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by RickI
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Gasping for breath after crash?! Breathing how to?
Replies: 30
Views: 3270

Re: Gasping for breath after crash?! Breathing how to?

If breathing is coming too hard and there is an elevated risk of breathing water, you might be hitting it a bit too hard. We have lost guys who aspirated water under the wrong set of circumstances. **Does anything else you do, hard cardio result in untoward shortness of breath? If so, you may want t...
by RickI
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Anyone back to kiting after lateral meniscus tear in knee?
Replies: 21
Views: 2977

Re: Anyone back to kiting after lateral meniscus tear in knee?

I just tore mine up about two weeks ago in a nasty wipeout in high wind. Before that time both knees were in good shape unlike quite a few other areas which had been dinged by kiting, skiing and life. If I behave myself and am not particularly unlucky, I don't anticipate needing a surgery. Things sh...
by RickI
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Torn knee ligament advice with kitesurfing
Replies: 21
Views: 4707

Re: Torn knee ligament advice with kitesurfing

Good information in this thread, thanks for posting. Has anyone on here caused a partial MCL tear, Type II, following a bad jump landing with no board on?
by RickI
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I draw a kitesurf comics...
Replies: 33
Views: 7659

Re: I draw a kitesurf comics...

Great comics! It is a good thing you are creating them and please keep it up. The last time I saw this was in The Kiteboarder Magazine over a dozen years ago. I think the one below may have been around the last one published. One thing is for sure, we provide no end of comic material!
by RickI
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Harbour Island Bahamas
Replies: 6
Views: 983

Re: Harbour Island Bahamas

If you can make it all the way to the south end of the island and there is favorable wind from the NNE to E to S to WNW, Lighthouse Beach is incredible. It is a trek from Harbour Island to be sure and even once you are down there getting in can be difficult with the poor road. http://www.eleutherato...
by RickI
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Harbour Island Bahamas
Replies: 6
Views: 983

Re: Harbour Island Bahamas

I have kited there a couple of times. You may see another kiter there perhaps as I have in the past. There are a ton of dead shallow coral heads just off the beach east of the island. So, I would use something with short fins and try to avoid low tide or at least hitting the heads. I would avoid the...
by RickI
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Eleuthera
Replies: 1
Views: 482

Re: Eleuthera

Friend is going end of January to Eleuthera and is interested in lessons . Can't seem to locate any in a search. Anyone know of any? I don't know of any instructors on the island offhand. I know a fellow in the south of Eleuthera who may have a contact, Donald at http://www.eleutheratours.com/ They...
by RickI
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite fatality in Thailand
Replies: 40
Views: 4249

Re: Kite fatality in Thailand

There is no assurance that you will save your life with a hook knife but it might help. There is total certainty that if you fail to have one with you in a tangle emergency, it will do you no good whatsoever. I was once snagged by a fish hook on a tensioned line. I was happy to slice the line in bar...
by RickI
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite fatality in Thailand
Replies: 40
Views: 4249

Re: Kite fatality in Thailand

An excellent question with a fairly extensive range of possible causes unfortunately. The most common cause that comes to mind is the kiter being tangled in one or more of the kite lines. Both QR can be open but unless you are lucky enough to remove the tangles by hand, or failing that cutting out s...
by RickI
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite fatality in Thailand
Replies: 40
Views: 4249

Re: Kite fatality in Thailand

A report out of Ireland without some of the serious translation errors. Again, I am sorry for family and friends dealing with this tragedy. The causes of this accident can be fairly common in some areas which kiters should be aware of. "The man drowned in a heavy surf off the Hua Hin beach Elaine Ke...

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