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by RickI
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: NYPD divers rescue stranded kitesurfer in Queens
Replies: 16
Views: 1346

Re: NYPD divers rescue stranded kitesurfer in Queens

I am glad the guy is ok. I would strongly encourage him to get out of the rescue habit however. It isn't that hard to avoid, normally. I used to have the odd involuntary rescue pre-2000, IF I kited to the north about a 1/4 mile where there were some 17 story condo's. The sport was so new and the obs...
by RickI
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Protecting access to Kite
Replies: 0
Views: 188

Protecting access to Kite

Winter has come and kiters are thinking of heading to Florida again for some water time. PLEASE research the local rules where you plan to ride before ever going there. Then check with locals when you arrive for any special issues. Access is still touch and go in many places in Southeast Florida. W...
by RickI
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Most surfing injuries involve shoulder or knee, surgery usually not required
Replies: 4
Views: 481

Re: Most surfing injuries involve shoulder or knee, surgery usually not required

We're kitesurfers with both similar and different areas of injury, frequency and mechanisms.
by RickI
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: marathon key Florida - foiling
Replies: 6
Views: 523

Re: marathon key Florida - foiling

You sound well setup with a smaller kite and foil then. I called down to Shana with https://othersideboardsports.com/ with specific questions about foiling. They have several operations at locations from Islamorada to Marathon. She told me that folks foil off Curry Hammock on occasion if they are ca...
by RickI
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: marathon key Florida - foiling
Replies: 6
Views: 523

Re: marathon key Florida - foiling

I haven't started foiling yet, regularly anyway, but there have been times I struck bottom with shallow twin tip fins off there. If you walk out and avoid sand bars on the Atlantic side you should be able to foil. Be real careful NOT to hit any sand bars while you are foiling, there have been some n...
by RickI
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fatality @ Sydney
Replies: 9
Views: 1463

Re: Fatality @ Sydney

I am so sorry for the loss of this young kiter who has likely been riding for a while. My sincere regrets to his mother, the rest of his family, friends and to the entire kiting community. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7644443/Alexi-Bader-killed-kite-surfing-accident-Kurnell-Sydney.html I...
by RickI
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: GoPro Hero 8 about to release?
Replies: 54
Views: 3595

Re: GoPro Hero 8 about to release?

The processing with the Max looks amazingly easy and fast in the GoPro video. How has your processing experience been with the Max?
elguapo wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:23 am
yup.

we have a gopro max.... the horizon level function in "hero mode" makes the noir matter quark completely obsolete.
by RickI
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: communications in new bike helmet
Replies: 2
Views: 327

Re: communications in new bike helmet

Thanks for looking around. The helmet is a bit bulkier than desirable for kiting with higher water impact force, the polystyrene foam can absorb water and I don't know how well the electronics would fare in full time saltwater service. Interesting bike helmet with intercom. https://gearjunkie.com/se...
by RickI
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiteboarding and Weather
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Re: Kiteboarding and Weather

Sorry about that Billie. You can see the original Powerpoint presentation from which the slide show was generated at: http://fksa.org/docs/KBweather.ppt Yes, there are some impressive heavy weather images in the presentation.
by RickI
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiteboarding and Weather
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Kiteboarding and Weather

kiting and weather slide show.jpg I had forgotten about this slide show which I had put together for Paul Menta's Kite U. I have long felt this sort of weather information should be common knowledge in our kiting community. It has a Florida focus but aspects can be applied in other areas. https://s...

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