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by POACHER
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Havent been kiting for over a month..... Dont care!
Replies: 26
Views: 8487

Re: Havent been kiting for over a month..... Dont care!

I can relate Plummetski.....
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(However, I did just buy a new quiver of kites so, I'm jonesing bad to use them...)


Now we've just been nearly flooded with heavy rains so the mountain bike trails are closed and there isn't a hint of wind.

Stupid nature.... :cool2:
by POACHER
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hatteras to get another new bridge......this one sucks.
Replies: 55
Views: 4619

Re: Hatteras to get another new bridge......this one sucks.

Looks like the bridge is happening. https://www.wral.com/judge-clears-way-for-new-outer-banks-bridge/17606156/ So I'm hoping to sneak out on one last trip to the sound this fall before this thing gets built. I'll really miss kiting there....lots of great memories learning to kite with some great peo...
by POACHER
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wash or not wash your kites
Replies: 43
Views: 20003

Re: Wash or not wash your kites

I kited a lake that had kind of stinky water. My new kite then stunk afterward as well.... So I did rinse it in attempt to get rid of the funk. It did for the most part. A quick and easy cheat on drying your kite gear (bar, harness, wetsuit and kite) is that I put everything laid out in our downstai...
by POACHER
Tue May 01, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Anyone try the LiP Sunglasses (is Zeiss worth the extra $) ?
Replies: 21
Views: 8379

Re: Anyone try the LiP Sunglasses (is Zeiss worth the extra $) ?

I agree that sunglasses are largely an overpriced marketing luxury item but there is a difference between the $10 Fleabay cheapos and a nice pair of Costas/Smiths in my experience. There is also huge differences in the quality of polarization. I bought a pair of $20 floater polarized glasses to kite...
by POACHER
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..
Replies: 343
Views: 177291

Re: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..

matth wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:18 pm
I keep checking my milk carton for Dan from North......MIA
Yeah....the radio silence from North is a little unsettling.


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by POACHER
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Boosting only one way
Replies: 26
Views: 10195

Re: Boosting only one way

Homie I'm with ya!
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by POACHER
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Switch Lineup
Replies: 78
Views: 29382

Re: Switch Lineup

marlboroughman wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:24 pm
I haven't tried but from the videos.....
Ahhh yes. The old video assessment review.
The GOLD standard for kite forums around the world. :lol:


Carry on.
by POACHER
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: biggest regret purchase
Replies: 77
Views: 25618

Re: biggest regret purchase

A quiver of Switch Nitro IIs.

Worst kites ever......and I've been kiting since 2002. So I've flown a few bags.


*disclaimer - I did buy a quiver of Switch Nitro 4s a few years ago and they were fine.
by POACHER
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How dangerous is this?
Replies: 29
Views: 8712

Re: How dangerous is this?

Depends on a persons risk appetite. I have taken my kids for runs on the kite in a 2ft deep lagoon, but would never dream of taking them into the surf, nor would I leave them on the beach by themselves while I kite. I’m no “Dad of the year” but I put my kids welfare above everything else. ^^^^ +1

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