My parents retired about an hour north of Orlando 30 years ago, and two of my brothers live in Florida, I've been to a good number of beaches between Texas and New Smyrna.LetsFlyaKite wrote:Nah, you have no idea how any of the beaches are here, and you think the wind blows at a consistant lightwind breeze all the time.
Smart people like me don't need a helmet is because I stay far away from rocks and poles, you know, anything that I could possibly hit my head on.
Launching at a beach with rocks and poles? No problem, just take the kite in the water.
See when you play it safe, there is no need for all the protective gear. Kiteboarding is not rocket science, all you have to do is think smart.
But I understand, you want your helmet.
In 30-40 knots of wind the launches up and down the Hood River area are nothing like your local.
That is one example among a thousand places you've never kited, do you comprehend?
90% of the time I do not wear my helmet because it can be hard on my broke as fuk neck, but I do 10% of the time when the launch is fukt and the wind is really up.
As Alamos said about you... "Kiting since 2015" ..."Reminds me of my 11yo when she explains to me how the world as a whole works."
All your posts on this thread are about your one year kiting the gulf coast of north Florida.
Big kiting world out there, and you can't see past the end of your nose.
If you had a half a brain you would acknowledge there are other places and other people having very different kiting experiences than yours.