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by matt_81a
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite fatality in Thailand
Replies: 40
Views: 4745

Re: Kite fatality in Thailand

Here is the English version: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30334403 https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1016782-irish-kiteboarder-40-drowns-at-hua-hin/ However just to clarify the article , an excerpt from another local kiter: Let’s state the correct information as discussed i...
by matt_81a
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite fatality in Thailand
Replies: 40
Views: 4745

Kite fatality in Thailand

Sad news - A fellow kitesurfer just drowned in HuaHin Thailand today.
His kite got caught in the newly positioned buoy lines.

Sad dday :(
RIP
http://www.newtv.co.th/news/9437
Google translate will translate the page..
by matt_81a
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Hua Hin Feb/March 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1256

Re: Hua Hin Feb/March 2018

by matt_81a
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kitefoil Manufacturing - Alpinefoil Factory
Replies: 15
Views: 2970

Re: Kitefoil Manufacturing - Alpinefoil Factory

Lol - so can I ;)
by matt_81a
Sat May 06, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: If you lose your board how is it marked with your contact info?
Replies: 22
Views: 3086

Re: If you lose your board how is it marked with your contact info?

idmystuff.com
Great labels, "everything-proof" and cheap. A full sheet is $10.00 shipped to your house.
I am in no way affiliated with these guys, just mentioning a great product that I've been using for a few years now.
by matt_81a
Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Lost foil - broke off while riding
Replies: 49
Views: 7504

Re: Lost foil - broke off while riding

Quite interesting answer. It it is about sharing experiences, good ones and bad ones. However, let me reply to the post: Alpinefoil as always assume it’s error and design but unfortunaly some time we can’t accept somethings not due to the fact of an not normal use and of a non sense, riding closer t...
by matt_81a
Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Lost foil - broke off while riding
Replies: 49
Views: 7504

Re: Lost foil - broke off while riding

Maybe he backed out of doing the right thing after being pissed that you posted the experience rather than dealing with him one to one. From my perspective, if I had a defective product and the manufacturer was doing their best to make it right, I would probably deal with them one on one rather tha...
by matt_81a
Sat Jul 30, 2016 2:46 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Lost foil - broke off while riding
Replies: 49
Views: 7504

Re: Lost foil - broke off while riding

Did you contact Damian? I'm sure he will take care of this. Yes indeed I contacted Damien and I thought as well he would for sure take care of it. However… I posted the same photos on the Alpine Foil Riders FB page where he commented that I have been riding to close to the shore and must have been ...
by matt_81a
Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Lost foil - broke off while riding
Replies: 49
Views: 7504

Re: Lost foil - broke off while riding

Nothing. The box has a few marks on top where the mast exits but that's it.
Looks to me like it snapped off sideways..
by matt_81a
Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Lost foil - broke off while riding
Replies: 49
Views: 7504

Lost foil - broke off while riding

Lost foil - broke off while riding Alpine Foil Access 5.0 - mast broke at the top by the board; 3 months old foil. In the middle of riding,deep water - needless to say that the foil is lost:( The stub leftover in the box looks like it was in a war zone - cracks everywhere. Did anybody experience any...

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