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by Hugh2
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Boosting only one way
Replies: 26
Views: 9702

Re: Boosting only one way

Same here, I really only jump decently on port. I learned that side first on flat water at Cape Hatteras, but it is also the side going out at Cape Town on the SEaster, so that has reinforced it. I actually feel unsafe jumping on starboard because my landings are not confident and at 62 I cannot aff...
by Hugh2
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Researching kiteboarding locations
Replies: 16
Views: 3146

Re: Researching kiteboarding locations

Given you can fly places easily, you have to go to the outer banks of North Carolina eventually, even though it is a pain when flying in (Norfolk is 3 hours north). And one day when you are competent, Hawaii and Cape Town are obviously both awesome.
by Hugh2
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: biggest regret purchase
Replies: 56
Views: 16178

Re: biggest regret purchase

My first two Naish C kites (9m and 15m) back in the day, sorry I don't recall the models. Both leaked so badly they were hopeless. Swore I'd never buy Naish kites again and managed to stick to that until the Pivot came along.
by Hugh2
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How dangerous is this?
Replies: 29
Views: 8166

Re: How dangerous is this?

edt and tautologies, no vest on the kid, just a wetsuit. The big swells in sets were breaking pretty far out, as it was just after low tide. The conditions were such that the inside was all white foam from the sets coming in. I would have hated to have wiped out in one of the big waves, it would hav...
by Hugh2
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: SupaEZ Where have you been?
Replies: 131
Views: 34434

Re: SupaEZ Where have you been?

Just for the record, I thank Toby for this site. I've learned a ton from it. I also post on Sailing Anarchy, and that place is pretty wild sometimes. They have multiple moderators but like here there is one guy who started and owns the site, and he lets pretty much anything go.
by Hugh2
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How dangerous is this?
Replies: 29
Views: 8166

Re: How dangerous is this?

Downunder, I did that with my daughter back when she was that age, but not on blacks. BWD, I understand, but it was a chill situation on the beach, I was still in all my kiting gear, pretty obviously not a danger to the kid, and he did a few more runs while I was talking to her, and didn't seem conc...
by Hugh2
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Pivot Unbaised Review. Good Kite For Surf?
Replies: 30
Views: 11344

Re: Pivot Unbaised Review. Good Kite For Surf?

Great to read this thread. I bought my 2015 9m Pivot based on the original Pivot thread here. I did not know anyone with one or test ride it. I love that kite. At my level of skill, which is not the greatest, and I'm 62, it has made kiting so much easier in all departments. Riding strapless, or powe...
by Hugh2
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How dangerous is this?
Replies: 29
Views: 8166

How dangerous is this?

I was riding at Kite Beach at Bloubergstrand in Cape Town yesterday, Saturday April 14, and saw something that seemed pretty dangerous to me. The conditions were pretty intense, with the SEaster blowing good enough for 9m and by the time i quit good for 7m, and large sets were coming through, maybe ...
by Hugh2
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: concerning of nuclear radiation ocean surround from japan
Replies: 84
Views: 11373

Re: concerning of nuclear radiation ocean surround from japan

Really? There are some things that are so clear cut that ignorance of them is harmful.

For example, the guy claims to be a novice kiter, so lets just let his ignorance rule the day and advise him to buy a kite off EBay and go fly it on a windy day. Darwin Award candidate.
by Hugh2
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Help me understand Cape Town wind on the basis of this Windguru forecast
Replies: 24
Views: 5202

Re: Help me understand Cape Town wind on the basis of this Windguru forecast

Strekke, I hope you kited at Blouberg on Sunday. I'm back home in the states, but the BKA wind meter shows good conditions. Monday looks no good anywhere, but the rest of the week should be similar to Sunday, just not nuking the way it can in December, January, and February. march is when things win...

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