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3662Re: boost II and question about board for n00bies

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  • jamisdiablo69
    Aug 9 8:28 AM
      Who else but TRONOLONE!


      :)


      Scot


      --- In ksurfschool@y..., "vytaspass" <surfsup@r...> wrote:
      > Tom, to give you an idea, I'm 6'2" and 195lb too...I ride mainly on
      a
      > slingshot Dimis 157 and a Lightwave 169. I have a 215cm board I
      > originally learned on and now it sits there. I used it in the water
      > 10 times, maybe. Not worth the price since it gets no use.
      >
      > It will get some use, though, since we're starting to offer lessons
      > in Chicago, it will be the board of choice due to its size and
      float
      > (it has straps - Steve is right)
      >
      > Steve, who makes AWAKE? We may be interested in selling it here in
      > chicago...if you know, can you email me at
      > vytas@c...?
      >
      > Thanks
      >
      > V
      > www.chicagokitesurfing.com
      >
      > --- In ksurfschool@y..., "Kitepower" <sydney@k...> wrote:
      > > G'day Thomas
      > >
      > > Awake will blow you away, the quality of the footage is awesome,
      a
      > lot is
      > > taken from the back of very talented/gutsy jet ski riders. You
      get
      > the
      > > feeling you are right there, well as much as you can get that
      > feeling from
      > > your loungeroom!
      > >
      > > The picklefork would not be a good choice, if you are going to
      use
      > it with
      > > bindings, even though they are cheap now. Trying to learn and
      > dealing with
      > > bindings gets a lot of people hurt and very frustrated!
      > > If you can put something like NSI Antibindings on the 1.71PF it
      > will be OK,
      > > forget about boards longer than 2.1M, unless you can borrow/hire
      > them for
      > > the few hours you will get any benefit from them. Big boards are
      > really only
      > > good for light winds or if you simply want to cruise and not
      jump,
      > and
      > > mainly in light winds/smooth waters.
      > >
      > > Cya and
      > > Goodwinds
      > > Steve McCormack
      > > http://www.kitepower.com.au
      > > mailto:sydney@k...
      > > Open 7 days
      > > 126 Beach St, Coogee, Sydney, Australia 2034
      > > Phone +61293157894
      > >
      > > -----Original Message-----
      > > From: Thomas George DeMille [mailto:tdemille@y...]
      > > Sent: 09 August, 2002 8:33 AM
      > > To: ksurfschool@y...
      > > Subject: [ksurfschool] boost II and question about board for
      n00bies
      > >
      > >
      > > Didn't mean to knock the boost video two much, I have watched it
      > 10 times
      > > in 14 days so I like
      > > it, and find it informative. Thanks for the tip about Awake
      Steve!
      > >
      > > Quick question,
      > >
      > > I am learning, have body dragged, not boarded yet, have good kite
      > control.
      > > I am a snowboarder,
      > > used to skateboard a bit, ski, water ski, but not wake board.
      > >
      > > Is a 171 pickelfork from liquidforce going to be too difficult
      for
      > me to
      > > learn on? Should I order
      > > a big old 230 f-one? I am 6ft, 195lbs
      > >
      > > thnks!
      > > -=tgd=-
      > >
      > > --- ksurfschool@y... wrote:
      > > >
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      > > > There are 3 messages in this issue.
      > > >
      > > > Topics in this digest:
      > > >
      > > > 1. Re: St Augustine Kitesurfing areas
      > > > From: "windklutz" <windklutz@y...>
      > > > 2. Re: Re: boost video - AWAKE
      > > > From: "Kitepower" <sydney@k...>
      > > > 3. new board twin tip
      > > > From: "bill2142002" <bill2142002@y...>
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      >
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      > > > Message: 1
      > > > Date: Wed, 07 Aug 2002 19:07:04 -0000
      > > > From: "windklutz" <windklutz@y...>
      > > > Subject: Re: St Augustine Kitesurfing areas
      > > >
      > > > I live in St. Augustine. You can pretty much go anywhere on the
      > > > beach. You are able to park on the beach but it will be
      crowded
      > on a
      > > > holiday weekend. If you are willing to walk up the beach you
      can
      > > > goto Anastasia state parkand probably get away from the
      crowds.
      > On
      > > > an outgoing tide and NE wind a lot of people goto Matanza's
      Inlet.
      > > > Daryl is the local kite shop owner (Extreme Kites)
      > > > (oceanextremesports.com) on A1A in St. Augustine Beach if you
      have
      > > > any problems while you are here. By the way it has been
      blowing
      > 25
      > > > knots today.
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      >
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      > > > Message: 2
      > > > Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2002 09:11:19 +1000
      > > > From: "Kitepower" <sydney@k...>
      > > > Subject: Re: Re: boost video - AWAKE
      > > >
      > > > There is room to improve even Boost 2, but it is still the best
      > > instructional tape out at the
      > > > moment.
      > > > I read that a lot of folks want more kite and rider in frame
