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by tyedye
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: New to the Chicago Kite Scene
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: New to the Chicago Kite Scene

You could've been riding your 8m for a few hours at Lake St. beach during a supercharged wind blast yesterday. I probably use a 15m or 17m most of the Summer as the lightwind thermals kick in. If you don't 'mind traveling up the East or West coast of Lake Michigan, your bound to find some stronger w...
by tyedye
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Kiteboarding Equipment for Sale
Topic: New and Used Core Kites For Sale and Demo
Replies: 0
Views: 103

New and Used Core Kites For Sale and Demo

We have new and used Core kites and boards for sale. If you would like to demo one first and you haven't tried a Core kite yet, this is your chance. The Core XR5 is smashing world records and local personal records on the Woo leaderboards all over the world. Contact us at info@stokeriders.com if you...
by tyedye
Wed May 23, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Line Adjustment & Kite Size
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Line Adjustment & Kite Size

Hey Chris, Assuming you're flying only 6m and 8m Neo's and not another brand, it sounds like your backlines are shorter than your front lines on your bar. If this is the case, they either have been stretched or shrunken. If they are prestretched lines, then they shouldn't stretch. Once the waxy lini...
by tyedye
Wed May 23, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Where to Ride Today
Topic: Where to kite in Chicago on Memorial Day w/e and what size -
Replies: 1
Views: 204

Re: Where to kite in Chicago on Memorial Day w/e and what size -

Hey Sebastien,

I just sent you an email.

Tyler
by tyedye
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Kalamazoo Area Kiters
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: Kalamazoo Area Kiters

It was an all out boosting fest with the Michigan boys last weekend. They keep pushing themselves to the next level! I'll give you a shout next time I'm up that way but in the meantime, I'll put you in touch with some of the local kalamazoo crowd.

Tyler
by tyedye
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Kalamazoo Area Kiters
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: Kalamazoo Area Kiters

There’s a solid crew at Gun Lake North of Kalamazoo. Was with a buddy today who kites there. Hit me up if you’d like some introductions.
by tyedye
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Next Steps?
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: Next Steps?

To ride Montrose, you actually will need an IKO Level 3L for riding on the water. An ESE at montrose is the golden nugget but only happens a few times a year. A SE is offshore so you’ll need to be able to stay upwind next to the jetty to capitalize on those days. If you’re on the beach, having a sma...
by tyedye
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Next Steps?
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: Next Steps?

Hi Gerry, It’ll be great to have you join the Kiteboarding scene! Unfortunately the conditions at Montrose don’t look like Aruba more than two times Max a year. They don’t call it the washing machine for nothing. Although on occasion after they groom the beach it is good for Landkiting before Memori...
by tyedye
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Broko Binding Demo Day @ Bittersweet, MI Saturday 10am CST 2/3/2108
Replies: 0
Views: 171

Broko Binding Demo Day @ Bittersweet, MI Saturday 10am CST 2/3/2108

Join us this Saturday at Bittersweet Ski Area in the Michigan snowbelt to go skiing or snowboarding!

If you would like to demo some Broko rotating bindings, I'll have a few pairs available.

RSVP here or with me if you'd like to demo.

Tyler
info@stokeriders.com

http://www.skibittersweet.com
by tyedye
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Broko Bindings for Snowkiting
Replies: 0
Views: 149

Broko Bindings for Snowkiting

Has anyone tried Broko Bindings before? They rotate 360 degrees under your snowboard bindings so you don't get that twisting sensation in your knee's while you're snowkiting. I made a quick video to demonstrate how Broko's alleviate the tension in your knee. I ordered a few extra so give me a shout ...
by tyedye
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Kiteboarding Equipment for Sale
Topic: CHEAP TRAINER KITE WANTED
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: CHEAP TRAINER KITE WANTED

Sounds good! Those 4m's can really pull!
by tyedye
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Great Lakes Surf Festival 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Re: Great Lakes Surf Festival 2018

That's cool! Why don't we do something like that around NW Indiana or SW Michigan, in a non-ghetto area.
by tyedye
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Kiteboarding Equipment for Sale
Topic: CHEAP TRAINER KITE WANTED
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: CHEAP TRAINER KITE WANTED

Hey Kiter Dude! I have a few options if you're interested. I recommend the Peter Lynn for a cheaper price point, the Liquid Force 2m for easier relaunch or the Core Xperience for smoother flying. All trainer kites come with safety wrist leash. Peter Lynn Hype 1.6m $105 Peter Lynn Hype 1.9m $129 Pete...
by tyedye
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Kiteboarding Etiquette
Replies: 1
Views: 322

Kiteboarding Etiquette

Since Fall is finally here and it windy just about everyday, I thought I'd share an old article on Kiteboarding Etiquette. Everything in this article has relevance to our kite spots but a few things that have happened and were complained about were the following: https://www.thekiteboarder.com/2010/...
by tyedye
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Where to Ride Today
Topic: Tues Oct 24th
Replies: 1
Views: 581

Re: Tues Oct 24th

V,

Hit me up. I canceled my lessons because of waves and will be cruising around the area.

Tyler
312-nine-five-two-0888
by tyedye
Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Moving to Chicago
Replies: 8
Views: 582

Re: Moving to Chicago

David, You're moving to the right place at the right time to kiteboard. You'll need a streamer to ride at Montrose, a wetsuit, boots, gloves, hood and definitely a 7/9/11m to go with your 14m. My kiteboarding school carries all of the above. My website is www.stokeriders.com if you'd like to try som...
by tyedye
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Surfboard Ding Repair
Replies: 1
Views: 314

Re: Surfboard Ding Repair

Ping Ping... I have a few boards that need maintenance. Luckily my broboard is still in pristine condition! Worth every dime I turn on!
by tyedye
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: What should I know after first 8 hours of training
Replies: 5
Views: 611

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

It sounds like your instructor didn't want to get wet. It's the instructors job to find a pace that works for you that challenges you but is also safe and enjoyable. If you get hung up on a certain skill, it's important to go back a step and spend more time honing in the skills that will make the ne...
by tyedye
Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: where to ride near Northwestern U June 23-26
Replies: 1
Views: 462

Re: where to ride near Northwestern U June 23-26

Hey Steve, As we approach the hot Summer on Lake Michigan, the good days to kiteboard get fewer and farther between. As for Kiteboarding in Chicago, Montrose is the only place we are permitted to kite. One windy days, locals will also be there to make sure you are capable enough to ride safely, issu...
by tyedye
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: XCEL gloves Waukegan 4/8/17
Replies: 0
Views: 355

XCEL gloves Waukegan 4/8/17

Someone left their wetsuit gloves after the Downwind Classic. Let me know the size if they're yours???