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by juandesooka
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What's the best thing about kite surfing?
Replies: 25
Views: 1235

Re: What's the best thing about kite surfing?

Coming from a surfing background: 37. Making lemonade from a bowl of lemons: crazy stoked racing around rigging and laughing while the grumpy surfers grumble about blown out surf. 38. The camaraderie of the crew, which comes from even rugged individuals needing help and so also required to give it, ...
by juandesooka
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What's the worst thing about kite surfing?
Replies: 28
Views: 1856

Re: What's the worst thing about kite surfing?

Repetitive strain injuries from kiting too much ... elbows, ankles, hips. Old dogs can learn new tricks, just costs a lot more. ;-)
by juandesooka
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fiji - Tavarua
Replies: 12
Views: 850

Re: Fiji - Tavarua

It does not appear that Fiji Air has an exemption for golf clubs, as many airlines do. So it might be less likely that the kite/golf bag gets through (no experience with them, just my guess) https://www.fijiairways.com/flight-information/excess-oversized-baggage/ My lesson learned lately: I got char...
by juandesooka
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Safety
Topic: UK kitesurfer rescued after lines wrap legs
Replies: 9
Views: 772

Re: UK kitesurfer rescued after lines wrap legs

So the obvious question: why no knife? or couldn't reach it or dropped it?

A buddy had a Kite mare where he was hog tied but his harness turned and ccouldn't reach knife. Scary. Ideal to have one near upper body....I sewed one into impact vest at chest level.
by juandesooka
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fiji - Tavarua
Replies: 12
Views: 850

Re: Fiji - Tavarua

Lucky dog! I've been once, but in our summer. I suspect surf is a lot smaller in the Antarctic summer, but looking at MS, seems there should be some swell: https://magicseaweed.com/Tavarua-Cloudbreak-Surf-Report/669/ Probably good for the SUP. I "surfed" CB twice, once 10-12' and once in 1-2' -- you...
by juandesooka
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Converting surf board
Replies: 22
Views: 1950

Re: Converting surf board

If through bolting, big washers are a good idea. Yes! For my through hull DIY I used a plastic cutting board above and below, to make plates that will spread the force. This has worked fine on my kite foilboard for a year or more now. But in trying this with a SUP foil, there's a lot more forces in...
by juandesooka
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Converting surf board
Replies: 22
Views: 1950

Re: Converting surf board

I am in Maui now, just used my converted surfboard tonight for a flat water foil session, yesterday in the waves. Nice to have a single board solution. Thought it sucks fiddling with hardware at the beach. I did through-hull bolt holes in mine, using a combination of golf clubs shafts glued in with ...
by juandesooka
Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Spitfire club
Replies: 30
Views: 3296

Re: Spitfire club

It was an interesting ride though. You never know. One day I may make myself one. A higher aspect speed carving foil would come first though. For some experimenting, you could try reversing any set of wings ... just will take a bunch of trial and error to get the lift and balance right. I am going ...
by juandesooka
Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Spitfire club
Replies: 30
Views: 3296

Re: Spitfire club

But that could have been my lack of experience on it. I could feel that it would be awesome doing slow style carving on waves. Ultimately I think I'm into higher speed carving where the traditional foil I think may shine a bit better. I am not in the spitfire club but maybe I can be an associate. I...
by juandesooka
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 2016 Ben Wilson Surf Aeneema 8m/9m Review
Replies: 5
Views: 3120

Re: 2016 Ben Wilson Surf Aeneema 8m/9m Review

WOW great review morhall, quick question: Does the Aeneema run true to size, I heard that the noise, noise pro and the TDZ you had to get 2 sizes down (I think) like if u wanted a 12/10/8 quiver you needed to get the 10/8/6 is that still the case (If it ever was)? Tnx. p.s. looking for an inexpensi...

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