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Re: ocean rodeo "go joe"?

Postby Westozzy » Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:04 am

Yep teaching my younger brother turned my back for a second as the other brother had let my two kids of 5 and 6 wonder off out of sight in a remote part of the world (yes he has no kids if you are wondering) and he loses board, panics drag himself in I spend the next two hours combing the ocean (and this was in broad midday daylightight) No board!! 900 bucks down the drain.

I reckon it has its place.

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Re: ocean rodeo "go joe"?

Postby matth » Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:33 pm

I have Go joes on both my boards. If its onshore or a nice shallow spot I will take it off. I lost a brand new Crazy Fly 2 years ago. I fell, the board was in sight, and then it was gone. Two other kiters tried to help, and none of us could spot it. Thats the thing with Gojoes, not only does the board head downwind , you can see the board.

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Re: ocean rodeo "go joe"?

Postby NYKiter » Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:25 pm

dont use a hand pump to fill, just your breath.
easy to pop...

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Re: ocean rodeo "go joe"?

Postby matth » Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:39 pm

Westozzy wrote:Yep teaching my younger brother turned my back for a second as the other brother had let my two kids of 5 and 6 wonder off out of sight in a remote part of the world (yes he has no kids if you are wondering) and he loses board, panics drag himself in I spend the next two hours combing the ocean (and this was in broad midday daylightight) No board!! 900 bucks down the drain.

I reckon it has its place.

Are we talking snakes and crocs in this remote part of the world

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Re: ocean rodeo "go joe"?

Postby Kamikuza » Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:16 pm

matth wrote:I have Go joes on both my boards. If its onshore or a nice shallow spot I will take it off. I lost a brand new Crazy Fly 2 years ago. I fell, the board was in sight, and then it was gone. Two other kiters tried to help, and none of us could spot it. Thats the thing with Gojoes, not only does the board head downwind , you can see the board.
I lost my Flyradical in onshore wind on the lake :( if the knife hadn't been missing from the pouch I might have kept an eye on it, but I wasn't worried at the time as there wasn't anywhere for it to go... or so I thought :argue:

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Re: ocean rodeo "go joe"?

Postby Westozzy » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:39 pm

matth wrote:
Westozzy wrote:Yep teaching my younger brother turned my back for a second as the other brother had let my two kids of 5 and 6 wonder off out of sight in a remote part of the world (yes he has no kids if you are wondering) and he loses board, panics drag himself in I spend the next two hours combing the ocean (and this was in broad midday daylightight) No board!! 900 bucks down the drain.

I reckon it has its place.

Are we talking snakes and crocs in this remote part of the world

Not quite that far north but getting there. There still existed the occasional more dangerous species (the Homo sapiens) coming and going in cars, that was my concern.

Hey I lost my crazy fly as well, it was the cruiser. Didn't help the cruiser was the same aqua blue as the water!!

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Re: ocean rodeo "go joe"?

Postby Dave_5280 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:30 am

Has anyone used anything else to help board visibility?

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Re: ocean rodeo "go joe"?

Postby Flight Time » Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:12 am

Hmm, maybe one of those tall orange triangular flags they put on the three-wheeled bicycles for the old people who might be run down in traffic without them? How about one of those diving buoys? Seem like reasonable safety features... :lol:

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Re: ocean rodeo "go joe"?

Postby sijandy » Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:20 am

Dave_5280 wrote:Has anyone used anything else to help board visibility?
Yeh, i forgot my gojoe one day so i just fitted a big sign saying 'I'm a massive homosexual' to my board and it worked just as well.
Westozzy wrote: Didn't help the cruiser was the same aqua blue as the water!!
Aqua blue my ass....
That would be perfect against the cold, muddy, brown shit i kite in!

Next you'll be moaning the sun ruins your graphics ha ha.... bloody aussie poofs!

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Re: ocean rodeo "go joe"?

Postby KYLakeKiter » Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:54 pm

Dave_5280 wrote:Has anyone used anything else to help board visibility?
I saw a board for sale once that had a red laminate on the bottom. Looked like it would really make the board stand out. I intend to try it, but I haven't found where buy a roll of the stuff.

I have also seen some people paint their fins red or orange.

There was a post a while back where a guy used an orange arm swim floaty (like kids use when learning to swim) run through his handle. That would probably work great.


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