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by WaWaZat
Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: New to Forum and Kiteboarding
Replies: 3
Views: 3867

Re: New to Forum and Kiteboarding

Hey Denis... welcome! I also have a local school & shop and can get you off to a flying start! I can help you get in to some basic water wear to make certain you're safe & comfortable once in the water, get you going with a certified instructor and help you slowly in to gear. It isn't necessary to b...
by WaWaZat
Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: New kiter saying hello
Replies: 9
Views: 5455

Re: New kiter saying hello

Hey Alex...welcome! Everyone is vocal and even a bit anxious because of those who show up obviously unprepared. Your start in to the sport & concern shows you probably don't have that problem. No need to be intimidated if in the right hands. I have a local school, can definitely get you off to a fly...
by WaWaZat
Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: Where to Ride Today
Topic: Monday, Monday....aug 24th
Replies: 5
Views: 2786

Re: Monday, Monday....aug 24th

Aw the Woody Wind Wagon is prepped & ready for my kiting bros, always! Let's have another of 'dose MC days again soon! Off the charts smooth wind & water, sun- then picturesque cloud background scenery and high 5in' kitin' Komrads.... 8)
by WaWaZat
Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Harness Found on South Beach, South Haven, 8/11/15
Replies: 1
Views: 2091

Harness Found on South Beach, South Haven, 8/11/15

Did you or someone you know lose it?
by WaWaZat
Sat Aug 08, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Suggestions for Foot Straps
Replies: 12
Views: 6354

Re: Suggestions for Foot Straps

Well guys with a really wide foot, I usually put them in CrazyFly straps. We should put your feet in to some straps and see how they feel for you. By the way, one of our local own... Ted Kautz... owns the ABoards D3O's and wanted me to post the following comments about them in this thread. He's a lu...
by WaWaZat
Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Suggestions for Foot Straps
Replies: 12
Views: 6354

Re: Suggestions for Foot Straps

Yeah V, they are an EVA foam but they are designed in a way to channel water out from under your feet. They are also shaped in a way to fit most feet very well and provide excellent grip. And yes, very color versatile. :) They aren't as electric looking live as they look in the pic on your computer....
by WaWaZat
Tue Aug 04, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Suggestions for Foot Straps
Replies: 12
Views: 6354

Re: Suggestions for Foot Straps

Actually not a bad price for what they are. Many have bought them for the pure fact their foot fit well into the straps & are held nicely. The D3O energy absorption material adds to the cost of anything it's in. The last D3O pads I saw on the market were over $200!
by WaWaZat
Tue Aug 04, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Type of line to use to make kite pig tails?
Replies: 3
Views: 3381

Re: Type of line to use to make kite pig tails?

Industry standard on pigtails is spectra leader line now. It doesn't really stretch but the fibers soften & settle a little causing it to possibly lengthen some... negligible though, especially with the short lengths of pigtails. Leader line is inexpensive and I can sell it to you by the foot with a...
by WaWaZat
Tue Aug 04, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Suggestions for Foot Straps
Replies: 12
Views: 6354

Re: Suggestions for Foot Straps

These Aboards D3Os are pretcey damned comfy...especially on hot landings! Very tough too. The orig Maui jump king, Ryan Toast Toaspern, and his friends wear & love 'em! I've had the ones brought in to the US made to adjust to 6" and 6.25" insert spacing; http://www.ebay.com/itm/ABoards-Anatomic-Soli...
by WaWaZat
Thu May 21, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: MONTROSE 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1642

Re: MONTROSE 2015

Right on Paul! Yes, all of us need to put forth the effort to keep our only city access. It's up to us to check ourselves. Few things that might be a good idea to reinforce... Yes, we must always wear our streamers, even in the off season. This is a self-policing agreement we have. This means anyone...
by WaWaZat
Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:12 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Chicago Area Kiteboarding Lessons!
Replies: 0
Views: 1017

Chicago Area Kiteboarding Lessons!

Hey aspiring kiteboarders! Spring is off to a flying start and we’ve been on the water quite a bit lately! If you’ve been contemplating getting started, none better than the present time to do so. If you have yet to gain any kiteboarding experience, the 1st lessons will be on land, rather than jumpi...
by WaWaZat
Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Saturday April 18th! Fair Warning...Van Halen!!!!
Replies: 0
Views: 1102

Saturday April 18th! Fair Warning...Van Halen!!!!

Alright boys & girls.... after a 4 year hiatus of nothing but kiteboarding, I've put the band back together! So if you like to party rock & roll style... this IS the function at the junction!!... Fair Warning...the world's most incredible tribute to Van Halen, Live Before Your Naked Steaming Eyes!!!...
by WaWaZat
Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:10 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Another new kiteboarder
Replies: 8
Views: 2589

Re: Another new kiteboarder

Hey Chris..welcome! I have a Chicago area kiteshop. I see you're off to a flying start and am glad to help you proceed further safely & warmly :) ... with gear, lessons, even kite trips! Feel free to contact me and we can discuss your needs further.
by WaWaZat
Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Who Likes Great Beer Part 3!!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 13069

Re: Who Likes Great Beer Part 3!!!!

Sadly, I missed part III.... are we having a part IV around St Pat's day... like we do?!!
by WaWaZat
Sun Feb 01, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Snowkiting Lessons
Replies: 2
Views: 1653

Re: Snowkiting Lessons

We have snow… we have wind… we have snowkiting!! Please email if you’d like to get on the roster.
by WaWaZat
Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Well worth bringing my kite to Chicago?
Replies: 2
Views: 2551

Re: Well worth bringing my kite to Chicago?

Definitely worth it!! You'l catch every single knot of our Spring season so bring all the gear you can. Something around your 12/13M might get the most use but if you got room for the 9/10, stow that as well. Not to say you may not have opportunities for other sizes... I say bring it all!! As far as...
by WaWaZat
Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Off to the West Coast I go - Adrien
Replies: 12
Views: 3542

Re: Off to the West Coast I go - Adrien

lol! Grig always did hate my impression of him on that very 1st kite trip he accompanied us on when I could have sworn, with his Russian accent, he said he was making "craps". I had to have him repeat it 3 times. Then we had a German interject, trying to translate but I swear... it still sounded lik...
by WaWaZat
Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Off to the West Coast I go - Adrien
Replies: 12
Views: 3542

Re: Off to the West Coast I go - Adrien

Craps??
by WaWaZat
Tue Jan 06, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Snowkiting Lessons
Replies: 2
Views: 1653

Re: Snowkiting Lessons

WhooWee here's the snow! Knocking down the snowkite lesson roster and room for more! Please email if interested...
by WaWaZat
Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: Where to Ride Today
Topic: Wolf Now! 12/27....WhooWee!!....
Replies: 0
Views: 1360

Wolf Now! 12/27....WhooWee!!....

Come on!! Last water kite of the year!!....