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by cglazier
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: flying foot switch - advice needed
Replies: 16
Views: 1574

Re: flying foot switch - advice needed

I found learning switching to toe and carving to heel a lot easier for flying jibes. Speed about medium. Slow is less stable and fast is intimidating. I tend to turn upwind slightly for the foot switch and usually start the carve right after Exactly. Your kite should be high but still pulling you f...
by cglazier
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: 12m hyperlink or 11m chrono ultralight??
Replies: 23
Views: 4693

Re: 12m hyperlink or 11m chrono ultralight??

Ozone created the original Chrono as their race kite. Then it evolved into the R1 race kite and a new Chrono v2 was in created which was much more user friendly. Recently Ozone has announced a new Chrono v3. It would help in a topic like this if contributors would specify which Chrono they are talki...
by cglazier
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: 12m hyperlink or 11m chrono ultralight??
Replies: 23
Views: 4693

Re: 12m hyperlink or 11m chrono ultralight??

I find my Chrono v2 kites easy to fly and I recommend them to anyone (except racers who would want the R1 race kite). Do not buy a used Chrono v1 as it was more of a race kite and less stable.
I have not flown a hyperlink.

:-) CG
by cglazier
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Tacking! More Power Scotty!!
Replies: 12
Views: 3416

Re: Tacking! More Power Scotty!!

Personally I found the foiling jibe easier to learn first.. not that it was easy. I still always have to remind myself to get my new back foot back close to the back foot strap. There are more things going on in the foiling tack than the foiling jibe and I still find it difficult to foil through my ...
by cglazier
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Can I use 2015-2017 Ozone Contact Water Control Bar with Naish kites
Replies: 8
Views: 677

Re: Can I use 2015-2017 Ozone Contact Water Control Bar with Naish kites

I use my Naish and Ozone bars interchangeably with with my Naish kites. The North bar is fine but here are two reasons NOT to buy a North bar: -the front and back lines are very different lengths which forces you to buy line sets only from North. -the high Y arrangement does not allow you to pull on...
by cglazier
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Pulleys on kites
Replies: 65
Views: 4479

Re: Pulleys on kites

The video posted on the first page of this topic explains the reason for bridle pulleys. Here is the link if you missed it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=Kh_SUh1xUZY And here are two diagrams from Airush and Naish that show why pulleys work. v3-bridle-system.png Naish Pivot Bridle....
by cglazier
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Happy Hydrofoiling New Year c",)
Replies: 5
Views: 815

Re: Happy Hydrofoiling New Year c",)

Happy New Year Peter. And thanks for all your valuable contributions to this forum.

:wink: CG
by cglazier
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Naish Maui Pro Center Closed - Bummed
Replies: 41
Views: 3599

Re: Naish Maui Pro Center Closed - Bummed

Their lease was up and the rent was going to radically increase. It was just a business decision.

CG
by cglazier
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Wrap alu mast with carbon fiber for stiffness
Replies: 13
Views: 1541

Re: Wrap alu mast with carbon fiber for stiffness

If you build your own mast, I suggest you consider just using a foam core which is lighter. Or use very light wood like balsa wood. The core of your mast (or any beam) does not provide much strength.. all the strength is nearer the surface of the mast. I know some commercial foil brands use foam cor...

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