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by TomW
Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Boogie board, for a cheep compact foil board?
Replies: 13
Views: 927

Re: Boogie board, for a cheep compact foil board?

Plummet, you're a nutcase. :cool2:
by TomW
Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: its not going to happen for me
Replies: 58
Views: 2504

Re: its not going to happen for me

It's a pretty Steep learning curve. I am up and flying 20-30 seconds now, keeping upwind. 5 sessions : Session 1: didn't get up onto board. ( is thus impossible?) Session 2: got up crashed, felt like trying to stand on a yoga ball in water ( bloody hell this is difficult) Session 3: got up, rode 10-...
by TomW
Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Lesson and Progression on Isla de Holbox
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: Lesson and Progression on Isla de Holbox

Pm me with email and I can send info on my conversion once back home. I'm not 100% happy with plate on strut connection, it requires a spacer to accommodate the bottom shape of the surfboard. It seemed to work fine but my spacer plate weighs 500 g! I would prefer a kf box that can be filled with a b...
by TomW
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kite choice for foil noob
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: Kite choice for foil noob

It's really important to keep kite calm and not moving too much when water starting. I learned that this Sunday, I was all over the place. the foil deep in water is super reactive to any inputs from kite through you, way more than a surfboard or TT.
by TomW
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Lesson and Progression on Isla de Holbox
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Lesson and Progression on Isla de Holbox

Arrived on Isla de Holbox and Jonny at Isla de Holbox KiteBoarding got me out on Sunday and Monday in SE Winds on my 9 m, Moses fleunte foil, and converted homemade surfboard. Went out just off hotel Nube in offshore Winds, he's in a little Zodiac, I have radio comms on helmet. Flat water, little 20...
by TomW
Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best place to retire in Europe for Old boy board freak
Replies: 55
Views: 5307

Re: Best place to retire in Europe for Old boy board freak

Bri7,

Yes, that is a good idea for scoping out.
I'm OK if it is 10-14 c in winter, I kite in that kinda weather all the time!
by TomW
Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Location with great Kite/Ski balance
Replies: 12
Views: 899

Re: Location with great Kite/Ski balance

I've never kited or skied in the area, but been there several times cycling. The area around Perpignan, France.
by TomW
Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best place to retire in Europe for Old boy board freak
Replies: 55
Views: 5307

Re: Best place to retire in Europe for Old boy board freak

bri7 wrote:Winebaygo style van, travelling around the surf / kite spots in Europe, boat over to Sardinia. Supping red wine in the evenings perched on top of a hill looking out to sea. Mix that up with the odd few nights in a hotel / b&b to break it up.


Good idea. Might work for 1 year.
by TomW
Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Nobile skimboard - best way to stiffen it for foil use?
Replies: 8
Views: 436

Re: Nobile skimboard - best way to stiffen it for foil use?

You should get some Uni directional carbon and laminate it on both sides of the board.
Lamination on one side it's fairly useless.
If you want it stiff, just put 3x300 g 100mm wide each side.
by TomW
Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Reinvent the kite comp
Replies: 38
Views: 2396

Re: Reinvent the kite comp

So OR Sales said it: Boarder Cross is most inclusive, exciting and good for spectators.
Leave the freestyle ( figure skating) and course racing ( boat racing) to the fringe.

Let me know when it happens. I'll watch it.

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