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by papasmerf
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: thin booties, sharp objects, too keep out sand Help!
Replies: 9
Views: 1228

Re: thin booties, sharp objects, too keep out sand Help!

those ion's look pretty good, except the split toe. i actually bought what i thought was going to be the perfect bootie and it was a split toe. i didn't think anything of it until i tried to use it and for some reason the split toe is really uncomfortable when jammed into the straps. i wish i could ...
by papasmerf
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: thin booties, sharp objects, too keep out sand Help!
Replies: 9
Views: 1228

thin booties, sharp objects, too keep out sand Help!

so, at my beach, i think booties are essential. broken glass, bottle caps, thorns, god knows what else. i would love to go barefooot but it just is too risky i think. but finding the right booties is so hard. i had been using some flexic privot? surf booties, they are great, very thin but one big pr...
by papasmerf
Fri Jul 17, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: new flysurfer tube kite
Replies: 80
Views: 14472

Re: new flysurfer tube kite

is there really no one that has tested these kites and can post a review on here, like vs. the edge or north rebel or rally? just wondering, thanks
by papasmerf
Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:14 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Average Joe Kite Review- Light wind kites
Replies: 421
Views: 62911

Re: Average Joe Kite Review- Light wind kites

although it has been a while since I have posted, I would like to include my average joe's opinion on this. been on slingshot and cabrinha contra. I have a quiver of flysurfers speed 3's, 12m, 15, 21. i'm 6' 2 190 lbs 21m is the best lightwind kite there is, hands down. super easy relaunch, and grea...
by papasmerf
Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:49 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 8 years kiting and I was so wrong about boards
Replies: 82
Views: 14757

Re: 8 years kiting and I was so wrong about boards

well, my experience is this. got caught up in the forum hype over nobile/shinn boards about 5 years ago, bought a used nobile 666 and then a shinn pro. both very pricey even used, which is how i bought them. new they wanted like 899 or something crazy. no way to demo so just believed the same shinn ...
by papasmerf
Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:43 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiteboarder´s life...... being a parent?
Replies: 32
Views: 4028

Re: Kiteboarder´s life...... being a parent?

I am also (now) a stay at home dad, kids 7 and 11. i was addicted to kitesurfing for the last 10 years, but i soon learned that i was more addicted to my kids. i get out when i can, and many of my friends with no kids or wife can't figure out how i kitesurf so much,,, but i only kitesurf when the ki...
by papasmerf
Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:02 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Flysurfer Speed 3 21m + Flyrace 6-8 Knots Lightwind Power!
Replies: 28
Views: 4858

Re: Flysurfer Speed 3 21m + Flyrace 6-8 Knots Lightwind Powe

well, i have had similiar experiences with my 21m speed 3. hardly any wind and yet i can kite with my slingshot glide and still have fun. that first video looks like there is less wind than anything i have kited in with my 21m. it's a great kite, imo. i did recently see some guy on a 12m lithium? an...
by papasmerf
Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:07 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Good Sunglasses 4 Kiting?
Replies: 35
Views: 6692

Re: Good Sunglasses 4 Kiting?

the kurtis ones are the best i have ever used, and i tried a lot of them.

haven't tried the sharks though, never even seen them.

kurtis will have some to you in a few days.
by papasmerf
Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:23 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fokiten = Legend
Replies: 20
Views: 2862

Re: Fokiten = Legend

SEINFELD=LEGEND

that was a great show.
by papasmerf
Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:19 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fokiten = Legend
Replies: 20
Views: 2862

Fokiten = Legend

FO is simply a legend, unparalleled, never to be duplicated, and unbeatable in a war of words especially I pity da fool who tries has any one person ever created so much forum havoc? or interest how many free kites did he talk his way into? wow. killed off, and yet like a phoenix from the ashes i su...

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