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by WaWaZat
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Moving to Chicago
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: Moving to Chicago

Hey David.... looks like this forum got hacked and was down for a while!

We've actually still been in the water, with these nice days Mom Nature has been throwing at us! My shop in is the South suburbs. Hit me up through the contact in my sig and we'll talk further.
by WaWaZat
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Moving to Chicago
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: Moving to Chicago

Hey there David! Will be good to have you here in the WindyCity, where's there's no such thing as bad weather... only bad gear! We can typically kite until Thanksgiving.... give or take. Most locals in the scene follow the 80 or 90 degree rule... that is the air and water temps should equal one of t...
by WaWaZat
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: What should I know after first 8 hours of training
Replies: 5
Views: 431

Re: What should I know after first 8 hours of training

Let me address this aspiring kiter’s concerns as I’m the instructor to whom he’s referring. First of all, thank you West for being realistic and truthful about our local conditions and for recognizing what every responsible, competent instructor must know and always live by… the student’s safety. Ki...
by WaWaZat
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Where to Ride Today
Topic: Montrose/Intermediate IKO Certifications Tomorrow, 8/31/17
Replies: 0
Views: 343

Montrose/Intermediate IKO Certifications Tomorrow, 8/31/17

Hey WindyCity Kiters! If you've been wanting an intermediate IKO certification and/or to get set up with the proper credentials to ride Montrose, tomorrow, Thursday 8/31/17, is a great day for it! WindyCity Kite Sports is the Chicago area Kiteboard shop and accredited IKO school. We still have some ...
by WaWaZat
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Advice for buying 1st Foil Kite
Replies: 5
Views: 695

Re: Advice for buying 1st Foil Kite

Hey Edgar! I have a stunning blue & white demo Flysurfer Speed 3.5 in like new condition available for sale. Great hang-time and depowers extremely well! Have had it out when the wind increased to 20kts and it handles it very nicely. The thing about the bridle on this kite is that it is highly adjus...
by WaWaZat
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Where to Ride Today
Topic: Where to Party Wed Eve, Feb 22!
Replies: 0
Views: 403

Where to Party Wed Eve, Feb 22!

We're long overdue, and with Spring in the air early this year, I say this calls for a mid-week, spontaneous celebration! Come one, come all.... if you're a kiter, if you're friends with a kiter, dating one, want to marry one, or if you wanna be a kiter... come clank glasses and have some fun with p...
by WaWaZat
Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing Vacations
Topic: Spring 2017 South Padre Island Kiteboard Trip!!!, Apr 1-9
Replies: 1
Views: 344

Re: Spring 2017 South Padre Island Kiteboard Trip!!!, Apr 1-

There are a few spots left! We have a fun crew of diverse riders attending from beginners with little or no experience on through to independent riders of all skill levels on up to some seasoned OGs who pioneered kiteboarding in this area! Besides the awesome kiteboarding, we're sure to have some gr...
by WaWaZat
Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Spring 2017 South Padre Island Kiteboard Trip!!!, Apr 1-9
Replies: 1
Views: 432

Re: Spring 2017 South Padre Island Kiteboard Trip!!!, Apr 1-

There are a few spots left! We have a fun crew of diverse riders attending from beginners with little or no experience on through to independent riders of all skill levels on up to some seasoned OGs who pioneered kiteboarding in this area! Besides the awesome kiteboarding, we're sure to have some gr...
by WaWaZat
Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Kitesurfing Vacations
Topic: Spring 2017 South Padre Island Kiteboard Trip!!!, Apr 1-9
Replies: 1
Views: 344

Spring 2017 South Padre Island Kiteboard Trip!!!, Apr 1-9

Time to start thinking about shaking off the winter rust with something so spectacular that even a bone chilling windless January day won’t take the perm-a-grin off your face!! The moment is here to join our 2017 Spring Kiteboarding Kick-off to windy South Padre Island, TX, April 1-9th. One of the p...
by WaWaZat
Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Spring 2017 South Padre Island Kiteboard Trip!!!, Apr 1-9
Replies: 1
Views: 432

Spring 2017 South Padre Island Kiteboard Trip!!!, Apr 1-9

Time to start thinking about shaking off the winter rust with something so spectacular that even a bone chilling windless January day won’t take the perm-a-grin off your face!! The moment is here to join our 2017 Spring Kiteboarding Kick-off to windy South Padre Island, TX, April 1-9th. One of the p...
by WaWaZat
Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Where to Ride Today
Topic: You guy's still riding out there?
Replies: 5
Views: 1068

Re: You guy's still riding out there?

