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by justbob
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Choose between 3 big boards
Replies: 15
Views: 954

Re: Choose between 3 big boards

Shinn king gee 146/46 and a 14m kite works for me to about 14 kts. I’m the same weight, I won’t bother with any wind less than that.
by justbob
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Playa del carmen Kite
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Re: Playa del carmen Kite

We stayed at the Dreams in Puerto Morelos last Feb. Wind was light most days, but still got in 3 nice sessions. There was a stretch of beach next door perfect to set up on, I think it was a public portion. Lots of people on the beach and you had to avoid the swimming areas of course. Other than that...
by justbob
Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Only at jellyfishboards
Replies: 3
Views: 511

Re: Only at jellyfishboards

That's pretty sweet Terrie!
by justbob
Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Are we all jacking up our necks???
Replies: 30
Views: 3691

Re: Are we all jacking up our necks???

La Ventana in spring.... and your surprised? Crashes are one thing, but ergonomics are another. Kiting is no different than cycling or skiing or any other weekend warrior sport favored by middle aged people. I would say that at least half the general kiteboarding population are less than fit, and d...
by justbob
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: so i tried kitesurfing, seems dangerous.
Replies: 80
Views: 6351

Re: so i tried kitesurfing, seems dangerous.

OK thx and assuming I get that 14m kite at my weight what is the max wind speed before I would need a 2nd smaller kite? At 220+, I've ridden the last few years with a 14 and 11. Combined with a large and medium board, I can ride 90% of the wind here. I just picked up an 8 and a smaller board for th...
by justbob
Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Warning about the cheap GoPro mounts
Replies: 5
Views: 855

Re: Warning about the cheap GoPro mounts

Bought one of those kits with multiple mounts an other accessories for GoPro, half of them are already broken. Be wary of the floats that come with backdoor included, mine failed on me in the ocean and let salt water in. Camera was pooched for two days before I luckily got it working again. $350 cam...
by justbob
Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Twintip Advice for Heavy Rider
Replies: 36
Views: 4318

Re: Twintip Advice for Heavy Rider

See if you can try out a Shinn King Gee. Picked one up last year, best money I've spent in kiting so far. I'm 225lbs and my main kite is a 14m. It's touted as a light wind board for heavier riders, its got a little rocker and jumps fairly well. Mine is the 146/46 and I've used it in 20 kts with a sm...
by justbob
Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Why doesn't everybody side rig their lines in launch position?
Replies: 63
Views: 5215

Re: Why doesn't everybody side rig their lines in launch position?

My method of launch tends to be site specific. At one site I rig my lines downwind, walk 90 deg to kite and launch. Another spot I rig upwind and roll my lines up and self water launch or get someone to walk with my kite into the water and launch. Another spot I usually rig upwind roll the lines up ...
by justbob
Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: fake seller be aware, do not buy
Replies: 13
Views: 1520

Re: fake seller be aware, do not buy

FLandOBX wrote:Maybe I'm just out of touch, but it seems to me that there are a lot of honest, legal and moral ways to make money. Why do people wanna' cheat and steal? It's easy enough to make an honest living, n'est-ce pas? :?:
No kidding eh?! So many scammers so few bullets...
by justbob
Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is Playa del carmen still kiteable
Replies: 16
Views: 2540

Re: Is Playa del carmen still kiteable

Stayed at the Azul Fives last Feb and I was able to kite just north of the hotel on a undeveloped section. Had some great advice from a few local kiters regarding the current there. Wind was okay but up and down. Got three sessions in on a 14 and briefly on an 11. Lots of traffic on the beach there,...

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