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by SSK
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Which 2018 North Kite should I buy??
Replies: 23
Views: 4638

Re: Which 2018 North Kite should I buy??

I'm mainly a wave sailor windsurfing wise so when its really firing ill probably be out on that Let me tell you how this will play out. In a year from now your windsurf equipment and twin tip will be in the garage gathering dust. You will be kiting on a directional doing things in the waves you onl...
by SSK
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Extreme itch due to wetsuit? Fresh water? red dry blotches..
Replies: 97
Views: 12728

Re: Extreme itch due to wetsuit? Fresh water? red dry blotches..

The Yulex thing is really interesting. Yulex is actually not the name of the rubber but the name of the company. The rubber is called "guayule" (Parthenium argentatum). It has a lot going for it. It is a non food source that basically grows and can be cultivated in the desert requiring little water....
by SSK
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Have lei kites gotten any better in the last 6 years?
Replies: 37
Views: 2989

Re: Have lei kites gotten any better in the last 6 years?

I think what is interesting in this question is the time period. Six years is right on the bubble. I think my answer to five years and my answer to seven years would be quite different. My reference is wave kites. My kites from 5 years ago are only slight improvements. My kites from seven or eight y...
by SSK
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiteboarding Asia (Mid October)
Replies: 14
Views: 1611

Re: Kiteboarding Asia (Mid October)

Which places SSK ? I think this is the beginning of the season for a lot of SE Asia. I lived in Okinawa which has the same weather pattern to Taiwan, only Taiwan is amplified a few hundred notches. It was pretty fun in Oct. Have not been there, but I believe that Vietnam, Thailand, and the PI are a...
by SSK
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Where to kite in January
Replies: 19
Views: 2427

Re: Where to kite in January

I can guarantee you it will be very windy and warm in Baja. Bring small kites.
by SSK
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiteboarding Asia (Mid October)
Replies: 14
Views: 1611

Re: Kiteboarding Asia (Mid October)

I know its very bad and shitty in october to kitesurf in Asia.
What? That is a bizarre statement. Asia is really big, but a good chunk of it is firing in October. For sure Taiwan is firing as posted. A lot of other places are too.
by SSK
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: lost slingshot glide board in Cap Hatteras
Replies: 12
Views: 1394

Re: lost slingshot glide board in Cap Hatteras

I did the same thing, and have also found 3 boards floating in the sound or in the marsh. So do not feel that bad, you are not the first. Definitely email all the shops, people often turn them in.
by SSK
Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Your worst kitesurf injury ?
Replies: 96
Views: 9102

Re: Your worst kitesurf injury ?

Here is a strange one. I was in the ocean on a long downwinder. I just jumped off my board to take a break on the outside beyond the surf. When I eventually reached back to grab my board I put pressure on the nose which raised the tail into the air. The wind caught the tail and whipped it into my fa...
by SSK
Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Private lesson in North Carolina
Replies: 13
Views: 1434

Re: Private lesson in North Carolina

Blown Island doesn't close due to power outages it's a sandbar. If power isn't restored to the OBX it's a no-brainer For someone who has lived in both places for an extended time, it is not comparable. When it is blowing 20-25 in OBX it is blowing 10-15 in Emerald isle. The OP said they were lookin...
by SSK
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Strapless skills
Replies: 5
Views: 1050

Re: Strapless skills

Not sure about others, but nobody rides like this at my local launch sites. There are a few OBX local kids riding like that. Here are two Reider Decker https://vimeo.com/147386230 Evan Netsch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x706yeOIOT8 Both videos are 2 years old and both are going bigger and more ...

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