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by BigR
Sat Apr 30, 2016 3:56 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Perfect place for wife to learn to kite
Replies: 76
Views: 7136

Re: Perfect place for wife to learn to kite

We usually goto Hatteras in May, Dominican Republic in June, Gorge in August and the rest of the year in Florida or Skiing in Hood Meadows, OR or WV.
by BigR
Sat Apr 30, 2016 3:40 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Perfect place for wife to learn to kite
Replies: 76
Views: 7136

Re: Perfect place for wife to learn to kite

Yeah, I kinda taught my wife to kitesurf 16 years ago (but basically she taught herself) in the middle of Tampa bay in a boat. I just handed her off the kite, bar and directional board and she went brilliantly right off the start,,,, for half a mile when as I was following her in the boat , I said "...
by BigR
Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:44 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Pittsburgh PA, Trying to get into Kiteboarding!
Replies: 20
Views: 2293

Re: Pittsburgh PA, Trying to get into Kiteboarding!

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by BigR
Sat Sep 12, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Pittsburgh PA, Trying to get into Kiteboarding!
Replies: 20
Views: 2293

Re: Pittsburgh PA, Trying to get into Kiteboarding!

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by BigR
Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiting in the Americas / Carribean
Replies: 11
Views: 1593

Re: Kiting in the Americas / Carribean

West Coast US , Gorge, Oregon coast, Sherman river , San Fran bay are all some of the best summer riding period. A little cold and expensive. So you would have to add airfare to/from DR and subtract lodging in DR. That said, Yes, I do go to DR in the summertime as well. But that is only b/c I live i...
by BigR
Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: (very) minor lofting
Replies: 10
Views: 1893

Re: (very) minor lofting

I've gone higher in the era of high aspect kites, prolly 45-50 ft.

newer kites don't go as high.

Really as long as you are far from shore, all is good.

I've seen my wife do similar. she weighs half,. Usually a big gust comes along
by BigR
Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:57 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Help switching Feet on Surfboard Before I Turn.
Replies: 40
Views: 5901

Re: Help switching Feet on Surfboard Before I Turn.

Why do you insist on switching your feet before you turn? I've aleays done it After I turned , for the last 19 years........ Sometimes I just stay toeside if I am on a wave. Anyways, the way to do it is to move both feet up and Carve! Slow is good, fast is also good. Read my avatar if you don't know...
by BigR
Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:07 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: If $ Is No Object in US + HI, Best Place 4 Begin'r Lessons?
Replies: 25
Views: 5071

Re: If $ Is No Object in US + HI, Best Place 4 Begin'r Lesso

if you want to start right now, this is the only way to do it: Miami @ Crandon or Matheson hammocks now thru March. OBX all of April to May 15th. Corpus May 15th to end June. Hood River July thru end August. (cabarete is also good or better). Brazil Sept to November. Back to Miami. All year wind. Ri...
by BigR
Fri Dec 19, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cabrinha Switchblade 2015 vs 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 9401

Re: Cabrinha Switchblade 2015 vs 2014

I currently own 7, 9 and 12M 2014 SB's Got the opportunity to demo the 14m 2015 SB a few weeks ago. conditions were extremely low to no wind steadily increasing to 25 knots in small chop. What I felt compared to my previous years kites: 1. it would power up in very little wind, much improved low end...

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