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by longwhitecloud
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Nick Jacobsen injured
Replies: 10
Views: 2153

Re: Nick Jacobsen injured

I got very little if any cartiledge left in my ankles from kiteloops ( had MRI). Also another MRI showed partly herniated discs and neck arthritis...I am sure this was whiplash from kiting kiteloops too... My ankle break was doing a strapless air with grab out off a wave and back into it.. I came in...
by longwhitecloud
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Nick Jacobsen injured
Replies: 10
Views: 2153

Re: Nick Jacobsen injured

In medicine a fracture and break are the same thing.

Good luck to him, everyone is different, but I was thinking 6 months when I was told a year back to full strength. I was pretty upset!
by longwhitecloud
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Nick Jacobsen injured
Replies: 10
Views: 2153

Re: Nick Jacobsen injured

That is what I did 10 months ago. Ligament usually snaps too. Immediately move back in with your parents is my advice if you can... It is a seriously sh1t injury to get. Takes a year to fully heal usually. I can kite again but still only waveriding right now. Big shame, but a long break and back int...
by longwhitecloud
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fiji - Tavarua
Replies: 12
Views: 777

Re: Fiji - Tavarua

No easy answer.. no idea if your restrictions but print them out and have them with you.. saves stress. I taped my kitesurfboard and surfboard and stuffed them in with my sup somehow, gave also taped a twin tip deck to if I the past.. no components.. I got charged on way back .. my friends got away ...
by longwhitecloud
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fiji - Tavarua
Replies: 12
Views: 777

Re: Fiji - Tavarua

Namotu lefts.. fun softer left.. good for sup/ longboarding especially when tide running ( can smoke surfers against current).. if wind can kite too Swimming pools( back of namotu).. usually less. Crowded fun right.. Cloudies. Works in all swell sizes! From Wilkes.. fun right hander. Can be heavy. R...
by longwhitecloud
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kai Lenny Leaving Naish
Replies: 11
Views: 2501

Re: Kai Lenny Leaving Naish

I expect a move to either tennis or golf.

Or firewire, outerknown and apple.
by longwhitecloud
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How to beat the Woo Record...
Replies: 15
Views: 1332

Re: How to beat the Woo Record...

Wonder where best kickers on earth are for goofy footers in same has best for natural footers...
by longwhitecloud
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best kiteboarding spots to make money
Replies: 1
Views: 503

Re: Best kiteboarding spots to make money

San Fran
Auckland
Melbourne/ St Kilda
Sydney is a bust... Traffic rediculous.. mind u Auckland is getting there too...

Not many I can think of with lots of jobs but good kiting...
by longwhitecloud
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2018 Market forecast
Replies: 16
Views: 1780

Re: 2018 Market forecast

Industry will continue to get smaller overall. Wakestyle will become a niche of a niche of a niche. The red bull king of the air will incite some hype. A brand or 2 will go under. The average age of a kiteboarder will increase by another 2 years again. Foilers will think that foiling is exploding, w...
by longwhitecloud
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Naish Maui Pro Center Closed - Bummed
Replies: 41
Views: 3399

Re: Naish Maui Pro Center Closed - Bummed

Shame, was always part of the Maui trip routine.

Sign of the times I expect.

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