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by FNG
Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:29 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New Zealand
Replies: 19
Views: 1825

No-one has stated the obvious - Taranaki. Windy as, and waves that'll make you cry out for your Mum. Taranaki might be the stuff - fell for it the minute I saw it and the feel of the water was excellent. Steep hard waves - some well off the coast - but it struck me as not being monster wind. Then a...
by FNG
Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:55 am
Forum: Flamer's Paradise
Topic: Real's Trademark Lawsuits
Replies: 46
Views: 18129

Looks like the defendants shouldn't need a very expensive lawyer to get out of this one Nope, just an Engrish major and they only charge $5.50 an hour while asking if you want fries with that. Q: What do you call a hundred lawyers drowned at sea? A: A good start. Q: Why don't sharks eat kiteboardin...
by FNG
Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:15 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Eclipse Kites Demo Day (Cape Hatteras NC. Oct15-25th 2007)
Replies: 23
Views: 3503

Housing

Our home in Kitty Hawk suddenly came off of long-term rental. Now Kitty Hawk is the better part of a 45 minute to an hour drive north but if anyone would like to rent space for a week or so in a separate 2nd floor two bedroom efficiency during that week, please let me know. As for me, I would like t...
by FNG
Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:55 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cabrinha Access 03
Replies: 6
Views: 755

Please don't misunderstand. There are plenty of people on this forum who will gladly tell you to go to hell. :D There are many more, myself included, who will tell you that a great way to be told to go to hell, is to be a kook who buys used gear on the cheap then ends up hurting someone else or your...
by FNG
Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:58 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cabrinha Access 03
Replies: 6
Views: 755

Paid quite a bit for a used Access back when it was newer. I've blown it up and repaired it. Learned much from it and used it as a spare when dookey happens (or I just have trouble) with/to newer gear. Now it is getting bridle point attachments (debating ripping the seams out to use the sewing machi...
by FNG
Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:48 am
Forum: Flamer's Paradise
Topic: LETS PLAY "SPOT THE ENVIRONMENTALIST"
Replies: 10
Views: 4631

I know where you are going with this and feel for it.
However,
Do either of them kite?
And not for a photo op.
I can read about this on any blog of any side.
Here?
by FNG
Thu Mar 22, 2007 4:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: OBX / Hatteras question: When does the season start??
Replies: 9
Views: 1360

From my own personal experience over the years for what it is worth: The season starts whenever you are there. The OBX can be a pretty fickle area but the Champagne season is Sept. - Nov. with warm air, water and building winds. Dec. - Feb. is cold water and cold air with occasional good days for bo...
by FNG
Sun Mar 18, 2007 5:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How would you recognize a real Bow Kite?
Replies: 35
Views: 4203

Hey vietkiter, do you have specific knowledge that Cabrinha has violated the bow (or any other) patent with the Omega that would lead you to state "consider yourself knowingly buying stolen goods" or do I misunderstand what you are getting at? I am considering possibilities to build up the 2007 quiv...
by FNG
Fri Mar 16, 2007 7:48 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: looking for an electric pump for my boat and car...
Replies: 15
Views: 1443

Because I power more than pumps to fill kites.
by FNG
Fri Mar 16, 2007 2:05 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Real Kiteboarding
Replies: 21
Views: 3537

Have not taken lessons from Real, have taken a lesson from Ty and lessons from other market shops. I have met some of the people at Real time and again (just last week, one of the guys loaned my daughter his dry suit - BIG THANKS!) and the ones I've met are straight forward and go out of there way t...

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