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by longwhitecloud
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kitesurfing offshore or side offshore winds
Replies: 18
Views: 1293

Re: Kitesurfing offshore or side offshore winds

yep there are situations where you will pray that you had a leash on your surfboard, a wetsuit on , or a floatation device.. and a competent friend. if you are mot experienced at surfing and are not used to floating around in the ocean on a surfboard in offshore winds, then i can see a a whole other...
by longwhitecloud
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kitesurfing offshore or side offshore winds
Replies: 18
Views: 1293

Re: Kitesurfing offshore or side offshore winds

ah.. another gem of advice.... dont kite sick conditions fir hours until u drop if you know what i mean .... need some reserve energy to get in.. and that reminds me.. kite with good competent friends that wont mske thinks worse if u get in a situations.. my friends have pulled me out of life threat...
by longwhitecloud
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kitesurfing offshore or side offshore winds
Replies: 18
Views: 1293

Re: Kitesurfing offshore or side offshore winds

very true,, hard to swim against v strong offshores always say to yourself if my kite stops working for whatever reason.. no wind, collapse, broken line, dropped it.. etc am.i able /comfortable swimming in.. and then say to yourself not to fu_& up anyway if offshore i would try and wear some kind of...
by longwhitecloud
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Kitesurfing beach for me, sheltered beach for my wife?
Replies: 12
Views: 760

Re: Kitesurfing beach for me, sheltered beach for my wife?

le meridian hotel new caledonia.

most perfect wind angle for sheltered beach, shit loads of wind.. cross off but safe as in bay
by longwhitecloud
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Core kites and kiteboarding industry sales this year
Replies: 77
Views: 6747

Re: Core kites and kiteboarding industry sales this year

i think it is a fair to have an opinion about rediculous markup high cost kiteboarding equipment. and also the effects of non kiteboarder shareholder led kiteboarding companies. imo if the kiteboarding industry wants long term growth it needs to look at the fact that the average age of kiteboarders ...
by longwhitecloud
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Core kites and kiteboarding industry sales this year
Replies: 77
Views: 6747

Re: Core kites and kiteboarding industry sales this year

fair enough, i didnt know they sold takoon... they looked kind of dead online

so north turnover about 1/2 billion dollars a year

shriro capitalization of over 100 million dollars

That would make them corporation controlled.
by longwhitecloud
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Core kites and kiteboarding industry sales this year
Replies: 77
Views: 6747

Re: Core kites and kiteboarding industry sales this year

completely untrue Cabrinha kiteboarding - shriro group North Kiteboarding - oakley capital Takoon - Bic They are corporate companies that deal with hundreds of millions of dollars, is some cases billions.Welcome to corporate kiteboarding for those of you that were unaware and had bought the "story" ...
by longwhitecloud
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Core kites and kiteboarding industry sales this year
Replies: 77
Views: 6747

Re: Core kites and kiteboarding industry sales this year

id take any sales figures with a pinch of salt, the bull$hit to come out of businees owners mouths... marketing strategy.. import export figures i would believe shredded kites have been included in " we made xthousand kites" marketing hype fact is kiteboarding is in decline, imo because if you dont ...
by longwhitecloud
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The Video Topic - post all videos here
Replies: 1098
Views: 181374

Re: The Video Topic - post all videos here

Beautiful place (space monkeys!) know someone that got abducted here, guns to head, beatings( taxi held up), they survived but are now mentally ruined unfortunalely. No doubt it is SUUPER dodgy.
by longwhitecloud
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Naish Torch 2018 vs 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1252

Re: Naish Torch 2018 vs 2019

older torches are bargains, no one wants them, but as long as they are low milage, they are gold
the 10m is all time

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