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by RickI
Sun Feb 24, 2002 1:25 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Being a huge fishing lure
Replies: 8
Views: 1546

Paul Menta was bitten on the hand by a small shark while out kitesurfer. He ended up launching both himself and the shark out of the water. His hand is now back to normal. For more checkout: http://kitesurftheearth.com/redbulcubcro.html I think that there was a incident within the last few months in...
by RickI
Sun Feb 24, 2002 6:25 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Lofting accidents are on the rise
Replies: 25
Views: 7648

Proper techniques means much more than kite size selection. It involves how you handle the kite, avoiding squalls (many of the lofting incidents have been directly caused by sudden storm winds), rehearsing how and when to release your depowering kite release and a great deal more. This kites can be ...
by RickI
Sat Feb 23, 2002 5:24 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Lofting accidents are on the rise
Replies: 25
Views: 7648

The Kitesurfing Accident and Incident Database has been updated to include many new accidents, unfortunately. Most of these recent accounts are from the Southern Hemisphere where they are enjoying summer winds currently. Also, several of the older accounts have been updated with newly acquired infor...
by RickI
Tue Feb 19, 2002 6:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Board leashes, use 'em or lose 'em???
Replies: 5
Views: 1416

I wanted to pass on a thread from another forum to the group: Well said Dave and I am with you on helmets! Some other issues were sent to me by private email. He brings up some thought provoking stuff. It seems going leashless may cause new problems in some instances. Here it is ... Rick Iossi <snip...
by RickI
Tue Feb 19, 2002 3:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Pic of Cabarete kitebeach
Replies: 8
Views: 1507

Thanks Toby! Here are a few shots of Cabarete from last summer. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FLORIDA-KITESURFERS/files/Cabarete%20Photos%207%202001/Kite%20Beach.jpg <!-- BBCode Start --><IMG SRC=" http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FLORIDA-KITESURFERS/files/Cabarete%20Photos%207%202001/Girls%20wanna%20k...
by RickI
Tue Feb 19, 2002 2:38 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Pic of Cabarete kitebeach
Replies: 8
Views: 1507

Toby, It is great too! Inexpensive, good side shore winds each day, as a rule. There are lots of europeans that visit there. The also have very nice 3' to 10' swells breaking offshore for ramping off of for major jumps. It is worth a visit, particularly when reliable winds are anticipated. I was won...
by RickI
Mon Feb 18, 2002 5:28 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kitesurfing Accident Database
Replies: 2
Views: 2146

There is a database of listing of kitesurfing accidents and incidents reported from around the world at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kitesurf/files/Kitesurfing Accident Database/ The purpose of this database is to pass on the hard won lessons often by injury, pain or worse by our fellow riders. I ...
by RickI
Mon Feb 18, 2002 4:12 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiteboard Master's Competition
Replies: 9
Views: 2439

March is stacking up to be an active month for hot kitesurfing competitions in the Florida, USA. More events are in the works for other parts of the state throughout the year so stay tuned. First, the BIG EVENT, the Kiteboard Master's. This is to be a pro competion with a very large cash purse in th...
by RickI
Sat Feb 16, 2002 3:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Parakiting: worth to try!30m height
Replies: 30
Views: 2365

ERX, nothing easier! Go paragliding/parapante, hang gliding or even parasailing. All these activities are extensively designed to protect the flier and in everything except parasailing there are one or more safety systems for alternate means of descent to earth. Traction kites are inherently unstabl...
by RickI
Sat Feb 16, 2002 2:48 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Stolen Stuff
Replies: 9
Views: 2003

Toby, Uploading the file once it is prepared is easy. The folks must be registerd for that list however,which is also easy and free. Once at the files link that I posted, go to the upper left hand corner where is says "add file" and hit that. A box will pop up in which you hit "browse". You locate y...

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