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by North_Wind
Tue Mar 13, 2007 12:53 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Going to Cape Verde in April.. any tips ?
Replies: 2
Views: 800

You don't say which island. I have a mate who travelled out there last year and didn't think much (either of the kite spots or the untramelled development) of Boa Vista. You may be better off sticking to Sal. Good luck and I hope you have a great time.

North Wind
by North_Wind
Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:44 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The wetsuit/drysuit debate
Replies: 61
Views: 17115

My wetsuit works fine ...

I have been out throughout the UK winter togged up as follows - rash vest - 5/3 wetsuit (Neilpryde) - North impact vest - GUL sailing splashtop over the impact vest (great at cutting the wind) - booties - neoprene hat under my helmet - no gloves I have no problems at all with the cold - 3 hour sessi...
by North_Wind
Sat Mar 03, 2007 2:54 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: is your spot getting too crowded?
Replies: 23
Views: 2796

Crowded

I agree ... it's the attitude not whether you are a newbie. That's my observation. I am a relative newcomer, yet before I go to a spot I find out what the local rules are and I ask about things if there is someone on the beach before me. My favourite spot is Langennith in South Wales. To my horror t...
by North_Wind
Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:19 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Anyone been caught by airlines using golfbag?
Replies: 41
Views: 7783

Brazilian experience

Went to Brasil in December. First up, the people I was in contact with at that end said don't bother with golf bags. Apparently the check in staff at Fortaleza roll their eyes and laugh. Where kiting is popular, the game is up. I flew London to Sao Paulo on BA and then from SP to Fortaleza on TAM. N...
by North_Wind
Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:03 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: OT:Welcome to the United States of America
Replies: 34
Views: 3845

STOP!

STOP!

There are other forums for Republicans v. Democrats or Fascists v. Communists debates.

Let's keep this kitesurfing.

North Wind.
by North_Wind
Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:10 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Who believes in supporting your local shop?
Replies: 97
Views: 11638

Where to buy

I buy from the kitesurf instructor who taught me. He is exclusive to one of the major brands (not one of the brands mentioned as being "only for shop fronts"). I get what I would consider a very fair price and he sets it up for me, answers questions etc. I have had a few warranty type issues that we...
by North_Wind
Wed Feb 21, 2007 12:35 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Ras Sud over Easter
Replies: 5
Views: 2150

Staying at Paradise with Waveriders

Booked via Waveriders in the UK and staying at The Paradise Hotel and using their centre. You there at the same time?

Counting the days ...

:dance:
by North_Wind
Wed Feb 21, 2007 12:27 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Egypt on hols.
Replies: 5
Views: 1032

Ras Sudr is hopefully good

I looked into it recently and concluded that Ras Sudr was a good place -- reliable wind, and an authentic rather than concrete jungle feel to it. Booked to be there over the four days of Easter. Delighted if anyone else came over at the same time. :lol:
by North_Wind
Mon Feb 19, 2007 11:45 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Nearest kiting to Palm Springs?
Replies: 1
Views: 1197

Nearest kiting to Palm Springs?

I have to go to a conference in Palm Springs soon. Travelling from the UK but still planning to bring all my gear. Golf is on offer, but I would rather stick a chopstick in my eye. Where is the nearest kiting anyone would recommend? Shane and Brian at Calikites have helpfully suggested Long beach. A...
by North_Wind
Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:07 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ocean Rodeo Pyro Drysuit 2006, Props!
Replies: 46
Views: 15376

On a windy winter day in Vancouver, Canada it is like the Ocean Rodeo Army with a solid majority of the riders equipped with some form of the O.R suit. I don't want to start a flame war but the bit I don't get is why skypilot is making out like Vancouver is cold in winter. :) I was born and grew up...

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