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by bennyh
Fri Feb 20, 2004 11:25 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: riding waves hand off
Replies: 28
Views: 1621

My problem is: our winds are very often onshore with a small amount of cross occasionally. I like to waveride on a relatively small kite so it doesn't pull me off the face, but when I take off on the wave the kite wants to fly backwards so you have to crank the kite around just to keep it up there. ...
by bennyh
Wed Feb 18, 2004 2:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Naish 4'7, riding on the nose?
Replies: 25
Views: 1801

Any thoughts on this ?? I ride a directional (not mutant) about 137X41 like a surfboard and can swap feet most of the time or ride toeside. When the wind gets up this board is a bit unmanageable (maybe the big fins creating lift?) I'm looking for a high wind board but I like the directional style an...
by bennyh
Thu Jul 17, 2003 10:09 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hurghada heaven
Replies: 11
Views: 1469

Yes, its perfect for learners: sideshore, waist deep for 200m, rescue boat available, all sizes of kite and beginner boards. Being IKO they can't rent gear to learners without lessons. My buddy who had never flown a kite before can now go across the wind in only a week. Intermediates and above can s...
by bennyh
Wed Jul 16, 2003 4:28 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hurghada heaven
Replies: 11
Views: 1469

The Magawish village is at the beach - my room about 1 min walk to the kite centre. Taxi from airport 20 - 30 egyptian pounds 15 mins. Toby has the rest of the info above. Others stayed at the Sofitel 15 mins walk away, looks nicer but Magawist is just fine and more convenient.
Have a good one
by bennyh
Tue Jul 15, 2003 5:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hurghada heaven
Replies: 11
Views: 1469

Hurghada heaven

Just want to let you all know that Colona watersports in Hurghada, Egypt have an excellent set up and I'd thouroughly recommend a trip having spent last week there. The site is suitable for novices through to experienced riders, and the crew are very friendly and helpful. The vibe is far more relaxe...
by bennyh
Thu Mar 06, 2003 9:57 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: blade 9m - ultimate lightwinder?
Replies: 6
Views: 583

blade 9m - ultimate lightwinder?

whaddyareckon?
sub 10knots , sunny day, safe water, lots of gently flapping LEIs on the beach, even 20m too little power.
Could the blade be the answer to this one? Cheaper than water-relaunchables too, and can be depowered now.

Any experience?
Ben, 70kg;surf;145 directional;1.5 yrs kiting
by bennyh
Thu Feb 27, 2003 3:04 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: windrange LIFT 7.4?
Replies: 4
Views: 405

me 70kg dry with 145 TT
bare minimum about 20knots
over powered at about 32 knots

sweet spot is 22-28knots
by bennyh
Fri Feb 21, 2003 10:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: sunglasses for kiting
Replies: 35
Views: 3246

Fashion choice: go the expensive designer shades above. My choice: get the cheapest UV filtering close fitting style pair you can, and a cheapo tourist neoprene strap round the back. If they get pulled off the strap floats and you can pick them up on your next tack. If you loose them, it's only a fe...
by bennyh
Fri Feb 21, 2003 10:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: if not Egypt then.....
Replies: 8
Views: 548

I reckon Southern Spain / Tarifa might be the go - I'm in a similar position and hunting around for alternatives. FLights to Malaga are very cheap from UK and the wind would seem to be very reliable even if the water is cooler than the Red Sea. ON searching this forum I didn't find out much about it...
by bennyh
Thu Feb 13, 2003 11:01 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Greek Kitesurfing . .
Replies: 146
Views: 9804

thanks ROn,
I may come for a holiday with my kite just in case
Have to keep the girlfried happy or she'll never launch my kite for me!
Ben

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