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  Topic: Kite-surfing fatality Avon,NC April 11 5:40pm

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PostForum: Eastern and Central USA & Canada   Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:11 pm   Subject: Kite-surfing fatality Avon,NC April 11 5:40pm
A Canadian kiter was killed in the Sound at Avon, NC April 11,2008. Apparently there was a 40 mph front that came through and lifted the guy 40 feet into the air and then slammed him into the water c ...
  Topic: Can you use a kitesurfing harness for windsurfing????

Replies: 37
Views: 37912

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:01 pm   Subject: Can you use a kitesurfing harness for windsurfing????

Isthmus fixed me up with one because I was too big around the waist for the regular wind surfing harnesses they stock. It works fine
Peter Very Happy
  Topic: Travel to Bonaire vs Baja

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PostForum: Europe, Caribbean & S. America, Australia & NZ, Africa, Asia   Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:42 am   Subject: Margarita accommodation
Hi Miguel,

I think you have a small typo in your URL address ... needs a hyphen?

  Topic: Excellent GPS device on sale

Replies: 18
Views: 17439

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 3:13 pm   Subject: Garmin GPS device
Hi Mike/Isobars,

There seem to be some posts on this site claiming the IPX7 water resistant rating of this family of Garmin GPS products just won't hack it for wind surfing particularly in salt wa ...
  Topic: St Thomas / Carribean

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Views: 5618

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 2:35 pm   Subject: St Thomas Info.
Hi Alex,

Please see my trip report from July 3, 2007 entitled

"St. Thomas, USVI Caribbean report" by psmith2004

My only addition is that the wind can vary greatly depending on you ...
  Topic: Best mast base: streamlined Vs Chinook

Replies: 53
Views: 58872

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:54 am   Subject: Disconnecting a regular Chinook mast base???
I don't wish to hi-jack this thread but does anyone have any good tips for disconnecting the regular Chinook mast-base with its two spring loaded side tabs from the mast extension?

I have the ...
  Topic: Ripped Mast Sleeve in Kentucky.

Replies: 6
Views: 9008

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:09 am   Subject: ripped mask sleeve
A number of years ago I bought a second hand Simmer 6.3 from Dmitros, the Greek guy who sails out of Waves, NC. He had broken a mast while doing free style jumps on the Ocean-side. The mast had ...
  Topic: Total Knee Replacement, TKR (both knees)

Replies: 1
Views: 3440

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:57 pm   Subject: Total Knee Replacement, TKR (both knees)
I am 63 / 230 lbs and really getting a lot of pain in both knees. I'm also over weight but hope to remedy this by avoiding food.

One of my knees has had 2 cartilage ops and the other none but ...
  Topic: mast extension stuck in mast!

Replies: 12
Views: 13372

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:19 pm   Subject: mast extension stuck in mast!
I assume the downhaul line is still attached to the extension?
Find a cooperative tree and tie the free end of the line around the trunk of the tree ( use a bowline knot) and then give it a few sharp ...
  Topic: St. Thomas car rental question?

Replies: 1
Views: 3247

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:05 am   Subject: St. Thomas car rental question?
Please see my (psmith2004) St Thomas report of July 3, 2007 in this forum

But, in brief, we used Budget Rental Cars and rented at the airport.

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