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by tkachuk
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: which is the best upwind bodydrag technique to recover the board?
Replies: 35
Views: 2011

Re: which is the best upwind bodydrag technique to recover the board?

I have heard it said that unless you feel like your drowning or being water-boarded (tortured) then your body drag technique is incorrect.
by tkachuk
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Inguinal Hernia - to kite or not to kite?
Replies: 14
Views: 674

Re: Inguinal Hernia - to kite or not to kite?

mhansman Rare Poster Posts: 2 Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:42 am Gear: caution Brand Affiliation: None Has thanked: 1 time Been thanked: 2 times Contact: Thanks by mhansman » Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:31 pm I fix hernias and I kitesurf. For now, until you have surgery, there are no restrictions. Do whateve...
by tkachuk
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best Kitesurfing film ever?
Replies: 17
Views: 1703

Re: Best Kitesurfing film ever?

ANTANDROY: what great cin·e·ma·tog·ra·phy!!
by tkachuk
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Help us save our kite spot
Replies: 6
Views: 619

Re: Help us save our kite spot

I've been kiting Lagoon City for the past 8 years and just wanted to give my two cents worth about the effects of social media on kiting. Despite so many great kiting spots in the Toronto area with any westy (SW, W, NW) wind, over the past 2-3 years sooo many people choose, I believe because of soci...
by tkachuk
Sat May 16, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Where Should I Move To Retire & Kite?
Replies: 81
Views: 6857

Re: Where Should I Move To Retire & Kite?

Perth, Australia; Coco Beach FL; Corpus Christie TX; Lisbon; Barbados; Grand Cayman; Maui; southern France; Vietnam; Philippines; Sardinia; Puerto Rica; Columbia; Grenadines.

Those ares single sites. Two winter/summer site combos are too many to list.
by tkachuk
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Corona Virus - Has your country banned kitesurfing?
Replies: 148
Views: 7672

Re: Corona Virus - Has your country banned kitesurfing?

I heard last week kiting is banned and the military was calling people off the water in the Dominican Republic.
Anybody confirm?
by tkachuk
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?
Replies: 1074
Views: 38110

Re: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?

Not saying it is a short read, but here is an informed, libertarian view and, in my opinion anyway, a decent summary to date of the covid "crisis":

by tkachuk
Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Products you need !
Replies: 69
Views: 4155

Re: Products you need !

Think about how drones will replace/augment the wind for pulling kiters across the water and snow.
by tkachuk
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Handy tricks you only found after beginner lessons
Replies: 26
Views: 1708

Re: Handy tricks you only found after beginner lessons

With safety leash attached, using one hand, practice hooking and unhooking while holding the kite neutral just above the ground/touching water. This simple skill helps with: unwinding twisted lines, tethered (anchored) launches/landings and the handing off of your flying kite to someone else. I'll n...
by tkachuk
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Woo jumps Kg*m rating
Replies: 26
Views: 1821

Re: Woo jumps Kg*m rating

That's a high energy jump!
A guy your size jumping that high should stay downwind of wind farms.
Your jumps are enough to power a village.

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