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by RickI
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Saved by the wrist strap
Replies: 26
Views: 1556

Re: Saved by the wrist strap

I tore both wrists badly from too many all day sessions, excessive bar pressure combined with some acute injuries. Soft tissue injuries can heal very slowly. I recommend that you don't use that wrist strap arrangement lest you cause new injuries, TBI, smashed face, etc.. It is all relative. I bought...
by RickI
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Damaged ribs = Seat harness....help
Replies: 33
Views: 1702

Re: Damaged ribs = Seat harness....help

I having been using the NP Surf Gravity seat harness with good results. I have it rigged with the Fireball spreader bar which should help to reduce the loads on your ribs.

http://www.npsurf.com/products/harness/ ... l#color=C1
by RickI
Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Damaged ribs = Seat harness....help
Replies: 33
Views: 1702

Re: Damaged ribs = Seat harness....help

I hope the NP works for you Bob. Our style of riding may be different but I like long sessions when I can put them in, 5 to 8 hours. I used to rub a big hole in my leg in one session without neoprene bottoms with the Fusion but no problem like that with the NP. Good luck with your ribs too. Thanks g...
by RickI
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Damaged ribs = Seat harness....help
Replies: 33
Views: 1702

Re: Damaged ribs = Seat harness....help

I am sorry you hurt your ribs Bob, hope they heal quickly. I went through three Fusion harnesses over many years and never had a riding up problem with them. Try loosening the leg straps while maintaining a good tension on the spreader bar straps and see if that helps. ps - as far as solid support, ...
by RickI
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Who was this crazy guy who kited hurricane Irma in Miami Beach?
Replies: 30
Views: 3927

Re: Who was this crazy guy who kited hurricane Irma in Miami Beach?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmh-6YrI7W4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmh-6YrI7W4 This is a clip of Hurricane Irma as the eyewall passed close to Marco Island, FL. What hero's in the audience are up for kiting in this, with anything? A hurricane can be many hundreds of miles across influencing...
by RickI
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 29 yo woman dies in Aytré / France (near La Rochelle)
Replies: 12
Views: 2868

Re: 29 yo woman dies in Aytré / France (near La Rochelle)

RIP and strength to the woman's family and friends. It seems conditions were light, does anyone know what the gust range and relative direct of the wind? Also, was the tide high compelling her to launch close to the rocks? My translations aren't too good this time. The first kitesurfing fatality I h...
by RickI
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Search underway for missing kite-surfer off Sandy Hook NJ
Replies: 32
Views: 4760

Re: Search underway for missing kite-surfer off Sandy Hook NJ

RIP, sounds like a great guy. I hope some insights come out as to what led to his accident for us to learn from to try to avoid repetition. If a drunk girl can walk up to a kiter on the beach and yank on his bar, a drunk boater can certainly misjudge an attempt to spray the kiter with water and hit ...
by RickI
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Are old kites/bar systems obsolete?
Replies: 29
Views: 2433

Re: Are old kites/bar systems obsolete?

Put up a photo of your bar and in particular the quick releases. Thanks
by RickI
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2018 - Cabrinha Kitesurfing
Replies: 83
Views: 12645

Re: 2018 - Cabrinha Kitesurfing

Thanks for your input Cab Driver both online but more importantly in bringing fun performance gear to market. 2017 was a great year, looking forward to more excellent times and adventures in 2018! A look back over the last year ... https://scontent-mia3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/20017613_101546877017...
by RickI
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite shops in Miami
Replies: 6
Views: 594

Re: Kite shops in Miami

I would be sure to visit Adventure Sports Miami, they have a great selection of gear at two Miami locations plus a third demo area at Matheson Hammock. They have another great store in Ft. Lauderdale, all well staffed with knowledgeable water people. The Coconut Grove location is the closest to Miam...

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