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by gipseysurfer
Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: normandy and cote d' zur
Replies: 4
Views: 542

normandy and cote d' zur

have looked up the archives and saw some useful info on spots etc. was in st. maxime last august was in juan le pan in Aug 2005 and the wind was light to non existent. 2 intense summer heat waves did not help the mistral on those trips. i am going to st. maxime for a few days and normandy for one da...
by gipseysurfer
Tue May 11, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Elbow pain, tips anybody?
Replies: 63
Views: 6736

Re: Elbow pain, tips anybody?

I have successfully rehabbed tennis elbow in both of my arms. for my right arm i visited a top NYC orthopedist, followed his series of exercise 4 times a week, attended physiotherapy, used RICE and used the green flex stretch bar. conclusion the elbow felt better after 3 months, but i developed tenn...
by gipseysurfer
Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:37 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Let's Talk wetsuits and drysuits
Replies: 64
Views: 8722

Re: Let's Talk wetsuits and drysuits

Dry/bag suits are tough in the ocean where you have big waves. The last thing you want is board off in the impact zone with your kite in the drink and you bobbing round like the goodyear blimp in your body bag. I kite in the North East US all year round and my rule of thumb is water plus air = 90 de...
by gipseysurfer
Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiters Elbow - A New Therapy
Replies: 6
Views: 1001

Re: Kiters Elbow - A New Therapy

I am currently flying slingshot revs kites with extremely low bar pressure. i have had 2 serious cases of elbow problems in my dominant right arm. 1) i got a bad case of golfer's elbow[pain on the inside part of forearm that joins to the elbow] after aggravating the tendon doing preachers bench bice...
by gipseysurfer
Wed May 20, 2009 3:52 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Please help with with access issues in New York
Replies: 28
Views: 2799

Re: Please help with with access issues in New York

in answer to the question of why access has been restricted there is no specific rule or regulation in the NY State Parks Rules and Regulations that restricts kitesurfing. In answer to Richard M, the rules and regulations are freely available on the net. restricted kiting refers to stunt kite flying...
by gipseysurfer
Wed Oct 08, 2008 3:29 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: maui and ohau this week-kite size
Replies: 4
Views: 979

maui and ohau this week-kite size

any recommendations on kite size. ikitesurf is calling for low to mid teens maui and high teens to 20's kailua. i am torn between 7,9 and 11 prefering to bring just 2 kites.

any suggestions or advice welcome.

barry
by gipseysurfer
Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:28 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Neil Hutchinson about Florida Accident
Replies: 33
Views: 4956

Re: Neil Hutchinson about Florida Accident

fokiten or his newly assumed handle has continued to posture round the kevin kearny kitemare. what is the point? should we continue to burrow our heads in the ground and wait for the next idiot to go out in a tropical storm using a traction kite to injure himself or others and endanger kiting access...
by gipseysurfer
Thu Sep 04, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: rio de janeiro-what size kite?
Replies: 3
Views: 596

rio de janeiro-what size kite?

is a 9 rev big enough this time of the year?

best
barry
by gipseysurfer
Sat Feb 23, 2008 4:25 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: IKO and it's Illigal activities in Cabarete
Replies: 6
Views: 921

Re: IKO and it's Illigal activities in Cabarete

hmmmm I do not understand your gripe with IKO and why you started this thread. IKO offers their instructor course in the DR as they do in a number of windy locations. If you haven't noticed there is tremendous poverty on the island and locals that take the IKO end up working in local schools that in...
by gipseysurfer
Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: South Africa
Replies: 13
Views: 1041

Re: South Africa

watch out for rolling blackouts, the South African power grid has recently become completely overburdened. the western Cape is not doing too well with this. lot of the better restaraunts and hotels have emergency generators. This is a recent occurence and the power is normally off for 2 1/2 hours in...

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