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by Eduardo
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Improve Kite Drifting Technique
Replies: 26
Views: 9156

Re: Improve Kite Drifting Technique

I agree Matteo - the original poster wanted to 'park' the kite and I mixed the discussion of a parked kite and a drifting kite - probably adding to the confusion! My point of the video for the original poster was to show a more realistic wave ride than the pro videos where some kite movement is bein...
by Eduardo
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Improve Kite Drifting Technique
Replies: 26
Views: 9156

Re: Improve Kite Drifting Technique

a couple points to add: First, you need side shore or side off for this too work. Forget it with side on. Second, I suggest to get to drifting, you not actually park the kite and try to work with it but instead try to use lesser and lesser kite movements, more and more subtle. And eventually, you mi...
by Eduardo
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Cheapest country for lessons?
Replies: 9
Views: 2296

Re: Cheapest country for lessons?

I would think the most cost effective strategy would be a place with consistent wind, cheap lodging, cheap airfare, and located where renting a car is not needed. I agree. Keep flight and per-day costs down and time on the water up. Also, I'm not an instructor, but I don't begrudge them $100/hour. ...
by Eduardo
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Portugal - Guincho or Viana
Replies: 9
Views: 3291

Re: Portugal - Guincho or Viana

My French is not so good but the rough translation is: "Forget Guincho. It is too crowded already and we don't need more kooks on twin tips."
by Eduardo
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foiling - only for frequent riders or occasionals as well?
Replies: 41
Views: 13783

Re: Foiling - only for frequent riders or occasionals as well

There's a huge point missing in the discussion - foiling (and almost anything in kiting) is a ton of fun while you're learning. The comments are 20-30 sessions until you can do it well - sure - but the 20-30 sessions while you suck are also FUN! Just like you found it a huge thrill the first time yo...
by Eduardo
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil board leash
Replies: 44
Views: 11804

Re: Hydrofoil board leash

great ideas here. I haven't tried the 'sit on board' technique. Great idea if the board is close after the crash. next time. I am new to foiling. In one of my first sessions, the board got away from me and went fast down wind straight into the kite and lines. End of session. In another early session...
by Eduardo
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: April Kiteboarding Lessons FL Keys or Carib?
Replies: 10
Views: 1832

Re: April Kiteboarding Lessons FL Keys or Carib?

I suggest you also consider South Padre Island. I still remember my breakthrough day there in 2003, my first day staying upwind. I was determined. Waist deep water for miles. Not the slightest chop. Winds so steady. You cannot blame the conditions. Any error is all on you. And warm. And April is abo...
by Eduardo
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Recommendations for a cheap kite?
Replies: 4
Views: 1140

Re: Recommendations for a cheap kite?

welcome back onetime. I had waroos back in the day and loved them. But an old kite is not just about performance upgrades, you may be dealing with glue that is aging and might leak on the first session, dried out/about to crack bladders, bar problems like QR that might not release ... I suggest you ...
by Eduardo
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Boardbags for moderno no nose surfkites
Replies: 4
Views: 874

Re: Boardbags for moderno no nose surfkites

this fits a 5'6" and should puff out pretty wide.

https://kiteboarding.com/proddetail.asp ... g_golf_165
by Eduardo
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: On Shore Wave Kites
Replies: 61
Views: 10661

Re: On Shore Wave Kites

If you are in side shore waves or side off, the kite is parked and drifting downwind. Cabrinha Drifter is a great example of such a kite. If the wind has some on shore to it, you are forced to move the kite. Quick pivot turning without big pull is a big help. Naish Pivot is a great example. Direct ...

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