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by edt
Thu May 24, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kite foiling and sargassum?
Replies: 9
Views: 5806

Re: Kite foiling and sargassum?

You can't foil where there's seaweed. Even if the foil manages to cut the seaweed, it will still stick to the wing, so 1 second after hitting it your entire foil is covered in it and you end up turning your foil upside down while keeping your kite in the air, pulling it off the wing, then you body d...
by edt
Tue May 22, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Help with my foil starts
Replies: 12
Views: 7770

Re: Help with my foil starts

some places suck for foiling. find a new spot. Even when you are experienced it is no damn fun foiling in a place where you hit bottom. If you are lucky and hit bottom, you hope nothing breaks and you merely go cartwheeling head over heels. If you absolutely can not find a new spot body drag as far ...
by edt
Sat May 19, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: how long is too long?!
Replies: 12
Views: 5910

Re: how long is too long?!

I think the best answer is just go try it. People are always asking in this forum about what's the "right" line length. Wouldn't it suck if you took the advice of some random here on the forum who told you "such and such length is the longest never go above it" and only figured out years later that ...
by edt
Thu May 17, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kitefoiling at the 2024 Olympic games
Replies: 54
Views: 22951

Re: Kitefoiling at the 2024 Olympic games

The best thing about kiteboarding in the olympics is not the actual contest with I largely agree with cloud about. The best thing would be the olympic youth program for young kiters that we would have as nations would encourage young promising athletes who might otherwise go into some other sport to...
by edt
Wed May 16, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hard Wearing Low Stretch Lines
Replies: 26
Views: 10198

Re: Hard Wearing Low Stretch Lines

PugetSoundKiter wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 9:43 pm
ps would love to hear a more in depth explanation about spectra vs dyneema matteo but of course that's for another topic. If you feel like starting one up I would definitely read it.
Thanks for the link. I remember reading that article before.
by edt
Wed May 16, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kitefoiling at the 2024 Olympic games
Replies: 54
Views: 22951

Re: Kitefoiling at the 2024 Olympic games

border cross is silly, kite racing is boring, wakestyle has niche interest. There's no way to really show off kiteboarding in the olympics because like surfing we are condition dependent. The best most exciting most watched event of the year is by far the red bull king of the air competition and you...
by edt
Wed May 16, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: rainx sucks for gorpros, turtle wax is better
Replies: 2
Views: 1693

rainx sucks for gorpros, turtle wax is better

So I went out and bought another bottle of rainx just to give it one more try it was awful. I went back online and watched reviews about how rainx actually works, and apparently it doesn't just bead off the water with hydrophobic action, actually it turns large droplets into little ones and then the...
by edt
Tue May 15, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Vertical Stabilizer on Liquid Force Rocket Foil
Replies: 3
Views: 2165

Re: Vertical Stabilizer on Liquid Force Rocket Foil

You have a 4 foot mast as a vertical stabilizer already. I don't understand the purpose of adding one to the wing. To help laminar flow?
by edt
Tue May 15, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hard Wearing Low Stretch Lines
Replies: 26
Views: 10198

Re: Hard Wearing Low Stretch Lines

ps would love to hear a more in depth explanation about spectra vs dyneema matteo but of course that's for another topic. If you feel like starting one up I would definitely read it.
by edt
Tue May 15, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hard Wearing Low Stretch Lines
Replies: 26
Views: 10198

Re: Hard Wearing Low Stretch Lines

Aside from the considerable extra cost vs buying a spool, is there anything wrong with buying the Q-Power Pro lines finished off with a sewn loop on each end? https://kiteboarding.com/proddetail.asp?prod=q-powerline_pro_lineset If they last for many years I could justify the premium cost. For refer...

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