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by juandesooka
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Why not more canards ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1422

Re: Why not more canards ?

Here's a thought. Could the canard set up be patented? And can't be used unless licensed from the patent holder?

There's only 2 commercial providers I know of....zeeko and crazy foil. Do they have it sewn up?
by juandesooka
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Why not more canards ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1422

Re: Why not more canards ?

I personally know of 4 pilots, 2 of which are VERY skilled who have owned canards and now do not! Seems simple enough to test your favorite standard set up and then compare to a canard. Maybe the same question could be asked to KBHF racers and industrial aircraft? Ever flown on a commercial canard ...
by juandesooka
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Why not more canards ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1422

Re: Why not more canards ?

likewise ... and I especially wonder for sup / surf, as the benefits seem even more applicable there. I haven't yet found an answer if there's a design or performance reason for not going there, or people just not trying it. Blackrat: our local crew seems on the verge of doing some experimenting wit...
by juandesooka
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Spotz, it's over.
Replies: 8
Views: 1687

Re: Spotz, it's over.

Interesting observations. Who knows what their situation is. I know a lot of surfboard makers are a subsistence business at best ... if anything, they might be more an art studio, where the shaper follows his passions, gets paid enough to survive but that's about it. So, once the passion wears off, ...
by juandesooka
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Power.
Replies: 18
Views: 1642

Re: Power.

I am ambivalent, but seem to prefer to be on the slightly more powered side of things. I want to ride swells straight downwind, carving back and forth in them with some speed. I want the kite to drift happily, not backstall/hindenburg ... and I would prefer not to have to actively fly it or continua...
by juandesooka
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ride Engine 2018 Harnesses
Replies: 36
Views: 4886

Re: Ride Engine 2018 Harnesses

But the hard shell harnesses are less forgiving than the very soft harnesses when it doesn't fit to the riders body right from the beginning it will never fit. But that makes the take or leave it decision even easier. When it fits in the first minute it will fit until the riders body changes. This ...
by juandesooka
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil
Replies: 430
Views: 50618

Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Experimenting is a tall order sometimes. Have only about half the time on the water this season for a whole host of reasons. Until I start getting bored simply getting out there, I can't bring myself to sacrifice the time. Likewise. It is pretty rare to have enough quality time on the water that yo...
by juandesooka
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil
Replies: 430
Views: 50618

Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

So who is gonna make a canard to sup/surf ? I think there are enough advantages to try it out Agreed. Seems to make sense on several fronts. I've not yet found an answer to my question: is there a design reason no one is doing this? Or do they just not know canard possibilities? I intend to pursue ...
by juandesooka
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What are best wetsuits for winter windy extreme conditions?
Replies: 12
Views: 1103

Re: What are best wetsuits for winter windy extreme conditions?

What wetsuits do you recommmend for extreme cold weather? I am talking abt zero temps here. I have a good deal (-50%) on 2015 Xcel Infinity X2 6/5mm but before committing, should I pay double for 2017 some other highend wetsuit? I wonder if flashbomb style furry fluffy innerside is the way to go an...
by juandesooka
Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Feasibility of the ONE for surf, foil and kitesurf
Replies: 13
Views: 848

Re: Feasibility of the ONE for surf, foil and kitesurf

I just drilled 4 holes in my old bws drifter so I could bring one board to Maui but still sneak in my foil. :-) Slingshot converter is the fancier commercial version. Based on angry swallow. Too small to paddle surf though. I think a tomo vanguard may potentially be the one board. ..small enough to ...

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