John Holzhall wrote:
Wow...where do I start...lets start with the fact that Naish does make and sell MLL...so does Cabrinha...guys like Franz Orly, Lou waiman, Bertran, Jessy Richmond and Don Montigue have used them for years...compared to you they maybe industry light weights, but I still look up to them.
As for Rick, i'm not ragging on him, I consider him a friend and a good guy, but why can't I state a fact that no one on his list was on lines shorter than 20s...guys use them all the time, what do you think we ride waves on?
Guys like Paul Mentan have taught with short lines (15m and under) for years...I just think Rick could do wonders for the sport by promoting MLL...as far as me pimping...all you need is a knife and some line to make MLL...Paul Menta just double lines back...it's easy and beats getting the beach banned...Florida is going off right now...you guys say people have to ride 28s...stupid... Saying a 10 is the same on 16meter lines as 28s...deadly
sorry I called you a pussy, it's just really important to put your name on the kind of advice you give...it's all MODERN KITEBOARDING HISTORY
John, you are absolutely transparent.
I think: you'd like to hook everyone up to a kite.
You'd love to say it's safe now, I fixed it.
John, some very skilled kiters have died, some have suffered crippling- life changing injuries.
Kiting is not a thing to take lightly.
No one flies short lines unless they have to, to survive in conditions no one would call casual.
Yet, I think you'd like to sell kiting as a casual sport, one that's now safe for the whole family.
Say yeah, I fixed it, it's all better now, it's wholesome simple recreation and by so doing justify trying to put everyone on a kite.
John,, be honest with yourself.