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by Flyboy
Thu Dec 26, 2002 10:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Pumping up my big tube
Replies: 21
Views: 1347

I have been looking for a while for a portable mini compressor of some sort to pump up my tubes. Nonething I have tried so far works well - they don't sustain enough pressure &/or they take way too long. I used a proper compressor once on the beach: it took about 30 secs to pump up the LE of a 16m -...
by Flyboy
Tue Dec 24, 2002 11:49 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What kite 25-35 knots & 65kg
Replies: 18
Views: 1556

I've had one experience of kiting in 30 to 40knts + (I weigh about 75kgs). I used my AB 6.3 & had a great time. I would think any inflato 6 to 8.5 flat, not too high aspect would work. The thing is , in that kind of wind gusts + - 10 knots equal a lot of variation in power, so you want a kite with g...
by Flyboy
Mon Dec 23, 2002 5:56 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Man, these guys are nuts!
Replies: 30
Views: 2257

Well I just got off the water & it ain't water anymore - the winter kiting season has begun in Ontario! Don't need much wind to kite on the ice, but the annoying thing is: in winter the wind blows like stink. This is the 6th day in a row of 40 - 60 km/hr winds - wish we got a little more of that in ...
by Flyboy
Mon Dec 23, 2002 4:49 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Man, these guys are nuts!
Replies: 30
Views: 2257

When was the last time you had ice forming in the water in Ireland? Try coming to Canada you Irish pansies & you'll learn what COLD means!
by Flyboy
Mon Dec 23, 2002 4:44 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How to teach Self Rescue? to kite instructor!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 1358

My experience with a big kite (AB 11.:cool: in light air (side slightly off): very difficult-to-impossible to sail the kite as is shown in self-rescue videos, because in light wind the kite just collapses on itself. Also, if you're getting pulled further from the shore you don't want to spend time m...
by Flyboy
Sun Dec 22, 2002 5:25 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: mexican kiting
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Thanks Andres!
by Flyboy
Sat Dec 21, 2002 11:05 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: mexican kiting
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Sheesh! I just want to get outta that thread! Hey Chiro & Andres, don't think I can make it for the kite festival. Will probably try to come 2nd week in January - less money, less people. Last time I kited at the resort I was staying at about 20 mins. north of Playa Del Carmen. Whereabouts do you ki...
by Flyboy
Fri Dec 20, 2002 10:30 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: What about kite SKI?
Replies: 14
Views: 4257

Igor - probably the best place to kite near Toronto is Lake Simcoe, a little under 1 hour north of the city. It looks like there will be strong ice there by the end of December. Go to the south end of Cook's Bay - if there is wind you will probably find people kiting there.
by Flyboy
Tue Dec 17, 2002 3:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: kitesurfing Florida
Replies: 5
Views: 701

Just got back from a trip to Florida - I can't say I'm an expert on the kiting possibilties, but I can say this: Ft. Lauderdale is not a particularly good location, especially to learn. Only wind direction would be north east through south. The beach is fairly busy with road, buildings etc. OK if yo...
by Flyboy
Fri Dec 13, 2002 10:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: ice kiting
Replies: 16
Views: 1211

Actually Bubba, I'm not sure that what you're saying is correct. Apparent wind will get you going really fast on the ice in not much wind, but to boost high you still need a lot of power to boost your body weight. Extra power can be generated by your high speed on the ice acting against the kite tur...

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