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Old 21-06-2014, 11:44   #16
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Re: The Cruiser-Kiter Lifestyle

We regularly kite off the trawler. I had posted some pictures and description of the methods we use at

www.cat5kiteboarding.com

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This summer I have the boat in Nassau and will be making trips down the Exumas. You may see us kiting down there, but sorry, no blog.
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Old 22-06-2014, 11:26   #17
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curious..
what do you use to mount your camera to kite? (can i assume u use a gopro?)
also are you launching of the boat or dinghy? (i'd love to know your methods)


/just took up kiteboarding.....and the cruising lifestyle.
We mount the go pro on the middle strut of the kite with zip ties...nothing fancy. Took a little trial and error but it works well. And we always beach launch (so far). You?
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Old 22-06-2014, 11:30   #18
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IT's also more crap to buy and stow. Doubt a decent rig is cheap -
Not cheap but very small to stow for a water sport. Small boards and backpack sized bags for the kites.
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Old 22-06-2014, 11:33   #19
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NOT legal in the San Blas, along with a host of other sports. Good to remember that some sports are not always welcome, so it's good to check first.
We were told we couldnt kite in Suwarrow also 'because it would disturb any whales'. How a metal runabout with a big engine was ok and a wind powered tiny board wasnt...not sure, but of course we respected the park rangers request.
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Old 22-06-2014, 11:35   #20
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Us kiteboarding in the Tuamotus, French Polynesia:

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We mount the go pro on the middle strut of the kite with zip ties...nothing fancy. Took a little trial and error but it works well. And we always beach launch (so far). You?
i have a sony camera..i can mount on surfboard but i was looking to mount on kite (i'll play with the zip ties)

my boat is currently in storage..so i've just been doing assisted launches every afternoon

have you seen this video on drift launching?
they make it look so simple....



Kitesurfing drift launch - YouTube


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San Blas, panama? How do you know? Was looking forward to some kiting there.

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have you seen this video on drift launching?
they make it look so simple....
Internet here is too slow to stream but if drift launching is what I think it is we have done it once (put kite face down in water, let it slide out). Scary but effective.
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