Hey Mark! I have the area kite shop, school and also do gear rentals. If you shoot me an email, we can discuss what work best for you... bringing, renting or bringing a supplementing with a rental if necessary. I can also set you up with good travel bag options, in case you need a more efficient way...
by WaWaZat
Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: South Padre Island Kiteboard Trip!!!, Nov 11-20, 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 981

South Padre Island Kiteboard Trip!!!, Nov 11-20, 2016

It's time again for our annual late Fall jaunt down to windy South Padre Island, TX!!! This year's traditional trek to one of the premier kiteboarding spots in the world, will happen November 11th-20th. Why is SPI one of the most seductive places on earth for kiters of all levels?! Warmth; clean, co...
by WaWaZat
Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: cold water gloves
Replies: 11
Views: 6094

Re: cold water gloves

I agree with elpopp! I sell and have used the Mystic gloves and the thicker gloves have a tendency to fatigue after 10-20 minutes of riding, making it hard to hang on. West brings up some very sage points that should be taken very seriously. But I find that I need warmer gloves when it's in the 40s ...
by WaWaZat
Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Where to Ride Today
Topic: Montrose Lost Board 08/31
Replies: 1
Views: 804

Re: Montrose Lost Board 08/31

I've got you board buddy!
by WaWaZat
Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: ATTENTION ALL MONTROSE RIDERS
Replies: 1
Views: 971

ATTENTION ALL MONTROSE RIDERS

YOU MUST WEAR YOUR STREAMER AT ALL TIMES, WHENEVER YOU KITE, 365 DAYS/YEAR, REGARDLESS IF THE LIFEGUARDS ARE THERE OR NOT OR IF IS A COLD, GLOOMY, SUNRISE SESH & YOU ANTICIPATE BEING THE ONLY ONE THERE, OR WHATEVER... NO EXCUSES! *If you left your streamer at home, either go get it or kite outside t...
by WaWaZat
Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Recommended replacement board for newer rider
Replies: 7
Views: 3186

Re: Recommended replacement board for newer rider

Hey there!

I've got some excellent CrazyFly and Spleene options, in stock, if you'd like to check them out live. Hit me up and the info in my sig...
by WaWaZat
Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Where to Ride Today
Topic: New kite surfer wants to kite on Sunday 7/31/16
Replies: 3
Views: 1604

Re: New kite surfer wants to kite on Sunday 7/31/16

What's up Tim?! Join this FaceBook group for another option to see when & where the wind happs are, next time you're looking for it!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/KiteboardChicago/

Cya on the beach!!
by WaWaZat
Tue May 10, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: Where to Ride Today
Topic: Clinton Lake Marina Tuesday March 22
Replies: 6
Views: 2902

Re: Clinton Lake Marina Tuesday March 22

Hi guys, I was looking for information on kitesurfing and stumbled upon this board. I have been interested in learning how to do this and live near Clinton Lake, do you know of anyone that provides lessons on that lake? Hey there! If you shoot me an email, I'm glad to discuss lesson possibilities w...
by WaWaZat
Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Montrose 2016 - Lest We Forget....
Replies: 3
Views: 2497

Montrose 2016 - Lest We Forget....

I've heard that kiteboarding Montrose made the 10 o'clock news last Monday night! Yeah, and not in a good way. From what I understand, a kitesurfer rescue off Montrose harbor was reported and covered on Channel 5. Looking at the wind history for Monday, it was W, shifting WNW during kiteable wind sp...