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by Dwight
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Directional footstraps ?
Replies: 27
Views: 3439

Re: Directional footstraps ?

The tyrant is wonderful as the rear strap on a windsurfer. The most comfortable strap for extremely high loads. So Peter, you can always use it there if kiting with it doesn’t work 😃
by Dwight
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What foil should my wife and I buy as our 2nd setup?
Replies: 18
Views: 3671

Re: What foil should my wife and I buy as our 2nd setup?

Learning to hydrofoil has been a challenge for her, there were almost tears, some serious bruising and cuts. At dinner people would stare at her legs and look at me with disgust as if I beat her or something. Oh shit, we don’t want that... My wife learned with a SUP/surf foil. They are completely d...
by Dwight
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Drilling hardware
Replies: 9
Views: 1963

Re: Drilling hardware

Leave seized. Buy another base plate. I keep all my different mast sizes stored with base plates mounted permanently. This makes for quick assembly of complete foil at beach. FYI stainless steel is a difficult material to drill compared to regular steel. This will likely turn into a nightmare if you...
by Dwight
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: One strut kites - which the lightest of them all?
Replies: 53
Views: 9362

Re: One strut kites - which the lightest of them all?

Both one struts were wonderful for foiling. Much preferred over no strut, but those two one struts were very different in how they behaved as the wind increased. Can you elaborate on the behavior and also mention which brands they were? I absolutely agree this is important. Ok, I’ll give you the lo...
by Dwight
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: One strut kites - which the lightest of them all?
Replies: 53
Views: 9362

Re: One strut kites - which the lightest of them all?

I have flown 2 of the brands on your list, and I used to own no strut. Both one struts were wonderful for foiling. Much preferred over no strut, but those two one struts were very different in how they behaved as the wind increased. I think how they behave throughout their wind range is the more imp...
by Dwight
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: RE vs C1
Replies: 11
Views: 1624

Re: RE vs C1

Only advice I can give, if you decide RE engine fits you best, go for 2018, not 2017. 2018 harness works better with dakine slider bar. I think dakine slider is easier to keep rope tight than RE.
by Dwight
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Ridges and grooves vs flat decks
Replies: 5
Views: 958

Re: Ridges and grooves vs flat decks

I rode with an arch bar. It seemed nice at first, but eventually became a nuisance. I removed it. It was uncomfortable on long reaches. It got in the way at other times. On my foil SUP, I tried bumps to mark front foot location. It became a nuisance too. It’s just better to have total freedom for yo...
by Dwight
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: got a 5m, now how to fly it?!
Replies: 7
Views: 1167

Re: got a 5m, now how to fly it?!

Depower stroke is bar travel sliding distance.
by Dwight
Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Are Switch kites getting any better?
Replies: 451
Views: 49205

Re: Are Switch kites getting any better?

Why do we need to know who the kite designers is? We don’t, and we don’t know who he is on many smaller brands. Companies use contract designers because he is not needed on the payroll 365 days a year for just a few models. Heck, some of the big brands over design and make a kite worse one year to t...
by Dwight
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment
Replies: 343
Views: 48397

Re: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment

This press release in May 2016 is about when I recall Kai Lenny’s GoFoil logos were hidden on his downwind foiling runs. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ejbEAtkyefc Shortly afterwords, GoFoil in the US, was pushed by Starboard reps and Starboard dealers seemed to be the only guys who had the foil. At ...

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