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by lezo
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Parlier Takes KiteFoil World Title While Mazella Grabs GoldCup World Series Crown
Replies: 5
Views: 547

Re: Parlier Takes KiteFoil World Title While Mazella Grabs GoldCup World Series Crown

Congratulations for the first world title of Anais-Mai! Daughter of a good friend, I witnessed her very first steps in kiteboarding and snowkiting during family vacations. Later, I remember how hard she pushed learning the foiling air jibe, she must have fallen a hundred times during a shared sessio...
by lezo
Thu May 04, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Nico Parlier finishes off with a perfect score in Hyeres champagne sailing conditions
Replies: 15
Views: 2094

Re: Nico Parlier finishes off with a perfect score in Hyeres champagne sailing conditions

Nico has a special talent for foiling. Maybe I have already told the story: It was a couple of years ago, I was blessed so I did not participate in the French Championship final event in Wimereux as a rider but helped in the security boat the non-kiter security staff, knowing how to handle kites in ...
by lezo
Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: WindFoil - KiteFoil
Replies: 102
Views: 15286

Re: WindFoil - KiteFoil

Have not tried the windfoil yet, but I think that there is a serious problem that will limit it's use in light conditions: you can not obtain the same power stroke by pumping a windsurf sail than by working a kite, which will limit both the waterstart and early foiling.
by lezo
Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How has foiling improved your normal riding?
Replies: 18
Views: 1615

Re: How has foiling improved your normal riding?

In addition to duck tacks, I never did heelside downlooped jibes on my surfboard before foiling: now its a nice move to quickly catch a suddenly good-looking icoming wave while riding out. You move the kite to 11h, switch feet and right you slash your first cut-back on the crest!
by lezo
Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: I suck at jybes
Replies: 70
Views: 6363

Re: I suck at jybes

Yeah exactly, the closed feet stance that I suggested above is also done by foiling at full speed with both feet in the straps, before starting to gradually move them out of the straps without letting the board to touch water. Quite a fun and you learn a lot about the reactions of your board.
by lezo
Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: I suck at jybes
Replies: 70
Views: 6363

Re: I suck at jybes

Lot of good ideas here. 2 small tricks to add to the great list of BraCuru, which helped me to "unstuck" for my first fully foiled jibes: 1. First I lost (a lot of) time by trying to transform s-jibes to fully foiled jibes: too hard to switch foot without touching water. Next I started from scratch ...
by lezo
Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil
Replies: 430
Views: 50386

Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Yeah Nico, you are completely right, and I would add that the first style, which I also prefer, is maybe better when strapped (at least in surfkite, have not tried with foil yet..), while the second one is maybe nicer strapless. This point is not appreciated enough, for the moment good level surfkit...
by lezo
Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Horue Part 3
Replies: 4
Views: 923

Horue Part 3

Meanwhile in France, the state-of-the-art is pushed again a bit further:

by lezo
Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Your lightest (simplest) wind
Replies: 15
Views: 1626

Re: Your lightest (simplest) wind

6kts/ FS S3 15m/ 40m lines /82 kgs
6kts very steady sea-breeze / Ozone Edge 11m/ 25m lines / 82 kgs / Spotz Tuna with Free-race wing
by lezo
Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Shoulders Forward?
Replies: 5
Views: 1101

Re: Shoulders Forward?

Funny, last WE I have just figured out that finding the balance point by gradually pulling the feets out of the straps and closing them helps a lot in mastering the foot switch part of the air jibe. As a side-product, I also found that riding with the two feets closed is quite a fun.

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