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by tommrics
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: El Medano
Replies: 0
Views: 216

El Medano

Its been a long time since i was last on here but i was wondering if anyone could help. Im in El Medano at the moment and i would like to know th best wind direction for Medano. I tried to get out today but struggled to stay upwind with a 10m and a twin tip. 18knots. I was wondering if wind directio...
by tommrics
Mon Aug 03, 2015 9:34 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Rhosneigr and my new site
Replies: 5
Views: 918

Re: Rhosneigr and my new site

Dragnfly wrote:Never feels crowded!?
It was feckin' rammed last time I was there.
I think that's because I've just come back from Medano...small kite area and one day I was 1 of 65 kites out....

Never felt crowded to me.....
by tommrics
Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Rhosneigr and my new site
Replies: 5
Views: 918

Re: Rhosneigr and my new site

Loved reading that.

I've not been to Rhos for a year now because of babies.

I need to get back asap. There's such a positive vibe there and it never feels crowded.

Next week perhaps.....
by tommrics
Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Line lengths - how much difference do they actually make?
Replies: 6
Views: 1140

Line lengths - how much difference do they actually make?

I was out in El Medano last week and treated myself to a, new to me, 7M RPM. Strangely I found the difference in power between my 10M and the 7M to be huge. I used to have an 8M which I sold a couple of years back and the difference was no way near as pronounced as the change I noticed between the 1...
by tommrics
Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: El Medano....next week
Replies: 14
Views: 1781

Re: El Medano....next week

So I'm out here at the moment. Its a great location for the family and kiting. I went to Cabazo and ended up accidentally buying a new board.....whoops...good deal though... The wind has been light too so the 10m has been cool...its all about to change tomorrow though. I cannot get over how many kit...
by tommrics
Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: El Medano....next week
Replies: 14
Views: 1781

Re: El Medano....next week

Off put in a couple of weeks don't know how long you're out there for. Last few years I've been out in august and used anything from 14m down to a 9m, took my 6m last year but never used it as I'm not kiting every day and could get away with shorter lines. Though have seen some of those windy days ...
by tommrics
Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: El Medano....next week
Replies: 14
Views: 1781

Re: El Medano....next week

Thanks Gents,

where do people buy used kites from these days?

Can't find the old marketplace section on the forum here.......

I'm sooo out of touch its embarrassing!! :shock:
by tommrics
Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: El Medano....next week
Replies: 14
Views: 1781

Re: El Medano....next week

Thanks Gents,

Some good tips there.

Unfortunately my quiver is limited to a 10m RPM. Something tells me I'm going to be renting.

Just checked the price of kites too. The prices seem to have gone up exponentially in the last 18months!!

Any other tips from anyone?
by tommrics
Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: El Medano....next week
Replies: 14
Views: 1781

El Medano....next week

So I'm off to El Medano on Sunday with the family. We are staying at the Balos Apartments on the sea front. I know a few guys on here visit regularly and I was looking for some advice... 1. Do I take my own kit or rent while I'm out there? 2. Assuming I rent some kit or need to rent due to breaking ...
by tommrics
Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Tenerife - 16th December
Replies: 0
Views: 396

Tenerife - 16th December

Gents, I've just been told that I'm going away to Tenerife in mid December. I'll be staying Costa Adeje which is in the south West of the island. My questions are:- Is there a kite spot near there or will I need to travel to El Medano? Can you rent kit out there? Has anyone been at that time of year...
by tommrics
Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Anyone been to Sagres - Portugal?
Replies: 17
Views: 4313

Re: Anyone been to Sagres - Portugal?

haha ... we did the same with the car.....very scary stuff!!

There's not much over that side either...

It's worth checking out the lagoons at Faro although that's a 45 minute drive.

Some locals use mopeds to reach the spot but I wouldn't want to have a chat with the police if I got caught.
by tommrics
Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:24 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Anyone been to Sagres - Portugal?
Replies: 17
Views: 4313

Re: Anyone been to Sagres - Portugal?

@ philr - we've considered the canaries and it's still on the list. I think the weather would be warmer there too.

@G-bru sounds good. I'm not into boozy tourists and Sagres sounds ideal.
by tommrics
Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:22 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Holiday destination for family with beginner?
Replies: 6
Views: 1232

Re: Holiday destination for family with beginner?

I'm with Ian on this. Sharm at the Jaz Mirabel was excellent as long as you didn't leave the hotel. Not that there was any need or reason to. No coral at Nabq (sharm) which is something people tend to forget about when considering locations for beginners. It's not tide dependant either although you ...
by tommrics
Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Anyone been to Sagres - Portugal?
Replies: 17
Views: 4313

Re: Anyone been to Sagres - Portugal?

Thanks for the replies gents. The kiteboarding element is a 'nice to have' if I've got the time!! The youngest family member would be just over 1 year old so we've got our hands full. All I want is somewhere to relax and kite if the winds right. I've given up on pure kiting holidays as I just end up...
by tommrics
Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Anyone been to Sagres - Portugal?
Replies: 17
Views: 4313

Anyone been to Sagres - Portugal?

Looking for a family friendly holiday and I've come across a hotel in Sagres - The Martinhal Beach Resort.

Has anyone been to Sagres. Is it any good etc etc?

Cheers