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by acctx
Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best way to teach my 5 year old to kiteboard
Replies: 17
Views: 2502

Re: Best way to teach my 5 year old to kiteboard

cable park or wakeboarding + trainer/small kite.

maybe land kiting on a mountainboard
by acctx
Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Austin, Texas??
Replies: 132
Views: 9900

Re: Austin, Texas??

For reference, here's a shot of a typical day at lake travis. Notice this one has two legs, I think we might need to double down on the bear traps. Note all the stumps on land. There are 10 times as many in the water. It's not uncommon for a kiter to fall at lake travis and have a stump break the r...
by acctx
Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:35 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Austin, Texas??
Replies: 132
Views: 9900

Re: Austin, Texas??

3 to 4 sessions in a week happens a lot less often than you make it seem, and the wind mostly shuts down in the summer. We routinely make 3.5 hr one way trips to get our fix, that should say something about the town. If you want to progress, you're going to have to be prepared to drive to corpus. I...
by acctx
Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:55 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Austin, Texas??
Replies: 132
Views: 9900

Re: Austin, Texas??

To summarize: Fall/Winter is north frontal winds (can be around 50 degrees, with 55 degree water temps at lake travis). Wind will generally be in the 18-25 range, but as high as 40 a few times a year. Good wind a couple times a week. If you are desperate you can use a light wind kite and get 3-4 ses...
by acctx
Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Getting bogged down riding upwind; any tips?
Replies: 34
Views: 4358

Re: Getting bogged down riding upwind; any tips?

Hi guys, looking for some advice. Seems like when the wind is less strong I'm getting bogged down. I.E. After I do a few power strokes, get planing, park my kite and start riding upwind, I start slowing down after maybe 30 seconds and the board just sinks. Then I have to restart with power strokes....
by acctx
Fri May 17, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Maui May 19-27 Kite Sizes?
Replies: 5
Views: 1457

Re: Maui May 19-27 Kite Sizes?

Been windsurfing 15 yrs, kiting for 8 or so....I weigh 165, I guess Id say Im intermediate..? Anyway, I'll bring a JimmyLewis Twin tip. We ride 14M's 75% of the time at our local spots, 10M's 20% of the time, and a few times a year, (a Major Low Pressure system ) I wish I had an 8. I rode a 6 in Ha...
by acctx
Sun May 05, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Honeymoon help
Replies: 12
Views: 2426

Re: Honeymoon help

I'll have a honeymoon coming up sometime soon, and hope to sneak kitesurfing into it. I'm hoping to get some help on choosing a location, any help is appreciated. There are a few posts on this already, and I've read all of them (at least, all those I could find). Unfortunately, my fiance doesn't ki...
by acctx
Fri May 03, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I am warning you IKO i want my money back.
Replies: 18
Views: 4849

Re: I am warning you IKO i want my money back.

just collected all the telephone numbers and email addresses of the iko schools from the iko website. thought it would take a while but there are only 66 of them. 66 out of thousands, what a joke. we had 4 here in thailand and they refused to talk to us on the phone so we all quit. i paid my fees o...
by acctx
Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:32 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Unlikely Kite Locations and Situations
Replies: 15
Views: 4937

Re: Unlikely Kite Locations and Situations

That is a small lake and looks like a great spot. Do you guys kite Lake Travis there as well? I am originally from the Dallas area and want to kite Lake Ray Hubbard on a visit home soon. There is a peninsula with a park on it just south of I-30 that I used to go to that I think would be a great kit...
by acctx
Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Unlikely Kite Locations and Situations
Replies: 15
Views: 4937

Re: Unlikely Kite Locations and Situations

This is a very small lake, 180 acres. There is an excellent rig/launch area, but the lake is tiny. They almost always kite in offshore conditions because the other shore is so close. The wind is gusty, often times a 15-20mph difference (like 5-25). On the plus side the water is very flat. http://www...

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