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by TomW
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Please help and sign petition to save Cold Hawaii
Replies: 5
Views: 335

Re: Please help and sign petition to save Cold Hawaii

There is wind power at one of our spots. The masts are actually just a few meters from the water, but not right at the launch. But we kite right in front of them. No problems. Edit: I saw on the map. It's 2 towers. Not nice for the locals. Don't understand how it effects kiting, but I'm sure the loc...
by TomW
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: New North Foil's 'PA Carbon Mix 50'
Replies: 14
Views: 764

Re: New North Foil's 'PA Carbon Mix 50'

Thing is, injection molded plastic doesn't lend itself to thick sections, long fibers in reinforcement or such large plan forms ( outline) . Large outline would require huge and expensive injection molding machine totaled the pressure. Can't imagine the tooling cost with such low volumes of producti...
by TomW
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Aftermarket/3rd party wings
Replies: 11
Views: 530

Re: Aftermarket/3rd party wings

Moses has price of 300-350 usd for carbon front wings. I think it is reasonable.
by TomW
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment
Replies: 220
Views: 22729

Re: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment

Despite my earlier post about the doubtful ethics of buying a Chinese copy of someone else's design, I sent an email enquiry to one of them. No reply.
Good luck.
by TomW
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North Mono for Waveriding - Your Experience?
Replies: 4
Views: 449

Re: North Mono for Waveriding - Your Experience?

I'm doing OK on the monos on the HF and surf they are good for me.
But WTF do I know.
Peter, if you were going to get a new quiver of LEI kites for foiling 80%, shitty wave wave kiting 20%, which model and sizes would you get? 8 to 22 knots on HF, 18-28 knots on surfboard.
by TomW
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Slingshot H4
Replies: 13
Views: 1005

Re: Slingshot H4

They need a communication designer
by TomW
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Opinion on lessons
Replies: 16
Views: 691

Re: Opinion on lessons

I spent 3 sessions, was getting up and surface riding without control, drifting downwind mostly. Took a break for winter because it was late September by then. Went to Mexico and booked 4 hrs of private instruction with radio. After that I was flying back N forth, upwind, downwind, not a lot of cont...
by TomW
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Slingshot H4
Replies: 13
Views: 1005

Re: Slingshot H4

Still confused. H1 and H4 are the same?
by TomW
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North Mono for Waveriding - Your Experience?
Replies: 4
Views: 449

Re: North Mono for Waveriding - Your Experience?

I have Mono 7-9-12. Try work well for me on HF and waveboard. I wouldn't say they have great top end, more low-end and easy power delivery, light bar pressure, reactive steering in all trim states, but they turn very predictably.
I've not ridden a Neo or Reo.
by TomW
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Slingshot H4
Replies: 13
Views: 1005

Re: Slingshot H4

Confusion!! Why not have a simple chart of the SS wings! It's impossible to understand.

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