wakeboarding getting whiplashes all during my teens and twenties. Now I have no...
by RadDrDuke
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What a piece of shit town
Replies: 78
Views: 6000

Re: What a piece of shit town

2 feet is not much relative to an RV but that's about 20% of a normal car length so it's definitely ticket-worthy in a coveted parking zone. I would just keep the RV parked there, get a good session in, then leave and pay the ticket later. ------------------------------------------------------------...
by RadDrDuke
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Airush Ultra vs Cloud for Foiling?
Replies: 9
Views: 1225

Re: Airush Ultra vs Cloud for Foiling?

I have a 9m Ultra V1, excellent for waves and foiling. I go out when the lulls are 8knots or greater, so it's very good lightwind. TT jumping is not very good. Can't comment on Cloud but it is nice to have a strut for relaunch and self launch/landing. I'm trying to hold out for an Ultra with Alulua ...

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