      > views of what
      > > is going on and the
      > > > AWAKE DVD/video is awesome for that!
      > > > If you want to see how to put it all together, and be
      entertained
      > by some
      > > of the best
      > > > kiteboarding footage you will ever see, get AWAKE.
      > > > Highlights for me on the DVD are the Nicolo Porcella section,
      > this young
      > > fella is going to be
      > > > awesome, regardless of what we hear about his mouth!! :-) Every
      > young kid
      > > who could hang out
      > > > with some of the worlds top riders would probably have to act
      in
      > a similar
      > > way to survive
      > > > anyway!! :-)) Nicolo does incredibly tecnical wakestyle stuff
      > with ease,
      > > and you can see him
      > > > just playing with his gear almost going "what if I do this".
      This
      > no fear
      > > attitude is what will
      > > > make the youngsters of today into the mind blowing kiters of
      > tomorrow.
      > > > Other outstanding segments are from Lou W, Elliot L, Alex
      Pivec,
      > Adam
      > > Koch, Mark Shinn, Mark
      > > > Doyle (amazing)
      > > > and several girls.
      > > > It is worth every cent, and is very enjoyable to watch on,
      > especially on
      > > DVD.
      > > > Cya and
      > > > Goodwinds
      > > > Steve McCormack
      > > > http://www.kitepower.com.au
      > > > open 7 days, every week.
      > > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > > From: vytaspass
      > > > To: ksurfschool@y...
      > > > Sent: Wednesday, August 07, 2002 2:05 AM
      > > > Subject: [ksurfschool] Re: boost video
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > I agree about safety, and not to knock videos (but I
      > will)....most,
      > > > if not all (I haven't seen them all), do not really offer
      > > > instruction. There's talk about what to do, but a lot is left
      > out
      > > > since you can't see the rider and the kite at the same time.
      > They
      > > > just seem like a marketing ploy to increase awareness for
      local
      > > > riders and shops....
      > > >
      > > > I don't know...but they could certainly do a better job to
      > promote
      > > > safety, like showing riders riding with helmets and PFDs and
      > > > LEASHES!, and more instruction. I'm sure I'll get thrashed
      for
      > saying
      > > > that, but in Chicago, as the sport grows, we have a perfect
      > safety
      > > > record so far, and we're trying real hard to keep it that way!
      > > >
      > > > V
      > > > www.chicagokitesurfing.com
      > > >
      > > > --- In ksurfschool@y..., "callum_downie" <callum_downie@h...>
      > wrote:
      > > > > Boost video is over a year old now, when it came out
      > originally it
      > > > > was streaks ahead of any other instructional video in all
      > > > departments.
      > > > >
      > > > > Perhaps now it needs to be updated, particulary in the
      safety
      > side
      > > > of
      > > > > things...
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > --- In ksurfschool@y..., "tdemille" <tdemille@y...> wrote:
      > > > > > The boost video is awesome if you want to get tweaked to
      > catch 30
      > > > > > feet of air or do 720s. But I do agree that the camera
      > work is
      > > > not
      > > > > > good at all. I noticed the same thing. Why they don't
      > show what
      > > > > the
      > > > > > kite is doing more often I don't know. Also they seem to
      > be a
      > > > > little
      > > > > > lax on the safety side of things.
      > > >
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      > > > Message: 3
      > > > Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2002 05:39:17 -0000
      > > > From: "bill2142002" <bill2142002@y...>
      > > > Subject: new board twin tip
      > > >
      > > > Hi
      > > >
      > > > I want to buy a bi-directional board. I currently have a naish
      5.5
      > > > which I enjoy riding but find a pain to jibe with. I come from a
      > > > skateboard/snowboard background and a twin tip appeals to me. I
      > > > weight 75 kg, am 1.7m tall and can get upwind and starting to
      do
      > > > small jumps.I get the most use out of my arx9.5 out here with
      the
      > > > winds regularly around 15 knots and quite a few days 15-20 plus?
      > > > There a number of different spots around here with smallish
      waves,
      > > > chop to flat water. I was thinking of getting a naish TT 5.6
      or
      > a
      > > > 5.3, or a Cabrinha Prankster 172. Will it be alot harder to
      ride
      > such
      > > > a board compared to the mutant and will I need significantly
      more
      > > > power. I want a board which will stay with me as I hopefully
      > > > progress, I would keep the mutant for lighter wind days but
      > ideally
      > > > would want to use the TT most of the time. Will the naish TT or
      > > > Cabrinha Prankster feel alot different to ride compared to the
      > mutant
      > > > if so in what way, I have got used to the feel of the mutant.
      > > >
      > > > To many questions probably - thanks for any advice
      > > >
      > > > Bill
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      >
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