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by bragnouff
Sat May 05, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Wakeskate and foil
Replies: 29
Views: 10915

Re: Wakeskate and foil

(...) Need to paint it bright colour, maybe attach something on the nose to sit above the water line (back to the old go joe?) No such problem with the Zeeko wakeskate! All that deck foam gives plenty of float! And well... Can't beat yellow! Rails are easy to grab, and the Spitfire setup makes it q...
by bragnouff
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What's the dumbest thing you have seen a newbie do?
Replies: 54
Views: 19615

Re: What's the dumbest thing you have seen a newbie do?

Newbie asking someone for help to launch and tensioning the lines despite the kite being way too deep in the window.
Gets even better when the assistant is also a newbie!
by bragnouff
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Convertible surf board
Replies: 12
Views: 4657

Re: Convertible surf board

I have a Slash 5'4. I actually like the board better as a kite surfboard than as a foilboard. Feels really nice on a wave. My son can even surf on it. So the foil resides on another board. I also have a Double Agent 145 deck that is pretty good as a foiling platform, although it could be a bit stiff...
by bragnouff
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cabrinha PU mainline depower tube
Replies: 12
Views: 4729

Re: Cabrinha PU mainline depower tube

evan wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:00 am
All the bad experiences come from brands like Cabrinha,
(...)
^^^
I truly believe in gear that you can maintain with basic supplies from a local shipshandler, and where inevitable wear can be seen and assessed on a regular basis.
Too bad some companies went the opposite path.
by bragnouff
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What’s the best board you have ever tried?
Replies: 92
Views: 22517

Re: What’s the best board you have ever tried?

Try an Alkita board www.alkita.fr, and you'll never go back. I'm totally hooked!
Playful boards, crafted with passion, that last forever.
Freeride isn't about riding in straight lines...

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by bragnouff
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Wakeskate and foil
Replies: 29
Views: 10915

Re: Wakeskate and foil

plummet wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:16 pm
These boards are looking real good. They even have some nose rocker too. How is the flex? Are the stiff enough?
There's still a little bit of flex, but I'd say it's stiff enough. Only 3 sessions into it and it's getting better and better each time.
by bragnouff
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Wakeskate and foil
Replies: 29
Views: 10915

Re: Wakeskate and foil

Sure, the Spitfire design is different, unconventional, different in a good way!
Another session today on flat water/9m, and it felt really good. That deck is really comfy!
by bragnouff
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Super simple very minimal bar/chicken loop system
Replies: 16
Views: 6025

Re: Super simple very minimal bar/chicken loop system

...and the loops to adjust the steering lines are particularly good at catching the bar ends... If you want to KISS, why not just put a set of 3 knots on the leader lines instead?
Also, when that QR pin opens up under substantial load, you'd better not have any bit of hand or testicle around.
by bragnouff
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Wakeskate and foil
Replies: 29
Views: 10915

Re: Wakeskate and foil

Done! Good first session on it in pretty choppy conditions. It floats well, it's yellow and visible, and the pad is super comfy, and it's easy to get your feet locked in the right spots. 116x43, so has a little bit of surface area in the touchdowns. Fits in a mall car all mounted, fits the bill! IMG...
by bragnouff
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil
Replies: 528
Views: 85227

Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Hi Mike, I'd say the XLW wings are also a very good start for what you want to do. I'm also close to 90kg, and not so much into going in straight lines. I'm yet to be convinced of benefits of SUP sized wings for kiting.
From what I understand, wings are interchangeable

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