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by tswierkocki
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses T38 vs T22
Replies: 24
Views: 2984

Re: Moses T38 vs T22

I have been riding the 106 cm Kanaha Shapes board as my only board with my Cloud 9 S24 surf foil for the last few months. No issues with the 106 cm board in winds for my 3.7m to 10.4m Clouds. With the surf foil I have no issues getting started as long as there is enough wind to keep my Cloud kite pa...
by tswierkocki
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Sanding the trailing edge and wing tips of the LF Impulse?
Replies: 2
Views: 503

Re: Sanding the trailing edge and wing tips of the LF Impulse?

Compared to my other foils my Cloud 9 (LF Impulse) is very dull. I would not sand it.

The dull tips and edges was one of the selling points for me. Seems a lot safer than other foils.
by tswierkocki
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Cloud vs Reo.
Replies: 43
Views: 4860

Re: Cloud vs Reo.

marekmk wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:57 pm
my frustration with the clouds is the very narrow sweet spot for each size. if I was riding clouds again I would need 4 clouds to cover 8 to 35 knots. with the reo I need two kites!
What size Reo’s do you fly?

Before Clouds my go to quiver was 7m, 9m, and 13m first gen C4’s.
by tswierkocki
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Cloud vs Reo.
Replies: 43
Views: 4860

Re: Cloud vs Reo.

No issues riding the lasted generation of Clouds over powered on wave boards. The earlier versions would flap a bit when depowered but the latest versions have a very tight leach. Surprisingly they also jump pretty good.
by tswierkocki
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Cloud9 foil feedback
Replies: 10
Views: 1032

Re: Cloud9 foil feedback

I been kiting on the Cloud 9 S24 surf foil exclusivity for the last 6 months. I sold all my other foil gear after getting the Cloud 9. I’m a surf guy and I feel like switching from a standard foil to a surf foil was like switching from a twintip to a surfboard. My foiling was get stale on a standard...
by tswierkocki
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The stagnant foiler.
Replies: 37
Views: 4165

Re: The stagnant foiler.

Time for a surf foil. I was stuck and not progressing and then I got a surf foil. Now I’m foiling through all my transitions, riding waves much better, and just got my 360’s down.
by tswierkocki
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses Onda 633 vs Liquid Force Impulse foil
Replies: 6
Views: 879

Re: Moses Onda 633 vs Liquid Force Impulse foil

I find it really interesting to hear about what foils everyone likes to ride. Can’t wait to see where the sport will be in 15 years. Do you know what length the mast was and if the stabilizer was mounted in the forward location? I’m a little over 2 years into to foiling and over 17 years kiting. I s...
by tswierkocki
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: I give in
Replies: 20
Views: 2235

Re: I give in

Lifetime surfer with over 18 years kiting. Mostly on Surfboards the last bunch of years. Started foiling a little over 2 years ago. I have pretty much foiled every session unless the waves are too big to foil for the last 2 years. My favorite setup for kiting is the Cloud 9 S24 surf foil and 42” Kan...
by tswierkocki
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Gear that has exceeded your expectations!
Replies: 33
Views: 2877

Re: Gear that has exceeded your expectations!

Boardriding Maui Cloud D kites (3.7m to 10.4m)
Cloud 9 S24 foil
42” Kanaha Shapes foil board

Total game changers for me after 17+ years of kiting
by tswierkocki
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Cloud vs Reo.
Replies: 43
Views: 4860

Re: Cloud vs Reo.

I haven’t flown the Reo but switched from Ozone C4’s to Clouds when the second generation Cloud C2 kites came out. I’m now foiling on Cloud D kites from 3.7m to 10.4m. I absolutely love all my Clouds but for me there is nothing better than foiling on the 3.7m. The Cloud D was a huge improvement in t...

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