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by waynepjh
Wed Jul 13, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Damien LeRoy Injured in Paraglider Crash
Replies: 58
Views: 10438

Re: Damien LeRoy Injured in Paraglider Crash

Ive been a paraglider pilot for almost 20 years. You dont just jump from your wing when something happens. My guess is he forgot to buckle into harness. I hope he makes a full recovery! Sending my healing vibes!
by waynepjh
Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Damien LeRoy Injured in Paraglider Crash
Replies: 58
Views: 10438

Re: Damien LeRoy Injured in Paraglider Crash

Im guessing he forgot to buckle into his harness. You dont jump from your paraglider when something goes wrong. Glad he will be ok!!
by waynepjh
Sat May 21, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Do you wear a ring on your finger when kiting?
Replies: 17
Views: 2401

Re: Do you wear a ring on your finger when kiting?

I bent mine unknowingly and went to bed. Woke up with a finger so swollen i could not see the ring. Had it cut off at hospital. No problems afterwards. ive also cut into my palm when unhooked and bar got ripped from my hands.
by waynepjh
Thu May 19, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Shark free kite surfing destinations!?
Replies: 34
Views: 4932

Re: Shark free kite surfing destinations!?

Michigan is an amazing place to chase the wind! The last few years ive been visiting once or twice a year and have had some of the most memorable days of my kiting career. On any given day if there happens to be no wind you can usually drive to it. All kinds of conditions. Waves and slicks in the sa...
by waynepjh
Mon May 16, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Had my first sketchy kiting experience- kite inverted and tangled lines
Replies: 19
Views: 3358

Re: Had my first sketchy kiting experience- kite inverted and tangled lines

One of my biggest kitemares was early on doing the same thing as you. Kite got tangled still had power but tangled. I had to release the kite and when i did I wasn't aware that the right leader line wrapped around my wrist. When i released the kite powered up and went into a death spiral yanking me ...
by waynepjh
Mon May 16, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ride Engine back pain?
Replies: 10
Views: 1802

Re: Ride Engine back pain?

I bet a foam roller will help your backpain/sciatica. Just do it!!!!!!
by waynepjh
Sun May 15, 2016 5:14 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: More bad news from South France
Replies: 6
Views: 1585

Re: More bad news from South France

So sad!
Cant you see gusts that big coming? Gusts like that are normal where i ride. Im always looking over my shoulder to see whats coming. I call them poltergusts!
by waynepjh
Thu May 12, 2016 4:49 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Strength V weight for holding down power.
Replies: 32
Views: 2980

Re: Strength V weight for holding down power.

Im sure height has something to do with it too.
by waynepjh
Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is kiteboarding extreme?
Replies: 75
Views: 7188

Re: Is kiteboarding extreme?

I think it is but once you are really good at kiting that extremeness starts to fade. Just watch a beginner.
by waynepjh
Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Let's talk about sex
Replies: 34
Views: 4161

Re: Let's talk about sex

Im in the same boat as westozzy! I am definitely in the mood after kiting but usually the wife isnt.

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