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Flexifoil Sky Bar - New 2014 Flexifoil Kitesurfing Bar PDF Print E-mail
Written by David Tablet Ursell
Thursday, 27 March 2014 09:57
 

New Flexifoil LEI Bar for 2014

Here it is ladies and gentlemen, Its been in R&D for a while to get this bar just right, Improved flag out, swivel capabilities, bar grip with a whole new design, and keeping all the fabulous elements of the previous all in one bar, inluding its stream lined non clutter approach to kite handling, with everything you need at your finger tips, including closer pull pull safety system and shorter distance between the bar and chicken loop, meaning you feel more directly in control of the kite with everything that much closer to you as you ride.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 27 March 2014 12:15
 
A Frosty Winters Kitesurf in Essex PDF Print E-mail
Written by David Tablet Ursell
Thursday, 30 January 2014 21:50
 

Kitesurfing in Essex is always a pleasure during the summer however as winter rolls on we often sit back with a cup of tea, pop the slippers on and flick some channels. Kitesurfing Instructor Paul Hepworth and Myself, Dave braved the frosty waters yesterday, We had a combination of strategies to counter the cold weather, Paul Dived in with a Pyscho 3 wetsuit and a dry suit over the top, I chose some nice warm Flexifoil Clothing with the always epic ION Fuse Drysuit. 

Winter Kitesurfing

 

It took a while to pluck up the courage as we stepped out of the vans into the icey blast of a northerly wind firing down the English Channel straight through our jeans and making your knees rattle but we only had two choices, be epic or go home and be lame.

 

After a late 4:15 start we were racing to get out before the sun set, but we were rewarded with a fantasticly boosty session and sets as nice as they come at frinton with water being pulled flat inbetween, the perfect combination for some big floaty airs, Paul was out on the 11m Force, and I was on the 13.5m Force.

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After the initial shock of the chill we blasted out to sea trying to avoid the bracing splash with subsequent wind chill hitting us in the face and found on our return we were storming up wind which left us with lots of room to boost down wind. We both got a little too excited and carried away leading to some big crashed and some headache inducing flush throughs, ah, I do exagerate, once our cores were up to temperature even dipping under the water wasnt too bad. 

Night time winters surf

Check out the full gallery by clicking on one of the pictures, out of 3700 photos I took from the camera on this session, I hope I picked the nicest dozen! almost all the rest were out of focus :)

If you fancy learning to kitesurf call or e-mail for more details

Dave Ursell, Senior Instructor.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:28
 
Stand Up paddle boarding in Essex PDF Print E-mail
Written by David Tablet Ursell
Monday, 14 October 2013 15:02
 

For all those water lovers out there, Kitesurfing is a beautiful sport but it is a waiting game.

Stand Up Paddle boarding is a peaceful and energetic at the same time, a lot less extreme than power kiting and kitesurfing, it enables you to explore water ways with a very different perspective to your usual experiences.Seal barking at Graham SUP'ing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you fancy trying SUP'ing, we'll shortly be receiving our new fleet of Circle one Stand up paddle boards, So come along and have a go!

Heres some pictures of our latest outings!

stand up paddle boarding experience with seals in essex

To come along and try This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it send us an e-mail today!

Last Updated on Monday, 14 October 2013 15:27
 
Professional kiteboarding near london PDF Print E-mail
Written by David Tablet Ursell
Friday, 04 October 2013 12:05
 

kiteboarding near london 27 20131004 1871160886After nearly 18yrs of kiteboarding and nearly a decade of teaching kiteboarding and kitesurfing lessons near london we still LOVE this sport!
We've been waiting so long for good wind, It seems this summer just hasnt wanted to arrive with the usual flurry of Southerly winds that we so crave as kiteboarders on the east coast of england, This week however has been a real turning point as far as kite boarders are concerned, with fantastic onshore SE winds and Southerly winds forecast today we've had some really special sessions, steeling time away from work and we've had our enthusiasm for thekiteboarding near london 24 20131004 1005433191
sport boosted as high as ever. These special conditions have given way to some of the more extreme kiteboarding that we in Frinton are so well known for and I am writing this very quickly as I will be heading down to our local spot in a few minutes to get out the Flexifoil Force 13.5m and for one of the first times this year really push the limits of what our power kite flying is all about!

Check out the entire Kiteboarding gallery here, and if you fancy a go, E-mail or Call us for any details not on the website :)

 

Dave Ursell - Head instructor

Last Updated on Friday, 04 October 2013 12:51
 
Kitesurfing safety lessons in essex near london and cambridge PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dave
Tuesday, 11 June 2013 11:47
 

Kitesurfing safety lessons in essex near londonKitesurfing, Kite boarding aka Kite land boarding, Kite buggying and Power kite flying are all extreme sports. This brings with it inherent dangers and they are sometimes overlooked or forgotten as people move forward with their selected discipline, this is always a concern to myself as I see each year more people get injured or have near misses and most are avoidable, fixable or completely unnecessary.

A friend recently had a line snap while he was kiting, luckily a few things happened which worked in his favour, he was kiting with friends and although his kit was damaged to a point he could not fly it, he would be safe. Barney sprung into action kiting over and first asking if he was OK, then he offered assistance by way of a tow in to the beach. the waters are cold still so its very important to get out of the water asap to maintainKitesurfing with a buddy dexterity and the ability to make the kite safe. Barney did get caught up whilst helping, the lines started to wrap around him, at which point he cut them loose with his safety knife, this is unfortunate to have to cut equipment but it IS the right thing to do if you find yourself in the same situation. You should ALWAYS carry at least one knife on you and not be afraid to use it if lines tangle around you. The force in the kites are something most people under estimate, and I've seen fingers and flesh pulled off and heard about much worse injuries.

When Kitesurfing you should always: Take a friend or better two, take a knife, make sure your equipment is sound for the purpose intended, if you are unsure about anything take extra precaution in the form or a buoyancy aid and helmet, make sure you know how to pack down the kite in an emergency to be rescued or rescue yourself, and know the safety releases and functions of every kite you own or ever borrow to fly.

We Kite surf near Cambridge and London and if you need a top up with your safety or need to learn Kitesurfing from scratch then give us a call for a chat today or send us an e-mail with your goals, we also teach advanced Kitesurfing courses in the safest possible way.

Kite boarding, Kite land boarding lessons in essex and kite buggy lessons are also catered for in the same way, there is less chance of drowning but many of the same dangers apply and its always best to be as safe as possible so you can fly another day!

Happy Kiting, David Ursell

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 June 2013 12:20
 
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