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by JakeFarley
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: New Members
Topic: Any self taught out there?!
Replies: 27
Views: 2836

Re: Any self taught out there?!

Lessons - $300-$400 New kite trashed in a Palm tree - $1200 Your life or the life of a bystander - Priceless! TAKE THE LESSONS!! If you opt to go it alone, stay downwind of everyone. I would have taken lessons if they were available when I started in 2001. Learned from kitesurfingschool.org (the lat...
by JakeFarley
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How old is your oldest kite you still ride on?
Replies: 38
Views: 6925

Re: How old is your oldest kite you still ride on?

2007 9m Best Yarga hybrid. Used maybe 2-3 times a year as I need 25 knots plus to ride. A little wrinkled (like me :D ), but has held up well.
by JakeFarley
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What's the best thing about kite surfing?
Replies: 33
Views: 3781

Re: What's the best thing about kite surfing?

Hearing the whistling of the wind in your lines when you are perfectly powered up in the sweet spot.
by JakeFarley
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What's the worst thing about kite surfing?
Replies: 49
Views: 6592

Re: What's the worst thing about kite surfing?

Equipment failures. Pumping up your kite and after you have gone to put on your wetsuit you return to find a deflated bladder. Bummer. :(

Fortunately did not happen during session.
by JakeFarley
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: kite stretch
Replies: 10
Views: 1148

Re: kite stretch

Had a 2006 Waroo 16m that I thought had stretched. I just would not fly that forward in the window. (BTW it had stretch marks... :lol: )
by JakeFarley
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2018 Market forecast
Replies: 16
Views: 1891

Re: 2018 Market forecast

Price increases across the board (pardon the pun). I remember the days when new boards were less than $500 complete, harnesses less than $150... etc.
by JakeFarley
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How to beat the Woo Record...
Replies: 15
Views: 1451

Re: How to beat the Woo Record...

Send it up attached to a drone.... :D
by JakeFarley
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Risk vs reward... learning and progression at 40
Replies: 51
Views: 3842

Re: Risk vs reward... learning and progression at 40

"Do you feel lucky today?".... Luck has nothing to do with it. We have to know our limitations, but we sometimes have to exceed them in order to have fun, even if we are over 60 or 70...
by JakeFarley
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: World Record 19m / 63ft ! Largest Wave Ever Kitesurfed
Replies: 75
Views: 5147

Re: World Record 19m / 63ft ! Largest Wave Ever Kitesurfed

:thumb:

I only ride waves that size strapless... :D
by JakeFarley
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Lost & Found
Topic: Lost @ Howard Park - Cabrinha Kite Bar/Lines
Replies: 1
Views: 472

Re: Lost @ Howard Park - Cabrinha Kite Bar/Lines

Got it back!!! Got to be more careful, less forgetful in my old age. :D

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