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by geir
Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kitesurfing near Reykjavik start oct. ??
Replies: 5
Views: 1868

Re: Kitesurfing near Reykjavik start oct. ??

We do kitesurf all year round over here. Drysuit season is coming up in a few days (or 6/5/4 wet). Yes, there are good spots near Reykjavík. The closest one is Seltjarnarnes (5-10 min. drive from downtown). https://www.google.is/maps/place/Seltjarnarnes/@64.1551455,-22.0066482,3790m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b...
by geir
Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Iceland
Replies: 8
Views: 2058

Re: Iceland

Hi guys. One of the locals answering here located in the Reykjavik area. Been snowkiting/kitesurfing around here for the last 10 years. There aren't many of us here maybe a group of 5-8 active kiters. Every year is different now maybe thanks to global warming, but to be sure don't come until January...
by geir
Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:37 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Pacasmayo waves - Windsurfers have priority???
Replies: 39
Views: 6305

Re: Pacasmayo waves - Windsurfers have priority???

Regarding windsurfers vs. kiteboarders issue in our friendly local community we are strangely outnumbered by windsurfing guys (10 guys vs. 5 kiters at best). I used to belong to the dark side so in my mind basic sailing rules apply. The less maneuverable vessel has right of way. Makes sense I think ...
by geir
Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Dumb Bille
Replies: 63
Views: 5640

Re: Dumb Bille

Good job Melissa (cool tats) and bad luck Bille. I seem to recall this happening to you before, am I right? I myself am an below elbow amputee and this might sound as as shameless plugging but you should check out Ossur Prosthetics http://www.ossur.com/?PageID=12705 . What they have is this silicone...
by geir
Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: With 1 Death already, Design for a safty device is needed :
Replies: 112
Views: 10123

Re: With 1 Death already, Design for a safty device is neede

Regarding launch/land and ride switch idea, releasing under load.

Although big and heavy, ski bindings are set to rider weight and have saved a LOT of broken legs. Imagine if that had never been invented.
by geir
Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: With 1 Death already, Design for a safty device is needed :
Replies: 112
Views: 10123

Re: With 1 Death already, Design for a safty device is neede

ok, trying to think outside the box. (and yes I carry a hook knife, always have - two of them) +1 for the release mechanism or deflate at the kite end. Don't think I have to list out why. If we focus on just the issue of a death looping kite which seems to be the most dangerous situation, can't some...
by geir
Thu May 26, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Iceland Kitesurfing & Surfing
Replies: 4
Views: 4355

Re: Iceland Kitesurfing & Surfing

mwuahaha, what a load of rubbish. Those two places linked to above are lagoons that fall out from Vatnajökull glacier that just erupted (ohhh...well a volcano underneath the glacier, just like Eyjafjallajökull that caused all the problems last year). On a normal day those are just turists attraction...
by geir
Thu May 26, 2011 12:11 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Iceland Kitesurfing & Surfing
Replies: 4
Views: 4355

Re: Iceland Kitesurfing & Surfing

5/3mm wetsuit is fine. At least that's what I was wearing yesterday. It's pretty cold these days but during summertime that's what we always use. I just bring out the drysuit for wintertime sessions. There's only 1 or 2 guys selling surfboards/kitegear and they don't really keep stock. So bring your...
by geir
Sun May 15, 2011 3:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Which kiteboard is most like a snowboard?
Replies: 8
Views: 1105

Re: Which kiteboard is most like a snowboard?

Try out Ocean Rodeo Mako. The huge concave gives you that edge grip you know from snowboarding and the rounded tip outline a very carvy feel (you also know from snowboarding). The stance moves also more forward riding it and feels quite similare to riding a snowboard. At least that's what it felt to...
by geir
Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:59 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: snowkite boards vs snowboards
Replies: 57
Views: 16922

Re: snowkite boards vs snowboards

Don't care what it's called - if I could get rid of 'edge burn' I'd be happy ! A semi pro snowboarder once looked at my board and said it was the worst case of edge burn he'd ever seen. In my mind I thought snowkite specific board meant less sidecut, true centered stance and better lamination. Afte...

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