This old bugger is a Kite Grandad about to turn 70. My local group of Kite Geezers are aged 72, 70, 68, 60 and a few young pups in their 50's. Tampa/Sarasota/St Pete gets a number of Boomers retiring to warm, sunny and windy SW Florida.
We are just as passionate about learning to do back rolls and jumps as our young kiting buddies.
Nice thread! I 'm 44, very fit, no ACLs and two partially resected menisci due to basketball and football, but no knee instability during kiting Kitesurfing, biking, swimming and a bit of weight training if there is no wind at all. My Flysurfer Sp3 15 has done me a lot of good by letting me exercise in sub-10 winds. My schoolmates look 5-10 years older, body and soul. I am soooooo grateful that I came across kiting
We know quite a few kitesurfers around 73 still regularly kiting, one of them is a regular at our main beach. He is not just out there all weathers, he's also jumping and doing rotations too with a constant big grin on his face!
Definitely agree that keeping moving is best , especially for my back. Swimming and surfing helping my overall.fitness soooo much, also simple healthy eating. Even one day a week just fruit helps cleanse the system.
You guys are a true inspiration! I hope i can get to the 70s being so active, makes me feel like i shouldnt complain anymore at being 41 and 'old'. At my age im working on learning airpasses and feel old at times to try, wish i had started kiting earlier and not at 36 but thats life...what is sure is after reading many of you the inspiration came, thanks for that!