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Re: What's the worst thing about kite surfing?

Postby iriejohn » Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:18 pm

Other people. ;-)

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Re: What's the worst thing about kite surfing?

Postby kas911 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:10 pm

Constant New gear hornyness. Launch and land is the smallest problem. Been doing that on my own for 16 years with NO problems :)

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Re: What's the worst thing about kite surfing?

Postby andrewjohn » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:24 pm

Not being able to, cos life gets in the way.

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Re: What's the worst thing about kite surfing?

Postby jumptheshark » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:26 pm

kiteboarders

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Re: What's the worst thing about kite surfing?

Postby CaptainCore » Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:02 pm

It is launching and landing, the one social thing about kitesurfings predecessor windsurfing, you could just come in ditch your kit at the waters edge, take a breather and chat to whoever else was doing the same. Landing your kite, making sure you don't drop your lines over someone else, having to wind them up then trying to find someone to re launch... all a ballache. I've fitted a shackle to the sea wall so can use it, but it just seems so sketchy, nothings gone wrong yet, but...

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Re: What's the worst thing about kite surfing?

Postby Toby » Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:22 pm

Traveling on a holiday to a beautiful place and not having wind.

Had this for 3 years in 2001-2004.
The luckily I went to Brazil...what a relief that was.

On smaller scale: doing a day trip to a spot and A: having forgotten something like a harness and B: arriving and everyone is leaving the water exactly when you were ready to launch...and to top it, add rain just before you were able to pack up... 😂

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Re: What's the worst thing about kite surfing?

Postby BOEMIX » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:05 pm

Stupid goverments banning spots :angryfire:

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Re: What's the worst thing about kite surfing?

Postby tomato » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:25 pm

I come tom the spot with 9m kite as smallest. And get so much wind that guys twice my size barely manage to ride with 7m kites. Then I consider to get new smaller size, but not sure since such conditions happen only 1 time a year...

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Re: What's the worst thing about kite surfing?

Postby Toby » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:31 pm

BOEMIX wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:05 pm
Stupid goverments banning spots :angryfire:
oh yeah !!! Didn’t think of that one !!!

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Re: What's the worst thing about kite surfing?

Postby JakeFarley » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:23 pm

Equipment failures. Pumping up your kite and after you have gone to put on your wetsuit you return to find a deflated bladder. Bummer. :(

Fortunately did not happen during session.


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