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by Hugh2
Sat Mar 28, 2015 4:23 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: My kites are lasting too long
Replies: 26
Views: 4094

Re: My kites are lasting too long

I still carry some old Best Waroos around with me as backups, I have about eight kites in my van all the time, including a 2006 14m, albeit highly repaired. But not one valve has come off it, unlike my earlier Naish kites that leaked all the time.
by Hugh2
Sat Mar 28, 2015 4:12 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How far can you jump?
Replies: 10
Views: 2232

Re: How far can you jump?

I'll try to find the video but there is a kiter on YouTube in South Africa throwing mega loops off of 8 foot waves and he is EASILY traveling 100M downwind when he lands. Almost certainly Andries Fourie. I've seen him do some amazing jumps. Last year, about the time his 2014 YouTube video was shot,...
by Hugh2
Sat Mar 28, 2015 3:43 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hatteras in Early May
Replies: 8
Views: 1407

Re: Hatteras in Early May

If you can possibly swing it, get a car. I can't imagine Hatteras without a car. You are stuck with no ability to go where the wind direction is right. And the wind will not be SW all the time.
by Hugh2
Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Sam Light in Cape Town 2014/15
Replies: 1
Views: 641

Sam Light in Cape Town 2014/15

Fun video from Sam Light's summer in Cape Town 2014/15. In addition to the cool sequences with Southern Right whales, he jumps another kiter's kite, almost lands on some rocks, and coordinates a 5-way simuljump.

by Hugh2
Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:21 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: First time to Hatteras planned for late March
Replies: 14
Views: 2829

Re: First time to Hatteras planned for late March

Joe, this is probably too late, but if not: Best kites lost their way briefly in 2010/2011, which is probably why that Nemesis looks like a good deal to you. hope it flies okay for you. Tomorrow is strong NE, so I recommend riding from Avon to Buxton on the ocean, and hitching back. You should get s...
by Hugh2
Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:05 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: First time to Hatteras planned for late March
Replies: 14
Views: 2829

Re: First time to Hatteras planned for late March

I go to hatteras three times a year and often kite alone. Downwinders are my passion, especially ocean side. I long since learned self launching for this, so if you are not comfortable with that, Hatteras on a mild day is great to learn with some wide open and empty beaches. My self landing is not s...
by Hugh2
Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: For all beginners, regular and hydrofoil
Replies: 0
Views: 473

For all beginners, regular and hydrofoil

Steve Bodner is an excellent windsurfer, mostly into racing, in San Francisco. In January 2013 he learned to kiteboard in Baja, and his account of his trials and tribulations are in agreement with my own experiences learning (albeit on earlier gear in 2004/5), and make a great read, especially for a...
by Hugh2
Sat Feb 14, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: No more livestream at KOTA 2015 !
Replies: 48
Views: 6227

Re: No more livestream at KOTA 2015 !

OOPS, missed the end of Toby's post above. Okay, let's hope tomorrow brings the goods.
by Hugh2
Sat Feb 14, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: No more livestream at KOTA 2015 !
Replies: 48
Views: 6227

Re: No more livestream at KOTA 2015 !

So, did they call it quits before the semi-finals could be run? If so, can't they stick around one more day and finish it off tomorrow?
by Hugh2
Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: KOTA is ON today!
Replies: 31
Views: 4275

Re: KOTA is ON today!

Toby, are you there in Cape Town? What do you think of it now the SEaster is finally filling in? Hope you get to do some general riding too, especially a downwinder from Milnerton to Haakgat.

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