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by BillyKP
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Issue with Naish Kite leading edge, manufacturing defect ?
Replies: 36
Views: 2674

Re: Issue with Naish Kite leading edge, manufacturing defect ?

Agreed - looks like a cut. Possibly something sharp on the launch landing zone. In our area small zebra mussel shells are like mini razor blades. Always best to launch and land your kite in the water. As well I don't like letting anyone land my kite. Some people don't know how to handle a kite with ...
by BillyKP
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Most Comfy Kite Pads
Replies: 12
Views: 802

Re: Most Comfy Kite Pads

Ocean Rodeo has new pads - Air Bliss, like stepping onto foamy marshmallows. Good for some of us older guys with sore feet.

https://oceanrodeo.com/kiteboarding/acc ... r/?b=90720
by BillyKP
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: light wind surfboard VS foil board
Replies: 42
Views: 3177

Re: light wind surfboard VS foil board

The thing about doors is that despite being able to go incredibly early, It's always a door! Glassing along.... on a door. They carve.... like a door. The take off and land.... like a door. They surf like a door. A door is just never great. Surfboards are a pretty broad category.... some start earl...
by BillyKP
Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: light wind surfboard VS foil board
Replies: 42
Views: 3177

Re: light wind surfboard VS foil board

I agree with Starsky. 8-12 knots is Hydrofoil. Having loads of fun and re-challenging myself after discovering the Foil. I am done with big kites and big boards and schlogging around. Still like to fly the big 14.5m and 17m in +13knots and enjoy getting ripped off the water. But if there is no boost...
by BillyKP
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ocean Roadeo Flight 10m good kite?
Replies: 10
Views: 879

Re: Ocean Roadeo Flight 10m good kite?

8-10 knots is 10m Flite and Hydrofoil for me. So yes it is a lightwind kite, but performs great in high winds too.
by BillyKP
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Any Kiteborders in Ontario can get me Event Insurnace
Replies: 0
Views: 276

Any Kiteborders in Ontario can get me Event Insurnace

Hi - I am looking at hosting an event in Ontario and looking for a single day Event Insurnace.

Thought maybe if anyone works in Insurnace business might be able to help me out?

Anybody else have any tips on this ?

PM me and we can talk.
by BillyKP
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The new Ocean Rodeo Mako featuring Bliss air Pads and Straps
Replies: 9
Views: 1598

Re: The new Ocean Rodeo Mako featuring Bliss air Pads and Straps

Disclaimer: I use, teach, and sell OR gear. I don't normally come on and pimp ...but just had a great weekend with new Mako, and these new footpads are really dreamy. I was skeptical as to really how much better can you make a footpad??...As someone who spends a lot of time walking around beach over...
by BillyKP
Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Protection against the sun
Replies: 128
Views: 11977

Re: Protection against the sun

I should add that it has to be in your system for a couple weeks first...so 2-4 capsules a day

I live in Ontario. So will use this in summer, and if head south on any kiting trips.
by BillyKP
Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Protection against the sun
Replies: 128
Views: 11977

Re: Protection against the sun

I take Beta Carotene capsules. I find it helps quite a bit, its not total protection. I can tolerate longer time in the sun and dont get burned as harshly. The capsules are like a liguid gel inside. Not the lighter "powder-like" dry pills. Someone told me about it in Cabarete once. Gives you a nice ...
by BillyKP
Sat May 27, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Nice Carving Pictures - post them!
Replies: 214
Views: 43900

Re: Nice Carving Pictures - post them!

Mako love carve

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