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by The Captain
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: My first sessions with the Flysurfer Soul 12, a short video
Replies: 33
Views: 16455

Re: My first sessions with the Flysurfer Soul 12, a short video

you can fill a Flysurfer half way up with water and still relaunch it...don't be concerned.
by The Captain
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Prodigy??
Replies: 22
Views: 13818

Re: Prodigy??

Not that it really matters, but I am also in the process of renewing my quiver and plan 17m/12m Flites and 9.5m and 7m Prodigys. I have the 12m coming and would have the rest but both my kids just had wisdom teeth removed, so I gave all my money to an oral surgeon who is probably kiting on new kites...
by The Captain
Sun May 06, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Air show in Fort Lauderdale. Is it safe to kite?
Replies: 12
Views: 4513

Re: Air show in Fort Lauderdale. Is it safe to kite?

Is it safe to kite? Absolutely.
Should you? Absolutely not.
Why? Because people who don't know any better will look and think it is a problem. It will look bad, even if it really isn't.
Logic, and a factual assessment of the situation have nothing to do with it.
Same as kiting in a hurricane...
by The Captain
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Epirb? flares? 2 way radio set to maritime channel, cell ph in a waterproof case?
Replies: 33
Views: 11352

Re: Epirb? flares? 2 way radio set to maritime channel, cell ph in a waterproof case?

Personal strobe light. Small and light if you go out in the evenings. You can get personal waterproof flares too. size of a marker. The rescue beacons keep getting smaller. I am sure this watch is reasonably priced! https://www.breitling.com/us-en/emergency/ But I get the hesitation in using it. And...
by The Captain
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: GoPro post production Horizon Leveling
Replies: 4
Views: 1010

Re: GoPro post production Horizon Leveling

There is an add-on for Final Cut X that will do it. I think it is called Horizon Fixer.
by The Captain
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How dangerous is this?
Replies: 29
Views: 8731

Re: How dangerous is this?

One always has to ask themselves how this is going to look IF something were to go wrong. In this case, evidenced just by the fact that we are having this conversation, I think the answer is obvious. Not good. Yeah, yeah, we are all free to make our own decisions...BUT, we also have a social respons...
by The Captain
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Trying to understand kite quiver
Replies: 30
Views: 8376

Re: Trying to understand kite quiver

Those last two posts are great, and it would be nice if more brands were to think a little more carefully about intelligently spacing their sizes. One point that has to do with physics is that the spacing ratio should get larger with the bigger kites, so 12-18 or even 12-21 (low winds), but would sh...
by The Captain
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Oyster foot protection
Replies: 35
Views: 9365

Re: Oyster foot protection

Give us a report after you try them out. They look pretty good. I hadn't heard of them.

I too use the O.Neill Superfreak reef booties with the Ninja toe. Best I have tried so far...
by The Captain
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Oyster foot protection
Replies: 35
Views: 9365

Re: Oyster foot protection

I suggest something with ninja toe. Keeps the booties from slipping and twisting around your foot.
by The Captain
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Airline Pilots, Kiteboard on Layovers?
Replies: 10
Views: 1297

Re: Airline Pilots, Kiteboard on Layovers?

A couple of foil kites and a split board plus a harness that will fold flat and you have a nice travel setup that will fit easily in a duffel bag.

Niceee.

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