Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

What's the worst thing about kite surfing?

forum for kitesurfers


iriejohn
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 975
Joined: Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:04 pm
Kiting since: 0
Local Beach: West Sussex
Gear: this 'n that
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: South coast, UK

Re: What's the worst thing about kite surfing?

Postby iriejohn » Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:18 pm

Other people. ;-)

kas911
Frequent Poster
Posts: 430
Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2004 8:44 am

Re: What's the worst thing about kite surfing?

Postby kas911 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:10 pm

Constant New gear hornyness. Launch and land is the smallest problem. Been doing that on my own for 16 years with NO problems :)

andrewjohn
Medium Poster
Posts: 84
Joined: Fri Dec 01, 2006 3:16 pm

Re: What's the worst thing about kite surfing?

Postby andrewjohn » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:24 pm

Not being able to, cos life gets in the way.

User avatar
jumptheshark
Medium Poster
Posts: 120
Joined: Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:36 pm
Kiting since: 0
Local Beach: Shhhhh
Favorite Beaches: Nude
Gear: The good stuff
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: What's the worst thing about kite surfing?

Postby jumptheshark » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:26 pm

kiteboarders

User avatar
CaptainCore
Rare Poster
Posts: 32
Joined: Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:32 pm
Kiting since: 2000
Local Beach: Seabrook Kent
Favorite Beaches: Nyali - Kenya
Style: Old School
Gear: Core GTS4 & XR5
Brand Affiliation: Gods own Core.
Contact:

Re: What's the worst thing about kite surfing?

Postby CaptainCore » Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:02 pm

It is launching and landing, the one social thing about kitesurfings predecessor windsurfing, you could just come in ditch your kit at the waters edge, take a breather and chat to whoever else was doing the same. Landing your kite, making sure you don't drop your lines over someone else, having to wind them up then trying to find someone to re launch... all a ballache. I've fitted a shackle to the sea wall so can use it, but it just seems so sketchy, nothings gone wrong yet, but...

User avatar
Toby
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 36677
Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2001 1:00 am
Kiting since: 2000
Local Beach: Cumbuco, Brazil
Barra do Cauipe, Brazil
Style: Airstyle
Gear: Rebel 2015 18
Brand Affiliation: None.
Location: World (KF Admin)
Contact:

Re: What's the worst thing about kite surfing?

Postby Toby » Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:22 pm

Traveling on a holiday to a beautiful place and not having wind.

Had this for 3 years in 2001-2004.
The luckily I went to Brazil...what a relief that was.

On smaller scale: doing a day trip to a spot and A: having forgotten something like a harness and B: arriving and everyone is leaving the water exactly when you were ready to launch...and to top it, add rain just before you were able to pack up... 😂

BOEMIX
Medium Poster
Posts: 145
Joined: Fri May 08, 2015 10:57 pm
Kiting since: 2013
Local Beach: Sant Pere Pescador (Spain)
Favorite Beaches: Etang de l'Eole, La Franqui (France)
Style: Freeriding
Gear: Kites: ozone: chrono v2 15m, Hyperlink 9m, Catalyst 7m, enduro 10m, edge 13m, access 6m
Boards: Naish Bullet 5,4, Shinn Ronson 138x42, King Gee 150x50 and Ketos Foil freeride2
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: What's the worst thing about kite surfing?

Postby BOEMIX » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:05 pm

Stupid goverments banning spots :angryfire:

tomato
Rare Poster
Posts: 31
Joined: Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:51 pm
Favorite Beaches: Lagan, Sweden
Gear: some

Re: What's the worst thing about kite surfing?

Postby tomato » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:25 pm

I come tom the spot with 9m kite as smallest. And get so much wind that guys twice my size barely manage to ride with 7m kites. Then I consider to get new smaller size, but not sure since such conditions happen only 1 time a year...

User avatar
Toby
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 36677
Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2001 1:00 am
Kiting since: 2000
Local Beach: Cumbuco, Brazil
Barra do Cauipe, Brazil
Style: Airstyle
Gear: Rebel 2015 18
Brand Affiliation: None.
Location: World (KF Admin)
Contact:

Re: What's the worst thing about kite surfing?

Postby Toby » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:31 pm

BOEMIX wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:05 pm
Stupid goverments banning spots :angryfire:
oh yeah !!! Didn’t think of that one !!!

JakeFarley
Medium Poster
Posts: 109
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:54 pm
Kiting since: 2001
Local Beach: Florida West Coast, USA
Favorite Beaches: Any that are not crowded.
Style: Old fart style
Gear: Kites: Flysurfer Speed5 21m, Cabrinha 16m Xbow, 11m Xbow, Best 14m HP Nemesis, 9m Yarga Hybrid
Boards: Crazyfly 135 x 46 Pro, Cabrinha Spoiler 140, 6' custom surfboard, 122 x 46 custom twintip, custom 140 x 50 strapless twintip/skim
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: What's the worst thing about kite surfing?

Postby JakeFarley » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:23 pm

Equipment failures. Pumping up your kite and after you have gone to put on your wetsuit you return to find a deflated bladder. Bummer. :(

Fortunately did not happen during session.


Return to “Kitesurfing”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: briansuntrax, John Doe and 26 guests

cron