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by longwhitecloud
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: selfish short term kite industry
Replies: 8
Views: 550

Re: selfish short term kite industry

well i think they focus on short term growth today and looking back we had a very healthy scene of younger riders, all influenced by industry ( old mags show this).. today virtually none. short term thinking imo, and ultimately why we were in the situation where we had a comp a few months ago and th...
by longwhitecloud
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: selfish short term kite industry
Replies: 8
Views: 550

selfish short term kite industry

if u have kited for some time you will have noticed a big shift upwards in the average age of kitesurfers it seems the industry targets middle aged wealthy men with their marketing these days with a lot more focus than they used to they can do that best died, cab many left, other kites companies now...
by longwhitecloud
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Casualty in Sicily
Replies: 23
Views: 1273

Re: Casualty in Sicily

holy shit.. 3 people die kiting in the same spot within months!?

wtf.. rip

when u hear kite industry talk about how safe kiting is today in order to pimp for profit.. events, gear sales or whatever.. shuv this in their stupid faces
by longwhitecloud
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Trick Progression List
Replies: 15
Views: 1035

Re: Trick Progression List

thx, it was life threatening tho.... we didnt know some big crocs were hanging out under the mangrove until later. my mate the filmer had the most dangerous job.. in knee to waist deep murkey water.. where most will not go on a good day. yeah small steps.. it was very light winds but showed what is ...
by longwhitecloud
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Mouth Mount for GOpro, high probability of injury the face?
Replies: 14
Views: 742

Re: Mouth Mount for GOpro, high probability of injury the face?

just bite an orange float.. and when u drop it it floats and is bright orange..
by longwhitecloud
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Trick Progression List
Replies: 15
Views: 1035

Re: Trick Progression List

here is my free tutorials effort.. freestyle basics after jumps and rolls

should give some ideas anyway

jayzuz.. last time i looked at it a long time ago, it had like 10 views, not 100 000! whats that worth like $5..? lol


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsmbMQ ... Z3A/videos
by longwhitecloud
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foilers vs Kiters proportion now
Replies: 103
Views: 4631

Re: Foilers vs Kiters proportion now

it's just fact.. there are virtually no young recreational foilers.. mostly due to cost, kiting is expensive enough as it is i borrowed a liquid force ally foil a few weeks ago for a spin, too heavy as for short twintips, sure no good if you live in puss wind land, but i rate them highly for fun fac...
by longwhitecloud
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foilers vs Kiters proportion now
Replies: 103
Views: 4631

Re: Foilers vs Kiters proportion now

they dont count as they mostly dont pay for their gear or they get it for 70% of wholesale.. less than resale value.. so its free anyway at resale foiling is generally for the older generation, same in surfing with a foil, same with sup foil.. gives them focus and passion... not a bad thing as you g...
by longwhitecloud
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foilers vs Kiters proportion now
Replies: 103
Views: 4631

Re: Foilers vs Kiters proportion now

foiling is good for older kiters, never seen an under 30 foiling, mostly 40-50 years old+
by longwhitecloud
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foilers vs Kiters proportion now
Replies: 103
Views: 4631

Re: Foilers vs Kiters proportion now

at one stage.. in my van.. a boots board, a twiny, 2 kite surfboards, 5 kites ( of 8), 2 surfing shortboards , a mal, a sup 2 paddles one spare , a skateboard, multiple leashes, multiple wetsuits so have a dry one ready... got too much.. enjoying going back to basics... a shortboard for surfing, or ...

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