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 Post subject: Kitesurfing Bintan (Indonesia) movie
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:34 pm 
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Hi all,

Here is a short clip from Bintan (Indo) :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFkQvtbMLSU



Enjoy.

Toby, your soundtrack came handy :-)

-D


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 Post subject: Re: Kitesurfing Bintan (Indonesia) movie
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:43 am 
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Nice!

Had my first lessons on Bintan, at Mana Mana (still have a beach towel :D ) but we haven't been back in a while - the built a night club near the bungalows and it sucks at night.

Where is that place in the video?


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 Post subject: Re: Kitesurfing Bintan (Indonesia) movie
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:55 am 
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thx mate.

As far as I know, Mana Mana has been shut down for quite some time. I heard that the local co-owner was jailed for taxes non-payment (not sure if that is true) and the foreign owner could not maintain it himself. I hope they re-open one day.

This place is Argo Beach.


Kamikuza wrote:
Nice!

Had my first lessons on Bintan, at Mana Mana (still have a beach towel :D ) but we haven't been back in a while - the built a night club near the bungalows and it sucks at night.

Where is that place in the video?


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 Post subject: Re: Kitesurfing Bintan (Indonesia) movie
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:15 am 
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fun2kite wrote:
thx mate.

As far as I know, Mana Mana has been shut down for quite some time. I heard that the local co-owner was jailed for taxes non-payment (not sure if that is true) and the foreign owner could not maintain it himself. I hope they re-open one day.

This place is Argo Beach.


Kamikuza wrote:
Nice!

Had my first lessons on Bintan, at Mana Mana (still have a beach towel :D ) but we haven't been back in a while - the built a night club near the bungalows and it sucks at night.

Where is that place in the video?

Crikey! Shame, they had a pretty good selection of Mexican food in the restaurant. And a real shame was that concrete abomination they put in the middle of the beach too... obviously, I'm not part of the younger crowd anymore who wants to disco in the moonlight :o

Argo - hmm... what's a good season there?


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 Post subject: Re: Kitesurfing Bintan (Indonesia) movie
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:28 am 
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Summer season just ended mate. (june - Sep ) and winter season in Dec - March.

Do you still ride? Live in Singapore?

Argo - hmm... what's a good season there?[/quote]


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 Post subject: Re: Kitesurfing Bintan (Indonesia) movie
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Yes, still ride :D I thought living in Japan, miles from the beach it'd be tough to learn kiteboarding so I landboarded till a couple of years back... when I discovered the kiteboarding club on the lake 20 minutes from the house :lol:

Have family in Singapore so occasionally stop in... but we haven't been to Bintan in a few years.

Mana Mana towel is my kiteboarding towel :D still going strong!


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 Post subject: Re: Kitesurfing Bintan (Indonesia) movie
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:54 pm 
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What are the wind conditions in Bintan?

How long of a trip door to door from Singapore?


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 Post subject: Re: Kitesurfing Bintan (Indonesia) movie
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:30 pm 
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yup, the songs fits perfectly! :thumb:


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 Post subject: Re: Kitesurfing Bintan (Indonesia) movie
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:44 pm 
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Youtch wrote:
What are the wind conditions in Bintan?

How long of a trip door to door from Singapore?


3 hours door to door.

Wind is on the light side. Most often an 80kg rider will be on a 12-15M kite.
But sometimes it may blow stronger all the way to 7-10M range.


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