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Re: Go Joe works

Postby friggin old guy » Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:19 pm

It can save a long exhausting swim if the wind dies off, or even worse-an injury to an ankle or knee during a session doesnt necesarily leave you flailing around in need of a rescue. Maybe a good tool when u first start out, but to become dependant on it is like kiting before learning how to swim.


Case in point, when I tore my hamstring this weekend, the only way for me to get in was bodydragging. Go Joes are fine but.......good tips on the bodydragging
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Re: Go Joe works

Postby CdoG » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:01 pm

sorry to hear that F.O.G.
last year i tore mine stage 3and it took 8 weeks to heal..
hope you mend soon, do the r.i.c.e. thing
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Re: Go Joe works

Postby ronf » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:04 pm

SFPete wrote:Yea, but yesterday I saw a guy trying to jump with a GoJoe. Is that even allowed?


I'll apply for a permit.
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Re: Go Joe works

Postby windrider99 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:30 pm

Good bodydragging tips. Another technique I use is to sidestroke vigorously while bodydragging upwind. Really helps...

And I agree perhaps the biggest benefit of the Go Joe is making the board a lot more visible, especially in big chop.

I feel that anything that helps you recover the board can be thought of as safety equipment. To state the obvious, you're a lot safer out there with your board than without it.

I'll continue to use the Go Joe, but at the same time I'll keep working to improve my bodydragging technique...
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Re: Go Joe works

Postby le noun » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:29 pm

I just use boots. :mrgreen:
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Re: Go Joe works

Postby adamrod » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:42 am

I just use boots.


yep. problem solved.
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Re: Go Joe works

Postby NCKite_Ryder » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:46 am

This is a good tip for when you start kiting in the ocean... whitey doesn't like go-joes, learn to drag, QUICK!~

behindThePeak wrote:1. when you fall, instantly start dragging. don't move the kite, don't look for the board, just stick your hand out and go upwind
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Re: Go Joe works

Postby jowall » Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:53 am

When the Go Joe came out, I think we called them "kook flags". I think it unanimous that it's a much better gadget than a reel leash (yes I had one 8 years ago for a couple of sessions!)

I think it's a gadget/crutch you need to learn to ditch, sell it to the next beginner and not look back. Besides, if you are going to want to experiment with a directional, you need to have already gotten comfortable without one. Have we seen directional rider with a Go Joe? That would be funny!
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Re: Go Joe works

Postby buckidge » Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:32 pm

See page 1 of "Waddell carpooll" thread. Kirk saw a directional with a go Joe.



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Re: Go Joe works

Postby le noun » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:37 pm

Blasphemy. :twisted:
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