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Re: Hung Vu, a kitesurfing pioneer, how did he help you?

Postby JakeFarley » Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:46 pm

While learning to kite in 2001 I found Hung's website. Without his advice and website I would have probably not have learned to kitesurf. He was always ready to give advice. The one bit of instruction that helped me was when being overpowered on a 2 line kite to edge as hard as you can upwind and slowly move the kite overhead. Had some really scary moments. I still refer people who ask me about kitesurfing to his website.

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Re: Hung Vu, a kitesurfing pioneer, how did he help you?

Postby RickI » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:06 pm

Thank you for the input! We could use some help. Does anyone have some full-resolution kiting or beach photos of Hung Vu from the early days (1998 to 2001 or so) in the DR , Maui , Tampa or Ottawa? I have written tribute to his impressive accomplishments for the kitborder magazine but we’re having trouble finding photos to go with suitable for print. If you can help please email me at flkitesurfer at hotmail. Thanks!

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Re: Hung Vu, a kitesurfing pioneer, how did he help you?

Postby paulOz » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:43 pm

Yep - a big thanks to Hung.
Got me thru in a time where a large percentage who tried kiting gave up due to the danger and difficulty.
Certainly most including me had no idea what we were trying to do.

Is there still a version of his site as it existed back then?

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Re: Hung Vu, a kitesurfing pioneer, how did he help you?

Postby RickI » Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:29 pm

Thank you, keep the stories coming please. And photos would be great as we are very close to deadline.

Yes in addition to the current site located at
http://www.kitesurfingschool.org/kitesurfing.htm

This is this early archive of the site: http://web.archive.org/web/200003040817 ... urfing.htm

The original original yahoo groups site from the late 1990s can be found at https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ksu ... topics/675


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