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by TomW
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses Onda with 330 Stabilizer
Replies: 20
Views: 1282

Re: Moses Onda with 330 Stabilizer

Interesting to hear others feedback. Yes, I should remove my hooks. I can actually start without using them, but I choppy crap I'm lazy and use them. Indeed, I am moving my feet around: feet close together while standing tall and relaxing, feet pointing forward, wide stance going up wind, feet forwa...
by TomW
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Casualty in Sicily
Replies: 43
Views: 3900

Re: Casualty in Sicily

It's amazing only 1 person was killed or injured if the video is indeed from the spot and incident. It's a sorry state for his family. I look at that video and have a visceral reaction to it. There's no way I would even stand outside with that approaching. It would be Difficult if out on the water. ...
by TomW
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: selfish short term kite industry
Replies: 52
Views: 3524

Re: selfish short term kite industry

Just remember, in economies with people that have enough money to buy this stuff, the demographic is weighted to older ages. In addition behavioural lifestyle changes mean older people are more active and adopting mobile lifestyles further up in age. Finally, it's the older people who have most of t...
by TomW
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses Onda with 330 Stabilizer
Replies: 20
Views: 1282

Re: Moses Onda with 330 Stabilizer

Rolf, I'm on 633 and 2016 fluente mast. Came from 590 and 550 wings. I'm using foothooks, but they are positioned rather far forward and back, so I'm not restricted by them while riding. My front foot is never so far forward to touch the foothook. Nor the back foot. So essentially I'm strapless. I'v...
by TomW
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: A15 15m first impressions
Replies: 26
Views: 1626

Re: A15 15m first impressions

Hej Laughingman, I started using foil kites this year. First with a 9m Hyperlink, then bought a used Sonic 3 13m. I had flown Hyperlink 40+ sessions before the Sonic. First 2 sessions on the Sonic I could barely start! It's totally different technique to fly. You have to sheet in to start kite turn,...
by TomW
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is my instructor bias regarding buying gear?
Replies: 43
Views: 2283

Re: Is my instructor bias regarding buying gear?

12-13 kite
by TomW
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Best way to add bolt threads in the board for the mast when building board?
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Re: Best way to add bolt threads in the board for the mast when building board?

Been looking for those!! And I buy stuff from easy composites. A great company.
by TomW
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Tuning an Ozone hyperlink
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: Tuning an Ozone hyperlink

Thanks people. I'll do general check and bring spares that are included with the kite. I'll bring some spare thin lifeline as emergency repair for bridles too.
by TomW
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Self Landing Foilkites in 20+kts
Replies: 47
Views: 2471

Re: Self Landing Foilkites in 20+kts

I have constantly problems getting lei kiters to understand. " Grab the tip" I say. They say "whats the tip ? " I say :" see that Black part of the kite? That the tip" they say :" where's the tip?" I try to explain" the end of the kite, the tip. The black part" . It seems they don't know what parts ...
by TomW
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foilers vs Kiters proportion now
Replies: 103
Views: 4727

Re: Foilers vs Kiters proportion now

There's some guys in their 20's and 30's here. Some in 40's and 50's too. I'm 59 soon but hope to foil well into my 60's. Demographic is getting wider.
I keep telling people to sell their big 14- 15-17m kites and get a foil.

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