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by phlow
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Help - how to tack? Especially strapless
Replies: 41
Views: 3153

Re: Help - how to tack? Especially strapless

I just came across this video which is one of the more useful / well annotated ones I have seen, complete with kite positioning throughout the move.

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by phlow
Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: 2017 Lift Foils
Replies: 23
Views: 1881

Re: 2017 Lift Foils

Looks good and I'm glad Nick and the boys decided to ditch the clear coat which shipped on the NF2 foils.
by phlow
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Slingshot SkyHook Foot Hookers compared to NSI
Replies: 0
Views: 231

Slingshot SkyHook Foot Hookers compared to NSI

Has anyone gotten their hands on the new Slingshot Sky Hooks? Basically same concept as the NSI model. https://youtu.be/28XJuIQwQeI I've been using the NSI hook for a while and it works pretty well. I basically just have one hook on the front to assist with waterstarting. The geometry rides a little...
by phlow
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: choice - (MHL) Lift NF2 vs. (LP) Silencer NF2 vs. Ghost Whisper
Replies: 20
Views: 1349

Re: choice - (MHL) Lift NF2 vs. (LP) Silencer NF2 vs. Ghost Whisper

I too have been on a Lift NF2 (Slingshot setup) since 2015. Nice build, pretty light weight. I'm not sure I would want a longer mast than the 104cm provided. Performance is good, I'm just free riding. Never had a worry with the pointed fuselage nose. My only complaint is that their clear coat is a l...
by phlow
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Northern Carribean locations for kitesurfing
Replies: 8
Views: 993

Re: Northern Carribean locations for kitesurfing

Kontech: Sorry, I haven't been on the forum for a while, I missed your Q. There is a wide range of accomodations on the Island, though most of them are on the Grace Bay side. There are a handful of kite specific villas on Longbay with compressors, kite storage etc, but pricey unless you are splittin...
by phlow
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Nobile Zen Foil 'Unboxing'
Replies: 6
Views: 889

Re: Nobile Zen Foil 'Unboxing'

Shawn - I've been riding Nobile twintips for like 10 years, since the 666 days, currently on an NHP from like 2013 (which I still love.) This package looks super well engineered and thoughtfully put together. I'm looking for a ride report for this thing both as a foil and as a wave surfboard. Looks ...
by phlow
Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Overpowered and DownWind riding
Replies: 10
Views: 937

Re: Overpowered and DownWind riding

I can usually go about 45 degrees or more downwind without too much trouble, as Peter_Frank says it's all about keeping the kite very high, keeping it moving (high figure 8's), making sure you have just enough edge to maintain line tension so that you don't outrun the kite (which is easy to do). hon...
by phlow
Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Offshore winds
Replies: 13
Views: 881

Re: Offshore winds

For all the reasons mentioned above, offshore is not a great idea, especially while learning, especially in marginal winds. I have self rescued (marginal winds dying) more time in the one year I've been foiling than in the 14 years I've been kiting. That being said, it can be manageable in certain s...
by phlow
Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Northern Carribean locations for kitesurfing
Replies: 8
Views: 993

Re: Northern Carribean locations for kitesurfing

I also recommend Providenciales Turks & Caicos as a great spot. I have been there twice for 2 weeks each time and it is the only place I have ever been where I kited 14 out of 14 days both trips. Long Bay is a great setup, you can foil there as well, 100% sand bottom. If you start off just west of t...
by phlow
Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Recent Condition Reports - Tahoe Area
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Re: Recent Condition Reports - Tahoe Area

Thanks @gwicke, I had the avalanche center but not the other too links. Hopefully the rain won't trash it too bad and sounds like plenty of fresh after that.

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