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by juandesooka
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: carving to toe
Replies: 23
Views: 1214

Re: carving to toe

I agree with Plummet. It's not much different than turning a surfboard through a heelside - toeside turn. Follow the same beginner surfboard advice: you want to follow the kite through the turn, with nose of board always pointing at the kite. You need to have enough power that it pulls you through t...
by juandesooka
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil lift in different water temperature /salinity
Replies: 17
Views: 774

Re: Hydrofoil lift in different water temperature /salinity

It is a noticeable difference when surfing in a river mouth (cold water), when transition between the salt water and fresh water zones. Fresh water feels more sluggish, assumed from less salinity and also colder. This is especially noticed paddling, but also surfing. Probably same thing with foil, t...
by juandesooka
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: G10 wing replacement for fragile carbon
Replies: 46
Views: 2969

Re: G10 wing replacement for fragile carbon

maybe I am off base but if you are at max foil height and can't make it come down ... that sounds like you have too much kite for the conditions. If your new wings have more surface area and are lower aspect, maybe you need to drop a kite size?
by juandesooka
Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How does Kiteboarding translate to snowboarding
Replies: 17
Views: 1028

Re: How does Kiteboarding translate to snowboarding

I don't think the board skills translate that well. If anything closer to wake boarding.

But foiling straight down wind doing s turns in swell.....Closest I have felt to powder snowboarding. Half weightless and silent carving. :-)
by juandesooka
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Nigel no mates
Replies: 18
Views: 1099

Re: Nigel no mates

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by juandesooka
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: G10 wing replacement for fragile carbon
Replies: 46
Views: 2969

Re: G10 wing replacement for fragile carbon

Just ordered a Gong G10 front wing medium.... you need specialist machines to work on the material, hacksaws, files and bench grinders are useless. Right on, hope the gong wing attaches without too much trouble. It is probably heresy to suggest it, but may end up being easier to make a new fuselage...
by juandesooka
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ocean rodeo Soul too KB specific?
Replies: 10
Views: 498

Re: Ocean rodeo Soul too KB specific?

I'd consider a Soul if good deal came along ... for kiting, maybe for sup, but probably not for surfing. I haven't tried, but am told any air in the suit makes it too buoyant to duck dive. I suspect it would get water in it. And then a safety issue: you break a seal, swimming in the waves with this ...
by juandesooka
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: G10 wing replacement for fragile carbon
Replies: 46
Views: 2969

Re: G10 wing replacement for fragile carbon

Pros and cons of G10 wings right there.

Foil: I am guessing Moses doesn't make them. You could buy some and drill holes to fit your fuselage. Or you could make your own ... not that hard to make a workable wing, even a doofus like me did it ... a few hours with a belt sander. :D
by juandesooka
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: 50% off happy foils black friday?
Replies: 3
Views: 687

Re: 50% off happy foils black friday???

that one above is the entry level LF....described as good to learn on, but you may end up progressing past it.

The mid level happy foil might be a better investment at same price, though without the board

http://www.realwatersports.com/2016-liq ... il-package
by juandesooka
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Helmet with half Visor
Replies: 11
Views: 694

Re: Helmet with half Visor

I have used the gedi half visor. Great idea but didn't work all that well. Really distorts vision. I ended up going back to sunglasses.

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