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by Nico
Mon Apr 29, 2002 4:42 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What board ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2344

Hi Toby, level of riders (+- 30) getting better by the minute, boards used are various and no specific trend being followed. Not too many twintips in circulation though, I supose because of our surfing and windsurfing backgrounds. We have already had contact with my report on kitespots here in Mauri...
by Nico
Sat Apr 27, 2002 7:10 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New Safe Kiteboarding Guidelines
Replies: 6
Views: 1091

Hi Rick,
just a quick word to thank you for your effort concerning safety procedures.
Your info and work will be most helpfull in preparing safety guidelines for my students.
Regards.
Nico
by Nico
Sat Apr 27, 2002 7:01 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What board ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2344

Hey Toby,
I am the Mauritian connection.
Drop me a line should come to this part of the world.
Regards
Nico
by Nico
Thu Apr 25, 2002 4:53 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What board ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2344

Hi Toby, yes go small, yes go waky, but try it in directional, it works wonders for me. At the moment I am using a connelly fantom wakeboard(140) in three footstrap configuration, to which I have added two side tracker fins on the tail. Should you ever be around here I would gladly let you test it. ...
by Nico
Thu Apr 25, 2002 4:41 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cabrinha CO2 11.5 - users review ?
Replies: 1
Views: 747

Hi Juergeen,
I use a 11,5 CO2 2001 regularly for my courses, and can assure you that it performs like all the others of that range, namely very well.
Regards. Nico
by Nico
Wed Apr 24, 2002 6:31 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What board ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2344

Hi Jido,
my advice: go directional !
Everybody needs direction in their life.
Waves makes a little 160m beauty, I have ordered two.
Regards Nico
by Nico
Fri Mar 15, 2002 9:34 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: finally got those fins on my wakeboard
Replies: 6
Views: 1116

On 2002-03-15 04:33, TheRob wrote: i finally added fins to my wakeboard. i set them up with 2 on each tip. pretty much the same way almost all of the wake-style boards are set up. i used two screws per fin, along with the right washers and everything. all stainless of course. i drilled three holes ...
by Nico
Mon Feb 25, 2002 4:46 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Being a huge fishing lure
Replies: 8
Views: 1642

A couple of years back (been kiting for 4)my board got hit by a baracuda while kiting outside the reef, in the northern area of the island. The beast slowed me down for a while until 5 of it's teeth broke off in my bottom deck. It wasn't a huge fish, but big enough to go for prey the size of my boar...
by Nico
Sun Jan 20, 2002 2:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: We need to start talking, effectively
Replies: 22
Views: 3911

Yes, on the spot learning seems to be a major cause of misshaps.
I offer serious discounts on kites if buyers take courses in my school, I found this a good way of convincing guys into a bit of tuition before heading into the big blue yonder.

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